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Richard Brener brings over 23 years of big law firm experience to a more individually focused boutique practice. Hearkening back to the days of the approachable town lawyer, the office aims to bring the quality of practice you would find at the top firms in the world to the legal issues and problems faced by everyday people. Go Back

Richard J. Brener

A graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in accounting, Richard Brener practiced for two years with the "Big Eight" accounting and auditing firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers).  He then went to law school at the University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law.

As a newly minted attorney working for the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Richard found himself flying off to the port of Valdez, Alaska, to work on the litigation and governmental investigations that came out of the massive oil spill of the Exxon Valdez.

Since then Richard has worked at large international firms like White & Case and Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now KL Gates), and well known Florida boutique firms like Bienstock & Clark.  In that time, he has represented clients like the large technology company Computer Associates, well known entertainment company Twentieth Century Fox and even nations like the Republic of Colombia.  However, in such a large firm atmosphere there is rarely the satisfaction of helping real people with legal issues that are as important to them as the cleanup of a major oil spill was to the company running the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

So Richard Brener left big firm life in order to bring the experience and skill he acquired to help individuals and small businesses find practical solutions to their legal problems.  Plus now he also has more time to spend with his beautiful wife, five children, one son-in-law, and the family dog.

 Richard Brener has worked at large law and accounting firms and corporations, but  he also has experience at small start-up companies and not-for-profit  organizations.  Thus he has the skill and experience that comes from a big firm  background coupled with the instinct for efficiency and practicality of an  entrepreneur.  Here is a list of the places Mr. Brener has worked:

Film-Tunes BH,  Inc.
Hollywood, Florida
White & Case, LLP.
Miami,
Florida
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart,
LLP.
Miami,
Florida
Bais Chabad Synagogue,
Inc.
Coconut Grove, Florida
Bienstock& Clark
Miami, Florida
Twentieth Television
Twentieth Century  Fox Film Corporation
Hollywood, California
Gibson,  Dunn & Crutcher
Los Angeles, California
Coopers & Lybrand
Miami,  Florida

Richard Brener is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.


Mr. Brener's educational background:

Boalt Hall School of Law
University of California, Berkeley
Juris Doctor, May 1988
Member, California Law Review

Director, McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition
Officer, Moot Court Board
American Jurisprudence Award:  Contracts
American Jurisprudence Award:  Entertainment Law
Commendation:  1986 Moot Court Competition
Advisor, Second Year Appellate Advocacy
Advisor, First Year Moot Court
Law School Fellowship

University of  Miami
B.B.A., magna cum laude, Accounting, 1983
Presidential  Scholar
Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society

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