Barry L. Rothberg

The majority of Barry Rothberg’s cases involve real estate litigation, including commercial landlord/tenant disputes, condominium rescission cases and canceled condominium projects, disputes over purchase and sale agreements, foreclosures and consumer finance cases, zoning litigation, and broker commission claims. He also handles a broad array of commercial litigation in state and federal courts, and has wide-ranging experience arbitrating under American Arbitration Association rules. Additionally, Barry has litigated international contract claims before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.


  • Condominium litigation
  • Represented condominium developers in defending against rescission claims and disputes with condominium associations.
  • Represented developers against buyers bringing claims over canceled projects.

Commercial landlord/tenant disputes

  • Represented landlords in evicting of commercial and residential tenants.
  • Represented commercial tenants in defending against eviction actions.

Purchase and sale agreement disputes

  • Represented numerous developers and individuals against real estate broker claims.
  • General commercial litigation
  • Represented national bank in recovering title to multi-million dollar commercial property wrongfully executed upon in sheriff’s sale.
  • Represented judgment creditors in domestication and enforcement of final judgments.

Trial Experience

  • Lead trial counsel for Miami-based agricultural concern in week-long federal jury trial before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, resulting in termination of disputed exclusivity agreement.
  • Lead arbitration counsel for partnership pursuing claims against former partners before the American Arbitration Association, resulting in arbitration award.
  • Lead arbitration counsel for Miami-based agricultural concern in breach of contract proceedings before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
  • Lead trial counsel defending developer against claims of construction delays in week-long Florida state court jury trial.
  • Member of trial team for developer that prevailed in week-long bench trial against buyers’ claims concerning canceled condominium project.

Recognition & Leadership / Awards & Accolades

  • Team Member, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, “Law Firm of the Year,” Real Estate – Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Florida Trend “Legal Elite,” Commercial Litigation, 2015, 2016
  • Recipient,  “Alona E. Evans Prize in International Law”

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Vice President – Legislative Affairs, American Jewish Committee, Miami and Broward Chapter
  • Pillar Member, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association


  • LL.M., International and Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law, 1998
  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., Political Science and History, cum laude, Duke University, 1995