Edward M. Joffe

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Top Rated International Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Joffe & Joffe, LLC
 | 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 470
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-777-0445
Fax: 305-238-8580
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • International (70%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney with Joffe & Joffe, LLC, Edward M. Joffe offers legal services to clients throughout the state of Florida. He focuses his practice on international law, alternative dispute resolution, hospitality, business and finance.

After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor in Business Administration, Mr. Joffe chose to pursue a career in law. He went to New York University School of Law and earned a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Joffe is working on a Master of Science in hospitality management at Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Over the years, Mr. Joffe has assisted many corporate clients with their legal matters. He successfully negotiated a settlement with an Alaska city that was trying to establish a tax on duty free stores; he convinced the state of Florida that pharmaceutical companies in the Port Everglades foreign trade zone were under federal preemption and therefore, were not under state regulations; and he prevailed at trial in a customs duty classification case involving Levi Strauss & Co. Mr. Joffe is certified by The Florida Bar in international law and he holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell for his superior legal skills and adherence to ethics.

In addition to his representation of clients, Mr. Joffe has made several presentations on intellectual property, personal jurisdiction and the appropriateness of anti-suit injunctions and international commercial law. He served The Florida Bar as an editor for its publication and as a chair on its international law section. Mr. Joffe is currently a chair on the International Law Certification Committee.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas

International (70%)
Real Estate (20%)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)

International (70%)

Real Estate (20%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration

Focus Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Edward Joffe

Admitted 1981, Florida

Blog: http://pview.findlaw.com/view/1036492_1

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Attorney in International Law by the Florida Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Editor, International Law Quarterly, Florida Bar, 1991-1996
  • Chair, International Law Section, Florida Bar, 1997-98
  • Chair, International Law Certification Committee, (1998-2002, 2011-present)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter, Legal Aspects of Letters of Credit, Florida Bar, 1993
  • Presenter, Intellectual Property Across International Frontiers, 1993
  • Presenter, International Aspects of Litigation, 1991
  • Presenter, Introduction to International Commercial Law for Nonexperts
  • Presenter, Issues Concerning Personal Jurisdiction and Appropriateness of Anti-Suit Injunctions, International Litigation Committee, ABA Showcase Program at ABA 1992 Annual Meeting
  • Update on Intellectual Property Litigation in the 11th Circuit – Written materials for the ABA, Business Law Section, spring meetings – 1999 through 2012

Representative Clients:

  • Washington Intern. Ins. Co. v. United States, 803 F. Supp. 420 (CIT 1992)
  • Haggar Apparel Company v. United States, 938 F. Supp. 868 (1996 CIT)
  • Levi Strauss & Company v. United States, 969 Supp. 868 (1997 CIT)
  • Miami Free Zone Corp. v. Foreign-Trade Zones Bd., 945 F. Supp. 273 (CIT 1996)
  • Ltd. v. Grant, 908 F.2d 918 (11th Cir. 1990)

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.B.A., With Honors

Industry Groups

  • Customs Brokers
  • Hotels And Restaurants
  • International Transportation Providers
  • Office of Edward M. Joffe

    4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd
    Suite 470
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Phone: 305-777-0445

    Fax: 305-238-8580


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