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Gregory P. Borgognoni

Mr. Borgognoni graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1978, where he served as Senior Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review and was selected by the College of Law as an instructor in legal writing. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He has appeared pro hac vice in numerous other tribunals throughout the country.

After completing law school, Mr. Borgognoni had the honor of being chosen as Law Clerk by the Honorable Ben F. Overton, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Florida. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Borgognoni was a senior litigation partner with one of Miami's most prestigious major law firms. He has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, in recognition of his reputation in the legal community for his outstanding legal acumen. He also has been named by the South Florida Legal Guide as among the Top Lawyers in South Florida in the area of Commercial Litigation, and he has been selected by Florida Super Lawyers as one of Florida's top attorneys in the area of Business Litigation.

Mr. Borgognoni long has been an active member of the Florida Bar, Miami-Dade County and American Bar Associations, having chaired numerous committees, including serving as Chair of The Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee and its Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee. He presently serves on the Civil Procedure Rules Committee. He frequently lectures and writes on legal issues and his articles have appeared in major law reviews, The Miami Herald, and in publications of the Florida Bar. He also has been a guest on several radio and television programs regarding his areas of specialty. Mr. Borgognoni has served on the boards of numerous community groups and has been active in pro bono publico service.

Education

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, J.D. with honors awarded June, 1978 (top 10% of class); Legal Research and Writing Instructor; Senior Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review; Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review.

Admitted to Practice

1978, Florida; 1979, United States District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern (general and trial bars) Districts of Florida; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1981, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1985, United States Supreme Court.

Law Practice Experience

Counsel in Litigation of Complex Commercial Matters
Including Antitrust, Administrative, Banking, Corporate, Environmental, Health Care, Intellectual Property, International, Real Property and Securities-related matters.

Counsel in Other Commercial Matters
Including corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters involving Antitrust, Administrative, Banking, Corporate, Environmental, Health Care, Intellectual Property, International, Real Property and Securities law.

Counsel in Intellectual Property Matters
Including protection and licensing of Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Trade Secret and related claims, and litigation in various state and federal courts, including courts in Florida, New York, California, and Nevada.

For a Diverse Group of Corporate and Individual Clients
Including Health Care Providers, Established and Start-up Technology Companies, National Retail Store Chains, Two of the World’s Largest Solid Waste Companies, Numerous Large Financial Institutions, and other many businesses and individuals.

Activities and Honors

Legal
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
Selected as a Top Lawyer in South Florida, Commercial Litigation, by the South Florida Legal Guide
Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers
Awards of Merit, Dade County Bar Association
Awards of Merit, The Florida Bar
University of Florida Law Center Association
University of Florida Law Review Alumni Association

Community
Supreme Court of Florida Judicial Nominating Commission, 1988 – 1992 (appointed by Governor)
Chair, Metropolitan Dade County Charter Review Advisory Board (appointed by County Commission)
Vice-chair, Metropolitan Dade County Charter Review Commission, (appointed by County Commission)
City of Miami Advisory Board (appointed by Mayor)
Vice-chair, Planning Board, Village of Pinecrest, Florida, 2005 – 2009 (appointed by Mayor)
Hispanic American Builders Association, Director, 1989 – 1993
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
The National Italian-American Foundation
American Mensa Limited
Intertel

Professional Associations and Activities

The Florida Bar
Chair, Appellate Court Rules Committee, 1984 - 1986; Vice-chair, 1981 – 1984
Chair, Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee, 1987 – 1989
Member, Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 1989 – 1997, 2007 – Present
Member, Special Supreme Court Subcommittee to Conform Appellate Rules to 1980 Constitutional Amendments
Principal draftsman, 1980 Emergency Amendments to Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure
Mock Trial Competition Judge
Member, Special Presidential Committee on Merit Retention Judicial Elections
Member, Young Lawyers Division; Member Board of Governors 1983 – 1987;
Chair, State Moot Court Competition, 1985

Dade County Bar Association
Chair, Civil Courts Committee, 1999 – 2000
Chair, Judicial Evaluation and Endorsement Committee
Member, Young Lawyers Section, Director 1980 – 1981; Treasurer 1981 – 1983;