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Timothy Dean Henkel

Agriculture Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Tim Henkel

  • State Years
    California - CA 7 years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    Virginia - VA 35 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Agriculture
    40%
    Produce marketing issues and claims involving the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act ("PACA")

    36 years

  2. Business
    20%
    General corporate and business advice.

    35 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%

  4. Litigation
    15%
    General and complex civil and business litigation.

    36 years

  5. Arbitration
    5%
    General commercial and complex business litigation arbitrations.

    36 years

Timothy "Tim" Henkel is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and has been practicing law for 34 years. As of January 2022, Tim practices through the Miami law firm of Henkel Law, P.A. He concentrates his practice in general commercial and complex business litigation, contract negotiations and business matters, and U.S. fresh produce issues including under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act ("PACA").

Tim has litigated cases throughout the state and federal trial courts in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties in Florida as well as in federal courts in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Tampa, Rochester, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Terre Haute. He has prosecuted appeals of civil cases in Florida's Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeal. He also has arbitrated disputes before the American Arbitration Association as well as participated in numerous mediations.

Tim served as a Federal law clerk to Judge Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr. in the Ft. Lauderdale division of the Southern District of Florida (1988-90). After the clerkship, he was associated with the Miami firm of Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A. where he worked on a variety of civil litigation matters including lender liability, accountant liability, business torts, and contract disputes. Between 1994 and 2010, Tim was employed first as an associate and then as a partner of the law firm of Silver, Garvett & Henkel, P.A. From 2010 through December 2021, Tim was law partners with Ira Cohen in the Miami firm of Henkel & Cohen, P.A. 

Tim obtained his law degree with honors from George Mason University School of Law (1988) in Arlington, Virginia, and graduated 11th in his class. He was an Editor of the Law Review and was awarded Best Oralist and Best Team distinctions in the Moot Court competition in his final year of law school. Tim worked during his last two years of law school as a law clerk for Robert E. Miller in a personal injury law firm (1986-88). He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia (1985).

Practice Areas

  • Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal and state courts; Arbitration
  • Produce Marketing Contracts & PACA Disputes; U.S. Fresh Produce Industry Issues 
  • Contracts 
  • Commercial and Business Law

Arbitrator

      Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Certifications

     Successfully completed Foreign Supplier Verification Program sponsored by Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, January 2020.

     Certified in Internal Investigations by , April 2021.

 Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1989
  • The Virginia Bar, 1988
  • The California Bar, 2016
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts, Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida (including the Trial Bar in the Southern District of Florida); and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

 Education

  • Juris Doctor, with honors, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 1985 (double major in history, and rhetoric and communications)

 Judicial Clerkships

      Honorable Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, 1988-90

Client Testimonials and Endorsements

Client Testimonials may be found on the websites for the following attorney ratings services: Martindale Hubbell, Avvo; and also on Google Reviews. 

Honors and Selections

     Martindale Hubbell’s AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating, 1999-2022

     Martindale Hubbell’s “Platinum Client Champion” award, 2021 (recognizing attorneys for their commitment to the best in client service)

     Board of Editors, George Mason University School of Law (1987-88)

     Best Oralist and Best Team, Moot Court competition, George Mason University School of Law (1988)

     Graduated 10th in both law school and high school classes

     Selected for publication in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2009, 2014 & 2016

     Listed by , 2011-18, as "superb" (10 out of 10)

     Selected for publication by Super Lawyers, 2013-2021

     Selected for publication in 2015 South Florida's Top AV Rated Lawyers

 Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Business Contracts A to Z” seminar sponsored by National Business Institute, Miami, December 5, 2012 and West Palm Beach, April 16, 2015. 

Speaker, "The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: What It Is and Why You Need to Know" seminar sponsored by the Knowledge Group, webinar, September 24, 2018. 

Speaker, "Lender Liability in Commercial and Residential Foreclosures and under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)" seminar sponsored by the Knowledge Group, webinar, October 16, 2019. 

Location

Timothy Dean Henkel
Henkel Law, P.A.
7880 SW 86 Street, Apt. 6
Miami, FL, 33143

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Review for Tim Henkel
Tim is very knowledgeable of this area of the law and has an accomplished ability to create strong arguments from the issue content provided to him, as well as develop effective strategies on how to legally approach the issues. He is confident and to the point and I recommend his services.
Posted by Fernando | April 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The attorney that gets results
I hired Tim to replace my previous attorneys because I was not happy about how they were handling my case. In a very short period of time, Tim made a huge difference and got more results than my previous attorneys had gotten in over a year. After reading the case, he knew exactly in which direction he had to take it, and he was very clear about all the different steps he was going to take. At the end of the day, Tim is not only an excellent attorney but also a great person, and I'm very happy to have met him. I highly recommend hiring Tim.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome experience.
Tim is a responsive attorney with clear communication and prompt replies. Tim is accessible, which is basic customer service that not all attorneys are skilled at providing. I highly recommend Tim for his excellent judgement and exceptional reasoning skills.
Posted by Jon | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard Work with Knowledge
Tim works extremely hard and is very thorough. He cares about his clients and gives his all. Most notable - Tim knows the law.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Produce Delinquent Accounts
In the produce and food industry the right representation is of the utmost important. It has been my experience with Tim Henkel to be the most important decision I have ever made in recovering my monies owed. The knowledge, professionalism and tenacity of Mr. Henkel allowed me the successful result needed in my case. The constant communication, follow up, and agressive strategy, was second to none. I will recommend this firm to anyone wanting a fair, successful, and positive experience in representation.
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Posted by Rita | November 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PACA
I am very glad to have retained Timothy and would Highly recommend anyone needing a lawyer not to think twice about choosing Him. He has the knowledge, He Cares and can guide you through a Troubling time!
Posted by Charles | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PACA
I engaged Tim’s services to resolve a long standing PACA dispute. Tim exceeded my expectations and proved to be extremely knowledgeable, thorough and transparent with his research and representation. The dispute was settled to my satisfaction and without question, Tim was an absolute joy to work with throughout the entire process. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Tim to anyone in need of an outstanding attorney.
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Posted by Jaime | April 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent management
We are a Chilean company of fresh fruit and we are protected in the PACA law for one of our shipments. Tim did an efficient job with a lot of preparation, honesty and transparency.
Posted by Francisco | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timothy Henkel
Tim is a very good attorney. He masters the law and has been always available, he cares for his client. He represented my business and me personally in different matters. In every matter, many extreme complex, the outcome was very good. He is a good guy, very friendly, easy to talk, funny guy.
Posted by Leonardo Franyie | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best lawyers in Miami
I was his client, he deal with my company lawsuit. Tim was able to manage and resolve my nightmare in lest than 3 month. Not all the time a costumer can say good things about an attorney but this is one of those time in which I felt happy to have Time as a lawyer. Very knowldeable with a strong personality.
Posted by Daniel | September 23, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A real Pro
Tim was absolutely professional, helpful and experienced... everything you want in a lawyer. He was able to grasp the complexity of my needs swiftly and come up with various solutions seamlessly. I highly recommend Tim and will use his services again as the need arises.
Posted by Ethan | April 16, 2013
If keen insight is what you need...
As another attorney who needed a question answered quickly regarding a complex litigation issue, attorney Henkel proved to be the sage source of information one of his articles on this site indicated he is. His opinion was spot-on and proved indispensable in resolving my issue. I thank attorney Henkel for taking the time out of his day to answer my question. Further, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for any accurate and erudite advice on all matters related to civil litigation.
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Posted by Agustin Salinas | September 5, 2012
PACA
Tim is very knowledgeable, well experienced and a hands on representation is assure if he is your counselor. He is extremely professional and so is everyone on his staff. Tim will address every question you might have and will take the time to explain things in a very straight forward manner. We are very happy with they way he represented us, we were very confidant every step of the way. The result of his representation was everything we expected and more. He got us the deal we wanted!!
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Posted by Jacob Hoekstra | August 30, 2011
Setting up a LLC for Non US Nationals
Timothy was retained by us to set-up our US company for TalentWorks International. He has been extremely helpful and professional advising non US citizens on the challenges in setting up a BU in Florida and it lead to a agreeable operational agreement, where all partners involved felt comfortable.
Posted by Gerry | June 18, 2011
Tim Henkel makes business problems go away
I had a problem with a former business relationship that was effecting my financial standing, after giving the problem to Tim, things moved quickly to a happy resolution on my part anyway, he made sure that I was kept informed at each stage and speaks in a language that you don't have to be a lawyer to understand. Having used other lawyers at different times in the past I'm happy to now know one that gets the job done, the first time.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2011
Timothy Henkel, guiding light thru troubling litigation!
Timothy Henkel is one of the most down to earth, down to business lawyers I have ever met. He his very responsive and does not waste your time or money. He has an extensive knowledge about right moves, next steps and is your guiding light thru troubling litigation. I am very glad to have retained Timothy and encourage those not to second guess and choose the best!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Henkel & Cohen, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Silver Garvett & Henkel, PA
  • 1994 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Gilbride, Heller & Brown
  • 1990 - 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Jose A. Gonzalez, Jr.
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Law Clerk
  • Robert E. Miller, P.A.
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • J.D., with Honors
  • 1988
  • University of Virginia
  • B.A.
  • 1985
  • Wilson Memorial High School
  • Diploma
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sol Group Marketing Co. v. Producers Choice, LLC, no. 2:13-cv-02898-DSF-PLA, 2013 WL 5502798 (C.D. Cal. Sept. 30, 2013)
  • Obtained summary judgment of $185,000 against produce company insiders to remedy dissipation of PACA trust assets
  • •Estoril Inc. v. Mayfield Condominium Association, 104 So. 3d 701 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Obtained appellate court reversal of trial court’s order granting summary judgment for residential condominium association; appellate court remanded case for trial of parking charges.
  • FW Supply, LLC v. Sun-Sun Int'l, Inc.
  • After 1-week hearing, arbitration panel awarded Tim's client $2.936 million in compensatory damages, $1.5 million in punitive damages, denied multi-million dollar counterclaims, & other relief; state court affirmed award
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1989 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1988 - Present
  • University of Virginia, John B. Minor Prelaw Society
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section
  • 1990 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • First Place Oralist and First Place Team, Moot Court Competition
  • George Mason University
  • 1988
  • Graduated with Honors, 11th in Class
  • George Mason University
  • 1988
  • Board of Editors
  • George Mason University Law Review
  • 1988
  • Dean's List all semesters in last two years of college
  • University of Virginia
  • 1985
  • Debate Team, 3 years; numerous team\individual awards
  • Wilson Memorial High School
  • 1981
  • Graduated 11th in class; vice president of senior class
  • Wilson Memorial High School
  • 1981
  • National Honor Society
  • Wilson Memorial High School
  • 1979
  • av
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Contracts A to Z
  • Business Contracts Essential Elements, Choice of forum and law, statutes of limitation, and drafting considerations for shareholder, partnership, and operating agreements.
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Timothy
Agriculture Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tim is not only very knowledgeable, he is extremely hardworking and vigilant when it comes to representing his clients’ interests."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent lawyer with significant trial experience and well-developed judgment. He has a terrific work ethic. He has a well-deserved reputation for brilliance in the courtroom. He has great litigation management skills and deeply cares for his clients. I strongly recommend this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Other
"Tim's keen intellect and substantial experience handling a broad variety of business and commercial matters has made him one of the finest business litigators in South Florida. I have had the privilege of working with Tim on numerous cases wherein his tenacity, preparation and knowledge have been instrumental in reaching an expeditious and successful result for his clients. Throughout, Tim consistently exercises the highest level of professionalism and civility. I recommend Tim as often as possible for any matter involving a business dispute."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim is an exceptionally intelligent and hard working attorney who is among Miami's best as a commercial litigator. He is cost conscious, attentive to clients, honest and detail oriented. I highly recommend his services."
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Miami Agriculture Lawyer Timothy Dean Henkel
Timothy Dean Henkel
Agriculture Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 35 years