Harry A. Payton

Harry A. Payton

Founder - Payton & Associates, LLC

IR Silver Member

Contact Details

  • Florida
Suite 2300 One Biscayne Tower, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd
Miami 33131 United States

Practice Area Membership(s)

  • Commercial Litigation

Please sign in to view members only features


Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer • Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer

Harry represents domestic and international corporations and prominent, high net worth individuals in complex business litigation matters involving commercial real estate; corporate shareholder and partnership disputes; intra-family business disputes; probate, will and trust litigation; and litigation involving fine art.

Harry is one of 92 lawyers in the state of Florida with dual board certification in civil trial and business litigation.  (Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification.)  In addition, Harry was appointed to the Professionalism Committee for the 11th Judicial Circuit, and chairs the mentoring program subcommittee.  In the American Bar Association, he is a member of the Corporate Counsel Committee, Section of Litigation.  

Areas of Practice:

  • 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

Firm description

At Payton & Associates, LLC, we represent domestic and international corporations and high net worth individuals in a broad spectrum of complex commercial litigation cases. As a boutique firm, we provide our clients with personal attention from senior level attorneys, and the highest quality legal representation available in firms of any size. Approximately seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Attorney Harry Payton, who leads the firm, is certified in two areas: business litigation and civil trial.  Numerous legal publications, including Super Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, and Top Lawyers, have recognized our attorneys and the firm in their selection lists.

The firm handles litigation cases involving commercial real estate and construction, commercial foreclosures and lender liability, business torts, litigation involving fine art, professional liability, intra-family business disputes, and insurance-related litigation. The firm also handles Federal Court receiverships in SEC, CFTC, and FTC enforcement actions involving alleged Ponzi schemes, investment-related frauds and deceptive telemarketing schemes, as well as State Court receiverships involving alleged fraud and waste to assets.