Successfully represented the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. against CBS Broadcasting Inc. in a highly publicized case before the Eleventh Circuit.  The decision upheld the validity of the copyright of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech against a challenge that it had entered the public domain.  Following briefing and oral argument, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s finding that Dr. King’s copyright in the speech “I Have A Dream” was forfeited when delivered in 1963 at the March on Washington and remanded the case for trial.  CBS thereafter agreed to a settlement of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Estate’s claim that CBS infringed copyrights when it used portions of the speech in a documentary by Mike Wallace. Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., Inc. v. CBS, Inc., 194 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 1999), reh. denied, 207 F.3d 666 (11th Cir. 2000).

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Insurance litigation for a construction joint venture
Represented a construction joint venture that served as the construction manager for a convention center, in a series of claims arising out of an more
Real estate and construction consultation to Kane Realty on a continuing care retirement community project
Represented Kane Realty as a joint venture partner involved in the development and construction of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), more
Counsel to pipeline company in manufacturing specialized products
Represented pipeline company, as lead counsel, in the design, manufacture and procurement of $5 million worth of specialized products. more
Infrastructure and entitlements for Chatham Park
Represent developer in 8,000 acres in Chatham Park Development for infrastructure, entitlements and economic development. more