The author is an attorney living in Miami, Florida.  He has practiced law since 1974 in Georgia, Tennessee and Florida.  The majority of his professional career has focused on litigation and arbitration.  His decision to post this blog began with an attempt to understand many of today’s problems and a realization that our public officials are either unable or unwilling to understand and seek to find solutions.

Below are more details of his career.

Joffe & Joffe LLC, Coral Gables, Florida (August 2009 – 2018) – Attorney

Florida International University, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Miami, FL (2014- Present) –   Adjunct Professor teaching courses in Hospitality Law in the undergraduate and graduate programs

 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., Miami, Florida (1985-July 2009) – Attorney

  • Represented clients in numerous business disputes through courts, arbitration or mediation to a conclusion
  • Managed complex materials for presentation
  • Advocated complex factual and legal positions
  • Oversaw budgeting, billing and collection of receivables
  • Successfully engaged and retained clients
  • Developed and honed substantive expertise in areas of international trade, international transportation and intellectual property

Panel Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and American Arbitration   Association Commercial and complex litigation 

  • Participated as Chair or panel member arbitrator in multiple commercial disputes
  • Wrote opinions deciding arbitrations


  • Florida  International University, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Miami, FL •  Master of Science Degree in Hospitality Management
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York  •   Juris Doctor Degree
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan • Bachelor in Business Administration with honors

Awards and Professional Accomplishments 

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Selected as “Super Lawyer” in International Law – 2006-Present
  • International Law Certification Committee. (Chair-1998-2002; 2011-2014) – Chaired the Florida Bar committee which drafted criteria and examinations for Bar certification
  • International Law Section, Florida Bar Chair (1997-98)