Jim focuses primarily on family law and is involved in numerous complex commercial litigation cases in various states. He has vast experience and expertise in the negotiation and preparation of complex prenuptial agreements–particularly involving high net worth individuals when one party is a citizen of a country other than the United States.
In practicing matrimonial law for 50 years, Jim has been involved in numerous major commercial and contested estate litigations, and has lectured extensively on civil trial preparation and strategies. He has served as an expert witness on numerous aspects of family law and is named as one of Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers In America. He is AV rated, a member of The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a Charter member of the College of Family Law Trial Lawyers. Jim is one of a handful of family law lawyers who have been listed in all 27 editions of the Best Lawyers in America.
He is a past President of The Florida Bar. A frequent writer and teacher of family law both in Florida and around the United States, Jim has taught the Florida Bridge The Gap program in family law to more than 5,000 young Florida lawyers. He frequently participates in programs for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Continuing Legal Education in family law matters throughout the United States. Jim also has been active in community activities, having served on his county's United Way Board of Directors, as President of Temple El, and as President of the Jewish Family Service of Broward County.