Jeffrey S. Haut has a litigation practice focused on counseling corporate clients, non-profits, governmental entities, and individuals through a broad range of trial and appellate litigation matters in both state and federal court.
Jeffrey routinely represents clients in complex business and commercial litigation cases, including those involving breaches of contracts and promissory notes, shareholder and partnership disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, securities and financial fraud, tortious interference, trade secrets, and violations of restrictive covenants. Additionally, Jeffrey’s litigation experience includes representing clients in construction litigation matters, real property disputes, land use and zoning disputes, and condominium disputes. Jeffrey also regularly represents clients in connection with creditors’ rights matters, including all facets of commercial loan and equipment lease/loan enforcement, from initiating actions through enforcing and collecting upon judgments.
In the constitutional litigation arena, Jeffrey represents governmental entities and individuals in trial and appellate matters arising under the United States Constitution and Florida Constitution. This includes defending alleged civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, bringing and defending inverse condemnation claims, and assisting individuals in proceedings involving alleged violations of the First and Second Amendments to the United States Constitution.
On a national scale, Jeffrey represents clients responding to data breaches, cybersecurity incidents, real estate closing and wire transfer fraud, and business email compromise schemes. When a crisis occurs, Jeffrey acts as a “breach coach.” Jeffrey evaluates his clients’ potential legal liability to customers or governmental agencies, assesses the possibility of legal recourse against the responsible parties, directs forensic network investigations, coordinates with law enforcement, and advises his clients about any breach notification or regulatory reporting obligations under federal and state data security and privacy laws.
United States Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
Florida District Courts of Appeal
Federal District Courts
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2016
Honors & Activities: Maurer Fellowship; Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition Executive Board, Executive Judge Coordinator; Dean’s Advisory Committee; Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Intern
Florida Gulf Coast University, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, 2013
AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch: Appellate Practice (2022), Privacy and Data Security (2022), Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
Top Lawyers, Naples Illustrated, Appellate Practice (2021), Commercial Litigation (2019)
“40 Under 40” Honoree, Naples Herald, 2018
State of Florida
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, Member
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
America Inns of Court Michael R.N. McDonnell Chapter, Member, 2016-present; Team Co-Captain, 2018-19
Lee County Bar Association, Member
Collier County Bar Association, Member
Associate Leadership Collier™ (formerly Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN)™), The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Class of 2019
Youth Leadership Collier™, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce™, 2008