Fox Rothschild Continues South Florida Growth with the Addition of Two Veteran AttorneysSeptember 18, 2013 – Press Releases
Increasing its South Florida presence, Fox Rothschild LLP announced the addition of two attorneys to its West Palm Beach office. Howard Bregman will grow the firm’s expanding real estate practice and Gary M. Dunkel will join a group of experienced litigation attorneys in the location.
“We are excited to welcome both Howard and Gary to our office and to the firm,” said Amy S. Rubin, office managing partner. “Having recently opened an office in Coral Gables and being named number one for partnership growth for the state in the Daily Business Review’s Review 100, we know the addition of these two talented attorneys will help us to continue to provide exceptional value for our clients in South Florida.”
In practice for more than 35 years, Bregman guides real estate companies through various real estate and commercial development matters. His practice encompasses commercial development, financing, sales and acquisitions, resort and hotel development and property leasing. He is especially well-versed in representing clients in the acquisition, sale, development and financing of commercial projects for office and industrial properties. In addition, Bregman has experience working with retail and wholesale distribution clients in various matters.
An active member of the Palm Beach community, Bregman dedicates his time to several organizations, including the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, where he serves as a member of the board of directors. He has also served on the board of directors for the United Way of Palm Beach County since 1992 and has been a member of the organization’s executive committee since 1997, where he has recently been appointed as an Emeritus Member.
Bregman earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1975 and his B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1971.
A board-certified business litigation attorney, Dunkel’s background includes work in business disputes, real estate litigation, creditors’ rights, bank litigation, non-compete lawsuits, foreclosures and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. His holistic approach to civil litigation matters advises clients from the initial complaint through trial and focuses on customized strategies for each case. He has served as the lead attorney on several influential cases including the recent representation of Florida Supreme Court justices concerning merit retention ballot issues. In addition he has served as counsel in an administrative law bid protest concerning a $40 million school construction project and has represented lenders in several multimillion-dollar foreclosure lawsuits.
A member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and The Florida Bar, Dunkel has sat on the board of directors and held various other leadership roles in many professional and community-based organizations. He serves as chairman of the Palm Beach Alumni Admissions Committee for Duke University and previously served on the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.
Dunkel earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982 and his B.S. in management science from Duke University in 1979.
Both Bregman and Dunkel were formerly with Greenberg Traurig, where Bregman served as Managing Shareholder of the West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices for 20 years.