Paul H.  Minoff - Attorney at Law

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112

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Biography

Paul is a shareholder of the firm and member of its Fort Lauderdale commercial litigation team. Although Paul has substantial experience in general commercial litigation, his current practice focuses largely on consumer finance/banking, real estate and title and business contract litigation. In that regard, Paul is currently representing some of the largest residential lenders and servicers in the country, in various areas related to residential mortgage loan origination, servicing, and default.

Before returning to private practice in June 2011, Paul opened and managed the Fort Lauderdale regional title litigation office for Fidelity National Title Group (FNTG), the parent company to Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., Chicago Title Insurance Co., Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co. and Lawyers Title Insurance Co., where he and his team of title litigators focused on representing lenders and property owners in all aspects of residential and commercial title defects, liens and other encumbrances, and curative actions, while also representing the various FNTG companies in breach of contract, bad-faith, declaratory judgment and escrow deposit disputes and actions.

Prior to joining FNTG, Paul was vice president and associate general counsel for JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.'s home loans litigation department and first vice president and senior counsel for Washington Mutual Bank's (WaMu) litigation department in Plantation, Florida. While at Chase and WaMu, Paul gained extensive experience in all matters relating to consumer banking and residential loan origination and servicing, including foreclosure, REO and evictions, bankruptcy, collections practices, credit reporting, and government investigations and compliance. Additionally, prior to Chase's acquisition of WaMu's assets, Paul represented the bank in many other areas, including credit card, real estate, branch banking and retail banking-related disputes.

Prior to entering the in-house world in January 2007, Paul was a senior associate with Holland & Knight, LLP's Fort Lauderdale office, where he concentrated his practice in commercial, real estate and general business litigation matters.

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Background

Paul was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Long Island, New York. After spending his final year of high school in the Dallas, Texas area, Paul returned to New York, which he continued to call home until August 1999, when he relocated to South Florida.

Paul earned his bachelor’s in political science in 1994 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, among other noted accomplishments. After working for almost two years and getting married, Paul then entered law school at Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, earning his juris doctor, with honors, in 1999, and also earning Order of the Coif distinction.

Paul is a member of the Florida and New Jersey bars and is currently admitted to practice before the U.S. district courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern districts of Florida, as well as the Southern and Middle districts of Florida bankruptcy courts. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Broward County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association.

Paul resides in Coral Springs with his wife of 17 years and their three children.

Education
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A. political science (magna cum laude, 1994)
  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, J.D. (honors, 1999)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • The New Jersey Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2018
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2007
Civic
  • Crime Stoppers Council of Broward County, Board Member, 2000-present
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cub Pack 246, Adult Leader/Committee Member, 2007-present
  • Girl Scouts of America, Troop 10555, Adult Assistant/Advisor, 2004-present
Media Mentions

Interview, Bloomberg, February 2015

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