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Laura Burgess

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Laura focuses her practice specifically in commercial litigation, representing clients in complex business litigation matters including real estate litigation (residential and commercial), partnership and shareholder disputes, commercial fraud, business torts, condominium and homeowner association matters, construction litigation, and commercial litigation appeals. She represents diverse businesses throughout Florida, including commercial and residential property owners, hoteliers, tenants, realtors, brokerage companies, distributors, food and beverage companies, medical practices, and local businesses.

Her experience has been exclusively working in litigation, including working in the litigation and appellate divisions of the City of Miami, City Attorney’s Office, helping the City obtain favorable awards drafting arbitrations briefs and briefs to the Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal, the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit, Appellate Division, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. In her practice, she also obtained winning outcomes before the 3rd District Court of Appeal on briefing and oral argument.

Awards & Publications

  • Recipient of Law Firm of the Year in Complex Commercial Litigation, USA by Lawyer Monthly’s ‘Women in Law Awards’, 2021;
  • Complex Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, USA by EMG Publishing’s ‘Global 100’, 2022

Education

  • J.D., Cum Laude, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
  • BA. Economics and English, Summa Cum Laude, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Bar Admissions and Certifications

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust and Trial Lawyers Sections of the Florida Bar
  • South Miami Kendall Bar Association

Personal Interests

Laura grew up in Seabrook, Texas, near the Johnson Space Center.  She was surrounded by astronauts, space engineering, and rocket science, but found her way into the law.  When not in the office, Laura is traveling and studying to become fluent in Italian.

Hobbies:

Running; all things soccer

Favorite Drink:

Malbec

Countries Visited:

Spain, Italy, Monaco, Japan, Switzerland

Favorite City:

Venice