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Industries Served

Fort Lauderdale Business Lawyers Serving Companies in All Major Industries

Companies in different industries have different legal needs. With experience representing companies in a broad range of industries, we are well-attuned to our client’s needs, and we can provide insightful and custom-tailored representation for both transactional and litigation matters.

As Fort Lauderdale business lawyers, our goal is simple: We strive to protect our clients’ interests as efficiently and effectively as possible. But, achieving this goal is far from a simple process. Protecting our clients requires deep legal knowledge and an intimate understanding of our clients’ businesses. This is where our industry insights come into play and where we can call upon our vast experience to help our clients make informed and strategic decisions.

We Represent Companies in the Following Industries

Apparel & Luxury Brands

We represent several apparel and luxury brands in contractual matters and litigation. This includes everything from acquiring facilities via purchase or lease to resolving disputes with suppliers, retailers, and current and former employees.


Our automotive clients include manufacturers and dealers doing business and facing legal disputes in South Florida. We assist with real estate and construction matters for new production facilities and dealerships, franchise-related matters, and all types of civil and commercial litigation. This includes both litigations with individual parties and class action defense.

Banking and Financial Institutions

We represent banking and financial institutions of all sizes in litigation in South Florida. We assist our banking and financial institution clients with transactional, employment, and compliance matters as well.


We have significant experience representing clients in the construction industry. Our lawyers have worked on deals and disputes involving several major construction projects in and around the Fort Lauderdale area, and we advise many of our construction clients on an ongoing basis.


We have significant experience representing private and public education entities and institutions in South Florida. This includes providing representation for matters ranging from labor and employment disputes to litigation with contractors and other unrelated third parties.

Food & Agriculture

Our food and agriculture clients include farms, processing facilities, retailers, and other entities involved in all stages of the food delivery lifecycle. We provide representation for litigation involving disputes with vendors and other commercial parties, individual-plaintiff and class action litigation involving all types of liability claims, and real estate and other transactional matters.


We have significant experience in the franchising industry, with particular experience in franchisor-franchisee litigation. We have successfully represented numerous well-known automotive, hospitality and other franchised brands, and we serve as litigation counsel for many local and regional franchisors as well.


Healthcare providers and other entities in the healthcare industry face unique legal challenges. We help our healthcare clients mitigate their liability risk, and we vigorously protect their interests in litigation with patients, families, payors, and other parties.


Our Fort Lauderdale business lawyers represent clients involved in all facets of South Florida’s hospitality industry. We represent our hospitality clients in all aspects of their operations, from site selection and acquisition through resolving disputes with employees, vendors, and other parties.

Loan Servicing

We have significant experience representing loan servicers in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas of South Florida. If you own a loan servicing company and are in need of a Fort Lauderdale business lawyer, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our practice.

Nonprofit Organizations

At Olive Judd, we represent nonprofit organizations of all sizes in transactional, compliance, and dispute resolution matters. We are passionate about representing clients who desire to serve the public good. We work closely with our nonprofit clients’ key stakeholders to help them make informed, strategic, and cost-conscious decisions about managing their legal needs.

Physicians & Physician Groups

We represent physicians and physician groups in transactional, compliance, and litigation matters as well. Whether you are forming a physician group, facing a dispute with a co-owner of your practice, or facing a medical malpractice claim, we can help you mitigate your risk and protect your practice.

Real Estate

A significant portion of our practice is devoted to representing clients in the real estate industry. We provide full-service representation for our real estate clients, from site selection and design planning to handling disputes and regulatory affairs. We provide representation for leasing, condominium association, and homeowners’ association matters. We also provide closing, title, and escrow services for real estate transactions throughout South Florida.


We represent an extremely broad range of retail clients in South Florida. From luxury retailers to franchised outlets, our Fort Lauderdale business lawyers work with clients throughout the retail sector. We provide representation for real estate, franchise, labor and employment, and other matters—whether arising in the context of a contemplated transaction or impending litigation.

Sports & Entertainment

We have an extensive list of clients involved in the sports and entertainment industries in South Florida. This includes both individuals and businesses that rely on our Fort Lauderdale business lawyers for advice and representation in a broad range of legal matters.

Wealth Management

Many of our firm’s clients are high-net-worth individuals who need help ensuring their hard-earned assets are secure. We advise these clients regarding strategic wealth management, including liability risk mitigation through corporate structures and other means. We also represent clients in litigation involving claims of fraud, mismanagement, and other forms of misconduct against investment advisors, business managers, and others.

Speak with a Fort Lauderdale Business Lawyer in Confidence

These are just examples of the industries we serve. If you need legal counsel in South Florida, we encourage you to contact us regardless of the industry in which your company operates. Our Fort Lauderdale business lawyers can provide you with custom-tailored advice, and we can use our experience to protect your company against unnecessary liability.