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15 Years Later – the Hard Work Starts to Pay Off – Litigation Department of the Year

Winner of Daily Business Review's Litigation Department of the Year for Small Firms in the Section of Real Estate and Other Litigation

Litigation Partners Peter E. Berlowe and Eric N. Assouline at the 2018 DBR Awards Ceremony

Before starting the firm in 2003, both Peter Berlowe and Eric Assouline worked as associate attorneys at the Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP law firm.  Hanging in the office of the Head of the Litigation Department was a framed plaque that read “Defense Verdict of the Year.”  This plaque commemorated the awesome accomplishment of the senior partner’s efforts, and it was recognized by the American Law Journal.  Eric Assouline used to look at this plaque in awe and wonder if he could ever achieve the heights of his mentor.

In its 15th year, Assouline & Berlowe has grown into a recognized and well regarded presence in the South Florida legal community.  Assouline & Berlowe works with businesses and individuals on a wide array of legal issues, ranging from real estate, business litigation, intellectual property, employment, and trusts, estates and probate matters.

On May 30, 2018, Assouline & Berlowe was recognized by the Daily Business Review for the tireless hard work and effort of its attorneys, when the firm was awarded Litigation Department of the Year, for Small Firms, in the areas of Real Estate and Other Litigation.

The award came as a surprise to the management of the firm, not because they did not think that they had anything short of an excellent litigation department.  Instead, it was because the litigation department of Assouline & Berlowe only consists of 7 attorneys, and the firm, as a whole only has 12 attorneys.  The Small Firm category of the DBR award was open to all firms of 69 attorneys or less.  Firm management thought that there must be dozens of other firms that had many celebrated successes worthy of trying to win this award.  Nonetheless, again, the tireless effort of the firm management did as it always does, all that could be done to try to win.

Now, the hard work for the last 15 years, is starting to pay off.

Eric N. Assouline, Esq.



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Dania Beach, Florida  33004

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Email: ENA@assoulineberlowe.com 


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Jury Verdict is In – Latin Grammy Nominee “Daddy Yankee” Found Liable for Defamation

US District Court - Miami

Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, a/k/a “Daddy Yankee,” his record label, El Cartel Records Inc., his former booking agency company, Icaro Services Inc., and Icaro’s president Edgar Baldiri, were found liable for defamation and injurious falsehood in Miami federal district court.

After a three-week trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, a jury returned a unanimous verdict finding Daddy Yankee and the other defendants had defamed the Plaintiffs, Mr. Diego De Iraola and his company Five Live Entertainment. The jury found that Daddy Yankee, through his agent Edgar Baldiri, had published false and defamatory statements regarding Mr. De Iraola and Five Live Entertainment following the cancellation of a ten-concert tour which Daddy Yankee was expected to perform in Argentina in 2010. The jury repeatedly found Mr. Baldiri’s allegations that Mr. de Iraola had ”swindled” others and engaged in “crimes” were false.

Mr. De Iraola is a founder and majority shareholder of Five Live Entertainment, an event production company based in Argentina. Prior to the failed tour in 2010, Five Live had produced two successful concerts for Daddy Yankee in 2009, as well as other concerts for well-known Latin American musical artists.

Mr. De Iraola issued the following statement: “The last three years have been extremely difficult.  I am so grateful to the men and women of the jury who have cleared my name, and I am excited to turn the page and resume my career in the industry I love.”

Miami Partners Peter E. Berlowe, Daniel E. Vielleville, and Associate Andrew S. Riccio of Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. represented Mr. de Iraola and Five Live Entertainment, together with Tomas Leonard, Eric Bloom and Meg Ciavarella, members of Winston & Strawn’s international arbitration practice.

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Women Lawyers: Outstanding Public Service Award – Congratulations!

Please join the Firm, as we congratulate the South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (SPBC FAWL) on receiving State FAWL’s Outstanding Public Service Award for its Educating Tomorrow’s Adults program.

This program focused on educating young adults in local high schools on their legal rights and responsibilities upon turning age 18. 

The Firm is proud that this program was spearheaded by Assouline & Berlowe Partner Ellen Leibovitch, who heads the Firm’s labor & employment practice group.  Ellen, who is past president of SPBC FAWL and was one of the first women in the state to receive State FAWL’s Leader in the Law award, will be accepting this award on behalf of SPBC FAWL at a June 27, 2013 reception during The Florida Bar’s annual meeting at the Boca Raton Resort.

Congratulations to SPBC FAWL and SuperLawyer and Board Cerfied Labor & Employment Attorney Ellen Leibovitch for this well deserved award, honor, and achievement!

For more information on Ellen Leibovitch, and her practice, go to: http://www.assoulineberlowe.com/Ellen_Leibovitch.asp or you can contact her by e-mail at eml@assoulineberlowe.com

Assouline & Berlowe is a full service business law firm with offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Boca Raton.


Miami: 305-567-5576

Ft. Lauderdale: 965-929-1899

Boca Raton: 561-361-6566

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