Adam R. Alaee

Partner

Overview

Adam R. Alaee is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Alaee practices in all areas of commercial litigation, emphasizing construction and real estate litigation, bid protests, and business disputes, including those involving non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition, fiduciary duties, and interference with business relationships. He is a member of the Construction and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices.

Mr. Alaee has significant experience handling complex, multi-party disputes, and has successfully represented clients in state, federal, and appellate courts. His experience in this regard includes jury and bench trials, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Alaee also has significant experience representing clients before state and local governmental agencies.

Reported Decisions

Mr. Alaee’s work has resulted in several published decisions, including Vila & Son Landscaping Corp. v. Posen Construction, Inc., 99 So. 3d 563 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012), which established the law in Florida concerning the interpretation of “termination for convenience” clauses. Other decisions include:

  • Warke v. Lennar Homes, LLC, 2018 Fla. App. LEXIS 2314 (Fla. 2d DCA 2018);
  • Busch v. Lennar Homes, LLC, 219 So. 3d 93 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017);
  • CMH Homes, Inc. v. LSFC Co., 2013 Fla. App. LEXIS 12590 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013);
  • American Community Networks, LLC v. Len Paradise, LLC, 2013 Fla. App. LEXIS 9893 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013);
  • Posen Construction v. Lee County, 921 F. Supp. 2d 1350 (M.D. Fla. 2013);
  • Way Bail Bond, Inc. v. Safety National Casualty Corp., 94 So. 3d 589 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012);
  • Bar Codes Talk, Inc. v. GS1 US, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116704 (M.D. Fla. 2010);
  • Fireline Restoration, Inc. v. BSR Electrical, Inc., 8 So. 3d 361 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009);
  • Lowe Enters. Residential Investors v. Chapel Creek Partners, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127915 (M.D. Fla. 2008);
  • Mulia, Inc. v. Seaboard Warehouse Terminals, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33342 (S.D. Fla. 2008);
  • Florida Department of Revenue v. Supercool Cold Storage, Inc., 959 So. 2d 261 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007);
  • Harrell v. Farm Credit of Northwest Fla., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99867 (M.D. Fla. 2006);
  • Cooper v. Thomas Craig & Co., LLP, 906 So. 2d 378 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005).

Community Engagement

Mr. Alaee routinely contributes pro bono hours to the Bay Area Volunteer Lawyers Program and similar programs, and repeatedly has been recognized by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association.

Education

Mr. Alaee received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of South Florida.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Alaee is a member of The Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida.

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