LAW OFFICE OF GREGG H. METZGER
LITIGATION & TRANSACTIONS
(954) 615-1513
info@metzgerlegal.com

Gregg H. Metzger

GREGG H. METZGER

Office: 954-615-1513

Mobile: 954-483-5773

Email: gmetzger@metzgerlegal.com

www.metzgerlegal.com

Gregg H. Metzger is an AV® Preeminent rated trial, appellate and transactional attorney. In practice for more than 26 years, he has represented a wide variety of business concerns—from individual entrepreneurs to Fortune 500® companies—in complex and diverse business, intellectual property and unfair competition litigation. He has extensive experience handling litigation involving commercial relations, trademarks, false advertising, trade secrets, non-compete covenants, employer-employee relations, business torts, license agreements, intra-organizational relations, real estate, creditor-debtor relations, judgment enforcement, product liability defense and medical malpractice defense.

Although based in South Florida, Mr. Metzger has litigated, tried cases and appeared as appellate counsel for notable clients in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration proceedings, throughout the United States. In those forums, he has successfully prosecuted and defended actions seeking multi-million dollar damages awards as well as injunctions, including cases in which his clients prevailed by way of verdicts and appeals.

Mr. Metzger has significant experience in emergency injunction cases, particularly cases involving the enforcement or defense of non-compete covenants. He further enjoys the distinction of having procured judicial invalidation of a non-compete covenant upon a final trial on the merits, as opposed to a mere preliminary proceeding.

Mr. Metzger also has a substantial transactional background, including negotiation and preparation of agreements (such as commercial, employment, distributorship, non-compete, non-disclosure, manufacture/supply, intra-organizational, sale/purchase of business, sale/purchase of goods, security, license, debt restructure and customized agreements), and representation of clients in sale/purchase of business transactions (equity or asset acquisition), business/venture formation transactions and secured transactions.

Education

J.D., University of Miami, 1989 (Cum Laude); Order of the Coif

B.S.B.A. (Finance), University of Florida, 1986


Admissions

Supreme Court of Florida

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

United States District Court, District of Colorado

United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida (Qualified Practitioner)

Pro Hac Vice: Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas


Acknowledgements

AV® Preeminent (Martindale-Hubbell)

South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers” (2016)

Legal Leaders “South Florida Top Rated Lawyers” (2015)


Representative Legal Decisions

St. Jude Medical vs. Cormier, 745 F.3d 325 (8th Cir. 2014)

Baron vs. Rhett, 847 So.2d 1032 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003), rev. den., 899 So.2d 1066 (Fla. 2005)

Ward vs. St. Jude Medical, 2016 WL 1208789 (S.D. Fla. March 28, 2016)

Viserta vs. St. Jude Medical, 2012 WL 667814 (D. S.C. Feb. 29, 2012)

Kiland vs. Boston Scientific Corp., 2011 WL 3035088 (D. Minn. July 25, 2011)

Webster vs. Pacesetter, 259 F.Supp.2d 27 (D. D.C. 2003)

Rentclub, Inc. vs. Transamerica Rental Finance Corp., 811 F. Supp. 651 (M.D. Fla. 1992), aff’d, 43 F.3d 1439 (11th Cir. 1995)