Michael A. Abel - Holland & Knight, LLP

Michael A. Abel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 904-798-7252

Michael A. Abel is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the representation of both corporate and individual clients in wide ranging business disputes. For more than two decades, he has handled and managed complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums, including:

  • commercial litigation for diverse businesses and industries, such as manufacturers, distributors, land developers, resort and hotel owners, entrepreneurs and start-up companies, real estate and leasing companies, insurance companies, commercial landlords and tenants, health insurance and medical benefit providers, railroads and trucking companies; these have encompassed breach of contract, breach of warranty and business tort claims, as well as claims arising out of fraud allegations
  • real estate litigation involving the representation of developers, purchasers, title companies, lenders, landlords and tenants in disputes concerning real estate purchases, property development, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, insured title claims, easements and boundary disputes, title issues and mortgage fraud
  • trust and estate litigation, defense of claims asserted against professional trustees and the representation of large beneficiaries, such as charitable organizations and educational institutions, in contested estate matters
  • corporate litigation, such as disputes arising out of business entity governance, shareholder actions, derivative actions, corporate dissolution, merger and acquisition claims, and disputes involving limited liability companies and partnerships

University of VirginiaBA 1988University of VirginiaJ.D. 1991
Federal Bar AssociationUnited States District Court, Middle District of Florida Jewish Federation of JacksonvilleJudicial Nominating Commission - Fourth Circuit

Case History

Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    • All State Courts in Virginia
    • All State Courts in Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

Office Location

50 North Laura Street, Suite 3900
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation