Simeon Brier

Cozen O'Connor PC

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South Biscayne Boulevard 200
Miami 33131 FL US

Simeon D. Brier focuses his practice in the areas of complex civil and commercial litigation as well as labor and employment law. Simeon’s litigation practice has a practical emphasis on corporate disputes and employment matters at both the state and federal court levels.

He also has experience in the areas of real estate litigation, construction and construction defect litigation, municipal/public law, financial services litigation, intellectual property litigation, and product liability matters.

He has represented municipalities, national banks, developers, contractors, national retailers, nutritional supplement companies, pharmacy care companies, and global manufacturing corporations in a wide variety of matters.

Simeon also has experience litigating claims stemming from accidents, injury claims, and violations of law involving the operation of commercial vehicles or vehicles used in performance of work-related activities.

Simeon is a speaker on a variety of topics, including general litigation, employment matters, and social media policies. Simeon is an actively involved fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

During his free time, Simeon enjoys participating in community service events such as coaching youth athletics in his hometown of Parkland, Florida and is active in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Alumni organization. Simeon acts as a mentor to graduate and undergraduate students, working with and speaking to groups of students at all levels.

Simeon has served on a number of charity boards and is active in several charitable organizations, including SOS Children’s Villages of Florida, Coral Springs Museum of Art, the Maya Macey Foundation and Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

As a Goodwin Fellow, Simeon earned his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University (magna cum laude), where he served as articles editor and senior staff member of the Nova Law Review. He also served as team captain and member of Nova’s Moot Court Sports Law Travel Team and won the Upper Class Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Simeon received book awards in the areas of Constitutional Law and Agency & Partnership.

EXPERIENCE :

  • Simeon has successfully represented various municipalities and private entities working with municipalities and semi-governmental entities on litigation matters, utility contract disputes, real property matters, bond financing issues, bankruptcy matters, title issues, landlord/tenant issues, charitable organizations, Florida’s Sunshine laws, and related matters.
  • Defended and prosecuted matters, on behalf of employers and high level executives, involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, defamation, breach of restrictive covenants, theft of trade secrets, unpaid wages, violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and employee benefits at both the Federal and State Court level.
  • Tried and won a state court action on behalf of a National Lending Institution against a borrower’s complex allegations of violation of the Truth In Lending Act and Regulation Z.
  • Litigated and tried a variety of matters involving landlord tenant disputes, including winning at trial on behalf of a National Landlord against a defaulting tenant in a commercial lease action.
  • Successfully handled a number of complex commercial foreclosure actions against borrowers on behalf of national lending institutions and auto finance companies, including successfully defending claims against said entities for fraud, breach of contract, deceptive lending practices, and related claims.
  • Represented Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp. in a patent infringement action regarding Apotex’s biosimilar applications to make biosimilar versions of Amgen’s NEULASTA® and NEUPOGEN® products. We navigated Apotex through the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act’s “patent dance,” and in the first BPCIA case to go to trial, we obtained a verdict of noninfringement. This result was affirmed on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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