Gabriel Groisman

Partner and Co-Chair, Trade Secrets and IP Group

Trade Secrets and IP, Commercial Litigation, Trial Practice, Employment

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About Gabriel Groisman

Gabriel Groisman, a partner with Meland Budwick, P.A., brings a wealth of experience to his diverse legal practice, which includes trademark and copyright law, complex commercial litigation, counseling clients with regards to anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance programs, and providing general counseling services.  Gabriel Groisman has over a decade of legal experience having represented clients in matters related to real estate, trademarks, copyrights, defamation, non-competes, breach of contract, employment discrimination, business torts, and compliance work related to anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws. Gabriel was awarded the prestigious 2018 Pursuit of Justice Award from the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

Gabriel also serves his community as Mayor of Bal Harbour, FL, a position he has held since November 2016. He also serves on the national board of directors for both the Children’s Tumor Foundation, and the Friends of the IDF. Gabriel is also a public speaker and writer on a variety of topics.


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A in Philosophy
    • Michigan Scholar
  • American University-Washington College of Law, Juris Doctor
    • Dean’s Award recipient for International and Comparative Trademark Law
    • Dean’s Award recipient for E-Commerce Law and Drafting
    • Clinical Legal Education Outstanding Student Award recipient



  • 2018 Pursuit of Justice Award recipient, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • AV-Preeminent rating – Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbel
  • Superlawyers – Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney: Rising Star: 2010 – 2012; Super Lawyers: 2013-2019


Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida



  • Spanish (Native proficiency)
  • Hebrew (Conversational)

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

Trade Secrets and IP

Hard Candy, LLC v. Madonna Louise Ciccone and Hard Candy Fitness: Represented cosmetics manufacturer in multinational trademark infringement lawsuit related to Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness apparel and gyms.

Commercial Litigation

Pliteq adv. Marjam Supply Company of Florida, Inc: Represented Pliteq in complex commercial litigation matter through federal trial with favorable result of client after multi-day trial.

Commercial Litigation

Perfumes y Diseno v. Smashbox Cosmetics: Represented Spanish cosmetics and fragrance distributor in licensing dispute with cosmetics manufacturer with favorable award by arbitrator after seven day arbitration in Beverly Hills, California.

Trade Secrets and IP

Christian Lacroix v. Christian Lacroix, SNC: Represented Christian Lacroix SNC in administrative litigation at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board successfully defending fraud claim by designer Christian Lacroix.

Commercial Litigation

Lachkar v. Duty Free Americas, Inc: Represented Duty Free Americas in obtaining dismissal of action, and affirmation by the 4th District Court of Appeal of Florida.

Trade Secrets and IP

Setai Hotel Acquisitions, LLC v. Luxury Rentals Miami Beach, Inc: Represented luxury rental company in trademark infringement dispute with hotel/condo.

Trade Secrets and IP

Cartier International AG v. The SWI Group: Represented watch manufacturer and distributor, SWI, in trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition matter in federal court in New York.