Jason D. Lazarus

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Jason D. Lazarus

Jason D. Lazarus

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Biography

Jason D. Lazarus is a partner in Holland & Knight's West Palm Beach office, whose practice focuses on contract and business torts litigation. Over the last 16 years, Mr. Lazarus has represented corporate and individual clients in state and federal court in wide-ranging contractual and business disputes.

Mr. Lazarus has substantial trial experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lazarus was an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida, from 1998 to 2001. During his tenure as an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Lazarus investigated and prosecuted a variety of felony cases, and tried over 30 jury trials and dozens of non-jury trials.

Mr. Lazarus' experience includes:

Contract and Business Torts

Mr. Lazarus handles a wide variety of contractual disputes, and has substantial experience prosecuting and defending various business torts, including:

* Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)
* Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
* breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft and fraud

Non-Compete Litigation

Mr. Lazarus also has experience representing individuals and companies in non-compete litigation, including:

* Enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements
* Enforcement of trade secrets and confidential business information

Real Estate Litigation

Mr. Lazarus’ broad experience also includes all areas of real property litigation, including:

* Complex commercial foreclosures, including appointment of receivers
* Representation of buyers and sellers to real estate contracts
* Commercial landlord-tenant evictions and lease negotiations
* Representation of title insurance companies
* Representation of Court-appointed receivers

Creditors’ Rights

Mr. Lazarus has substantial experience representing lenders, financing companies, and other financial institutions, including in the following areas:

* Pre-judgment remedies, including motions for temporary Injunction and writs of replevin
* Post-judgment remedies, including proceedings supplementary, charging orders, avoidance of fraudulent transfers, execution against real and personal property, writs of bodily attachment and writs of garnishment

Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

Mr. Lazarus also has experience handling partnership and shareholder disputes

Healthcare

Mr. Lazarus has also developed a niche practice of representing health care providers, including in the following areas:

* Collections of account balances, including motions to intervene in personal injury cases
* Representation of medical practices in interpleader actions and other actions contesting the reasonableness of the medical bills
* Defense of non-party subpoenas duces tecum for deposition

Lender Liability/ Consumer Protection

Mr. Lazarus also has experience defending credit card companies and other financial institutions against the following types of claims:

* Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
* Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
* Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
* Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA)
* Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Mr. Lazarus also represents insurance companies in coverage disputes, including in the following areas:

* Life insurance proceeds
* Major medical insurance proceeds

Product Liability

Mr. Lazarus also has experience defending companies against products liability and toxic tort claims.

While in law school, Mr. Lazarus served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Florida Law Review. His student note won the Gertrude Brick Outstanding Note Award and was published in the Florida Law Review. In addition, Mr. Lazarus has received multiple awards for his considerable pro bono service, including from the Florida Bar and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.

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J.D. with Honors

The mission of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship, serving the public, and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system, and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. We strive to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop the skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our goal is for our graduates to possess the core competencies essential to embark on the practice of law.

B.A., Finance

The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida or UF) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) campus in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 14th overall among all public national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and has ranked within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida was also described as a "Public Ivy" in the book The Public Ivies: America's Flagship Public Universities.

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Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County organizes funds for social services. It helps and creates funds for jewish educational spiritual, social and fitness programs for jewish communities. The firm services encompass annual campaign, chaplaincy program, planned giving and endowments. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

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The Federal Bar Association (FBA), founded in 1920, is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Our members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. The FBA is the catalyst for communication between the bar and the bench, as well as the private and public sectors.

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The mission of the PBCBA is to serve its members, foster professionalism and enhance the public's understanding and awareness of the legal system by providing educational activities.

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The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[9] is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and very high research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation.[10] The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs.[11] Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.[12] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level VI public institution.[13] Florida State was officially established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.[2][3] In 1905 Florida State earned Florida's first Rhodes Scholar.[14][15] In 1935 Florida State University was awarded the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in Florida and is among the ten percent of American universities to have earned a chapter of the national academic honor society.[16][17] In 1977 Florida State University earned the first female Rhodes Scholar in Florida.[18] In 2007, the Florida Legislature permitted Florida State and the University of Florida to charge 40% higher tuition than other institutions in the State University System of Florida.[19] In 2010 Florida State University was named a "Budget Ivy" university by the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.[20] In 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State the most efficient National University in the United States.[21] Florida State University is one of two Florida public universities to immediately qualify as a "preeminent university" by law under Florida Senate Bill 1076, signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013.[22][23] As a result of this legislation, preeminent universities receive additional funding that is intended to improve the academics and national reputation of higher education within the state of Florida.[24] As one of Florida's primary graduate research universities,[25] Florida State University awards approximately 3,000 graduate and professional degrees each year.[26] The Florida State University is also home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, engineering, social policy, film, music, theater, dance, visual art, business, political science, psychology, social work, medicine, and law.[27] The university is also known for its undergraduate study abroad options: according to Uni in the USA, "the large numbers of students that study abroad nicely compliment the students that study here from abroad."[28] Florida State University athletics programs are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, which often appear in conjunction with the Marching Chiefs of the FSU College of Music. Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won thirteen national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards

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The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[9] is a space-grant and sea-grant public research university located in the state capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is a comprehensive doctoral research university with medical programs and very high research activity as determined by the Carnegie Foundation.[10] The university comprises 16 separate colleges and more than 110 centers, facilities, labs and institutes that offer more than 300 programs of study, including professional programs.[11] Florida State is home to Florida's only National Laboratory – the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and is the birthplace of the commercially viable anti-cancer drug Taxol. Florida State University also operates The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida and one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.[12] Florida State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a Level VI public institution.[13] Florida State was officially established in 1851 and is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in the state of Florida.[2][3] In 1905 Florida State earned Florida's first Rhodes Scholar.[14][15] In 1935 Florida State University was awarded the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in Florida and is among the ten percent of American universities to have earned a chapter of the national academic honor society.[16][17] In 1977 Florida State University earned the first female Rhodes Scholar in Florida.[18] In 2007, the Florida Legislature permitted Florida State and the University of Florida to charge 40% higher tuition than other institutions in the State University System of Florida.[19] In 2010 Florida State University was named a "Budget Ivy" university by the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.[20] In 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked Florida State the most efficient National University in the United States.[21] Florida State University is one of two Florida public universities to immediately qualify as a "preeminent university" by law under Florida Senate Bill 1076, signed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013.[22][23] As a result of this legislation, preeminent universities receive additional funding that is intended to improve the academics and national reputation of higher education within the state of Florida.[24] As one of Florida's primary graduate research universities,[25] Florida State University awards approximately 3,000 graduate and professional degrees each year.[26] The Florida State University is also home to nationally ranked programs in many academic areas, including the sciences, engineering, social policy, film, music, theater, dance, visual art, business, political science, psychology, social work, medicine, and law.[27] The university is also known for its undergraduate study abroad options: according to Uni in the USA, "the large numbers of students that study abroad nicely compliment the students that study here from abroad."[28] Florida State University athletics programs are favorites of passionate students, fans and alumni across the United States, which often appear in conjunction with the Marching Chiefs of the FSU College of Music. Florida State is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won thirteen national athletic championships as well as multiple individual competitor NCAA championship awards

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