Tim Henkel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL

Henkel & Cohen, P.A.
 | 7480 SW 40th Street, Suite 450
Miami, FL 33155
Phone: 3059719474
Fax: 305-971-9479
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner of Henkel & Cohen, P.A., Tim Henkel provides representation to business clients from the firm's offices in Miami. He focuses his practice on business transactions, corporate and contract law, mediation and arbitraiton, and litigation of complex business and commercial disputes. Tim also has a concentrated practice of produce industry businesses including PACA complaints before the U.S. Department of Agriculture and PACA Trust litigation in Federal Court. 

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1985, Mr. Henkel pursued his legal education at George Mason University School of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1988. Mr. Henkel served on the editorial board of the George Mason Law Review and achieved distinctions in moot court competition. After graduating tenth in his class, he served as a judicial clerk to a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida for two years before entering private practice in 1990. Tim was previously a partner with Silver, Garvett & Henkel, and then cofounded Henkel & Cohen, P.A. in 2011 and has been practising law for 28 years.

Tim has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell for the past 15 years, and he has also received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. He has also appeared in a number of years in both the Super Lawyers and Florida Trend's Legal Elite publications.

Mr. Henkel is admitted to practice in Florida, California, and Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; the Southern and Central Districts of California; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Business/Corporate (30%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Employment Litigation (10%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Closely Held Business (10%)

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Appeals, Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Tim Henkel

Admitted: 1989, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.miamibusinesslitigators.com/henkel.html


  • 2009, 2014 & 2016, Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2009
  • Selected for publication by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2016
  • Martindale Hubbell's AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating, 1999-2016
  • Selected for publication South Florida's Top AV Rated Lawyers, 2015 
  • Best Oralist and Best Team, Moot Court competition, 1988
  • Listed by Avvo.com, as "Superb" (10 out of 10), 2011-16

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Federal Bar Association, 2015
  • Member, United Fresh Produce Association, 2014
  • Member, Produce Marketing Association (“PMA”), 2008
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Admitted U.S. District Court, Central District of California 
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California 
  • Member, Florida Bar, Business Law Section 
  • Admitted United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Admitted U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted, California Bar, 2016
  • Admitted, Virginia Bar, 1988
  • Admitted, Florida Bar, 1989
  • Admitted United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Member, American Agricultural Law Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, "Business Contracts A to Z" seminar sponsored by National Business Institute, Miami, December 5, 2012 and West Palm Beach, April 16, 2015


  • Global Access Ltd. v. AT&T Corp., 978 F. Supp. 1068 (U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla. 1997)
  • Easton-Babcock & Assocs., Inc. v. Fernandez, 706 So. 2d 916 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998)
  • Braswell v. A. Glenn Braswell, No. 99-17994, 2003 WL 354509 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Jan. 30, 2003)
  • Penn City Investments, Inc. v. Soltech, Inc., 2003 WL 22844210, 2003 WL 23162410, 2003 WL 23162413 (U.S. District Court, E.D. Pa. 2003)
  • Kendall v. Gilmore, 915 So. 2d 681 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
  • Genecco Produce, Inc. v. Sol Group Marketing Co., 2006 WL 328385 (U.S. District Court, W.D.N.Y. 2006)
  • Paradise Farms, S.A. v. Chiquita Frupac, Inc., 2006 WL 640501 (U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio 2006)
  • Ravin v. Hockman, 2007 WL 29248 (U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Espirito Santo Bank v. Rego, 2007 WL 1062521 (Fla. 3d DCA 2007)
  • Probinsky v. Beckham, No. 07-24719, 15 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 150 (Complex Business Litigation Section, Fla. Cir. Ct. Dec. 13, 2007)
  • FW Supply, LLC v. Sun-Sun International, Inc., AAA Case No. 32-155-637-09, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Case No. 09-15764 CA 05 (2010)
  • Espirito Santo Bank v. Key Mariner Properties, Inc., No. 09-06308 CA 27 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Florida 2009)
  • Espirito Santo Bank v. Terninck, No. 10-27012 CA 20 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Florida 2011)
  • Espirito Santo Bank v. Debbouze, No. 10-34829 CA 23 (Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Florida 2012)
  • Espirito Santo Bank v. Arrillaga, Miami-Dade Circuit Court, case no. 11-06753 CA 06, and Third District Court of Appeal, 100 So. 3d 701 (Fla. 3d DCA 2012)
  • Estoril Inc. v. Mayfield Condominium Association, 104 So. 3d 701 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
  • Sol Group Marketing Company v. Producers Choice, LLC, et al., case no. 2:13-cv-02898-DSF-PLA, 2013 WL 5502798 (U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. Sept. 30, 2013)
  • Southern Specialties, Inc. v. IXE Agro USA, LLC, case no. CACE 14-001391 (Broward Circuit Court, Florida 2014)
  • Fresh Quest, Inc. v. Sol Group Marketing Company, et al., case no.12-24848 (Complex Business Litigation Section, Miami-Dade County, Florida 2014)
  • Valenzuela v. Sol Group Marketing Company, case no. 2:14-cv-09478-R-VBK, 2015 WL 653086 (U.S. District Court, C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • BB&T v. Collins Avenue Plaza, LLC, et al., case no. 1:13-cv-21397-KMW (U.S. District Court, S.D. Fla. 2015)

Educational Background:

  • George Mason University School of Law. Graduated with honors (10th in class). Member of the Board of Editors of the Law Review. Awarded Best Oralist and Best Team in moot court competition (1988). Book award , 1985
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts degree with double major in History and Rhetoric and Communications Studies, Member of John B. Minor Prelegal Society, Dean's List all semesters in last two years of college, 1985

Industry Groups

  • Fresh Produce Industry; South Florida Small And Medium Businesses
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Office Location for Tim Henkel

7480 SW 40th Street
Suite 450
Miami, FL 33155

Phone: 3059719474

Fax: 305-971-9479

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Last Updated: 1/7/2019

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