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Michael Joseph Napoleone

Michael Joseph Napoleone

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business, Appeals

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About Me

My practice is focused on representing businesses and individuals in complex commercial and contract litigation on a variety of issues, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty claims, partnership and corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices actions. I also handle matters regarding substantial probate and real estate litigation.


 


In the employment context, I represent clients involving non-competition agreements, protection of trade secrets, and severance agreements. 


 


I also handle appellate matters and have prepared and argued appeals in both state and federal courts.


 


I am an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association. I served as the 2010-11 President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, as an elected member of the PBCBA’s Board of Directors, as the 2008-09 chair of the PBCBA's Professionalism Committee and as the 2006-07 chair of its Committee on Diversity. I was the creator and 2008 and 2009 chair of the PBCBA’s “Leadership Academy”, the goal of which is to educate and motivate young lawyers to become leaders with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues. I currently serve as the Chair of the PBCBA's Judicial Campaign Practices Commission which monitors judicial elections and provides advisory opinions in response to written complaints regarding judicial candidates.  


 


From 2009 through 2015 I served on the Florida Bar's Constitutional Judiciary Committee (2 years as chair, 2 years as vice-chair), which focuses on strengthening Florida's Judiciary and maintaining its independence, as well as developing programs to promote civics education. I previously served six years as a member of The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism and chaired the Masters Seminar on Professionalism presented at The Florida Bar’s annual meeting.


 


I am the current Vice Chair of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County. Founded in 1999, the Coalition works to determine the needs of young children in the community, develops plans and works in collaboration with community partners to ensure children are ready for school, evaluates the quality of early childhood services, oversees Florida’s free Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program, administers funding for the school readiness program and coordinates training for early learning providers. 


 


I am a member of the Village of Wellington's Charter Review Task Force and a Candidate for Wellington Village Council.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Litigation: 75%
    17 years
  2. Business: 20%
    14 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    16 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Ethan Jared Wall

    Michael aggressively pursues his cases while adhering to the highest ethical standards. It comes as no surprise that Michael has earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating possible regarding legal ability and professional ethics. I am proud to endorse Michael Napoleon — a terrific trial attorney and a good friend.

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Contact Info

Richman Greer, P.A.

One Clearlake Ceter -Suite 1504
250 Australian Avenue South
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401-5016

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199805/07/2015
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Key PartnerSouth Florida Business Journal2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Top Up & ComerSouth Florida Legal Guide2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Rising StarFlorida Trend Magazine2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / ShareholderRichman Greer, P.A.2000 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Village of WellingtonCharter Review Task Force2015 - Present
Village of WellingtonCandidate for Village Council2015 - Present
Florida Bar, Judicial Independence CommitteeVice-Chair2011 - 2012
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach CountyVice Chair2011 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2006 - 2008
Florida Bar Standing Committee on ProfessionalismMember2003 - 2009

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Great Harbour Realty and Investment Co. Ltd. v. CarnesPrevailed in obtaining reversal of $3 million judgment.
American Somax Ventures v. River Bridge Corporation, et al.Jury verdict for $8.6 million
Richard Gaton and Edward Stiefel v. Health Coalition, Inc.Final judgment for $1.5 million

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Business Know-HowBusiness Strategy: Plan for the End at the Beginning2015

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of FloridaCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993