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Before his career as an attorney, for 16 years Mr. Polenberg successfully pursued a business management career, which included his tenure as a regional manager for Cintas Corporation. Mr. Polenberg managed the region by recruiting, training, developing, and producing sales and profit, which provides Mr. Polenberg with insight to the business challenges facing today's companies. Using his business experience, Mr. Polenberg became a lawyer with the prestigious law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, and then started his own firm in the summer of 2005, now known as Polenberg Cooper, LLC.  As a result, Mr. Polenberg has civil litigation experience in cases involving business torts, class actions, construction, contracts, employment, fraud, insurance coverage, lender liability, and securities litigation. Mr. Polenberg has represented clients in matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies.


With this unique experience in both business and law, Mr. Polenberg has a practical approach to litigating commercial matters for his clients. He has established a consistent record of successful results in state and federal courts and arbitration. Mr. Polenberg has achieved successful outcomes for his clients during the several phases in the litigation process through motions, trials, and appeals. Obtaining favorable results for his clients is a priority while emphasizing the highest professional standards.


Mr. Polenberg has represented American Airlines in working through the legal challenges presented by the North Terminal development Program at Miami International Airport. Additionally, Mr. Polenberg has represented a South Florida developer in litigation related to disputes between parties to complicated development project Accompanying these high stakes matters, Mr. Polenberg has represented Florida businesses in cases critically important to their continued business operations.


In addition to the civil matters, Mr. Polenberg has devoted his time to pro bono activities including active member of the Transplant Foundation of Florida.  As a member of the board of directors, Mr. Polenberg has worked on issues facing the foundation including patient services, research grants, and fund raising.  Recently, Mr. Polenberg has been elected presedent-elect for the foundation.   


Mr. Polenberg is also active in the Florida Bar. He is currently the Chair-Elect of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Business Litigation Committee and Legislation Committee as well as a member of the subcommittee on electronic discovery rules for Florida Courts and chaired the committee leading efforts to revise  the Florida Arbitration Code. Mr. Polenberg also chaired the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 100%
    13 years



Hourly ($200-450/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Polenberg Cooper, PLLC

1351 Sawgrass Corp. Pkwy., Ste. 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33323


FLMember in Good Standing200306/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Outstanding AcheivementBusiness Law Section of The Florida Bar2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Member of the YearBusiness Law Section of The Florida Bar2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Order of the CoifUniversity of Miami2003
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Miami2003
Suma Cum LaudeFlorida Atlantic University2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPolenberg Cooper2005 - Present
AssociateWeil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Transplant Foundation of FloridaPresident-ElectN/A
Business Law Section of the Florida BarChairman of Committee on Revised Uniform Arbitration ActN/A
Federal Court Practice CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Business Litigation in Florida, 6th EditionCommercial Arbitration2010
The Florida Bar JournalCan parties play games with arbitration awards? How Mattel may put an end to prolonged gamesmanship2009
University of Miami Law ReviewMicrosoft and Microsoft: Why High Technology Antitrust Inquiry is Backwards and Inside Out2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Florida Atlantic UniversityBusiness ManagementOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Revised Florida Arbitration CodeArbitration2013