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Joshua B. Alper

Miami, florida

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Biography Overview

Joshua B. Alper is a Partner in Morgan & Morgan’s Business Trial Group and is based in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Alper’s focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy law. He has significant litigation experience in both state and federal courts, representing clients in a wide range of matters.

Mr. Alper exclusively handles cases on a contingency-fee basis, which enables him to vigorously advocate his clients’ interests, ensuring that wealthier individuals or companies do not have a competitive advantage due to their unlimited legal resources. He firmly believes the final outcome of a case should not depend on whether a party is well-funded, but should be dictated by the merits.

His experience spans the spectrum of disputes that arise in the commercial litigation context, including complex breach of contract cases, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder actions (both direct and derivative), non-compete matters, misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, writs of garnishment and replevin, securities litigation, as well as disputes under the Uniform Commercial Code.

As part of Mr. Alper’s federal court practice, he also has significant experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy court in adversary proceedings and contested matters under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. In this connection, he has handled the prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer actions, and has been involved in contested confirmation hearings.

On numerous occasions, Mr. Alper has been recognized for his professional excellence as a Florida Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” an honor awarded to the top 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Florida under the age of 40. He also has been fortunate to be selected by the South Florida Legal Guide as a “Top Up and Comer.” He was nominated by his peers and his credentials were carefully reviewed based strictly on merit. In 2018, Attorney at Law Magazine selected Mr. Alper as a “Rising Star,” and featured him in an article about legal strategy and practical skills.

Prior to joining the Business Trial Group, Mr. Alper practiced law at some of Florida’s most prominent firms. He was also a member of the trial team that obtained a jury verdict in excess of $66 million in damages and interest against one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. The case involved misconduct by a bank that caused a real estate developer to lose the entire project.

Mr. Alper graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and graduated law school from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. During law school, he was a member of the Nova Law Review.


Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Business Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder Actions (Direct and Derivative)

Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Broward County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • New York (pending)
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Bar, Member Workers’ Compensation Section

Publications

  • Co-author, “A Dilemma Created by the Absolute-Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases: A Non-Uniform Approach,” Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy, Volume 7, Issue 23, March 18, 2011.

  • Co-author, “A Setback for Plaintiffs Attempting to Expand the FDCPA,” Law360, September 14, 2015.

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law; Nova Law Review
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with honors