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Andrew P. Gold
Andrew P. Gold
Partner 
350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Tel:
954.463.2700
Fax:
954.463.2224
 
 

Andrew Gold has more than 20 years of experience litigating cases in and outside of Florida. Certified as a neutral/arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and a mediator by the Florida Bar, he concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation with particular emphasis on private equity, corporate governance, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and construction industry disputes. Andrew's corporate client base includes private equity groups, manufacturers, retailers, and service providers. His construction client base includes developers, contractors, and material suppliers. Andrew has been named one of South Florida's top litigators by The Best Lawyers in America, the South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend, the South Florida Business Journal, and other publications. He has lectured extensively on complex commercial and construction litigation issues, and has presented at the Capital Connection Conference sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth, the Brookings Institute Judicial Education Program in Washington, D.C., and the International Builders Show. Additionally, Andrew has been published in or interviewed by numerous newspapers and trade journals including the New York Real Estate Journal, The Miami Herald, and the Daily Business Review.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of two former directors of a large music and video retailer against claims that they breached fiduciary duties and authorized an illegal dividend by allowing the company to make a substantial payment to a former shareholder, purportedly in satisfaction of an intercompany debt.
 
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Representation of a large private equity firm against claims that substantial management fees and expenses paid by a portfolio company constituted preferential and fraudulent transfers under state and federal law.
 
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Representation of a large furniture retailer in claim against a national consulting firm for the failed design and implementation of a complex information technology system intended to run point of sale transactions, warehouse, inventory, distribution, and financial reporting.
 
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Representation of private equity sponsored portfolio company in claims arising out of the acquisition of a flexible packaging and metal casting business.
 
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Representation of private equity sponsored portfolio company against claims seeking indemnification for fraud and breaches of contractual representations and warranties arising out of the sale of a nutritional supplement manufacturer and distributor.
 
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Representation of shareholders and directors in dispute alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and breach of contract arising out of the operation and spin off of an international professional yachting organization authorized to issue professional licenses on behalf of numerous governmental entities.
 
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Representation of private equity sponsored portfolio company in connection with claims of breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract and fraud relating to the acquisition and operation of offshore oil rig support company.
 
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Representation of sellers of medical practice and related physician network in connection with claims for indemnification and fraud arising out of alleged breaches of representations and warranties.
 
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Representation of a physician and a large physician management group against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, including client lists, and violations of restrictive covenants, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
 
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Representation of an air charter company against the manufacturer of a jet aircraft for negligent repair.
 
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Representation of private equity sponsored portfolio company against claims for breach of contract and misrepresentation concerning the post-acquisition termination of former company President.
 
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Representation of a large private equity firm against claims of excessive control, alter ego, and vicarious liability after a billboard manufactured by a portfolio company associated with the private equity firm collapsed killing two men.
 
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Representation of a large single family home builder and developer against claims of construction defects resulting in mold growth, purportedly rendering homes uninhabitable.
 
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Representation of commercial roofing contractor in connection with disputes condominium associations.
 
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Representation of board members of luxury golf club and related community against claims from certain owners and members asserting breaches of fiduciary duties and conspiracy relating to the sale of club facilities.
 
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Representation of a large private equity firm against claims that it violated the "WARN" act when a portfolio company authorized the closing of a plant.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2015, Listed in Florida for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Real Estate
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2013, Listed in Florida for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2004-2007, 2009-2011, 2013, Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
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South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2004-2011, Listed for Complex Commercial Litigation
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2007, 2014 Listed in Florida for Construction Litigation and Business Litigation
 
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South Florida Business Journal 2006, Finalist for the "Key Partner Award"
 
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South Florida Business Journal 2005, Listed in "The Best of the Bar"
 
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Order of the Coif
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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ACG Florida Capital Connection Conference, Moderator, "Common Misconceptions About Officer and Director Liability Can Get You Sued: Key Law You Should Know to Minimize Your Risk," Amelia Island, FL, November 2012
 
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Association of Florida Community Developers, Inc., Speaker, "Chinese Drywall-The Essentials," Orlando, Florida, August 2009
 
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Chinese Drywall, Arbitration Clauses and Jury Trial Waivers, Akerman, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 2009
 
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National Business Institute, "Understand What Mold is All About," Miami, Florida, June 2008
 
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National Business Institute, "Unravel the Insurance Coverage Implications of Mold Claims," Miami, Florida, June 2008
 
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National Business Institute, "A Walk Through a Mold Infestation Scenario," West Palm Beach, Florida, June 2008
 
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National Business Institute, "Minimize the Risk of Mold Claims," West Palm Beach, Florida, June 2008
 
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The International Builders' Show, Speaker, "Significant Issues in Mold and Related Construction," Orlando, Florida, 2007
 
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Daily Business Review, "Unrepaired, Unprepared Special Report: Construction Law," Miami, Florida, June 15, 2006
 
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New York Real Estate Journal, Author, "Insurance Options: Alternative dispute resolution can help control mold litigation risks," May 2006
 
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AEI-Brookings Judicial Education Program, Speaker, "Management of Complex Construction Defect Cases," Washington D.C., March 2006
 
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Web Seminar hosted by RSM McGladrey, Speaker, "Learn how to protect your construction company from rising mold-related claims," February 2006
 
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The International Builder's Show-NAHB, Speaker, "Staying Out of Court," Orlando, Florida, January 2006
 
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Aon Construction Law Seminar, Speaker, "Update on Mold Case Law and Regulation Efforts," Miami, Florida, 2004
 
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Mealy's National Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Conference, Speaker, "Mediation, Arbitration and Settlement Strategies in Mold Related Construction Disputes," Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003
 
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39.4 University of Miami Law Review, p. 757, Author, "The Strong Arm Clause Out-Muscles the Constructive Trust: In re: General Coffee Corp.," July 1985
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, Past Member
 
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Cancer Research Network, Inc., Board Member, 1998-2013
 
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Broward County Jewish Federation, Attorney's Division, Past Chair
 



Andrew P. Gold

Practice
Litigation
Representative Clients
Avior Technologies, Inc.
Centre Lane Partners
Coverall Health Based Cleaning Systems
G.L. Homes
HIG Capital
International Yacht Training Worldwide
LLFlex, LLC
Mangrove Equity Partners
North American Membership Group
Oracle Flexible Packaging, Inc.
Protective Products Enterprises, LLC
Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Taylor Contracting and Roofing, Inc.
Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions
Education
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1986; cum laude, University of Miami Law Review, Associate Editor, 1985-1986
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1983; magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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