Jason D Lazarus

Partner
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Jason D. Lazarus is a partner in Holland & Knight's West Palm Beach office, whose practice focuses on contract and business torts litigation. Over the last 16 years, Mr. Lazarus has represented corporate and individual clients in state and federal court in wide-ranging contractual and business disputes. 

Mr. Lazarus has substantial trial experience. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lazarus was an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida, from 1998 to 2001. During his tenure as an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Lazarus investigated and prosecuted a variety of felony cases, and tried over 30 jury trials and dozens of non-jury trials.

Mr. Lazarus' experience includes:

Contract and Business Torts

Mr. Lazarus handles a wide variety of contractual disputes, and has substantial experience prosecuting and defending various business torts, including:

  • Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
  • breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft and fraud

Non-Compete Litigation

Mr. Lazarus also has experience representing individuals and companies in non-compete litigation, including:

  • Enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements
  • Enforcement of trade secrets and confidential business information

Real Estate Litigation

Mr. Lazarus’ broad experience also includes all areas of real property litigation, including:

  • Complex commercial foreclosures, including appointment of receivers
  • Representation of buyers and sellers to real estate contracts
  • Commercial landlord-tenant evictions and lease negotiations
  • Representation of title insurance companies
  • Representation of Court-appointed receivers

Creditors’ Rights

Mr. Lazarus has substantial experience representing lenders, financing companies, and other financial institutions, including in the following areas:

  • Pre-judgment remedies, including motions for temporary Injunction and writs of replevin
  • Post-judgment remedies, including proceedings supplementary, charging orders, avoidance of fraudulent transfers, execution against real and personal property, writs of bodily attachment and writs of garnishment

Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

Mr. Lazarus also has experience handling partnership and shareholder disputes

Healthcare

Mr. Lazarus has also developed a niche practice of representing health care providers, including in the following areas:

  • Collections of account balances, including motions to intervene in personal injury cases
  • Representation of medical practices in interpleader actions and other actions contesting the reasonableness of the medical bills  
  • Defense of non-party subpoenas duces tecum for deposition

Lender Liability/ Consumer Protection

Mr. Lazarus also has experience defending credit card companies and other financial institutions against the following types of claims:  

  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
  • Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA)
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Mr. Lazarus also represents insurance companies in coverage disputes, including in the following areas:

  • Life insurance proceeds
  • Major medical insurance proceeds

Product Liability

Mr. Lazarus also has experience defending companies against products liability and toxic tort claims.

While in law school, Mr. Lazarus served as Senior Notes and Comments Editor of the Florida Law Review. His student note won the Gertrude Brick Outstanding Note Award and was published in the Florida Law Review. In addition, Mr. Lazarus has received multiple awards for his considerable pro bono service, including from the Florida Bar and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.

Honors & Awards

  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2013, 2016
  • "Up & Comer," Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2009
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2013-2017
  • Top Up and Comer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2009-2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Stars, 2009
  • The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Award for the 15th Judicial Circuit, 2016
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County's Pro Bono Hall of Fame, inducted 2015
  • "Civil Litigation Award," Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2015
  • "And Justice for All Award," Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2008
  • Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, Pro Bono, Daily Business Review, 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors, 2017 - present
  • Best Buddies, Advisory Board, Palm Beach, 2017 - present
  • Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Board of Directors, 2017 - present
  • Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach County Chapter, President, 2012-2013; President-Elect, 2011-2012; Secretary, 2010-2011; Treasurer, 2009-2010; National Delegate, 2008-2009 
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011-2012
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, President, 2011-2012; President-Elect, 2010-2011; Secretary 2009-2010; Treasurer 2008-2009
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, Federal Bar Liaison, 2010, 2011
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches
  • Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County