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.

Areas Of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1978
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • A.B. - 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Distinction

Representative Cases

  • Balsamo v. Gruppo Ceramiche Ricchetti, S.P.A., 2003 WL 21697322, 2003, Fla. 4th DCA
  • City of Delray Beach v. Dharma Properties, Inc., 809 So.2d 35, 2002, Fla.4th DCA
  • Winkelman v. Toll, 752 So.2d 1273, 2000, Fla. 4th DCA
  • Arvida Realty Sales, Inc. v. Tinnerman & Co., Inc., 536 So.2d 1041, 1988, Fla. 4DCA, 1988087156
  • Rectory Park, L.C. v. City of Delray Beach, 208 F. Supp. 2d 1320, 2002, S.D. Fla.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Beach Access Advisory Council, Member, 1987 to 1988
  • Palm Beach County Land Use Advisory Board, Member, 1987 to 1988
  • Palm Beach County, Legislative Liaison Committee, Member, 1987 to 1989
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Condominium and Planned Development Committee, Member, 1987

Ancillary Businesses

  • Of Counsel to Stein Shiers & Goldsmith LLP, White Plains, New York