1001 Brickell Bay Drive,
Miami, FL 33131
- J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, California Law Review, Moot Court Board, director of McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition
- B.B.A., University of Miami, magna cum laude
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Richard Brener focuses his practice on complex litigation and appeals. He has many years of experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of litigation from researching and working up the operative pleadings, planning and conducting extensive discovery, preparing dispositive motions or responses, and presenting arguments to the court at both the trial and appellate levels. He has worked on cases as varied as the litigation and investigations arising out of the massive oil spill of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska, challenges to the intellectual property of computer and high tech companies, and advising Twentieth Century Fox on broadcast and first amendment standards. As Of Counsel with Astigarraga Davis, Mr. Brener has also assisted in complex cases pending before several international arbitral bodies.
Mr. Brener received his B.B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami with a degree in accounting. Prior to his legal practice, Mr. Brener was licensed as a Certified Public Account and worked as an auditor and accountant. Mr. Brener was awarded his legal degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California at Berkeley. While in law school, he was on the California Law Review, the Moot Court Board, acted as director of the McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition, and was awarded “book awards” in contracts and entertainment law. Having received the highest scores when he took the Florida bar examination, he was invited to address the successful inductees and guests at the induction ceremony held at the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.
Mr. Brener is very active with Chabad in South Florida, having volunteered in a number of administrative and legal capacities. Mr. Brener is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice before the courts of the states of Florida and California. He is also admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California.