Henry B. Handler

HENRY B. HANDLER (Founding Partner) 

Henry B. Handler is a founding partner of the firm. Henry focuses his practice primarily in the areas of: commercial transactions, including large corporate mergers and acquisitions; real estate law; commercial law; matrimonial law; condominium and homeowner association law; and general trial practice. Along with his partner Howard, Henry has prosecuted some of South Florida’s largest construction defects cases with historic judgments and settlements. Henry has represented both corporate and individual clients before public agencies, counties, municipalities, and public bodies regarding land development and property owner rights. His representation often starts when a project is a concept proposed for vacant property and continues through until development rights are vested and building permits are obtained. He has also represented municipalities and the Palm Beach County School District in both transactional and litigation matters.

Practice Areas

 Real Estate Law
    Family Law      Estate Planning
 Condominium Law
    Corporate Law
    Trial Practice
 Commercial Law
    Estate Planning

University:    Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1975
Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1978

Bar Admissions
1978, Florida
1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
1982, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships
Palm Beach County (Member, Legislative Liason Committee, 1987-1989), South Palm Beach County and American Bar Associations
The Florida Bar (Member, Condominium and Planned Development Committee, 1987—)

Member, Florida Beach Access Advisory Council (Appointed by Florida Attorney General), 1987-1988.
Member, Palm Beach County Land Use Advisory Board, 1987-1988.
(Also Of Counsel to Stein Shiers & Goldsmith LLP, White Plains, New York)

Reported Cases
Arvida Realty Sales, Inc., v. Tinnerman & Co. Inc., 536 So.2d 1041 (Fla. 4DCA 1988).

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