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My name is Catherine Hite. I provide legal counsel to South Florida business owners and entrepreneurs. In many ways, I serve as "outside" general counsel to small and mid-size businesses. I am "result-oriented" and sensitive to the concerns of business owners, because I am one as well. I enjoy developing and maintaining productive, long-term relationships with my clients.


I was admitted to practice law in Florida in 1993, in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida in 1994, and in Georgia in 2000.   I have been awarded an "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.  I have worked in both law firm and in house counsel environments prior to starting my own firm in 2002. 


Since 2002, my practice is focused on providing legal counsel to private businesses, company executives and entrepreneurs.  Specifically, my practice includes: business representation; commercial transactions; contracts; commercial litigation; franchises and trademarks; preparing and negotiating commercial agreements and franchise documents; preparing shareholder and operating agreements; handling and litigating disputes regarding business, contract, shareholder and employment matters; filing trademark applications; handling corporate dissolutions; providing legal analysis and counsel regarding intellectual property matters; responding to governmental agency investigations; advising foreign business owners regarding Florida business practices and litigation; and retaining and supervising outside counsel nationwide.


Practice areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 40%
  2. Franchising: 30%
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Catherine Hite, P.A.

Eastern National Bank Building
799 Brickell Plaza, Suite 700
Miami, FL, 33131-2805


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200011/07/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerCatherine Hite, P.A.2002 - Present
Associate General CounselSSL Americas, Inc.1999 - 2002
Associate AttorneyAnania Bandklayder Blackwell Baumgarten Torricella & Stein1993 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harley Owners Group (HOG)Member2007 - Present
Morningside Historic Education SocietyVP2004 - 2007
Morningside Civic AssociationDirector2003 - 2005
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2000 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1994 - Present
Florida BarMember1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1990