Atherton McAuliffe & Reeder PA Attorneys

Scott W. Atherton

Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business litigation, shareholder disputes, employment law and electronic discovery. For example, Scott was involved in a federal court trial which resulted in an order striking a $1 billion economic damage claim asserted by the former CEO of large oil and gas venture who claimed a substantial ownership interest in the venture. See Leor Exploration & Production, LLC v. Aguiar, 2010 WL 3522053 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 8, 2010). Prior to joining AM&R, Scott was an attorney with Akerman LLP and served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert Gross, former Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Learn More →

Lauren S. Atherton

Lauren Atherton handles contract and real estate negotiations and disputes, including real estate litigation matters. For example, Lauren was involved in prosecuting fraud claims filed in federal court on behalf of buyer who alleged fraud in connection with his purchase of a $2,750,000.00 luxury waterfront home. The sellers, who were the owner/builders of the home, were alleged to have actively concealed the existence of Chinese drywall prior to the sale by, among other things, altering the conditions of certain copper piping, concealing original drywall labeling, and changing the original air conditioner coils. Prior to joining AM&R, Lauren was an attorney with Shutts & Bowen LLP. Learn More →

Michael McAuliffe

Michael McAuliffe is an accomplished trial lawyer with more than 28 years of national civil and criminal experience. His practice areas include complex commercial litigation, compliance matters, class actions, healthcare and other fraud matters, and white collar/corporate investigations. Prior to AM&R, Michael served as a federal prosecutor with the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., a supervisory assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of Florida, and was the elected State Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County). He also previously served as the general counsel for a global privately held company, worked as a litigation partner at Holland & Knight LLP, and was the founding partner of the litigation firm Rosenberg & McAuliffe PL. Learn More →

L. Martin Reeder, Jr.

Martin Reeder is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with more than thirty-seven years of experience. His practice areas include complex commercial litigation, media and communications cases, intellectual property claims, and real estate disputes. Martin has secured summary judgments and defense verdicts in several multi-million dollar cases on behalf of institutional and individual clients, and served as lead counsel in over 70 appeals. Prior to joining AM&R, he was an attorney with Steel Hector & Davis LLP and Greenberg Traurig LLP. Learn More →

Terence M. Mullen

Terry concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, SEC investigations, and professional liability lawsuits. For example, Terry obtained dismissal with prejudice of ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence-based claims asserted by the receiver of a $500 million dollar offshore hedge fund against the parent company of the hedge fund's administrator. See Court-Appointed Receiver of Lancer Offshore, Inc. v. Citco Group Limited, 2011 WL 1233126 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 30, 2011). Prior to joining AM&R, Terry served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Judge Michael Patrick King, Presiding Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, and was an attorney with Brown and Heller, P.A. (formerly Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A.). Learn More →

Harris S. Nizel

Harris focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, employment law, real estate matters, and electronic discovery. For example, Harris obtained an order dismissing civil theft claims in excess of $6,500,000 with prejudice in a case which involved two consolidated federal litigations and related arbitration proceedings concerning membership unit redemption disputes, exclusive distribution agreement litigation, and Uniform Commercial Code claims. See Walinbay S.A. v. Fresh Results, LLC, 2014 WL 1259901 (S.D. Fla Feb. 19, 2014). Prior to joining AM&R, Harris was an attorney with Greenberg Traurig.
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Brittany A. Dancel

Brittany Dancel's practice involves a broad range of litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation, employment cases, and contract disputes. During law school, Brittany served as a Judicial Intern for U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck and Florida Circuit Court Judge Robin Rosenberg. She also served as a Law Clerk at Akerman, LLP. Learn More →

Timothy W. Schulz

Tim, an attorney with Timothy W. Schulz, P.A., is also Of Counsel to AM&R. Tim concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and white collar criminal defense. For example, Tim obtained an order striking an opposing party's pleadings and granting attorneys' fees as a sanction after proving that the opposing party submitted a "doctored" email to the court in support of statutory claims which sought economic damages over $40,000,000.00. Following a four day trial, the court found, "by clear and convincing evidence, that either [the opposing party] or his attorney … fraudulently doctored the email." See Palm Beach Florida Hotel v. Nantucket Enterprises, Inc., 2013 WL 686433 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Feb. 25, 2013). Prior to joining AM&R, Tim was a Judicial Intern to the U.S District Judge William H. Hoeveler in the Southern District of Florida and was an attorney with Greenberg Traurig. Learn More →

Jon A. Jacobson

Jon, an attorney with Jacobson Law P.A., is also Of Counsel to AM&R. Jon concentrates his practice on securities and financial industry disputes, including Ponzi scheme litigation, class actions, SIPC and SEC receiverships, securities industry employment matters, and regulatory investigations. Prior to joining AM&R, Jon was an attorney with Greenberg Traurig. Learn More →

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