Jeffrey C. Gilbert

Jeffrey C. Gilbert

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (305) 428-4552
Fax: (305) 374-4744

Primary Office

Miami
701 Brickell Avenue
17th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

Jeffrey C. Gilbert

Partner

Jeffrey C. Gilbert

Jeffrey Gilbert is an experienced litigator representing clients in a wide range of business and financial disputes. Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience, Jeffrey represents Fortune 500 companies and international businesses in an array of litigation, ranging from shareholder and partnership disputes to bet-the-company lawsuits and material contract breaches. Jeffrey also represents developers, real estate lenders, financial institutions, REITs, special servicers and receivers in property, real estate, financial and construction disputes. Jeffrey, on behalf of nationwide lenders and servicers, has foreclosed mortgage and U.C.C. personalty liens on highly visible properties located throughout Florida, including resort hotels, golf course developments, and prominent office buildings. He litigates significant commercial tenancy cases on behalf of owners and landlords. He also defends civil and criminal usury and lender liability claims and counterclaims. Jeffrey litigates probate, estate, trust and fiduciary cases, and land use and zoning disputes. In addition, Jeffrey represents electronics and cellular clients, as well as other retail businesses, including prosecuting and defending claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Jeffrey also handles mediations and national and international arbitrations.

Experience

Select representations include:

  • The lender and special servicer in the mortgage foreclosure of the Marriott Sawgrass, located adjacent to the PGA TPC Sawgrass golf course, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
  • The lender in the mortgage foreclosure of the 444 Brickell office complex, located on Brickell Avenue at the Miami River.
  • A prominent vitamin retailer in the settlement and dismissal of a potential class action filed by a customer claiming sales tax overcharges for purchases made in conjunction with discount coupons and shop memberships.
  • A prominent commercial bank in the settlement and dismissal of a mortgagor's claims of violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the 2021 list of Top Lawyers by Palm Beach Media Group’s Aventura Magazine 

Named to The Best Lawyers in America list, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation, 2013 to present

Named one of “South Florida’s Top Lawyers,” South Florida Legal Guide, 2005 to 2021

Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 to 2012, 2015 to 2021

Named to the "Top Attorneys in Business Litigation" list by Corporate Counsel, 2008 to 2011

Named one of "South Florida's Up & Comers," South Florida Legal Guide, 2002

AV Preeminent® Peer Review rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships and Affiliations

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Leadership Council

Florida Bar, 1995-2001

  • Former Chair, Real Estate Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Former Executive Committee Member

Leadership Fort Lauderdale

  • Graduate
  • Former Skills Advisory Chair

Jewish Museum of Florida

  • Former Vice President
  • Former Leadership Advisory Council Member

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 2005 to 2010

  • Former Chair, Attorney’s Division
  • Former Director

Local Communities Chair, National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities, 2000 to 2004

Young President’s Club, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach

Scheck Hillel Community School, 2009 to 2014

  • Former Chair, Committee on Governance
  • Board of Directors

Board of Governors, Temple Menorah, Miami Beach

Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1983

  • Associate Editor, University of Miami Law Review

B.A., Northwestern University, 1980

  • Editorial Editor, The Daily Northwestern

Bar Admissions

Florida

Jeffrey Gilbert is an experienced litigator representing clients in a wide range of business and financial disputes. Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience, Jeffrey represents Fortune 500 companies and international businesses in an array of litigation, ranging from shareholder and partnership disputes to bet-the-company lawsuits and material contract breaches. Jeffrey also represents developers, real estate lenders, financial institutions, REITs, special servicers and receivers in property, real estate, financial and construction disputes. Jeffrey, on behalf of nationwide lenders and servicers, has foreclosed mortgage and U.C.C. personalty liens on highly visible properties located throughout Florida, including resort hotels, golf course developments, and prominent office buildings. He litigates significant commercial tenancy cases on behalf of owners and landlords. He also defends civil and criminal usury and lender liability claims and counterclaims. Jeffrey litigates probate, estate, trust and fiduciary cases, and land use and zoning disputes. In addition, Jeffrey represents electronics and cellular clients, as well as other retail businesses, including prosecuting and defending claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Jeffrey also handles mediations and national and international arbitrations.