The Practice
AREAS OF LAW
Admiralty and Maritime
Arbitration
Bankruptcy
Creditors' Rights
Family / Divorce / Custody
Governmental / Municipal
Intellectual Property
Landlord / Tenant
PMPA
Real Estate
Torts
Trademark

LITIGATION
Business Torts
Complex Commercial
Construction
Contracts
Franchisor / Franchisee
Fraud and Deceptive / Unfair Trade Practices
Insurance Coverage
Personal Injury
Premises Liability

MILITARY
Military Affairs
Military Justice / UCMJ
Our Firm
The Blumstein Law Firm
One Turnberry Place
19495 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 411
Aventura, Florida 33180
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Phone: (786) 514-1604
Facsimile: (305) 935-9710

Mark@BlumsteinLaw.com
Firm Overview
Mark Blumstein, Esq.
Mark Blumstein, Esq.
Mark has handled complex litigation for a number of global corporations as well as small companies doing business in Florida and beyond. He has also handled significant premises liability and wrongful death matters. In addition, Mark is proficient in admiralty and maritime law drawing upon his prior military service in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in the Judge Advocate General's Corps where he continues to serve in a selected reserve capacity. Mark also has experience in trademark, counterfeit, business opportunity, real estate, family, unfair/deceptive trade practices and bankruptcy matters.
Mark also served as an elected official for the Town of Surfside, Florida. Elected in 2006, Mark is keenly aware of the legislative and budget process, which in addition to his legal acumen, makes Mark a well-rounded advocate for his clients - tempering zealous advocacy with the realities of litigation. Mark's business background and education with a focus in finance further enhances his ability to analyze the business aspects of litigation including complex and/or novel damage theories like business valuations.
Mark is a 1996 graduate of the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to this, he studied business and finance and received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1991.
Recently, Mark has tried several commercial cases, including published decisions at cases and clients. Mark has also presented at the annual Petroleum Marketing Attorneys' seminar in Washington, D.C., including the topic of A Franchisor's Right to Injunctive Relief in 2004.
Mark is also an active member of the Florida Bar. In 2005, he conducted a Symposium on military legal issues before the Military Affairs Committee of the Florida Bar following which he was selected as Chair of that committee for the period 2005-2006. Mark continues to serve the Florida Bar and the United States Armed Forces.
Mark is also a husband to his wife Dalia and father to his three young children, Joel, Allen and Eva. The son of two Cuban-born parents, Mark also speaks Spanish. He is also conversant in Italian, having practiced international law while serving over two years in Italy on active duty in the United States Navy.


Education
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, 1996
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Florida, 1991

Special Competencies
Speaks Spanish and Italian

Professional Experience
Officer, Lieutenant Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy
Practiced before Navy & Marine Corps Trial Judiciary during more than four years of active duty in the U.S. and overseas
Represents national and international corporate clients in Florida, including financial institutions, oil and gas companies, retailers and transportation companies

MemberUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit2006 - present
MemberFlorida Bar1996 - present
Judge AdvocateU.S. Navy1996 - present
ChairFlorida Bar, Military Affairs Committee2005 - 2006
AssociateAdorno & Yoss2000 - 2002
ShareholderGordon Hargrove & James PA2002 - 2008
CommissionerTown of Surfside2006 - 2008

Professional Credentials
Admitted to the Florida Bar
Admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Florida
Admitted to practice before all federal district courts in the state of Florida
Admitted to practice before the Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
Courts-Martial, The U.S. Department of the Navy

Speaking Engagements
Injunctive Relief - Petroleum Marketing Attorney Meeting - 2004

Federal Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

Personal History
Born, 1969, Miami, Florida