Experienced Tampa attorney
Since 1995, Craig E. Rothburd has been a practicing attorney in the Tampa Bay area focusing his practice on complex business, corporate, commercial and health care matters. Mr. Rothburd is a Tampa, Florida, native with strong roots in the community. A large portion of Mr. Rothburd's corporate practice is devoted to representing health care providers, their groups and practices with legal issues, including but not limited to contracting and compliance. In addition to the firm's ongoing complex business litigation practice, in 2000, Mr. Rothburd became involved in a number of consumer based cases and since that time has devoted a considerable amount of his practice on consumer law and litigation, with a special focus on class action litigation.
The firm has a client base ranging from individuals, closely held corporations, to Fortune 500 companies and large class representation. For over 18 years, Mr. Rothburd has provided high quality counsel and sound legal solutions to individuals and businesses on cases with all levels of complexity for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Rothburd is an effective and experienced attorney who not only is a highly specialized litigator, but also an award-winning attorney who has earned the respect of clients and Florida's legal community. He has achieved an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
320 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 700
Tampa FL 33606
Litigation on behalf of your business
If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a customer, client, competitor or contractor that you will need outside help to resolve. Craig Rothburd has been assisting businesses for over 16 years through the civil court system in both federal and state court as well as alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration. He has the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:
-Partnership and shareholder disputes
-Breach of contract
-Banking and creditor issues
-Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement
Recovery from breach of contract
When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients as a result. Craig Rothburd, P.A. can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:
-Compensatory damages - reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
-Consequential and incidental damages - compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
-Attorney fees and costs - amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable
-Liquidated damages - amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
-Specific performance - court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
-Punitive damages - penalty for a party's objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
-Rescission - cancellation of the contract, with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
-Reformation - change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed
Affordable alternatives to a civil suit
The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and sometimes quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. Craig Rothburd is a skilled negotiator who has successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and has settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving his clients time and expense, which helps get their businesses back to what they do best.
Get your business back to what it does best
If your business is involved in a dispute, you need to take action. Delaying the exercise of your rights could mean losing them or worsening the situation. Call Craig E. Rothburd, P.A. at 813-251-8800 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment.
Areas of practice
-Complex business litigation
Admitted to practice
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1995
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
-The National Law Journal - Tampa's Top Lawyers (2013)
-Homeless Hero - Advocacy - Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition (2011)
-Tampa Bay Magazine's - Top Lawyers (2010)
-University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994
-University of Florida, B.S., 1990
-Federal Bar Association - Middle District of Florida Chapter
-Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association
-Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
-National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA)
-Partner, Craig E. Rothburd, P.A., 2005 - present
-Partner, Eddy & Rothburd, P.A., 2004 - 2005
-Associate Attorney, Robert K. Eddy & Associates, P.A., 1995 - 2003
-Law Clerk, Hillsborough County Attorney's Office, 1995
-Law Clerk, Ira Weinstein, Esquire, 1991 - 1994
-Director, Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., 2008 - present
-Director, Member, Democratic Professionals Council, Tampa Bay Chapter, 2008 - present
-Member, Schaarai Zedek Temple, 1999 - present
-Member, Museum of Art, 1996 - present
-Member, Tampa Theatre, 2001 - present
-Member, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 2001 - present
-Member (Scholarship Club), Gator Boosters, Inc., 2001 - present
-Fundraiser, Hillsborough County Education Foundation, 1999 - present
-Member, Royal Krewe of Privateers 2011 - present
-U.S. Hospitality of Tampa Bay, Inc. v. Alite, Case No. 2D09-3832, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 34, Fla. L. Weekly D379, Opinion Filed February 18, 2009.
-Santiago v. Sunset Cove Investments, Inc., Case No. 2D07-1598, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 33 Fla. L. Weekly D 401, Opinion Filed February 1, 2008.
-Liberatore v. 21st Century Satellite Communs., Inc. (In re 21st Century Satellite Communs., Inc.), Chapter 11, Case No. 01-08592-8P1, Adv. Proc. No. 01-335, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, TAMPA DIVISION, 278 B.R. 577, 2002 Bankr. LEXIS 559; 15 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B 188, May 15, 2002, Decided.
-Ryan v. Stalley, Case No. 2D99-5009, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 775 So. 2d 296, 2000 Fla. App. LEXIS 14836, November 15, 2000, Opinion Filed.
-Vaughan v. First Union Nat'l Bank, Case No. 98-02889, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 740 So. 2d 1216; 1999 Fla. App. LEXIS 10907, 24 Fla. L. Weekly D 1894, August 13, 1999, Opinion Filed.
-Levine v. Saavedra, Case No. 98-00550, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 727 So. 2d 1110, 1999 Fla. App. LEXIS 2621; 24 Fla. L. Weekly D 668, March 12, 1999, Opinion Filed, Released for Publication April 5, 1999.
-Case Credit Corporation v. Furr, Trustee, Case No. 96-5517, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL, FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT 136 F.3d 1330, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 3977, February 3, 1998, Decided.
-Wilson v. Calfee, Case No. 96-03457, COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT, 706 So. 2d 310, 1997 Fla. App. LEXIS 14449, December 31, 1997, Opinion Filed.
-Mandalay Shores Cooperative Housing Association, members v. Mandalay Shores Cooperative Housing Association, Inc. Case No. 95-3142, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEAL, FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT, 107 F.3d 23, 1997 U.S. App. LEXIS 1956, January 23, 1997, Decided, January 23, 1997, Filed.
-Loves his family, music, Gator football, travel, art and culinary interests
University of Florida, College of Law
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