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ERIC J. NEUMAN

Practice Area & Professional Experience

  • Extensive experience in complex litigation, with an emphasis on real estate, construction, land use and community association law.

  • Eric handles litigation involving a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, fraud, enforcement of non-compete agreements, tortious interference with business relationship and breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Prosecutes and defends complex, multi-party commercial matters on behalf of global, national, and regional entities, as well as individuals.

  • Represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of contracts.

  • Assists clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including construction, development, leasing, property management, engineering, architecture, interior design, manufacturing, automotive and insurance.

  • Reported Cases: Beckley v. Best Restorations, Inc., 13 So. 3d 125 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009).

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2001)

  • Fordham Moot Court Board, Associate Editor (2000 -2001); Staff Member (1999 – 2000)

  • University of Maryland (B.A., Communications, 1998)

  • University Central Judicial Board, Presiding Officer (1996 – 1998); Member (1994 – 1997)

  • Lowy School of International Studies: Tel Aviv, Israel (Spring 1997)

Bar Admissions & Associations

  • Florida (2006)

  • New York (2002)

  • New Jersey (2001)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit (2015)

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (2007)

  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey (2001)

  • Member: American Bar Association

  • Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized as one of the Top Up and Comers® in the 2009 and 2013-2016 editions of the South Florida Legal Guide.

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida’s Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ (2010 – 2016), by peer review.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of Outreach Committee: Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center (2011-2013)

  • Member, Board of Directors: Alliance for Families with Deaf Children (2008-2010)

  • Participant: Anti-Defamation League Glass Leadership Institute Program (2007-2008)

Presentations & Publications

  • “Writing an Engagement Letter: Starting on The Right Foot,” Attorney at Law Magazine (Volume 2, No. 4)

  • “ILSA Complicates Real Estate Contracts,” Fla. Real Estate Journal (October 4, 2007)

  • Article Features

  • Quoted, “West Palm Social Security building closes; owner denies air problems,” Palm Beach Post (August 16, 2014)

  • Quoted, “Ruling expands coverage of HOAs over damages,” Hi-Riser (July 25, 2013)

  • Quoted, “Owners skeptical in wake of mortgage settlement,” Hi-Riser (May 17, 2012)

  • Quoted, “Legislation could limit lenders’ responsibility,” Hi-Riser (March 1, 2012)

  • Quoted, “Proposal seeks to relieve burden of delinquency,” Hi-Riser (November 24, 2011)

  • Quoted, “Condo board oversight can lessen chances of fraud,” Hi-Riser (August 25, 2011)

  • Quoted, “Can your association fine you for breaking the law?,” Sun-Sentinel (July 13, 2011)

  • Quoted, “State may dip into condo fund for fourth year,” Hi-Riser (May 12, 2011)

  • Quoted, “$130M Obtained for Work on Brickell Financial Centre,” Daily Business Review (February 16, 2011) “Letter to the editor – Condo Regulations,” Sun-Sentinel (January 19, 2011)

  • Quoted, “Security cards help boards enforce new powers,” Hi-Riser (Oct 28, 2010)

  • Quoted, “Feared foreclosure tidal wave hasn’t engulfed marketplace,” Miami Today (May 20, 2010)

  • Quoted, “Brickell Financial Centre plays a waiting game,” Daily Business Review (September 8, 2009)

  • Quoted, “Saturated housing market keeps builders at bay,” Daily Business Review (August 19, 2009)

  • Mentioned, “Troubleshooting economy-related legal matters,” South Florida Business Journal (May 2009)

  • Mentioned, “Condo Meltdown: Attorneys for condo buyers claim Related is delaying response to lawsuits,” Daily Business Review (May 6, 2009)

  • Quoted, “On Appeal: Ruling may hurt home buyers looking to retrieve deposits,” Daily Business Review (November 28, 2008)

  • Quoted, “The Related Group Ordered to Make Condo Refunds,” The Miami Herald (March 26, 2008)

  • Quoted, “Buyers Seek Way to Void Condo Contracts” in Miami Today (October 25, 2007)

  • Quoted, “In the Money: Land Act Lawsuits Flourish Amid Florida Bust” in Dow Jones Newswires (January 16, 2009)

  • “The Importance of Working Things Out,” Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP Real Estate & Construction Law Seminar (May 13, 2010)

  • “Recent legislation effecting condominium insurance requirements under Florida Statutes §718.111(11),”

  • Community Associations Institute – Southeast Florida Chapter (July 28, 2009) “The Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ILSA”),” Annual Construction & Litigation Seminar (March 4, 2009) Categories