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Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.


100 Southeast Second Street, 44th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
United States
(305) 349.2300

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Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. (GJB) was established in 1999 by founding partners, John H. Genovese , Michael D. Joblove, and Paul J. Battista, who had extensive experience at national law firms.

Today, GJB focuses on complex commercial, franchising, real estate, white-collar, and other types of litigation. Our attorneys also represent debtors, trustees, committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and receivers in bankruptcy, insolvency and workout engagements. In addition, we provide skilled and strategic representation in cross- border insolvency, litigation, and transactional matters.

Our senior lawyers also practice in corporate and employment law, securities, banking, asset-based lending, real estate development, healthcare, and telecommunications, as well as in other transactional and regulatory areas.

Our firm maintains the highest level of professionalism, and promotes diversity and community service. We strongly emphasize continuing legal education, and membership in professional organizations. Accordingly, our firm's senior attorneys are leaders in national and local bar organizations in their respective areas of practice.

To meet our clients' increasing demand for professional services on a global basis, GJB is a member of the Integrated Advisory Group (IAG), a powerful multi-disciplinary association of independent professional firms, with members throughout Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. IAG member firms are able to offer their clients immediate access to a reliable international network of experienced lawyers, accountants, tax advisors and fiduciaries, practicing at the highest level in their professional disciplines.


Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., is dedicated to providing clients throughout the nation with exceptional service in select areas of law. Our firm has the depth of resources and wealth of experience to handle the most complex matters, while providing personalized attention to each client. Led by senior lawyers who have consistently been recognized with the highest professional ratings, our firm is dedicated to excellence in all our practice areas


Since its founding in 1999, GJB has grown steadily to become a major regional firm with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and an affiliate office in Caracas, serving clients throughout the U.S. This growth is a reflection of the high professional standards and service our attorneys bring to each engagement. Our goal is to provide efficient client service in every engagement. We identify the client's business objective and take a collaborative approach to developing and implementing a legal strategy designed to achieve that objective in an efficient and economical manner.


GJB practices in all Florida courts and handles federal proceedings nationwide. We also assist clients with cross-border insolvency and litigation matters. Our attorneys handle large and complex litigation in a number of areas, including bankruptcy, insolvency, receiverships, franchises, and general commercial matters, as well as white collar, real estate, employment law, class actions, and securities litigation. In addition, we counsel clients in government affairs and municipal law matters.


Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Miami in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 4 lawyers


  • Top Law Firm - South Florida Legal Guide
  • Band 1 - Bankruptcy/Restructuring: Florida Chambers and Partners
  • First-Tier Ranking & Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking in the 2013 Edition of U.S. News - Best L

About Our Clients

Arch Aluminum & Glass Co.
Barry Mukamal/Chapter 7 Trustee
Burger King Corporation
Certified HR Services
Certified, Inc.
Drew Dillworth/Chapter 7 Trustee
Fiddler's Creek
Gap, Inc.
Mercedes Homes, Inc.
Pearle Vision
Protective Product
Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, P.A./Special Litigation Counsel  
Smoothie King Franchise, Inc.
Trailer Park Acquisition LLC
Kenneth Welt - Chapter 7 Trustee
Pollo Campero
Wild Wing Cafe
Church's Chicken


Jonathan E. Perlman
Class Action Litigation
John H. Genovese
Creditors’ Rights & Creditor Assignment Proceeding
Jonathan E. Perlman
Employment Litigation
Michael D. Joblove
Franchise Law and Litigation
Michael D. Joblove
General Commercial Litigation
Simon Ferro
Governmental Law
John H. Genovese
Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Alfredo Gonzalez
Land Use & Zoning
Richard J. Sarafan
Municipal Law
Michael D. Joblove
Real Estate Litigation
Allison R. Day
Jonathan E. Perlman
Securities Litigation
Theresa Van Vliet
White Collar Litigation

Firm Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Franchise Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

200 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1110

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

United States

(954) 453.8000

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Fort Myers, FL

Edison Theatre Building, Suite 301

1533 Hendry Street

Fort Myers, FL 33901

United States

(239) 226.0133

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Miami, FL

100 Southeast Second Street, 44th Floor

Miami, FL 33131

United States

(305) 349.2300

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Tampa, FL

100 North Tampa Street, Suite 2600

Tampa, FL 33602

United States

(813) 349.3100

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