Alan M. Burger

Member;
West Palm Beach
P: 561.472.2963

Whether looking to fix an immediate dispute or looking for overall ongoing assistance, Alan Burger has the background to fit client needs. Alan possesses a wide array of expertise with over 30 years of experience and that inspire practical solutions to real problems.

Using a common sense approach, Alan pinpoints the heart of the problem and identifies solutions. He also possesses the rare ability to both advise a business in any stage as well as guide clients through the entire litigation process.

Among his clients and colleagues, Alan is relied upon as a consummate, “go-to” resource or, simply a “fixer”.  

Consider retaining Alan for:

  • Complex business consulting and business litigation
  • "Bet the farm" litigation or arbitration
  • Franchise advice or related litigation
  • Commercial litigation including alternative or contingent fee arrangements
  • Complex commercial landlord-tenant issues
  • Anti-doping, administrative or federation actions, and arbitration. litigation
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy

Alan is at heart, a strong proponent of pre-suit dispute resolution and mediation and tries to head off lengthy disputes. However, when unavoidable, Alan’s litigation skills have resulted in multiple defense “wins” on multi-million dollar claims. On the claim side, Alan has secured large jury verdicts or settlements, one approaching $75,000,000 and others at seven figures and above.  Alan has also achieved the significant accomplishment of having two arbitration awards vacated by a trial court. Review of those orders was upheld by the intermediate Appellate Court and in one instance, the Florida Supreme Court.

An industry advisor in franchising, Alan understands the business from both the franchisor and franchisee side. In fact, he has served as co-chair of the McDonald Hopkins’ franchise group and regularly lectures at the Titus Center for Franchising, Palm Beach Atlantic University and the Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University.

He has facilitated the drafting of franchise offerings and entity structuring. Alan has also overseen purchase and sales of multi-unit franchisees, including multi-unit distressed franchisees. He has assisted franchisee groups or individual franchisees with dispute resolution including suit avoidance, arbitration and litigation, when necessary.

Alan is well-versed in complex commercial landlord-tenant issues, having been a go-to lecturer on complex commercial landlord tenant topics for years.

In the last few years, Alan has developed an original approach and proficiency in anti-doping matters, for which he serves as the firm’s chair.  In that arena, he won a multi-million dollar jury award for a commercial pilot wrongfully accused of flying a passenger plane while allegedly high on drugs. Alan has also appeared before the World Court of Sport (CAS) representing an athlete accused of taking steroids.

Over the course of his career, Alan has established an ability to understand and manage interpersonal and complex relationships. He uses these skills to aid his clients whether its in negotiation, structure of transactions, mitigation of risk, mitigation of claims or litigation.

Alan earned a J.D. from California Western School of Law and an LL.M. in real property law from the University of Miami. He received a B.A. from the University of Florida.

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