Mr. Behar primarily concentrates on the defense of insurance carriers and their insureds in the areas of General Liability, Personal Injury, Labor and Employment, Errors & Omissions and Directors & Officers Liability.
Mr. Behar’s practice also includes representing clients in matters concerning complex commercial litigation, class actions, contract and business disputes, personnel investigations and litigation avoidance techniques. He has represented clients in negotiating franchise agreements; buy-sell agreements and financing matters; several international reinsurance brokers in contractual disputes and unfair competition matters; international marketing and advertising firms; and several public entities.
Mr. Behar also completed intensive training and is authorized by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to conduct EEO investigations, pursuant to the Federal Standards set forth in the EEOC, EEO Management Directive 110, Chapter 6. These investigative techniques and methodologies comply with all Federal guidelines that define discrimination claims based on allegations of disparate treatment or impact based on race, color, national origin, sex (pregnancy), age, mental or physical disability, religion and retaliation.
Mr. Behar’s practice extends from administrative proceedings to subsequent litigation and any resulting appeals. He regularly lectures to insurance carriers and private clients in insurance and employment law issues, and is registered with the Department of Financial Services as a provider of Continuing Education courses for credit.
University of Florida, College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1998
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1995
State of Florida, 1999
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court ofAppeals 11th Circuit
CLASSES & SEMINARS TAUGHT
Florida’s Sunshine Law and Public Records Act
Avoiding Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace
Investigative Sexual Harassment Claims in the Workplace
Family and Medical Leave Act
Navigating Through the New HIPAA & HITECH Regulations
The FLSA and Wage Theft Ordinance
Wrongful Death Litigation in Florida
Weston Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
South Florida Builder’s Association, Member, 2009
South Florida Builder’s Association, Board of Directors, 2011
Independent Insurance Agents of South Florida, Member, 2009
Council on Litigation Management, Member, 2010