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305.373.9400
305.373.9443
mraymond@broadandcassel.com

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Focus Areas:

Intellectual Property
Probate Litigation
Public Finance and Capital Projects
Real Estate Litigation
Commercial Law and Litigation
Securities Litigation

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Estate Planning and Trusts
Real Estate Litigation

Bar Membership:

Florida, 1983

Courts:

U.S. District Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Education:

University of Miami School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida, 1983
J.D., Juris Doctor

Babson College
Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1980
B.S., Business Administration

Affiliations:

The Florida Bar
Business Law Section, Trial Lawyers Section, Securities Law Section
American Bar Asssociation
Member, Business Law Section and Section of Litigation
Dade County Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors and Securities Litigation Committee

Mark F. Raymond P.A.

Managing Partner
Miami   

Mark F. Raymond is the Managing Partner in the Miami office of Broad and Cassel and is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. He is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Estate Planning and Trusts and Securities Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Raymond is also Co-Chair of the Business Litigation department.

  • Mr. Raymond has been involved in complex commercial litigation for over 30 years. His extensive practice has included advising the Boards of Directors and General Counsel of many prominent companies.  He has litigated numerous high profile cases, principally throughout Florida, in the past quarter century. Mr. Raymond focuses his practice in resolving complex matters and aggressively litigating them as a last resort. He is experienced in complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, and arbitrations before FINRA, ICDR and AAA. His practice includes defending class actions.
  • Mr. Raymond has been repeatedly honored for Bet-the-Company Litigation by the leading legal guide "The Best Lawyers in America," published by Woodward and White and has been recognized in other publications for his commercial litigation skills, including the Business Leader honored him as a "2009 South Florida Power Player." In 2017, Mr. Raymond was named Best Lawyers Miami Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year." He also holds an AV Preeminent® rating with Martindale-Hubbell, a rating achieved by only 5 percent of attorneys. The rating indicates that the attorney “has reached the height of professional excellence” and is “recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” Mr. Raymond repeatedly has been designated a "Florida Legal Elite" in Florida Trend Magazine, "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine and a "Top Lawyer" in the areas of Securities Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide.
  • Mr. Raymond successfully defended the Brussels-based company of BDO International B.V. against claims that it was liable for $520 million in damages resulting from allegedly failed audits of a Florida-based factoring company, E.S. Bankest, LLC. The audits were performed by the U.S. member firm of the BDO International Network. After a three-week trial the jury took less than one hour to reach its verdict for Mr. Raymond's client.
  • Mr. Raymond obtained a resounding victory for a defendant in a high profile accounting malpractice suit. After a five-week trial, Mr. Raymond convinced the Court that the case against his client should be dismissed in its entirety, and the Court agreed.
  • Mr. Raymond regularly represents Trustees or Beneficiaries of Trusts in all aspects of probate litigation in state courts in Florida.
  • An International Arbitration Panel found that the subsidiary of a foreign government had "patently breached its contract" with Mr. Raymond's client, a Fortune 100 company.
  • In a case against Raytheon Corporation where they were seeking $18 million from Mr. Raymond’s client, he developed and executed a strategy that was a reversal of fortune for Raytheon Corporation and a tremendous victory for his client, where the client instead of having to pay $18 million to Raytheon, recovered $8.8 million.
  • Mr. Raymond’s practice also includes Federal Court litigation, defending corporations, as well as representing Receivers appointed by the courts and agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, CFTC, and the Florida Attorney General’s Office.
  • Mr. Raymond was the lead attorney for the Plaintiff, a Fortune 100 Company, against an industrial contractor for breach of contract. The case resulted in a $50 million settlement for the client.
  • He is highly regarded in the legal community for his ability to assist clients in addressing and extricating themselves from difficult and potentially costly situations, often without litigation.
  • He represented the FTC Receiver of a company in a diet products fraud case, and obtained a trial judgment of $8.5 million for the benefit of fraud victims.
  • Mr. Raymond's representation of investors has resulted in tens of millions of dollars of settlements and arbitration awards in favor of his clients. On behalf of private investors, Mr. Raymond has received numerous favorable settlements and judgments for his clients.
  • Mr. Raymond served as the lead counsel to the Receiver appointed by the Broward Circuit Court, upon the application of the Florida Attorney General's Office, where he oversaw all aspects of a $10 million multi-state telemarketing scam involving the fraudulent pooling of lottery tickets. The case involved over 8,000 defrauded consumers.
  • Mr. Raymond represented numerous investors against a national broker/dealer for fraud which resulted in settlements exceeding $6.2 million. He also represented an investment banking firm against a company which resulted in a $1.2 million arbitration panel award for the client.
Mr. Raymond is active in various professional and community organizations.

Honors and Awards

  • Honored among the Power Leaders in Law & Accounting by the South Florida Business Journal, 2014-2016 
  • Designated a "Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine in 2012 and 2013 
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers - Litigation, 2010-2016 
  • "South Florida Power Player" by Business Leader magazine 
  • Recognized as "Most Effective Lawyer" in the Daily Business Review complex/business litigation. 
  • Named "Top Lawyer" in Securities Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide 
  • Recognized in "The Best Lawyers in America®" for Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Securities, 2007 - 2017 
  • "Florida Legal Elite" in Commercial Litigation, 2007 - 2015 
  • "Florida Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 - 2016 
  • Achieved AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Named Best Lawyers 2017 Miami Litigation - Mergers and Acquisition"Lawyer of the Year" 
  • Named Best Lawyers 2014 Miami Litigation - Banking & Finance "Lawyer of the Year" 

Significant Cases

  • In February 2007, Mr. Raymond obtained a resounding victory for BDO International in an accounting malpractice suit. The plaintiffs were represented by Sullivan and Cromwell, and other leading South Florida trial lawyers. The accounting firm employs nearly 60,000 in the United States. The client was greatly concerned that its survival might be seriously impaired if an adverse verdict was returned. After a five-week trial, Mr. Raymond convinced the Court that the case against his client should be dismissed in its entirety, and the Court agreed. The magnitude of the victory was underscored when in June 2007 the jury found the remaining defendants liable for compensatory and punitive damages, of nearly $500 million.
  • In July 2007, an International Arbitration Panel found that the subsidiary of a foreign government had "patently breached its contract" with Mr. Raymond's client, a Fortune 100 company.
  • In a case against Raytheon Corporation where they were seeking $18 million from Mr. Raymond’s client, he developed and executed a strategy that was a reversal of fortune for Raytheon Corporation and a tremendous victory for his client, where the client instead of having to pay $18 million to Raytheon, recovered $8.8 million.
  • Mr. Raymond was the lead attorney for the Plaintiff, a Fortune 100 Company, against an industrial contractor for breach of contract. The case resulted in a $50 million settlement for the client.
  • He represented the FTC Receiver of a company in a diet products fraud case, and obtained a trial judgment of $8.5 million for the benefit of fraud victims.
  • On behalf of private investors, Mr. Raymond has received numerous favorable settlements and judgments for his clients, recent totals exceed $77 million.
  • Mr. Raymond served as the lead counsel to the Receiver appointed by the Broward Circuit Court, upon the application of the Florida Attorney General's Office, where he oversaw all aspects of a $10 million multi-state telemarketing scam involving the fraudulent pooling of lottery tickets. The case involved over 8,000 defrauded consumers.
  • Mr. Raymond represented numerous investors against a national broker/dealer for fraud which resulted in settlements exceeding $6.2 million. He also represented an investment banking firm against a company which resulted in a $1.2 million arbitration panel award for the client.

Press Releases

Date

Press Release

12/16/2016

Broad and Cassel Honored as a 2017 Top Law Firm: Guide honors 18 firm attorneys

8/16/2016

45 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers® in America, Four Selected as Lawyers of the Year

6/9/2016

34 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers, 12 Honored as Rising Stars

6/3/2016

South Florida Broad and Cassel Managing Partners Named Power Leaders

5/27/2016

23 Broad and Cassel Attorneys Named to Chambers USA 2016