Preethi Sekharan’s practice focuses on assisting the firm’s clients with their intellectual property and trade secret disputes. She is also involved in complex business litigation and the resolution of corporate and shareholder disputes, including those involving contract and restrictive covenant issues. In addition, Preethi has handled a wide variety of fiduciary and trust related litigation.

Preethi has represented clients in state and federal courts both inside and outside of the state of Florida. She is steadfastly focused on leveraging each client’s position in order to minimize potential loss. Preethi is personally dedicated to understanding the often complex factual and legal issues at play in every matter for which she is involved. Her goal is to learn as much as possible about each client’s business and industry, and to provide an objective analysis of her client’s position going forward. Preethi is committed to productive communication and to designing solutions that will safeguard her client’s interests.

Preethi is an active member of the Treasure Coast legal community. In addition to serving as a past president of the Martin County Bar Association, Preethi was also past chair of its Judicial Relations Committee, as well as past president of the Martin County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Currently, Preethi serves as an officer and active board member of the Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of Court, and was recently appointed by the Governor to serve a second term on the Florida Bar’s Federal Practice Committee.

Preethi works out of Gunster’s Stuart and West Palm Beach offices.

  • AV Preeminent rating as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Client Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Bar Foundation’s “Medal of Honor” award, nominee, 2013
  • United Way’s “Employee Pillar of Character” award, 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2009, 2011
  • “Florida Rural Legal Services” award for Leadership & Dedication, recipient, 2009
  • Charles W. Froessel Moot Court Competition, co-author, 2000
  • Morris Orland Moot Court Award, winner, 2000
  • NYLS Moot Court Association, executive board, 2000-01
  • Charles W. Froessel Moot Court Competition, finalist, 1999
  • “Woman of Distinction,” Business/Professional Category, winner, 2015, Soroptomist International of Stuart
  • “In the Business of Licensing Patents? Creative Deal Structuring May Be Required,” Boardroom Brief, November 2015
  • “Recent Trends in Probate and Trust Litigation,” Probate and Pumpernickel Series hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic University, presenter, May 2013
  • “Tech Tales: Making Technology Work for You in Your Law Practice,” Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Martin County Chapter, presenter, March 2013
  • Florida Bar
    • Federal Court Practice Committee, appointed position, 2013-16
    • Appellate Practice Committee, member and liaison
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Martin County Chapter, 2009-present
    • Board member, 2009-present
    • President, 2014-15
    • Vice president, 2013-14
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal Historical Society
    • Vice President, 2010-present
  • Martin County Bar Association
    • Immediate Past President, 2013-14
    • President, 2011-12
    • Vice President, 2010-11
    • Treasurer, 2009-10
    • Secretary, 2008-09
    • Scholarship Committee
      • Chair, 2013-14
    • Judicial Relations Committee
      • Chair, 2014-15
      • Co-chair, 2013-14
    • Social Committee
      • Chair, 2007-08
    • Young Lawyers Division,
      • Co-chair 2007-08
    • Canoe Trip Committee
      • Chair, 2002-15
  • The Federalist Society, member
  • American Bar Association, 2002-present
    • Intellectual Property Committee, 2013-present
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association, 2015
  • Indian River County Bar Association, 2015
  • Justice Major B. Harding, American Inns of Court, 2004-present
    • Secretary, 2013-present
    • Executive board, 2010-present
  • International Trademark Association, 2015-present
  • Molly’s House, board member, 2014-present
  • Martin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Treasure Coast Friends of NRA
    • Vice president, 2013-present
    • Secretary/treasurer, 2010-12
  • National Rifle Association
  • American Red Cross, Martin County Chapter, board member, 2010-12

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