Daniel L. Leyton joined the firm as a partner in 2012, after having been a name partner with the Miami firm of de la O, Marko, Magolnick & Leyton for six years. Prior to that, Mr. Leyton had been an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of New York’s prestigious Proskauer Rose LLP (practicing in the firm’s Boca Raton office). Mr. Leyton has aggressively and successfully litigated a wide variety of matters, in both State and Federal Court, involving extremely complicated commercial relationships and cutting-edge legal issues. His experience includes representing high profile clients, such as an assignee for the benefit of the creditors of a large South Florida Internet mortgage company in a well-publicized action against the company’s directors and its venture capitalist financiers. He successfully represented a leading Internet diamond retailer in litigation to protect the company’s right to use its Internet address, and also an inventor in litigation designed to reacquire the rights to a valuable invention. Mr. Leyton regularly counsels businesses in how to handle employment matters and avoid labor disputes, and regularly defends companies in lawsuits alleging various workplace violations.
Mr. Leyton is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990, and his law degree, with honors, in 1995. In law school, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Business Law Review, and was elected to the University of Miami School of Law Bar and Gavel Honor Society, as well as the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the national honor society for graduate and professional school students, Alpha Epsilon Lambda.
A member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Leyton is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Vanessa, and their daughter.