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Louis J. Terminello

Chair, Hospitality, Alcohol and Leisure Industry Group, Partner
Overview

Louis J. Terminello is a partner, Chair of the Hospitality, Alcohol and Leisure Industry Group and member of the Firm Management Committee at Greenspoon Marder. He concentrates his practice on administrative law and providing legal services to all tiers of the alcohol beverage industry, including retailers, suppliers and wholesalers. He handles a wide array of transactional, civil, criminal, and administrative matters for hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and package stores throughout Florida.

Mr. Terminello has more than 40 years of experience in the alcohol beverage and tobacco industry as a regulator, industry attorney and industry member. He previously served as a senior law enforcement investigator with the State of Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco in Miami for over 10 years.

Mr. Terminello was an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University’s Chaplain School of Hospitality and Tourism Management teaching Beverage Law Management/Alcoholic Beverage Law from 2006 through 2013 and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law teaching Alcohol Beverage Law. He has lectured at Florida Bar CLE events on various alcoholic beverage law topics on several occasions. Additionally, he has been appointed Special Counsel to U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustees for alcoholic beverage issues in the United States Bankruptcy Court on numerous occasions. Mr. Terminello has also been admitted as an expert witness in alcoholic beverage issues in circuit courts throughout the State of Florida. Louis has owned and operated several South Florida restaurants and nightclubs.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 1990
    • Honor Council President, 1989-1990
    • Inter-American Law Review, Member, 1988-1990
  • B.S., Northeastern University, 1974
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Urban Land Institute, Product Councils: Recreational Development Council
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Paul Harris, Fellow
  • University of Miami School of Law, Alcoholic Beverage Law, Adjunct Professor, 2017
  • Florida International University’s Chaplain School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Alcoholic Beverage Law, Adjunct Professor, 2006-2014
Awards

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent®
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