Stanley H. Wakshlag

Stanley H. Wakshlag

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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stanley H. Wakshlag earned his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University in 1974 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1978.

Mr. Wakshlag’s practice concentrates on class action litigation, securities litigation, director and officer representation, complex business litigation, deceptive trade practices, Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement proceedings, professional malpractice matters and litigation with the FDIC arising from distressed and failed banking institutions.

Mr. Wakshlag also provides counsel to boards of directors, special board committees and audit committees. He also advises management in defense of derivative claims and the institution of remedial corporate governance measures. He has also lectured to professional groups including lawyers and accountants on various issues including professional ethics, social media, effective expert testimony under Daubert and demonstrative evidence.

Mr. Wakshlag has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, and is a member of the Miami-Dade County and American Bar associations, and the American Inns of Court.

He is admitted to the bar in Florida and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.



Areas of practice

  • Complex business litigation
  • Class actions
  • Securities and derivative litigation
  • Regulatory proceedings

Admitted to practice

  • Florida, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida



  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • Brandeis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional memberships

  • American Inns of Court, Honorable Eugene P. Spellman Chapter
  • The Florida Bar
    • Grievance Committee, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1990–1992

Reported cases

  • Greene v. Times Pub. Co., 130 So.3d 724 (Fla.App. 3 Dist., 2014)
  • Merl v. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc., 2013 WL 266049 (S.D. Fla., 2013)
  • Lamm v. State Street Bank & Trust Company, 749 F.3d 938 (11th Cir., 2014), aff’g. 889 F.Supp.2d 1321 (S.D. Fla., 2012)
  • West Palm Beach Police Pension Fund v. Collins Capital Low Volatility Performance Fund II, Ltd., 2010 WL 2949856 (S.D. Fla., 2010)
  • In re Motions to Certify Classes Against Court Reporting Firms for Charges Relating to Word Indices, 715 F.Supp.2d 1265 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Sullivan v. Holland & Knight LLP, 2010 WL 1558553 (M.D. Fla., 2010)
  • David v. American Suzuki Motor Corp., 629 F.Supp.2d 1309 (S.D. Fla., 2009)
  • Haddad v. Rav Bahamas, LTD., 589 F.Supp.2d 1302 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
  • Topp, Inc. v. Uniden America Corp., 513 F.Supp.2d 1345 (S.D. Fla., 2007)
  • Topp, Inc. v. Uniden America Corp., 483 F.Supp.2d 1187 (S.D. Fla., 2007)
  • Marrari v. Medical Staffing Network Holdings, Inc., 395 F.Supp.2d 1169 (S.D.Fla., 2005)
  • Miami Dolphins, Ltd. and National Football League Management Council v. Errick L. Williams, 356 F.Supp.2d 1301 (S.D. Fla., 2005)
  • Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Securities Litigation, 238 F.Supp.2d 1315 (S.D. Fla., 2002)
  • Smith Gardner Securities Litigation, 214 F.Supp.2d 1291 (S.D. Fla., 2002)
  • Access Now, Inc. and Edward Resnick v. South Florida Stadium Corp. et. al., 14 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D550 (S.D. Fla., 2001)
  • Columbia Laboratories, Inc. Securities Litigation, 144 F.Supp.2d 1362 (S.D. Fla., 2001)
  • Holmes v. Baker, 166 F.Supp. 2d 1362 (S.D. Fla., 2001)
  • Republic Services, Inc. Securities Litigation, 134 F. Supp. 2d 1355 (S.D. Fla., 2001)
  • Technical Chemicals Securities Litigation, 2001 WL 543769 (S.D. Fla., 2001)
  • Allied Minority Contractors Association, Inc. v. Broward County and Arena Development Company, 738 So.2d 525, 1999 WL 625481 (Fla.App. 4 Dist., 1999)
  • Brandt v. Weather Channel, Inc., 42 F. Supp. 2d 1344, 27 Media L. Rep. 1700 (S.D. Fla., 1999)
  • Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. v. Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, 939 F.Supp. 855 (S.D. Fla., 1996)
  • SeaEscape, Ltd., Inc. v. Maximum Marketing Exposure, Inc., 568 So.2d 952 (Fla.App. 3 Dist., 1990)
  • Adiel v. Electronic Financial Systems, Inc., 513 So.2d 1347 (Fla.App. 3 Dist., 1987)
  • AMVEST Capital Corp. v. Banco Cent., S.A., 628 F.Supp. 1258 (S.D.N.Y., 1986)

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