Payton & Associates, LLC

Business Law Lawyers | Serving Miami, FL

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2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1600
Miami, FL 33131

We Are a Trial Firm Committed to the Practice of Law, to Serving
Our Clients Efficiently and Effectively Serving Our Community

At Payton & Associates, LLC, we concentrate on complex business litigation. We have the legal experience and business acumen to produce the best results for our clients. As a boutique firm, we are able to ensure that each client receives personal attention, sophisticated representation and value from our services. The firm represents domestic and foreign corporations and high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Complex Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Foreclosure Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Receiverships
  • Probate and Estate Litigation
  • Intra-Family Business Disputes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Art Law
  • International Business Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Health Care Contract Litigation

Our business litigation lawyers have the experience, knowledge and resources to deliver creative and skilled representation. We are readily available to our clients and make every effort to understand their business and the needs of their business. We take pride in our work, and we are committed to provide the advocacy our clients need and deserve with the highest degree of professionalism.

Call us today at 305-372-3500 to arrange your initial consultation. For more information please visit our site.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Harry A. Payton


  • Florida, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.,  LL.B., 1966
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, B.S., 1961
    • Cum laude
    • Phi Kappa Phi

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board Certified Business Litigation, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Professional Memberships & Achivements:

  • Professionalism Committee for the 11th Circuit, 2012 - Present
  • The Florida Bar, Member: Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, July 2011-2014, July 2014-present: Member, Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee, 2008-2011; Member, Grievance Committee, 1976-1979
  • The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education: Member 2002-2008, Vice Chair, 2004-2005, Chair 2005-2006
  • BLSE Standards Committee: Member 2002-2005
  • BLSE Executive Committee: Member 2004-2007, Vice Chair 2004-2005, Chair 2005-2006
  • BLSE Communications Committee: Member 2006-2008, Chair 2007-2008
  • Business Litigation Certification Committee: Member 1997-2002, Vice Chair1999-2000,
    Chair 2000-2001
  • American Bar Association: Subcommittee on Billing and Budgeting, Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation: Vice Chair 1994-1997, Co-Chair 1998-2004
  • ABA Section of International Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee, Member, 2014 - Present
  • ABA Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries, Arts & Museums, Member,
    2014 - Present
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), 2012 - Present
  • The Florida Bar Business Law Section, 2014-present; The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section, 2014 - Present
  • International Referral, 2013 - Present
  • Advisory Board, Law Department Consortium, 2008 - Present
  • Council on Litigation Management, 2009 - 2010

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized for earning and maintaining Florida Bar board certification status in civil trial for
    30 years.
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent, 1983 - 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers®, 2006 - 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in South Florida Legal Guide, Best Litigators: Corporate & Business,
  • National Guard, Honorable Discharge

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