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Ronald B. Ravikoff
Ronald B. Ravikoff
Partner 
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.982.5649
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Ronald Ravikoff has over 30 years of experience in complex litigation, mediation and arbitration, and dispute counseling. His practice focuses on complex commercial matters including Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Class Actions, Financial Institution Litigation, Securities Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings, Healthcare Litigation, and Trade Secrets matters.
 
Representative Experience
 
Antitrust Litigation, Class Actions, and Counseling
 
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Representation of a national insurance company in antitrust lawsuit alleging a boycott with respect to servicing the state pool for high-risk drivers.
 
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Representation of a national retailer in antitrust consumer class action case involving alleging monopolistic practice with respect to its suppliers.
 
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Representation of a national automobile parts manufacturer in an alleged antitrust boycott under Kodak through a restriction of parts and services for after market services.
 
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Representation of a group of independent temporary nursing service suppliers against hospital district alleging antitrust boycott.
 
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Representation of a national manufacturer of tools in multi-district litigation alleging unfair and deceptive practices with regard to franchising.
 
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Representation of a national manufacturer of footwear in case regarding theft of trade secrets and unfair trade competition.
 
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Defended solid waste hauling company in criminal antitrust trial brought by DOJ.
 
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Represented distributor of luxury yachts in boycott action against several manufacturers.
 
 
Securities Litigation and Class Actions
 
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Representation of a publicly traded company in both securities and bond class actions alleging violations of 10b-5.
 
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Representation of a national law firm in malpractice action alleging failure to warn of violations of 10b-5 by a publicly traded company.
 
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Representation of individuals charged with insider trading by the Security and Exchange Commission.
 
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Defense of directors and officers in a 10b-5 securities class action involving understated inventory.
 
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Representation of a publicly traded company in a shareholder class action alleging proxy misrepresentation.
 
 
Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Litigation and Class Actions
 
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Representation of a Florida-based chain of nursing homes in false claims action brought by Department of Justice and Florida Attorney General.
 
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Representation of a medical device distributor in a distribution litigation involving claims by the manufacturer.
 
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Representation of a medical patient data company in a dispute involving provision of services.
 
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Representation of a national hospital company in a national class action alleging overcharging of services.
 
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Representation of a national hospital company in a dispute involving a hospital based physician group contract dispute.
 
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Representation of a national hospital company in HIPAA litigation.
 
 
International Litigation
 
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Representation of a foreign government in multi-jurisdictional litigation involving an alleged breach of contract involving the failure of a large scale construction project in the foreign jurisdiction; tried in United States federal court using foreign law standards.
 
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Represented Kuwait Social Security Administration and Monaco based hotel company in international arbitration involving U.S. investment.
 
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Represented Canadian publicly traded company in dispute over conflict between U.S. Court order and Canadian securities laws.
 
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Representation of the largest processor of soybeans in Mexico in a multi-million dollar products liability and breach of contract suit against manufacturer of soybean processing equipment based in Ohio.
 
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Representation of a French bank with respect to multi-million dollar loss in the Caribbean due to Ponzi scheme promulgated by a Florida resident.
 
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Represented Panamanian banker against DOJ subpoena which conflicted with Panamanian privacy laws.
 
 
Financial Institution Representation
 
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Represented Chief Financial Officer of national mortgage purchaser in OFHEO proceeding.
 
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Representation of the president of a Louisiana federal savings & loan association in action brought by federal government agency for alleged negligent lending practices.
 
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Representation of the president of a Florida federal savings & loan association in action for alleged negligent lending practices.
 
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Representation of several directors of Florida Savings Bank for alleged negligent lending practices.
 
 
Government Litigation
 
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Represented stevedoring organization running public port operations in antitrust cast alleging monopolization.
 
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Representation of a newspaper in an action brought against city government for violation of Government in the Sunshine Act.
 
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Representation of a state legislator with respect to alleged harassment claims and qualified immunity issues.
 
 
Published Decisions
 
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Florida Pritikin Center v. Turnberry Isle Condominium Center, 924 So. 2d 867 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2006) (condominium covenants)
 
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Turnberry Isle Condominium v. Florida Pritikin Center, 931 So. 2d 934 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2006) (zoning)
 
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Quantum Communications Corp. v. Star Broadcasting, Inc., 382 F. Supp.2 1362 (S.D. Fla. 2005) (Injunction)
 
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MCI Worldcom v. Krantz, 2003 WL 25666724 (S.D. Fla. 2003) (evidence)
 
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Kitchen of the Oceans Inc. v. McGladry and Pullen LLP, 832 So. 2d 270 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002) (accounting malpractice)
 
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Macro Capital v. Soffer Group, 822 So.2d 525 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2002) (arbitration)
 
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MCI Worldcom v. Morris Plumbing, 2002 WL 34357201 (S.D. Fla. 2002) (evidence)
 
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MCI Worldcom v. Morris Plumbing, 2002 WL 33004353 (S.D. Fla. 2002) (loss of use damages)
 
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Government of Aruba v. Sanchez, 216 F. Supp.2 1320 (S.D. Fla. 2002) (construction contract)
 
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The Soffer Group v. Macro Capital, 818 So.2d 619 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2002) (arbitration)
 
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United States Securities & Exchange Comm. v. Ginsberg, 242 F. Supp. 2d 1310 (S.D. Fla. 2002) (insider trading)
 
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Oleoproteinas del Sureste S.A. v. The French Oil Mill Machinery Co., 202 FRD 541 (S.D. Ohio 2000) (breach of warranty)
 
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Abby v. Bill Ussery Moors, 74 F. Supp. 1217 (S.D. Fla. 1999) (patent infringement)
 
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Metzler v. Bear Automotive Service Equipment, 19 F. Supp. 2 1345 (S.D. Fla. 1998) (antitrust/monopolization)
 
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Florida Breckinridge, Inc. v. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 1999-1 Trade Cases 72414 (S.D. Fla. 1997)
 
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Mac Tools, Inc. v. Griffin, 879 P.2d 1126 (Idaho 1994) (franchise litigation)
 
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Grunert v. Machover, 617 So. 2d 1153 (Fla. 3d DCA 1993) (trust jurisdiction)
 
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Menowitz v. Brown, 991 F.2d 36 (2d Cir. 1993) (securities class action)
 
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In Re: General Development Corporation Bond Litigation, 800 F. Supp. 1128 (S.D. N.Y. 1992) (securities class action)
 
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Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith v. Hagerty, 808 F. Supp. 1555 (S.D. Fla. 1992) (non-competition agreement)
 
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FSLIC v. Shelton, 789 F. Supp. 1367 (M.D. La. 1992) (S&L litigation/regulatory affirmative defenses against FSLIC)
 
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FSLIC v. Shelton, 789 F. Supp. 1360 (M.D. La. 1992) (S&L litigation/standard of care)
 
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FSLIC v. Shelton, 789 F. Supp. 1355 (M.D. La. 1992) (insurer’s regulatory exclusion)
 
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Tapken v. Brown, Fed. Sec. L. Rpts, 96,805 (S.D. Fla. 1992) (securities class action)
 
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Gibson v. Resolution Trust, 750 F. Supp. 1565 (S.D. Fla. 1990) (trust RTC)
 
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All Care Nursing Service, Inc. v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Inc., 887 F.2d 1535 (11tth Cir. 1989) (antitrust boycott)
 
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Brumfield v. Shelton, 722 F. Supp. 282 (E.D. La. 1989) (ERISA)
 
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All Care Nursing Service, Inc. v. Bethesda Memorial Hospital, 1989-1 Trade Cases, 68506 (S.D. Fla. 1989) (antitrust/price fixing boycott)
 
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Call v. Tirone, 526 So. 2d 533 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988) (evidence/medical malpractice)
 
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Wiggins v. Pipkin, 853 F.2d 841 (11th Cir. 1988) (breach of contract)
 
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Pipkin v. Wiggins, 526 So. 2d 1002 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988) (long-arm jurisdiction/ res judicata)
 
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Deerfield Beach Publishing, Inc. v. Robb, 530 So. 2d 510 (4th DCA 1988) (Florida Sunshine Law)
 
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United States v. Certain Real Property, 838 F.2d 1558 (11th Cir. 1988) (civil forfeiture)
 
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Saul v. McArthur Foundation, 12 FLW 73 (Fla. 4th DCA 1986) (evidence)
 
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Flynn v. Lehtinen, 775 F.2d 1551 (11th Cir. 1985) (qualified immunity as a public official)
 
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United States v. Certain Real Property, 612 F. Supp. 1492 (S.D. Fla. 1985) (civil forfeiture)
 
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General Insurance Co. v. Allstate Insurance Co., 1982.1 Trade Cases (S.D. Fla. 1982) (antitrust boycott)
 
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Levine v. Siegel, 436 So. 2d 1105 (Fla. 4th DCA 1982) (long arm jurisdiction)
 
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Puga v. Suave Shoe Corp., 427 So. 2d 288 (Fla. 3d DCA 1982) (tortuous interference with business relationship)
 
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Behrman v. Braman Cadillac, Inc., 407 So. 2d 282 (Fla. 3d DCA 1981) (breach of warranty)
 
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Kendler v. Federated Department Stores, 88 FDR 688 (S.D. N.Y. 1981) (antitrust class action)
 
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Williams v. Berry, 490 F. Supp. 941 (D.D.C. 1980) (injunctive relief under due process clause to keep homeless shelters open)
 
Awards & Recognition
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Chambers USA 2003-2011, Ranked in Florida for Antitrust
 
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Chambers USA 2006-2009, Ranked in Florida for Litigation
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2006-2012, Listed in Florida for Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking & Finance, and Litigation Securities
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2011, Listed in Florida for Antitrust Litigation and Business Litigation
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2011, Listed in Florida as a "Top 100 Miami Lawyer"
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2010, Listed in Florida as a "Top 100 Lawyer"
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009-2011, Listed for Antitrust & Trade Regulation
 
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South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers 2010-2012, Listed for Complex Civil Litigation and Antitrust Litigation
 
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Who's Who Legal Florida 2008
 
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South Florida Business Journal, Listed in "Best of the Bar" for Commercial Litigation and Antitrust
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Miami Herald, Author, "Implement an Antitrust Compliance Program," May 7th, 2007
 
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58 University of Miami Law Review 949, Author, "Professor Daniel Murray: More Than Five Senses: A Tribute," 2004
 
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Florida Bar Business Quarterly Law, Author, "RTC Can Reject Lease Only Once," 1992
 
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66 Florida Bar Journal 40, Author, "Making Claims Against Failed Financial Institutions," 1992
 
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American Bar Association, Author, "Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privilege Issues in Failed Financial Institution Litigation," 1991
 
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Florida Bar, Author, "Litigating Claims Against Failed Financial Institutions," 1991
 
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Florida Bar CLE, Speaker, "Commercial Litigation in the 90's," 1991
 
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Florida Bar CLE, Program Chair and Moderator, "Criminal Law Issues for Civil Litigators," 1989
 
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II Florida Bar Business Law Quarterly, Author, "Using Experts in Business Valuation Cases," 1989
 
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American Bar Association, Author, "The Antitrust Health Care Handbook," 1988
 
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57 Florida Bar Journal 254, Author, "Establishing An Antitrust Compliance Program," 1983
 
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68 California Law Review, 518, Author "Social Responsibility in Investment Policy and the Prudent Man Rule," 1980
 
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6 Environmental Affairs 457, Author, "Organizational Support to Fund Environmental Litigation," 1978
 
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32 University of Miami Law Review 487, Author, "Scope of Tax Benefit Rule Limited," 1978
 
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47 Journal of Taxation 92, Author, "Controlling the Tax Effects of Transfers of Life Insurance or Annuities in Divorces," 1977
 
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31 University of Miami Law Review, Author, "Land Use Planning," 1977
 
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30 University of Miami Law Review 760, Author, "Investment Motive Precludes Ordinary Loss Treatment," 1976
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Litigation, Business Law and Antitrust Sections, Member; 11th Circuit Subcommittee Commercial and Banking Litigation, Past Chair
 
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Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, Circuit Civil
 
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Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member
 
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Florida Mediation Group, Panel Member
 
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American Bar Foundation, Member
 
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Florida Association of Managing Partners, Past Chair, 2007-2008
 
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Center for International Legal Studies, Senior Lawyer Program, Delegate, Salzburg, Austria, January 2008
 
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Catholic University, Visiting Professor of Law, Lublin, Poland, Spring 2008
 
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U.S.-Russia Joint Conference on the Rule of Law, Delegate, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007
 
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University of Miami, Trustee, 2003-2005
 
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University of Miami Citizens Board, Past President, 2003-2004
 
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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Governors, 2003-2005
 
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Cornell Counsel, Member, 2001-2005
 
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University of Miami Law Alumni Association, Past President, 1994-1995
 
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USLSI, Attorneys Clinic, Speaker, 1991
 
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The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section and Business Law Section Member; Business Litigation Committee, Past Chair, 1993; Grievance Committee "H", Past Member, 1985-1988
 
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Metropolitan Dade County, Special Counsel, 1981-1982
 
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The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
 
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The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
 
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University of Miami School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law
 
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Mackrell International, Antitrust Practice Group, Chair
 
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Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Special Public Defender
 



Ronald B. Ravikoff

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1977; cum laude, University of Miami Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
M.R.P., Cornell University, 1972; City Planning
B.S., Cornell University, 1970
Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Florida
New York
 
 
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