Peter A. Tappert

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Miami, Florida

Weissman & Dervishi, P.A.
Peter A. Tappert
Weissman & Dervishi, P.A.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Creditor Debtor Rights, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2006

Education: University of Miami School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

Weissman & Dervishi, P.A.

1 SE 3rd Ave
Suite 1700
Miami, FL 33131 Visit website


Attorney Peter A. Tappert is a shareholder with the Weissman & Dervishi, P.A., law firm in Miami, Florida. Nationally recognized as one of the preeminent lawyers in the country, Mr. Tappert has more than 16 years of experience, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of domestic and international clients who have legal needs involving any of the following:

· Resolving business disputes

· Creditors' rights and in particular representing banks and other lenders 

· Real estate litigation of all types

· Commercial litigation

· Appellate proceedings and Bankruptcy proceedings

· Arbitration and mediation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Tappert has achieved remarkable success helping his clients protect their rights and interests and obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for the serious legal challenges they face as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he is AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell and has many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 2003 graduate of the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Mr. Tappert returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 2006. The Florida Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

An active leader in his legal community, Mr. Tappert is a member of The Florida Bar's Business Law Section, and he is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Coral Gables Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He also serves as an agent for the Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Attorneys' Title Fund Services.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Appellate, Banking, Bankruptcy: Business, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Appeals, Bankruptcy Law

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 20% Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Banking
  • 10% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2006, Florida

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, 2006
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company/Attorneys Title Fund Services
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • University of Miami School of Law, Law Review, Member
Educational Background:
  • University of Miami School of Business, 2003
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Import/export
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate

Office location for Peter A. Tappert

1 SE 3rd Ave
Suite 1700
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-560-5536


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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