Cozen O’Connor: Gilbert, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Gilbert

Member

Miami

(305) 704-5952

(305) 704-5955

Recent News:

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Jeffrey is an experienced litigator representing developers, real estate lenders, financial institutions, REITs, special servicers, and receivers in all aspects of construction, property, and commercial financial disputes. Jeffrey, on behalf of nationwide lenders and servicers, has foreclosed mortgage liens on highly visible properties located throughout Florida, including resort hotels, golf course developments, and downtown office buildings. He litigates significant commercial tenancy cases on behalf of owners and landlords, as well as defending civil and criminal usury and lender liability claims and counterclaims. He also litigates probate, estate, trust, and fiduciary cases, and land use and zoning disputes. In addition, Jeffrey represents electronics and cellular clients, including prosecuting claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. He also represents investment advisors in SEC enforcement actions, and SEC and NASD registered corporations in administrative and court proceedings. He also handles mediations and national and international arbitrations.

Throughout his career, Jeffrey has worked with Florida Bar committees and the charitable community. He chaired the Real Estate Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar for several years and has served on its executive council (1995 – 2001). He is a graduate and former skills advisory chair for Leadership Fort Lauderdale. He served for several years as vice president of the Jewish Museum of Florida, Miami Beach, Fla. He is a former chair of the Attorney’s Division and director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (2005 – 2010). He is also a former local communities chair of the National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities; a member of the Young President’s Club, Mt. Sinai Hospital; and the former chair of the Committee on Governance and a board director at the Scheck Hillel Community School (2009 – 2014).

Jeffrey earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the University of Miami Law Review. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University, where he served as the editorial editor of The Daily Northwestern.

News

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Nine Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 26, 2019

Super Lawyers has named Nine Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Investors Accused of Rigging Foreclosure Auctions Bought More Than 1,200 Properties

November 13, 2017

Jeffery Gilbert, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, was quoted in the Daily Business Review's article, "Investors Accused of Rigging Foreclosure Auctions Bought More Than 1,200 Properties."

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2016

Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 17, 2015

The current edition is based on more than five million detailed evaluations by the top lawyers of the country. This list will be included in dozens of city and regional publications in the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Grow in South Florida with the Addition of Jeffrey Gilbert

September 23, 2014

Continuing its strategic growth in South Florida, Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the arrival of commercial litigator Jeffrey Gilbert as a partner in the firm’s Miami office. Most recently a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, Gilbert is an accomplished and experienced real estate, business and trusts and estates litigator.

Publications

Construct New Miami-Dade Civil Courthouse Now [Daily Business Review]

March 03, 2017

Jeff Gilbert of the Commercial Litigation Department discusses the history of the Miami-Date Courthouse, now in despair, and the plans for the new courthouse.

Newly Paved Path for Asserting Construction Defect Claims in Florida [Commercial Litigation Alert]

September 15, 2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 87 into law, codified at ch. 2015-165, which amends the Florida’s Construction Defect Statute. These amendments will go into effect on October 1, 2015

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Corporate Counsel Summit 2015

November 13, 2015 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1980

Awards & Honors

The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2020

South Florida Legal Guide, "South Florida's Top Lawyers" 2005-2019

Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2012, 2015-2019

Corporate Counsel "Top Attorneys in Business Litigation" 2008-2011

South Florida Legal Guide, one of "South Florida's Up & Comers" 2002

AV Preeminent® Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell

University of Miami Law Review, Associate Editor

  • Florida
  • Member, Greater Miami Jewish Federation Leadership Council
  • Former Chair, Real Estate Litigation Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the Florida Bar
  • Graduate and former Skills Advisory Chair for Leadership Fort Lauderdale
  • Former Vice President of the Jewish Museum of Florida, and Member of the Museum’s Leadership Advisory Council
  • Chair of the Attorney’s Division and Director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (2005 – 2010)
  • Local Communities Chair of the National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities (2000 – 2004)
  • Member of the Young President’s Club, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach
  • Chair of the Committee on Governance and a Board Director at the Scheck Hillel Community School (2009 – 2014)
  • Board of Governors, Temple Menorah, Miami Beach