Michael J. Higer is a Partner of Berger Singerman’s Dispute Resolution Team and is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who has devoted his practice to commercial litigation and civil trial work involving a wide variety of matters. Michael is also the President-Elect of the Florida Bar. While representing clients with diverse needs in a wide variety of matters, Michael’s practice has principally focused on debtor/creditor, intellectual property and insurance matters. He has represented both debtors and creditors in litigation involving multimillions of dollars in loans and has represented both some of the largest local and national lending institutions and prominent real estate developers. He has represented his lender and debtor clients in foreclosures of commercial property, workouts, and reorganizations involving well in excess of $300 million. Michael has also represented clients in intellectual property litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyright, computer software, covenants not to compete, unfair competition and related matters. In doing so, he has successfully represented high profile clients involving delicate matters with national interest as well as representing small business owners whose exposure threatened their economic existence. Michael has also extensively represented insureds in first party insurance disputes. Michael has represented his clients in these matters both in the state and federal trial courts, the state and federal appellate courts, the Supreme Court of Florida and the Supreme Court of the United States.
In today's episode, Michael Higer, the Florida Bar President, talks about his position. He also discusses his initiatives, such as lawyer health and wellness, and the challenges he faced from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Future president-elect of The Florida Bar Michelle Suskauer interviews current president and president-elect Bill Schifino and Michael Higer.
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