Harry A Payton

Harry A Payton

Payton & Associates, LLC
  • Business Law, Legal Malpractice, Real Estate Law
  • Florida
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Summary

FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFIED IN BUSINESS LITIGATION AND CIVIL TRIAL | Harry Payton is one of 88 lawyers in the state of Florida with dual board certification in civil trial and business litigation. Harry represents domestic and international corporations and high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters involving commercial real estate, commercial foreclosures and lender liability; litigation involving fine art; corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes; probate, will and trust litigation; intra-family business disputes; and professional malpractice cases involving attorneys, accountants, architects and engineers. In 2012, Harry was appointed to the Supreme Court of Florida Committee on Professionalism for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, and chairs the mentoring program subcommittee. He is a member of the Florida Bar Section of Business Law; and the Florida Bar Section of Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law. In the ABA, Harry is a member of the Subcommittee on Billing and Budgeting, Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation (on which he served as Vice Chair from 1994-1997, and Co-Chair from 1998-2004). He was a leader in the effort by the American Bar Association Committee on Corporate Counsel in the creation of a uniform system of billing and budgeting that serves as a platform for assessing the productivity and efficiency of outside counsel and law firms.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties and Business Torts
  • Commercial Foreclosure Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Lender Liability
  • Probate and Estate Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Art Law
  • Intra-Family Business Disputes
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Payton & Associates, LLC
- Current
Payton & Associates, LLC represents domestic and international corporations and high net worth individuals in complex commercial litigation cases.
Education
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
B.S.
Honors: cum laude
Georgetown University Law Center
LL.B. (1966)
Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating 5.0/5.0 since 1983
Martindale Hubbell
Recognized as Top Lawyer in Complex Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation
South Florida Legal Guide, since 2005
Selected for inclusion in South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, Corporate and Business Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, since 2005
Recognized as Florida Super Lawyer since 2006
Florida Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation, Billing & Budgeting Subcommittee
Current
IR Global
Commercial Litigation, Miami, Florida; Private Client committee member
- Current
International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF)
Commercial Litigation Member, Miami, Florida
- Current
Supreme Court of Florida's Committee on Professionalism for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Committee Member; Chair: Mentoring Program Subcommittee
- Current
Florida State Bar # 97527
Member
- Current
The Florida Bar (Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee
Member
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Florida Bar Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee
Member
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE)
Member 2002-2007, Vice Chair 2004-2005, Chair 2005-2006
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Guide to Partnering with Outside Litigation Counsel
American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Corporate Counsel Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Newsletter
Certifications
Business Litigation, since 1997
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Civil Trial, since 1983
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
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Contact & Map
Payton & Associates, LLC
2 S Biscayne Blvd Ste 2300
Miami, FL 33131
USA
Telephone: (305) 372-3500