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Jerrold Engelman has lived and worked in Miami and Miami Beach since 1985 after practicing law in Connecticut for more than 10 years.  He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hamilton College in New York State and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Boston University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

  In Connecticut, prior to relocating to Miami, Mr. Engelman focused his practice on commercial litigation and criminal defense.  He tried numerous civil and criminal cases, including business, real property and telecommunications litigation, and successfully defended criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to homicide jury trials.

  Mr. Engelman was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991.  During the period 1992 – 1994 he was in-house General Counsel for three privately held affiliated companies in Miami Beach: IGT Services, Inc., RMR Advertising, Inc., and Southern Playbill Publishing, Inc.  In this capacity he was responsible for all legal affairs - corporate, real estate, litigation, and contracts – for the IGT Charge Card, its affiliated advertising agency, and Playbill and Metro Magazines.

  During 1994 – 1995 Mr. Engelman was in-house Corporate Counsel in Miami for Don L. Motors and Solar Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:  SOFI).  In this position he acted as litigation counsel for a public company that financed, sold and serviced used automobiles from multiple locations throughout South Florida.

  In 1995 Mr. Engelman left the corporate legal world to open his own law office, where he drew on his previous experience in commercial and real estate litigation to develop his growing private practice. In 1997 he relocated his office to its current location at 407 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, in the landmark Bank of America Building at the corner of Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue.

  Outside the law office and the courts, Mr. Engelman has been an avid boating and water sports enthusiast since his early years of sailing, motorboating and waterskiing along the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound.  Moving to Miami in 1985, he obtained a Florida Yacht Broker License and sold speedboats and motoryachts for several years, including working with the late Don Aronow, developer of Formula, Magnum, Donzi and Cigarette boats, before taking the Florida Bar Exam in 1990 and renewing his legal career as a Florida attorney.  During the past 20 years as a South Florida attorney, Mr. Engelman’s marine industry experience has enabled him to devote a portion of his law practice to assisting clients with yacht brokerage transactions, yacht documentation, and legal actions to recover stolen vessels. 

Law Office of Jerrold W. Engelman

407 Lincoln Road, Suite 6C
Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Phone: (305) 673-2443
Fax: (305) 673-4840

E-mail: 
Jerrold@SouthBeachAttorney.net