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I have been an attorney engaged in Commercial Litigation for in excess of 39 years. My practice consists of complex litigation all types of business disputes, in real estate, construction defects, breach of contacts, fraud cases, bank disputes and have also spend many years practicing family law and representing creditors in the Bankruptcy Court.
I am a Supreme Court Certified Mediator in the Circuit Court in Florida and have mediated complex cases in different disciplines. We are a large firm with many locations and varied sophisticated practice areas.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 85%
  2. Mediation: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Stephen Ross Verbit

    Richard has knowledge and experience in the law that is unparalleled in the South Florida legal community. He is extremely bright and highly intelligent litigator. Richard is someone I would recommend for the most difficult and problematic cases.


    Stephen Verbit Appeals Attorney
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  • Richard A Merola

    Mr. Berman is well established as an experienced and knowledgeable litigator.


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Contact info

Blank Rome

500 E Broward
Suite 2100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33394


FLMember in Good Standing197806/17/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 197607/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale Hubbell2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top LawyersSouth Florida Legal Guide2014
Top Law FirmsSouth Florida Legal Guide2014
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Law FirmSouth Florida Legal Guide2013
Florda Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2011
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Florida Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBerman, Kean & Riguera, PA2000 - Present
Named Partner Commercial LitigationKatz Barron Squitero Faust & Berman2000 - 2013
Senior Litigation PartnerRuden McClosky Smith Schuster & Russell1977 - 1996
Litigation AssociateKavinoky Cook1975 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward County Bar AssociationArbitrator2007 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida TrendLegal EliteN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude1975
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970