Burr & Forman

Daniel P. Dietrich

Daniel P. Dietrich
  • J.D., St. John's University (2003)
  • M.B.A., University of Miami (2000)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Florida (1997)

Florida, New York

  • All State Courts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • 11th Judicial Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York
  • All State Courts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute (2012-2013)
  • Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador Committee Member (2014-2016)
  • Attorney ad litem for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • New York State Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Business Litigation (2013-2014)
  • Martindale-Hubbell„™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Attorney ad litem for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (2008-present)
  • Represent an investor who invested $2.5 million in multiple private placements against the offering companies for breach of contract.

  • Represent a real estate development company, the managers and management companies, in an action brought by investors in connection with the construction of a condominium complex.

  • Represent officers and directors of a broker-dealer in an arbitration brought by a customer seeking $6 million in damages in connection with private placements that were purchased by the customer.

  • Represented registered representatives in an arbitration brought by a broker-dealer in connection with promissory notes.

  • Represented individual defendants in a securities matter relating to TIC (tenants-in-common) real estate offerings.

  • Represented the plaintiffs in a class action against a corporation relating to the sale of the corporation.

  • Represented company in patent infringement matter involving a piece of exercise equipment.

  • Represented an individual against a lending corporation for misrepresentations in connection with an interest rate SWAP Agreement.

  • Represented the owner, and exclusive licensee, of a registered trademark, who also owned the common law rights, against a joint venturer for trademark infringement, violation of the Lanham Act, and unfair competition.

  • Represented a broker-dealer and the registered representative in an arbitration filed by a customer who raised claims of unsuitability, violation of Chapter 517, Florida Statutes, and fraud in connection with the investment of a private placement offering.

  • Represent the former Chief Executive Officer of an exhibition company, and an international supplier for exhibitions, against a competitor in an action for defamation and false advertising in violation of the Lanham Act pending in Federal court.

  • Represent a surgical center management company in an action brought by a physician relating to the redemption of the physicians membership interest.

  • Represented an elderly customer of a national bank in an action against the bank and its securities division for breach of the banks duties and violation of the Adult Protective Services Act in connection with unauthorized transactions that occurred in the client’s accounts.

  • Represented a surgical center management company in an action brought by an investor relating to an earn-out provision in the purchase contract.

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Broker-Dealer Disputes Commercial / Corporate Litigation Intellectual Property Securities Litigation

Dan practices in the firm's litigation department and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business and commercial litigation, class actions, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation and arbitration.

Dan represents representatives and broker-dealers in cases and arbitration matters involving claims for suitability, breach of fiduciary duty, control-person liability, U-5 defamation, restrictive covenants, issues relating to the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, and other securities-related matters. Dan also represents individuals and representatives in connection with FINRA inquiries and investigations, as well as SEC investigations. Dan is also experienced in representing individuals and businesses in various business litigation matters including contract and partnership disputes, as well as in class action matters.

Raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Dan graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. He was a registered representative in Clearwater, Florida holding both his Series 7 and 63 licenses for the sale of securities. He later worked in the research department at Raymond James Financial. Dan serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

While attending law school at St. John’s University in New York, he was the editor-in-chief of the New York International Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Dan practiced at a Manhattan law firm focusing on securities litigation.