Todd S. Payne, Esq.

Todd S. Payne is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP. He Chairs the firm’s Corporate and Healthcare Practice Groups and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He has been recognized in  publications such as the Daily Business Review and the National Law Journal as one of the top attorneys in the country. Mr. Payne received is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is consistently named a Florida “Super Lawyer.”

Todd represents corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation, healthcare litigation, and class action/mass tort litigation. Mr. Payne also handles a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including business and real estate acquisitions, corporate mergers and buy-outs, corporate formations,  payer/provider contracts, as well as contract and lease preparation.  Todd has litigated cases ranging from payer/provider disputes on behalf of healthcare clients, to $100 Million aviation disputes, and corporate matters ranging from formation of entrepreneurial start-ups  to large-scale corporate and real estate deals.

Mr. Payne served as Vice Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, and on the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee for the Florida Bar and is an active participant in the American Health Lawyers Association, the Federal Bar Association, the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, and a host of other legal and charitable organizations.

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  • University of Miami Iron Arrow Honor Society, 1983
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Thomas Davison, III, Memorial Service Award, 2000
  • University of Miami Alumni Association, Orange Award for Outstanding Service Award, 2011
  • Daily Business Review Top Florida Verdicts & Settlements of 2013
  • National Law Journal 2013 Big Money
  • SuperLawyers, 2014, 2016-2020
  • FBI Citizens Academy Graduate, 2015
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida State Courts
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Miccosukee Tribal Court – Pro Hac Vice
  • University of Miami, J.D.1989
  • University of Miami, B.A. 1984
    • Iron Arrow Honor Society
  • American Health Lawyers Association, 2016-Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
    • Bench and Bar Committee, 2012-2013, 2016-Present
      • Vice Chair 2018-2019
    • Legislative Affairs Committee, 2017
    • Professionalism Committee, 2006-2007, 2008-2009
    • Business Law Committee, 2007
    • Judicial Evaluation Survey Committee, 2007-2008
  • The Florida Bar
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2007-2013
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, Vice-Chairman 2012-2013
    • Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, 2014-2017
  • Florida Justice Association, 2015-2017
  • Broward County Trial Lawyer Association
  • Federal Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, 2002-2016
    • Chairman, 2013-2016
  • Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist (ACEDS), 2014-2015
  • FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, 2016-Present
Todd S. Payne, Esq.