Jorge Guttman’s practice is focused on complex business litigation and arbitration. Jorge has experience in domestic and international disputes, representing large and small companies at all stages of the litigation or alternative dispute resolution process. He is dedicated to the successful representation of his clients’ interests using an approach that is objective, favors productive communication and, where appropriate, balanced compromise. His experience includes obtaining multiple multimillion-dollar judgments, awards and settlements over the course of his career.

Originally from Venezuela, Jorge is bilingual in Spanish and English. As a result, his practice has a strong Latin American emphasis, in which he represents multinational clients in cross-border disputes. Active in Florida’s Latin American professional community, Jorge is a founding member and current treasurer of the Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR). He also serves as chair of the International Network of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and is a member of the American Jewish Committee, Latin American Task Force.

  • Represented foreign members in U.S. limited liability company dispute resulting in favorable arbitration award
  • Represented manufacturing company in AAA arbitration resulting in favorable arbitration award against multi-billion dollar multi-national company
  • Represented the Republic of Chile in civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) actions against several U.S. banks
  • Secured judgments on behalf of two investment holding companies in a breach of contract action involving loans totaling more than $68 million
  • Represented a cigar manufacturer in a federal derivative action against the officers and directors of the company for breach of fiduciary duties
  • Defended foreclosure action involving a major Florida mall
  • Represented Chinese company in securities class actions related to “going private” transaction
  • Represented Florida bank in litigation in New York federal court involving sale and servicing of a mortgage loan portfolio
  • Represented numerous executives and companies in non-compete, executive compensation and severance matters
  • Acted as legal counsel for the Receiver in a multi-million dollar securities laws violations case involving oil and gas partnerships
  • Defended a large industrial supplier and wholesaler of materials for the petrochemical and process engineering industries, from premises liability claims
  • Successfully represented a former employee of a publicly traded company in breach of contract action against former employer for the recovery of past due compensation and severance package
  • Successfully defended a limited liability company against an action by an alleged member of the same, involving fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims in connection with purchase of a residential waterfront building
  • WestLB AG v. BAC Florida Bank, et al., 912 F.Supp.2d 86 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
  • APAC Customer Services, Inc. v. Michael Marrow et al., 2012 WL 1443091 (N.D. Ill.)
  • APAC Customer Services, Inc. v. Michael Marrow et al., 2012 WL 3235607 (N.D. Ill.)
  • Consejo De Defensa Del Estado De La Republica De Chile v. Espirito Santo Bank, 2010 WL 2712093 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Consejo De Defensa Del Estado De La Republica De Chile v. Espirito Santo Bank, 2010 WL 2162868 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Food Marketing Consultants, Inc., d/b/a Color All About It v. Sesame Workshop, 2010 WL 1571206 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Angelino v. Santa Barbara Enterprises, LLC, 2 So. 3d 1100 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comers, 2015-16
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-16
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2012-13
  • Florida Trend, “Up & Comer,” 2013-16
  • Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR), vice president & founding member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • International Network, chair
  • American Jewish Committee, Latin American Task Force

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