Before his career as an attorney, for 16 years Mr. Polenberg successfully pursued a business management career, which included his tenure as a regional manager for Cintas Corporation. Mr. Polenberg managed the region by recruiting, training, developing, and producing sales and profit, which provides Mr. Polenberg with insight to the business challenges facing today's companies. Using his business experience, Mr. Polenberg became a lawyer with the prestigious law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, and then started his own firm in the summer of 2005, now known as Polenberg Cooper, P.A. As a result, Mr. Polenberg has civil litigation experience in cases involving business torts, class actions, construction, contracts, employment, fraud, insurance coverage, lender liability, and securities litigation. Mr. Polenberg has represented clients in matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies.
With this unique experience in both business and law, Mr. Polenberg has a practical approach to litigating commercial matters for his clients. He has established a consistent record of successful results in state and federal courts and arbitration. Mr. Polenberg has achieved successful outcomes for his clients during the several phases in the litigation process through motions, trials, and appeals. Obtaining favorable results for his clients is a priority while emphasizing the highest professional standards.
Mr. Polenberg has represented American Airlines in working through the legal challenges presented by the North Terminal development Program at Miami International Airport. Additionally, Mr. Polenberg has represented a South Florida developer in litigation related to disputes between parties to complicated development project Accompanying these high stakes matters, Mr. Polenberg has represented Florida businesses in cases critically important to their continued business operations.
In addition to the civil matters, Mr. Polenberg has devoted his time to pro bono activities including active member of the Transplant Foundation of Florida. As a member of the board of directors, Mr. Polenberg has worked on issues facing the foundation including patient services, research grants, and fund raising. Recently, Mr. Polenberg has been elected presedent-elect for the foundation.
Mr. Polenberg is also active in the Florida Bar. He is currently a member of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Business Litigation Committee and Legislation Committee as well as a member of the subcommittee on electronic discovery rules for Florida Courts and revising the Florida Arbitration Code. The Florida Bar also appointed Mr. Polenberg to the Federal Court Practice Committee, which is a standing committee of the Florida Bar.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- General Civil
- Florida Atlantic University
- Honors: Summa cum laude
- Activities: Golden Key Honors Society
- University of Miami School of Law
- Honors: Magna cum laude
- Activities: Articles and comments editor for the University of Miami Law Review
- Order of the Coif
- University of Miami
- Organization recognizing law students' academic excellence.
- Magna Cum Laude
- University of Miami Schoold of law
- Law School academic excellence award.
- Summa Cum Laude
- Florida Atlantic University
- Highest academic acheivement.
- Federal Court Practice Committee
- Activities: Florida Bar Standing Committee focusing on informing bar members about federal practice in Florida.
- Chair of the Committee Analyzing Florida's Arbitration Code
- Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
- Activities: Reviewing the revised uniform arbitration act to determine whether to propose amending the Florida Arbitration Code.
- President Elect
- Transplant Foundation of Florida
- Activities: Charitable organization devoted to raising money for transplant pateint services and research regarding organ donation.
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