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Haas Hatic

Partner
Overview

Haas Hatic is an AV® Preeminent™ attorney and a partner with Greenspoon Marder’s Complex Litigation practice group. He has 25 plus years of federal and state court litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels. In addition to general complex litigation matters, Mr. Hatic’s practice focuses on defending businesses in all types of commercial and class action litigation and arbitration across the country.

Mr. Hatic has defended class action claims brought under state consumer protection and unfair trade and deceptive practices statutes in more than a dozen jurisdictions, as well as class claims brought under RICO, the FDCPA, RESPA, TILA, TCPA, Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Credit Repair Organizations Act, and other statutory based claims. Mr. Hatic also has significant experience in counseling and defending businesses in employment law matters brought under Title VII, FLSA, ADA, and ADEA. He has represented manufacturing industries with respect to regulatory matters and has advised technology companies with respect to intellectual property and contract matters.

Prior to joining Greenspoon Marder, Mr. Hatic served as an associate professor at a major university teaching constitutional law, judicial process, and other courses relating to government and policy analysis.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Disrict Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Third District Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1989
  • Ph.D., Policy Analysis University of Cincinnati, 1982
Experience

Industries

  • Financial Institutions and Financial Services Companies
  • Motor Vehicle Dealership Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology, and Software Developers
  • Aviation and Yacht Sales and Charters

Representative Experience

  • Representing and defending business and highly compensated individuals in all aspects of commercial and consumer actions under federal and state statutory claims
  • Providing businesses with a full-range of employment-related legal services, including defending lawsuits involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour, breach of contracts, severance, employee benefits, non-competition, confidentiality, trade secrets, whistle-blower, invasion of privacy, and defamation claims
  • Representing financial institutions and other consumer financial services companies in a broad array of litigation, governmental investigations, enforcement actions, regulatory matters, and class action litigation and arbitration
  • Counseling and guiding information technology, development and software companies, vendors and users regarding intellectual property and contract issues
  • Counseling manufacturing concerns on OSHA and other regulatory issues
  • Addressing legal issues Motor Vehicle Dealers, Aviation Sales and Charter businesses, and Yacht Sales and Charter businesses face in all aspects of operations, employment and regulatory matters as well as litigation defense of commercial and consumer claims
  • Representing a broad range of domestic and foreign corporations

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Broward County, Past Chair
  • USA Swimming, Florida Gold Coast, Official and Past Chairman Board of Review
Awards

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent®
  • The American Lawyer magazine. “Top Rated Lawyers,” 2012
  • Daily Business Review, “Most Effective Lawyers,” 2010
  • Florida Trend magazine, “Legal Elite,” 2008
Publications

Publications

  • Co-Author, “State Education Reform: Crisis and Consensus”, 3 (3) Educational Policy Journal SUNY, 1989
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