Stanford R. Solomon
Mr. Solomon earned his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977 and his Juris Doctor with Honors from University of Florida College of Law in 1980. Mr. Solomon is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Solomon has also served as a Certified Circuit Court Mediator and is a graduate of the Harvard Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School.
Mr. Solomon handles and tries cases in virtually every area of commercial practice. Mr. Solomon’s experiences include advocacy and aggressive representation of clients in real estate lending disputes, mortgage/lien foreclosures, loan work-outs, construction contract matters, construction defect claims, trade regulation disputes, employee contract violations, unfair trade practice and competition claims, business torts, partnership disputes and dissolution, legal malpractice claims, creditor claims in bankruptcy, franchise claims, securities fraud matters, tax claims, racketeering claims, receiverships, commercial landlord/tenant cases, land use disputes, zoning contests, regulatory compliance, and private disputes. In addition to matters arising primarily in a commercial setting, Mr. Solomon regularly handles and tries complex, high-conflict family law matters that require an experienced negotiator, skilled advocacy, and a deep understanding of intimate business transactions or complex, layered financial arrangements.
Mr. Solomon’s practice takes him throughout Florida and to many states throughout the country. In furtherance of Mr. Solomon’s broad-based nationwide practice and experience, Mr. Solomon has appeared and represented clients in more than twenty district courts, including the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Western District of North Carolina, the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, the District of Colorado, and in various United States Bankruptcy Courts and state trial courts around the nation. Mr. Solomon has also appeared and argued appeals before the United States First, Second, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, before four of the six Florida District Courts of Appeal, and before the Florida Supreme Court.
A member of several professional associations, Mr. Solomon has twice served as chair of The Florida Bar’s Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration Committee, and currently serves on the executive committee of the Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration Committee. Mr. Solomon has served previously as chair of The Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee and on the executive committee of the Appellate Court Rules Committee. Over the years, Mr. Solomon has also chaired numerous Joint Rules Committees and Workgroups designated by the Florida Supreme Court. Mr. Solomon is currently the Rules Committees’ liaison to the Florida Courts Technology Commission.
Mr. Solomon has authored several legal articles, the most recent article is titled, “First Breach? Not So Fast: Navigating Florida’s Prior Breach Doctrine”, FLA. BAR J., 92:7 (July/August 2018). Mr. Solomon has also lectured on issues affecting financial institutions and private investors and regularly teaches the art of trial practice. Mr. Solomon’s lecture topics have included: “The Foreclosure Process”, “The Purpose and Benefit of Forbearance Agreements”, “The Failing Durrett Doctrine”, and “Avoiding the Bankruptcy Stay”.
In addition to his professional practice, Mr. Solomon is actively engaged in community and philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Solomon is past President of the Board of Trustees of Hillel Academy and has served on the Board of Directors of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay. Mr. Solomon has also held positions of leadership in the United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet, vice president of Congregation Kol Ami, chairman of the Tampa Jewish Federation’s Attorneys Division, chairman of the Jewish Federation’s Russian Resettlement Task Force, chairman of the Tampa Jewish Community’s Capital Acquisitions Committee, executive committee member of the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and cabinet captain for the annual United Way Campaign.
Mr. Solomon was awarded the 2022 Florida Bar President’s Award for his contributions to the COVID-19 Task Force that studied the impact of COVID-19 on the legal profession and on the citizens of Florida. The work of the Task Force was recognized by Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz in a published opinion. Mr. Solomon is designated by Martindale-Hubbell (Lawyers.com) as an AV-rated attorney, emblematic of an attorney who has been recognized for reaching the pinnacle of professional excellence and who has exhibited the highest levels of skill and integrity.