Alan Dimond has led trial teams in significant legal cases as his practice grew with expansions of Greenberg Traurig
Written by Miami Today on August 1, 2013
Even though he wanted to be a labor lawyer, Alan T. Dimond now has more than 40 years in commercial and real estate litigation, and has represented major multinational corporations, local and regional real estate developers, individuals and government entities.
Some 38 years ago he joined Greenberg Traurig, a law firm that was founded in 1967. Mr. Dimond, now a shareholder, has held an important role in the firm’s growth from a boutique firm to a global one, with 29 locations in the US and 38 total worldwide. He joined as the 14th lawyer and there are now almost 1,800.
He was the lead attorney for developers of Fisher Island for 25 years, led the trial team that obtained $30 million settlement for the Estate of Eastern Air Lines from insurance companies based on damage to the environment at several major US airports, and led the trial team that obtained a $25 million embezzlement verdict on behalf of a subsidiary of Aegon, a Dutch insurance company, against its American managing general agency and that agency’s officers, among other roles.
Mr. Dimond has been a member of many local and regional organizations. He was the president of the Florida Bar from 1992 to 1993 and is currently on its board of governors and executive committee. He has sat on the board of directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and has been a professor at the University of Miami School of Law.
He has also received awards and recognitions throughout his career, having been listed as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in South Florida Legal Guide every year since 2005 and one of the Florida Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2006. In February he was awarded the Judge Learned Hand Award by the American Jewish Committee.
A New Yorker by birth, his family moved to Northern Virginia, where he grew up. Washington, DC, holds an important spot, as well as George Washington University, where he attended law school and where he served on the board of advisors.
But Miami has been his city for more than four decades, and he has kept a very close relationship with the University of Miami, his alma mater. He has resided in Coconut Grove for most of his South Florida years, and it is still the place that most of his family calls home as well.
Until recently he played tennis during his free time, but he is still a sports enthusiast and an avid collector of Latin American art, especially of Cuban Art ranging from the 1940s decade until the late 1950s.
Miami Today reporter Vanessa Zambrano interviewed Mr. Dimond in his 44th -floor downtown Miami office.