Attorney – Founder
11954 SW Sandy Bay Cir
Port St Lucie, FL 34987
Marc S. Dobin was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1994 and to the Washington Bar in 2023. Marc is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Mr. Dobin received his Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College in 1982, and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 1986.
Mr. Dobin co-founded the law firm Dobin & Jenks, LLP in January of 1999. Prior to private practice, Mr. Dobin served as in-house litigator for Prudential Securities Incorporated in New York.
In January of 2003, Marc was appointed by the Town Council of Jupiter to serve as the Trustee of the town’s Police Officers Pension Fund. He continues to hold this post today and was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2015. He “retired” from that position in April 2023.
Marc is classified as an industry arbitrator for FINRA, which includes the former National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). He is on the commercial and consumer panels of the American Arbitration Association. Marc has also represented parties in dispute resolution through the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Dobin’s litigation experience includes trying cases and providing representation in both state and federal court. Marc has litigated numerous disputes involving brokers and employing firms, brokerage firms and customers, and employment disputes such as employee raiding cases, partnership disputes and restrictive covenant and non-competition litigation.
Marc is often called upon to facilitate commercial transactions and employment separation agreements, and he enjoys his role as a mediator in securities and commercial disputes.
Marc’s dispute resolution and litigation background has included such firms as Bank of America, A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo), Morgan Keegan & Co., Stifel Nicolaus & Co., TD Ameritrade, Delta Equity Services Corporation, FONU2, Inc., CitiGroup Global Markets, Inc. (Smith Barney), International Assets Advisory Corporation, Acument Securities, Brookstreet Securities Corporation, Legend Equities Corporation and Mariner Wealth.
Marc is an enjoyable speaker for professional and civic groups. He is always available to the media to speak about the securities industry, its rules, regulations. and goings-on. Marc has been a guest on the South Florida Business Report several times.
Marc is AV® Preeminent ™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer for 2021 and 2022.
J.D., New York Law School, 1986
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, 1982
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice and Certifications
U.S. District Courts, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1994
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1994
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2016
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Featured Cases and Matters
Federal Court Cases:
J.B.Oxford Holdings, INC. v. Net Trade, Inc., 76 F. Supp. 2d 1363(S.D. Fla. 1999) (dismissal of trademark infringement case on personal jurisdictional grounds for internet-based brokerage firm)
State Court Cases:
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. v. Dublon, 948 So. 2d 915 (Fla. App. 4th DCA 2007) (obtained reversal, in part, of denial of motion to compel arbitration)
Gregory Torretta v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Represented terminated former employee against broker-dealer in FINRA arbitration. Client awarded $1,000,000 in damages)
“Appealing the Unappealable: Vacating Arbitration Awards,” published by the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA
Panelist at the August 1995 ABA Annual Meeting, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Chicago, Illinois, “Arbitration of Commercial Tort Claims- Is it the Answer?”
“Where is Podunk and Why are we being sued there?” published by the Florida Securities Dealers Association (“FSDA”) in its newsletter, 2000
“Road Warrior’s Journal,” published by Law Office Computing Magazine, June/July 2002
“Finding Perfect Software” published by Law Office Computing Magazine, June 2003
Vice-President and Registrar- Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association, 2000-2005
Trustee, Town of Jupiter Police Officers’ Retirement Trust, 2003 to present
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