Alex P. Rosenthal

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Weston, Florida

Rosenthal Law Group
Alex P. Rosenthal
Rosenthal Law Group

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1989

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

Rosenthal Law Group

2115 N Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33326 Visit website


Attorney Alex P. Rosenthal is the founder and owner of Rosenthal Law Group in Weston, Florida. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Rosenthal provides exceptional representation to clients throughout Broward County and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Complex commercial litigation involving contract disputes, fraud and other serious matters

·       Employment law

·       Real estate litigation

·       Complex commercial landlord-tenant litigation

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Rosenthal also served as a certified arbitrator with Broward County's 17th Judicial Circuit, and he has considerable experience handling appeals. Whether inside or outside of the courtroom, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests, and he has achieved significant success helping a diverse range of businesses settle their disputes efficiently and cost-effectively while also providing invaluable counsel and support with their day-to-day operations and transactional needs.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Rosenthal holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He also received Florida's Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigator of the Year Award from Acquisition International, and the Miami Herald voted him among South Florida's Top Lawyers. He has also received many other accolades from his peers as well as Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Rosenthal obtained his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1989. While there, he served with the school's Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he completed an internship with U.S. Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff. Mr. Rosenthal is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A leader in his field, Mr. Rosenthal has also earned a Lawyers of Distinction ranking, and he serves as fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. He is an active member of several local, state and national legal organizations, and he has conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

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Practice areas

Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Appellate, Business/Corporate, Personal Injury - General: Defense

Focus areas

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

First Admitted: 1989, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • Off the Wall & Gameroom LLC v. Gabbai, 2020 WL 4668055 (Fla. 4th DCA August 12, 2020), a case involving the appeal of an order denying arbitration filed by the firm. In a case of first impression and with wide ranging ramifications, the court reversed the order denying arbitration and held that children who procure a contract by fraud are bound by the contract and cannot involve the “infancy defense” to avoid the contract. The court also confirmed that reasonable reliance is not required in a claim for fraud.
  • Venture Investment Group II, LLC v., Inc., , Case No. 2020-010773-CA-01, 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, a case involving a claim for breach of two promissory notes. The firm successfully obtained summary Judgment in the amount of $7,889,660.79 for its client., 2022
  • GFA International, Inc. v Eric Trillas and Trillas Consulting Engineers, 327 So.3d 872 (3d DCA 2021), a case involving the appeal of the denial of a motion for temporary injunction. The firm represented the employer, GFA International, who sued its former employee Eric Trillas and his company, Trillas Consulting Engineers, to enforce a non-competition and nonsolicitation agreement. The trial court denied the motion for temporary injunction. The firm appealed the denial to the Third District Court of Appeal. On appeal, the appellate court reversed the denial of the temporary injunction and ordered the trial court to enter the injunction. Notably, the appellate court rejected the argument that the employee did not have a legitimate business interest to enforce the non-competition to protect the line of business because the employee claimed to have brought the line of business to the employer. The court also rejected the argument, advanced by the employee and agreed to by the trial court, that the non-compete should not be enforced so the employee could keep his new job performing storm damage and engineering services during the pandemic. In support of reversing the trial court, the Third District Court of Appeals cited Florida’s non-compete statute, Section 542.335, which provides: “In determining the enforceability of a restrictive covenant, a court … [s]hall not consider any individualized economic or other hardship that might be caused to the person against whom enforcement is sought.”, 2022
  • Enriquillo Export & Import, Inc. v. M.B.R. Industries, Inc., 733 So.2d 1124 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999), the first Florida case to clarify that payment by check does not constitute payment when mailed.  
  • Fields v. Toussie, 295 So.3d 1191 (Fla. 4th DCA 2020), a case involving the appeal of a Writ of Bodily Attachment entered against a judgment debtor. Rosenthal Law Group represented the judgment creditor who domesticated a foreign judgment exceeding $8,000,000. The judgment debtor failed to comply with discovery in aid of execution and violated multiple court orders requiring discovery. The firm successfully obtained a writ of bodily attachment against the debtor. On appeal, the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed the issuance of the writ of bodily attachment.
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v Wolfson, 2020 WL 3443813, --- So.3d --- (Fla. 4th DCA June 24, 2020), a case where the firm represented a plaintiff in the appeal of a $1.6 million verdict obtained by the firm’s client and final judgment in an underinsured motorist case. The insurer sought the reversal of the entire verdict. The appellate court affirmed the verdict and permitted the setoffs request by the insurer.
  • J & P Transp., Inc. v. Fidelity and Cas. Co. of New York, 750 So.2d 752 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000), the first Florida case to establish the automatic trebled civil damages following a criminal conviction for theft
  • Watson v. Adecco Employment Services, Inc., 252 F.Supp.2d 1347 (M.D. Fla. 2003), one of the first cases ever to establish the limitation on liability of a temporary staffing firm for discrimination against a temporary employee 
  • Harty v. SRA/Palm Trails Plaza, LLC, 755 F.Supp.2d 1215 (S.D. Fla. 2010), a case which clarified that an ADA plaintiff lacks standing to complain about barriers that he did not encounter and is not entitled to perform a post-filing inspection of areas within a property that were not encountered by him prior to the filing of the complaint 
  • Briceno v. Sprint Spectrum, L.P., 911 So.2d 176, (Fla. 3d DCA 2005), a case involving the ability to bind parties to standard contractual terms posted on the internet 
  • Martin v. Florida Power and Light Co., 909 So.2d 555 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005), the first case in Florida to establish the duty of utilities in underground damage cases 
  • Maya v. Omnicare, Inc., 2010 WL 2889569 (S.D. Fla. 2010), a case which clarified that a defendant cannot seek removal to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction if the amount in controversy is merely based on speculation 
  • In re Turner, 519 B.R. 354 (Bkrtcy. S.D. Fla. 2014), a case which awarded Rule 11 sanctions in favor of a creditor represented by Mr. Rosenthal and against a Chapter 13 debtor and his attorney for filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition when the debtor was not eligible for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and who filed inaccurate schedules. 
  • Design Center of the Americas, LLC v. Mike Bell, Inc., 254 F. Supp.3d 1339 (S.D. Fla. 2014), a case which clarified that a defendant cannot seek removal to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction if the amount in the complaint is not alleged to be more than $75,000 and the sole basis for the removal is the amount at issue in the defendant's counterclaim. The decision was the first published opinion in the Southern District of Florida that clarified the rule that the counterclaim is irrelevant when determining the amount in controversy in a removal setting. 
  • Gunter v. Sprintcom, Inc., 2016 WL 1619892 (M.D. Fla. April 15, 2016), wherein the Court granted the client’s (Sprintcom, Inc.) motion to compel arbitration and to stay the litigation based on the arbitration agreement contained in the Terms and Conditions of Service. 
  • Almany Investors, Ltd. V. Nextel South Corp., 2015 WL 74091 (S.D. Fla. 2015), a case which awarded summary judgment in favor of Nextel South Corp. confirming its right to terminate Communications Site Lease Agreement which contained a clause entitling Nextel to terminate the Lease if "it determined that the Premises [were] not appropriate for its operations for economic or technological reasons." Nextel exercised its right of termination after the shutdown of its iDEN network in June 2013, yet Almany disagreed with Nextel's right to terminate and filed suit. The summary judgment was granted by United State District Judge Federico A. Moreno. 
  • Acquisition Trust Company, LLC v. Laurel Pinebrook, LLC, 226 So.3d 325 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017), reh. denied, a successful appeal of a trial court’s dismissal with prejudice without leave to amend in a case involving a claim of an improper exercise of a right of first refusal. 
  • Yellow Cab Company v. Ewing by and through Jones, 225 So.2d 302 (Fla 3d DCA 2017), dismissal of an untimely appeal of an amended final judgment correcting a scrivener’s error. 
  • Inside the Art of Craftmanship Corp. v. Design Center of the Americas, 2018 WL 443897, --- So3d. --- (Fla. 4th DCA 2018), a case where the appellate court affirmed a final judgment of possession entered against a commercial tenant who failed to deposit rent into the court registry pending the resolution of the case even though the court was closed on the due date. 
  • United States v. Estelle Stein, 881 F.3d 853 (11th Cir. 2018)
  • Lawyers of Distinction (2020)
  • Named to Florida Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite" 2019
  • Finance Monthly Global Award (2017)
  • Lawyer Monthly of Legal Awards (2017)
  • M&A Award by Corporate Livewire for "Excellence in Business Litigation Law — FL, USA." (2017)
  • 10.0 Superb rating by Avvo®
  • Recognized in the Miami Herald as one of South Florida's Top Lawyers (2011-2012)
  • Named to the exclusive list of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms (2018)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Commercial Litigation (2010-2019)
  • Florida's Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigator of the Year by Acquisition International (2016)
  • Business Lawyer of the Year by Corporate America (2016)
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Litigation-Construction category (2016-2019)
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • University of Virginia (1986), Bachelor of Arts
  • University of Florida College of Law (1989), Juris Doctorate, Graduated with honors, Served on law school's Journal of Law and Public Policy, Interned for United States Magistrate Judge William C. Turnoff
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • District of Columbia, 2022
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • Lawyers of Distinction (2017)
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow)
  • The United States Supreme Court
  • The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office location for Alex P. Rosenthal

2115 N Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33326

Phone: 754-206-9776


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023

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