Overview

Alaine Greenberg is a Miami attorney who focuses her practice on a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, with a concentration on insurance defense cases. Ms. Greenberg also has a wealth of experience in other areas of litigation, including construction, land use, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and contract, and real estate and title insurance. In addition, she has knowledge in professional malpractice, bad faith claims, insurance coverage opinions and appellate matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Greenberg was a litigation attorney for a large international law firm in its Fort Lauderdale office.

Experience

  • Secured a complete defense verdict in a three-week jury trial in which plaintiff was seeking $7 million on claims for breach of contract, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference in a business dispute
  • Represented a surplus lines insurer in a jury trial involving the explosion during the construction of the seventh of nine condominium buildings that involved coverage issues and damage computations related to property damage, business interruption costs, advertising costs, interruption of critical path timeline and lost profits
  • Successfully secured a judgment of specific performance on behalf of a purchaser of a 20-story office building and incidental damages, involving opinions in state, bankruptcy and appellate courts
  • Defended a multimillion-dollar case before a federal jury concerning the retrofitting of a $14 million yacht to successful verdict
  • Secured a directed verdict after the plaintiff rested its case at a two-week jury trial involving an alleged professional malpractice in the design of a cofferdam in the St. James River
  • Prosecuted the avoidance of a real property contract, where the clients realized an excess of $9 million for the property in dispute within a nine-month period
  • Worked out a multimillion-dollar loan agreement involving the first outlet mall in Florida
  • Obtained an opinion of first impression before a federal court involving the United States' right to assign statutorily granted right of redemption of an inferior lien
  • Prosecuted and secured an equitable lien and constructive trust upon real property involving a multimillion-dollar unsecured note used for the acquisition of the subject property
  • Prosecuted a claim involving an alleged joint venture agreement and arresting all claims against an $11 million property to which purported participants in the joint venture claimed legal entitlement
  • Secured a total defense verdict in favor of a large insurance company based upon a misrepresentation and fraud defense
  • Successfully reversed a judgment confirming an arbitration award on appeal to Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal
  • Successfully secured numerous summary judgments in representation of insurer based upon lack of coverage
  • Successfully secured a summary judgment in favor of a title insurance company amid allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion arising out of an alleged scam involving a recorded mortgage on a multimillion-dollar commercial property

Credentials

Education
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • Smith College, A.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, 2019, 2021

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