Miami, Fla. – Carlton Fields Miami shareholder Bruce J. Berman recently published a new edition of his book, Berman’s Florida Civil Procedure, 2011-2012 ed. (Vol. 4, Florida Practice Series) (West Group). This is a leading treatise on Florida state practice and procedure, published annually since 1998. The latest edition (2011-2012) was issued in December 2011 and can be purchased here.
This book is one of the most authoritative treatises on procedure in the Florida courts and is an excellent resource to attorneys with Florida-based clients and national clients with Florida litigation. The content of this book analyzes civil procedure on a rule-by-rule basis with all rules cross-referenced to modern case law. There is extensive coverage on class actions, offers of judgment, the new forum non conveniens rule, and the recently expanded discovery provisions. The text includes the latest procedural issues, rule amendments, and thousands of citations to the most recent cases. The work also compares Florida and federal practice, including references to the local rules of each of the three federal district courts in the state.
Berman joined Carlton Fields in the fall 2010 and practices in the firm’s Business Litigation and Trade Regulation practice group. He focuses his practice on a broad range of commercial disputes, in federal and state trial and appellate courts and in domestic and international arbitration tribunals. These matters include corporate, federal and state securities, aviation/product liability, health law, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, and unfair competition), and commercial lending (real estate, asset-based, and lease financing). Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Berman practiced with McDermott Will & Emery. He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law, his M.B.A. from Columbia University and his B.A. from Williams College.