Scott L. Cagan Attorney At Law

Scott L. Cagan - Attorney at Law


T 954.761.8111
F 954.761.8112
D 954.761.7517
Fort Lauderdale 401 East Las Olas Boulevard Suite 1000 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Effective, practical, and client-first litigator known for crafting creative and persuasive strategies to resolve complex business disputes. Sector strengths include construction, real estate, banking, and professional services. 

Scott L. Cagan has been helping business clients formulate effective legal strategies to obtain favorable, cost-effective results for more than thirty years. An accomplished litigator, a significant portion of Scott’s practice is dedicated to resolving disputes between business partners, including shareholder and LLC member derivative actions, construction litigation, as well as counseling clients on risk mitigation and litigation avoidance.

Scott has extensive experience representing clients operating across a wide variety of sectors, including construction, commercial real estate, health care, hospitality, banking, and professional services. His clients include national financial institutions, preeminent law firms, luxury resort and hotel owners, prominent musicians, a professional sports franchise, and former professional athletes. He also frequently serves as co-counsel with out-of-state law firms.

Scott also advises clients in employment disputes, including claims involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and claims arising under Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act, unfair competition law, and Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Scott’s experience as a judicial clerk to the late Lenore C. Nesbitt, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida from 1988 through 1990, served as a foundation for his representation of clients in both federal and state courts and at the trial and appellate levels. Scott’s methodical approach emphasizes close client involvement to ensure clients’ business and legal objectives are aligned.

Consistently recognized as a top practitioner in the state by his peers, Scott teams with GrayRobinson colleagues in the corporate, health care, labor and employment, insurance defense, and real estate practice areas to provide comprehensive strategies for clients.

  • Notable Work
    • Carey v. Kirk, 2022 WL 17996027 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 2, 2022)
    • Floridian for Solar Choice, Inc. v. Paparella, 802 Fed. Appx. 519 (11th Cir. 2020)
    • Burke v. Custom Marine Group, 847 Fed. Appx. 578 (11th Cir. 2021)
    • Burke v. Custom Marine Group, 2020 WL 10184340 (S.D. Fla. May 29, 2020)
    • Seminole Masonry LLC v. Hodges, 2019 WL 687918 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 19, 2019)
    • Mariano v. Hudson Bay Master Fund Ltd., 2019 WL 8367048 (S.D. Fla. August 15, 2018)
  • Recognition
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2024
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2023
      • Top 100 in Miami, 2012
    • The Boca Raton Observer, Top Lawyers of 2023
    • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, Top Lawyer, 2020-2021
    • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell, 1998-present
  • Insights
    • Co-Author and Editor, Chapter Five, "Choice of Remedy," Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, (14th Ed. 2022)
  • Affiliations
    • The Florida Bar
      • Business Law Section
      • Labor and Employment Law Section  
    • Broward County Bar Association
    • Miami-Dade Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
      • Broward County Chapter
  • Credentials
    • J.D., New York Law School, 1988, magna cum laude
    • B.S., Lehigh University, 1985
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 11th Circuits
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York