Robert E. Menje Associate
Robert E. Menje was born and raised in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Binghamton Review and was elected to the student government. After working in finance for several years, Robert decided to pursue his passion – the law. Thereafter, he received a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, where he was the President of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and was the recipient of two academic scholarships.
Robert regularly advises both individuals and corporate clients on a wide range of complex litigation matters, with a focus on commercial litigation, professional liability, director and officer liability, and civil rights litigation. He represents clients in both state and federal courts throughout Florida, as well as in proceedings before local, state, and federal agencies, including the U.S. EEOC, Florida Commission on Human Rights, Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, among others.
ADMISSIONS, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Robert is a member of the Florida Bar and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies – Miami Lawyers Chapter.
New York Law School, Juris Doctor
Defended the owner of a multi-million dollar Miami-based manufacturing company against two lawsuits brought by a relative seeking to obtain ownership of half of the company, as well as other personal assets worth over $4.5 million. After prevailing on summary judgment, the dispute was settled for a nominal amount in light of a pending appeal.
Defended a law firm in a legal malpractice dispute regarding the law firm’s alleged failure to timely file appropriate motions on behalf of their client in the underlying litigation. Law firm’s former client alleged over $1 million in damages, including nearly $750,000 in hard damages. Dispute was favorably settled pre-litigation for less than 30% of the initial demand.
Defended a closing agent and attorney against allegations of fraud and tortious interference in litigation related to a failed real-estate transaction. After obtaining a dismissal of the claims without prejudice, and while pursuing recovery of the client’s attorneys’ fees and costs, the case was settled for $0 and an agreement by the plaintiff to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice.
Defended international fashion company in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations pursuant to the FLSA. Former employee sought nearly $34,000 in alleged unpaid wages among other alleged damages. Dispute was favorably settled early in the litigation for $5,000.
Defended licensed surveyor against allegations of professional negligence after an environmental disaster occurred at the plaintiff’s gas station. Plaintiff alleged nearly $1 million in damages related to cleanup costs and abatement, as well as for loss of gasoline and retail sales. Dispute was favorably settled after the conclusion of discovery for less than 10% of the purported damages.
Defended condominium association in an arbitration action against claims for breach of contract, among others, brought by their former management company. Claimant sought well over $1 million in damages. Dispute was favorably settled during discovery for less than 10% of the purported damages.
Defended dozens of condominium associations and homeowners’ associations against claims for breaches of fiduciary duties, breaches of contract, violations of the associations’ governing documents, election disputes, disputes regarding easement rights, disputes regarding material alterations, etc.