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Ed focuses his practice on international commercial litigation and arbitration in which he is board-certified by the Florida Bar. He brings wide experience in litigating and arbitrating disputes involving various issues, including distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, and energy and construction disputes, and he has handled numerous investor-state arbitral disputes. In addition, Ed serves as an arbitrator, and is a member of the commercial panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

Credentials

  • University of Florida, 1990, J.D., Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Florida Law Review
  • University of Florida, 1986, B.A.

  • Florida, Board Certified for International Litigation and Arbitration
  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of International Arbitrators

  • Supreme Court - United States
  • Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

  • Former Chair of the Florida Bar Certification Board for International Litigation and Arbitration
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Revenue Officer of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Former Division Director for Disputes of the Section of International Law of the ABA
  • Former Co-Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the International Law Section of the ABA
  • Former Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section of the ABA
  • Former Co-Chair of the International Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees of the Section of Litigation of the ABA
  • Former Co-Editor of the International Litigation Quarterly of the ABA Section of Litigation
  • Former Chair of the Florida Bar International Law Section
  • Former Co-Editor of the Florida Bar International Law Quarterly
  • Former Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar
  • Former Chair of the International and Appellate Courts Committees of the Dade County Bar

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders 2019 for Florida 
  • Recognized by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite "Hall of Fame" (2017)
  • Chambers and Partners Latin America – International Arbitration (2017-2019)
  • Chambers and Partners USA, Florida – Commercial Litigation (2016-2019)
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and International Arbitration - Commercial, 2008-2020. He also received the Best Lawyers™ 2015 International Arbitration - Commercial "Lawyer of the Year" award in Miami.
  • Legal Luminary, Finalist, International, Dade County Bar Association (2016)
  • Recognized in Florida Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Miami
  • Recognized by Florida Trend's “Florida Legal Elite”
  • Daily Business Review's “Most Effective Lawyer” award Finalist, Appellate and public service (2012) and Appellate (2013)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, International Litigation (2011-2020)
  • Named a “Key Partner” by the South Florida Business Journal (2012) Named a “Prominent Lawyer, International Litigation” by Revista Abogados (2013)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Selected for inclusion on the Florida Super Lawyers list for International Arbitration (2006-2019)