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Brian S. McHugh

Of Counsel

As a member of the firm’s Litigation and Mediation practice groups, Brian S. McHugh concentrates his practice in the area of commercial, banking, real estate and probate and trust litigation. His client base is diverse and includes lenders, developers, landlords, tenants, estates, large and small corporations.

Mr. McHugh handles a wide range of matters for clients and has extensive experience in Uniform Commercial Code and other business disputes, trust and estates disputes, landlord/tenant issues, construction liens, enforcement of mortgages and liens in personal property, legal research, evidentiary and civil procedure issues, other contract disputes and creditor disputes. Mr. McHugh’s experience in these and other areas enables him to advise business and professional clients and individuals in connection with many types of disputes which they generally encounter.

Mr. McHugh is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit-Civil Mediator. Although he vigorously pursues his clients’ litigation interests, he is sensitive to opportunities to provide Alternative Dispute Resolution to assist clients in reaching a favorable out-of-court settlement where desired.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • J.D., Florida State University, High Honors, 1985
  • B.A., Harvard University, cum laude, 1982

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Broward Alliance, Director
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Leadership North Broward Alumni, Member
  • Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Director, Legal Counsel
  • Pompano Beach Economic Development Council, Director
  • Pompano Beach Rotary Club, Director
  • Pompano Beach Vision 2000+ Steering Committee, Vice Chairman
  • Pompano Proud, Inc., President


  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Construction Litigation, 2023-2024
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Litigation-Banking and Finance, Construction, Trusts and Estates, 2013-2024
  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Trusts and Estates, 2020, 2024
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, “Top Lawyers” 2021 & 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Florida “Super Lawyers,” 2016-2022
  • The American Lawyer magazine, “Top Rated Lawyers,” 2012
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