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Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator
Civil Circuit, Commercial, Commercial Lending, Commercial Litigation, Commission Disputes, Federal and State Civil Mediation, General Business, General Civil Practice, Real Estate General, Real Estate Workouts, Real Property, Real Property Transactions

With over 44 years of active practice involving state and federal trial experience in all types of civil litigation, the last 31 years being in Palm Beach County, Mr. Lauer has represented both claimants and defendants throughout his career.  Prior to beginning his law practice, he proudly served as a Captain in the United States Army Adjutant General's Corp.  He is a Circuit Civil Mediator certified by the FLorida Supreme Court since 2011.

Mr. Lauer has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association.  His trial experience covers a wide spectrum of matters, including contracts and commercial disputes, injunctive and equitable remedies, breach of fiduciary duty, probate litigation, fraud, creditors' rights, defamation, enforcement of restrictive covenants, employment claims, real estate disputes, and breaches of commercial leases.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  Representation of businesses and individuals in partnership, contract and franchise litigation, and business tort disputes.

•  Representation of businesses and individuals in fraudulent conveyance and post-judgment collection proceedings.

•  Defense of defamation claims against businesses and individuals.

•  Prosecution and defense of claims regarding medical practice group partnership disputes.

•  Prosecution and defense of claims regarding breaches of commercial leases.

•  Prosecution and defense of claims regarding commercial and residential real estate contracts.

•  Representation of clients in commercial arbitration matters.

•  Defense of employers in claims for breaches of employment  agreements.

•  Prosecution and defense of claims in probate litigation.

  Prosecution and defense of declaratory relief actions.

•  Prosecution and defense of claims for breach of fiduciary duty.

AWARD & RECOGNITION:

•  Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

•  Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2010, Listed in Florida for Business Litigation, General Litigation, and Civil Litigation Defense

•  South Florida Business Journal 2010, 2011, Listed as a "Leading Lawyer"

• Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated

PUBLISHED WORK & LECTURES:

•   Professional Education Broadcast Network Webinar, Presenter, "Business Torts, Part 1 & Part 2," December 9-10, 2014

COURT ADMISSIONS:

•   U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

•   U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

•   U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

•   U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

•   U.S. Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES:

•   The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee, 2005-2007; Section on Corporations, Member; Banking and Business Law Section, Member; Section on General Practice, Member; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Member; Trial Lawyers Section, Member; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Member

•   Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

•   American Bar Association, Section on Litigation, Member

•   Palm Beach County Bar Association,  Professionalism Committee, Member, 2007-2008; Alternative Dispute Resolution

Committee, Member, 2011-2013

•   Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Member, 2009-2013

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