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Alexander Heydemann

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Alexander (Alec) Heydemann’s practice includes complex civil litigation often involving high-profile matters ranging from catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims to commercial and insurance disputes. Alec has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts across the country whether from the inception of litigation, through trial, or on appeal. 

Education

Cornell University, B.S., 2011

Instituto Empresa Law School, Madrid, Spain, International Business Law LLM Exchange Program, Spring 2013

University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
Order of the Coif
University of Miami Law Review

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Representative Experience

Representing international firearms manufacturer and its national distributor in connection with product liability claims throughout the country.

Successfully obtained permanent injunctive relief on behalf of a drug discovery company involving misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of non-use and non-disclosure agreements, along with recovery of our client’s attorney’s fees.

Assisted in the defense and resolution of a federal class-action lawsuit against a national restaurant chain in connection with food-borne illness claims.

Successfully pursued claims on behalf of a multinational beverage corporation in connection with franchise disputes in Florida through commercial arbitration.  Obtained favorable settlement in favor of our client to include the full value of all damages sought along with reimbursement of our client’s attorney’s fees and costs.

Assisted in the favorable resolution of three separate lawsuits against a marine generator manufacturer involving an explosion injuring several plaintiffs. Successfully petitioned to Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal for certiorari review of a non-final order denying our client’s motion to compel disassembly of a key piece of evidence.  The Second District Court of Appeal unanimously granted the petition for a writ of certiorari and quashed the trial court’s order denying the motion to compel.  Westerbeke Corporation v. Michael Atheron et al. Case No. 2D16-5179 (Fla. 2d DCA Aug. 9, 2017).

Assisted in the defense and favorable resolution of a claim on behalf of an employee leasing company brought on behalf of a severely injured minor-amputee involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Assisted in the defense of a commercial office building and management company, through jury trial, against claims for defamation and malicious prosecution arising out of a bomb threat.

Assisted in the defense of product liability claims against multinational retail corporation involving child booster seats in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident.

Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of national surety company for over $25 million in an action for indemnification following complex construction litigation resulting in a 28-day non-jury trial.  Also represented the surety company in an insurance coverage dispute against various commercial liability insurers.

Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a national freight broker in connection with a claim for complete loss to freight at a fraction of the original demand after successfully defeating the plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend the complaint under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act.

Successfully defended global water management, construction, and drilling company in connection with various personal injury claims throughout the State of Florida.  Obtained voluntary dismissal of the plaintiff’s claim in response to a motion for summary judgment.  Further recovered our client’s attorney’s fees and costs through a third-party complaint.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers Magazine, Rising Stars List (2019)

Dean’s Certificate of Achievement (Torts; Business Associations; and Trust and Estates Essentials).

CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Insurance Law and Policy; and Health Rights Clinic,  Medical Legal Partnership). 

Bilzin, Sumberg, Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Scholarship recipient.  

Dean’s Outstanding Merit Scholarship recipient (Top 2% of the class).

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association

Coral Gables Bar Association

Dade County Bar Association

Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

Florida Defense Lawyers Association