Harold Edward “Ed” Patricoff, Jr. is a partner in Shutts & Bowen’s Miami office, where he heads the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Named one of South Florida’s “Most Effective Lawyers” by the Daily Business Review in the Business/Complex Litigation category, Patricoff is recognized as one of the preeminent international commercial litigators in his industry.
Patricoff is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated veteran litigator who represents clients in disputes across multinational borders. In his nearly 34 years of experience, Patricoff has successfully resolved more than 100 high-stakes legal disputes in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia for multinational corporations and financial institutions such as Brown Boveri & Cie, ABB, Alstom, APR Energy, Combustion Engineering, LS Energia, CTS Engines, Stoneway Capital , World Fuel Services, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Centurion Air Cargo, La Costena, SunTrust Bank, BankUnited, Avcard, LTD Merchant Services, Bedeschi America, Inc., Heitman Company, Louis Dreyfus, Terranova Corporation, Parbel, James Stone, The Taubman Company, Asesores en Valores, Corredores Asociados, Ultrabursatiles, S.A., Correval, S.A., SunTrust Investment Services, BanMariva, Banco Construccion, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Marsh & McLennan, Telex Chile, ASR Construction, and Inland Steel Co., among others. Patricoff is widely known for his experience in domestic and international fuel sales, supply and distribution and the power generation industry. He serves as outside counsel for an international power generation supplier and a global distributor of aviation, marine and diesel fuel.
A former chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group, Patricoff also has extensive experience in general commercial litigation. In addition to power, fuel and aviation industries, Patricoff has handled cases in banking, cases involving the blocking or unblocking of assets in the U.S. and abroad, insurance, manufacturing, construction, banking, and real estate. Specific matters include product liability claims, corporate shareholder disputes, developer-contractor disputes, disability claims, commercial foreclosures, and lender liability claims, among others.
An established and seasoned litigator, Patricoff has received numerous awards and recognitions. In addition to being one of the Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers,” he has been one of South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers for 15 straight years. He also recently made his seventh appearance on the Florida Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Outside of his practice, Patricoff is deeply embedded in his community, serving on the board of directors for several organizations, including the YMCA of South Florida, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, the Jay Malina Trade Consortium, the American Nicaraguan Foundation and the Ted Smallwood Store. He is also past chairman of the Metro Miami Board for the American Heart Association.
Patricoff earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and political science as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stetson University. He travels frequently to Europe and Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.
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