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Harry Payton represents domestic and international companies and high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters involving commercial real estate, commercial foreclosures and lender liability; litigation involving fine art; corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes; probate, will and trust litigation; and intra-family business disputes. He is one of 88 lawyers in the state of Florida with dual board certification in civil trial and business litigation.


  • 2 S Biscayne Boulevard,Suite 2300
    Miami, FL 33131


  • Georgetown University , LL.B.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


  • ABA Section of International Law - Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, Member
  • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation, Commercial & Business Litigation, Corporate Counsel Subcommittee
  • Dade County Bar Association - Member
  • INBLF (International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms) - President, Miami Chapter
  • IR Global - Commercial Litigation, "Private Client" committee, 2013 - Present
  • Supreme Court of Florida - Committee on Professionalism for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Chair, Mentoring Committee
  • The Florida Bar - Committee on Standard Jury Instructions—Contracts and Business Cases
  • The Florida Bar - Business Law Section, 2014-present

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Miami (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Real Estate


  • Recognized for earning and maintaining Florida Bar board certification status in civil trial for 30 years.
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, since 1983
  • Selected for inclusion in South Florida Legal Guide, Best Litigators: Corporate & Business, since 2005
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers®, since 2006

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