Michael P. Woodbury

Mr. Woodbury is one of the firm’s founding members. Mr. Woodbury’s practice areas includes commercial and complex litigation and business consultation, focusing largely on lender-side commercial real estate litigation and claims stemming from resulting property ownership (ADA, construction litigation, etc.).

Mr. Woodbury’s present and recent work for the Firm includes representation of multiple CMBS noteholders and special servicers through the State of Florida, litigating CMBS foreclosure cases successfully through trial and appeals; representing the former owner of the Miami Beach Canyon Ranch Resort in complex construction and contractual litigation; representing the former owner of the Miami Beach Setai Hotel and Residences in multiple matters ranging from construction disputes to ADA defense claims and contractual disputes involving the hotel’s recording studio; defending several hotel and business owners throughout Florida against ADA lawsuits; representing a Miami Beach master condominium association in a major litigation over the scope, manner, and timing of a 40-year recertification requirement for a large-scale condominium project; defending the owner of a multi-family residential condominium project in Tallahassee against multi-million dollar broker commission claims; representing the owner of a Florida Keys landmark hotel in seawall encroachment litigation; resolving high value condominium disputes between Fisher Island condominium owners; and representing a public company client in several image use and licensure litigations in Florida federal courts. Corporate and individual clients throughout the country call on Mr. Woodbury and the Firm to assist them with their Florida commercial litigation matters, to which the Firm applies a responsive but streamlined and results-oriented focus to the litigation process.

Licensed in Florida since 1993, Mr. Woodbury was associated with the New York firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP prior to founding the Firm in 1999. During this period, Mr. Woodbury co-authored the Florida Antitrust Law Section of West Antitrust Law 1999 and was Secretary of the Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Woodbury graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law in 1993, and is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel for excellence in Legal Ability and Ethics.

Michael Woodbury

I have known Mike Woodbury personally and professionally for over 20 years. He is responsive, sensitive to business concerns, and brings an aggressive and creative approach to resolving legal problems. As Jolo Flowers has grown from a start-up to one of the nation’s largest suppliers of fresh cut flowers to supermarkets, we have used Mike and his colleagues exclusively for our Florida litigation issues and look forward to continuing that relationship.

Yale J. Fishman, Esq.

President and General Counsel Jolo Flowers, Inc. Miami, Florida

My company has used the services of Mike Woodbury and his colleagues for several years on a variety of civil litigation matters in southern and northern Florida. Some matters have been simple, but most have been complex. With Mike on board as counsel, a client can be assured of zealousness, creativity and efficiency. Mike understands that companies want a litigation strategy that serves their business interests, so he looks for outcomes that make business sense. The firm is responsive, nimble, reasonable in its billing rates, and savvy about the Florida legal environment.

Patrick McGlone

Senior V.P., General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, The Union Labor Life Insurance Company