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Jeffrey C. Schneider
Jeff is an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice focuses on high-stakes business litigation, receiverships, and international arbitration. Jeff is one of the Firm’s founding partners, and has been the Firm’s Managing Partner since its inception. Jeff also Chairs the Firm’s Receivership Practice Group.
Jeff has been trying complex, high-risk, eight-and-nine-figure cases in federal and state trial courts, and in arbitration proceedings, for over twenty-five years. Jeff has worked on some of the largest fraud cases in history, either as lead trial counsel, as receiver, or as counsel to the receiver.
Jeff has also served as receiver in actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Office of the Attorney General. Jeff has been appointed by District Court judges in the Northern District of Alabama, the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of Florida, and by state court judges in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
Throughout the course of his career, Jeff has helped to recover well over $275 million for defrauded victims, including a $104 million recovery in the Mutual Benefits fraud and a $150 million recovery in the Jay Peak fraud. Jeff is known for his creative and passionate approach to litigation, and is considered an expert on Ponzi schemes and fraud cases.
Jeff has also represented some of the country’s largest title insurers as outside counsel on complex mortgage fraud cases, and has tried those cases in federal and state court actions.
Jeff has been recognized by virtually every publication and peer-review organization that exists, and has twice received the Miami Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers” award (having been nominated four times).
Jeff is a frequent lecturer in the areas of receivership litigation and international litigation and arbitration.
Areas of Experience
- Bankruptcy and Receiverships
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- EB-5 Litigation
- International Litigation & Arbitration
- Securities Litigation
- Title Insurance Litigation
Bar and Court Admissions
- United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
- Florida State University (B.S., Double Major: Economics and Political Science)
- University of Florida School of Law (J.D., with honors)
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