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Lawrence D. Silverman

Partner 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Noted for his sound judgment and wealth of experience in antitrust and commercial litigation matters, Larry Silverman has tried some of the largest cases in Florida. He has extensive experience in antitrust counseling, with an emphasis on distribution law issues such as MAP, resale and unilateral pricing policies, internet sales restrictions, and dealer agreements. He also advises clients on governmental premerger filings and handles federal and state antitrust investigations.

Larry serves as primary distribution counsel to one of the world's largest consumer electronics companies. He is continually recognized by leading industry publications for his highly effective antitrust and litigation capabilities, including by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who's Who Legal.
 
Representative Experience
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Fee Surcharge National Class Action: Represented Budget Rent-A-Car in a national class action concerning cost recovery fee surcharges and obtained the leading Florida decision on class actions based on "add-on" charges. Berry v. Budget Rent A Car Systems Inc., 497 F. Supp.2d 1361, (S.D.Fla. 2007).
 
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Nationwide Class Action: Represented an equipment rental company, Sunbelt Rentals, in several nationwide class actions challenging loss damage waiver, environmental fee charges, refueling charges and transportation.
 
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Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA): Represented a CEO and obtained a complete defense verdict in a federal fax class action trial brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
 
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Florida Deceptive and Unfair Practices Act (FDUTPA): Represented a Florida internet reseller who was sued in a class action (with over 12,000 class members) by the Florida Attorney General's Office. Tried a Florida Deceptive and Unfair Practices Act (FDUTPA) class action to a defense jury verdict.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2006-2018, Listed in Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking and Finance
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013, 2017, 2018, Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" in Miami for Antitrust Law
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2017, Listed in Florida for Antitrust Litigation
 
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Miami Daily Business Review 2008, Most Effective Lawyers Award; 2007 and 2009, Runner-up for Most Effective Lawyers Award
 
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The Florida Bar 2007, President's Pro Bono Service Award
 
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Dade County Bar Association 2006, Richard C. Milstein Excellence Award
 
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Dade County Bar Association 2001 and 2005, Put Something Back Pro Bono Award
 
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Who's Who Legal, Listed for Antitrust
 
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South Florida Legal Guide, Listed as a Top Lawyer in South Florida
 
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Global Competition Review, Listed in Leading Competition Attorneys
 
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Lawdragon, Listed as a "3000 Leading Lawyer in America"
 
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Chambers USA 2011-2017, Ranked in Florida for Antitrust
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2010, 2017, Listed for Antitrust & Trade Regulation
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Akerman's Guide to Doing Business in Florida: A Legal Guide for Out-of-State and Foreign Businesses, Author, "Antitrust Trade Regulations," 2013 and 2016
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Antitrust Legislative Amendment Committee, Past Chair, 1996-1998
 
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The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Executive Council, 1996-Present; CLE Committee, Past Chair, 2000-2003; Antitrust, Franchise, and Trade Regulation Committee, Past Chair, 1998-2000
 
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The Florida Bar, CLE Committee, Past Member, 2001-2003
 
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The Florida Bar, Journal Editorial Board, Past Member, 2000-2003
 
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American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Past Council Member, 1995-1997
 

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Lawrence D. Silverman

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1990
M.A., Duke University, 1990
B.A., State University of New York College at Geneseo, 1987; cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
New York
 
 
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