Robert C. Meacham

Bar Admissions

The Florida Bar, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1987
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2007

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Prior to joining TrippScott as a director, Robert C. Meacham, was a partner in the firm of May, Meacham & Davell, P.A., and has been practicing law in South Florida for more than 30 years. Meacham is a native of Fort Lauderdale and a founding member of the Firm, which was formed in 1992. He was admitted to the Florida bar in 1983, and is admitted to practice in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Meacham represents a wide variety of clients in the fields of business, construction and real estate law, including litigation and transactional representation. Meacham has served as general counsel to the Construction Association of South Florida, and is a frequent lecturer in the areas of construction litigation and collections. He is co-author of Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law (Robert F. Cushman, Ed., 1992), and co-author of Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures in Florida Real Property Litigation (Ann Chittendon, Ed., 1993). He represents a variety of clients including developers, contractors, business owners and entrepreneurs.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with Honors, from the University of Florida in 1980, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in 1983. While attending the University of Florida, Meacham was involved in student government and served as a student senator as well as a member of the Florida Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa. During law school, he served as a Member of the Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Board, and was state champion in 1983. 

Recent Significant Verdicts/Judgments and Transactions:

2013: Jo. K. Pulvermacher v. Frickel Family, LLC, Palm Beach County, Florida, Case No.: 502007CA 010801MB: Successfully defended a property owner at trial in an easement dispute involving claims of encroachment and obtained a judgment interpreting and enforcing a boundary easement favorable to the Firm’s client.
2013: Heartwood 47, LLC v. Brae Burn Estates, LLC, et al., Indian River County, Florida, Case No. 2007 CA11300: Obtained after trial a judgment in excess of $1.7 million dollars; upheld on appeal.
2015: Closed on the acquisition of the assets of an Ohio-company for an international machine company client with primary offices in Florida.
2015: Closed on the acquisition and financing of two international-flag hotel sites for prominent hotel developer clients located in South Florida.
2015: Closed on the financing and acquisition of, and all ancillary agreements relating to,
a prominent South Florida marina.

2016: Smith v. Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC, Broward County, Florida Circuit Court – Obtained Summary Judgment in favor of defendant construction manager in multi-million dollar personal injury action. 

Appellate Decisions:

Simmons v. M. Ecker & Co. of Florida, Inc., 88 So.3d 170 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
Brae Burn Estates, LLC v. Heartwood 47, LLC, 113 So.3d 13 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
Food Corp v. Waterways Plaza, Inc., 83 So.3d 731 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2011)
Apex Machine Company v. Ritter GMBH, 2007 WL 601719 (S.D. Fla. 2007) (unpublished) Rosenberg v. FISP Enterprises, 725 So.2d 1166 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
Presley v. Szerdi, 708 So.2d 335 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998)
Needle v. First Union National Bank of Florida, 595 So.2d 288 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992) Boyer v. Boyer, 104 B.R. 497 (S.D. Fla. 1989)
Tesini v. Zawistowski, 479 So.2d 775 (Fla. 4th DCA 1985)
Winters v. Sami, 462 So.2d 521 (Fla. 4th DCA 1985)

Publications:

-Co-author, Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law (Robert F. Cushman, Ed., 1992) -Co-author of Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures in Florida Real Property Litigation (Ann Chittendon,Ed.,1993).


Education

  • University of Florida 1983

    J.D.

  • University of Florida 1980

    B.S.B.A., with Honors


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Finance Committee, 2012-2014;-
  • Westminster Academy Board of Directors- Member, 1996-2010 and Chairman, 2002-2010
  • Lifework Leadership, graduate of Class of 2007-
  • Broward County Bar Association- Member, 1984-present; -Broward Young Lawyers Division – Past President
  • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division- Member
  • The Florida Bar- Member, 1983-present
  • Palau Organization Beachfest 2003- Steering Committee, Executive Committee
  • Title Agent for First American Title Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company-
  • Habitat for Humanity’s Land Development/Acquisition Committee - Member 2012-present
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