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Updated 8/1/2013
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516 Douglas Avenue
Suite 1106
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Phone: (407) 869-0900
Fax: (407) 869-4905
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Previous Law Firm Name

  • Massey, Alper & Walden, August 8, 1997

Law Firm Overview

Harvey M. Alper received his Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of Florida, after earning his bachelor's degree in journalism and with honors from the University of Florida in 1968. He is an AV rated attorney. His 38 year practice emphasis is in civil litigation and representation of private clients. Mr. Alper has a special concentration in administrative law, governmental law and related matters.

Mr. Alper is licensed to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia, as well as before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the 5th and 11th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is also licensed by, has personally appeared before and successfully presented argument to the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Webb's Fabulous Pharmacies v. Beckwith, 101 S.Ct 446 (1980). Mr. Alper has successfully argued appeals and presented cases at all levels of the State and Federal systems, as well as in the administrative arena.

In 1971 and 1972, Mr. Alper served as Assistant General Counsel to the City of Jacksonville, Florida. Since that time, he has been continuously engaged in the active practice of law in Altamonte Springs, Florida. During that period, Mr. Alper served as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law from 1982 to 1986 at Valencia Community College. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at Seminole Community College since 2004. Mr. Alper is a member of the College's legal education advisory panel.

Mr. Alper is the past President of the Seminole County Bar Association and the Attorney's Bar Association of Florida. He is a life member of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society. In 1983, he was awarded the Florida Bar's Pro Bono Service Award. Mr. Alper is a Florida Certified Mediator and Florida Qualified Arbitrator. From 1981 to 1986 he served as General Master to the Circuit Court in Seminole County, Florida. His professional memberships have included the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Inns of Court, Vollie Williams Inn.

Mr. Alper is married with two children and three grandchildren. His wife is an administrative hearings officer for the State of Florida, his daughter a teacher in Orange County, Florida and his son a Ph.D. research fellow at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Mr. Alper is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In May 2009 he was awarded the designation "Florida Master Naturalist" by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. He is a member of Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa and many other honor societies.

Personal Information: Married, 34 years, to Judith Alper, Hearing Officer, Florida Department of Children and Families; Two children - Susan, teacher at John Young Elementary School, Orlando, and Ben, PhD. post doctoral fellow, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis; Age - 62; Three grandchildren; Residence - Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative and Governmental Law
  • General Practice - Civil
  • Appeals
  • Dispute Resolution - Mediation and Arbitration
  • Probate
  • Guardianships
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award, 1983
  • Bar Register of Pre-eminent Counsel, 2008 - Present
  • Martindale Rating AV and Current Member, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Published Works

  • Fla. Dissolution of Marriage 3d., The Fla. Bar, General Masters, 1991
  • Malpractice – A New Solution, The Fla. Bar Jrnl., Autumn, 1978

Classes and Seminars

  • Mediation, ADR, Inc., 1992 - 2000
  • Business Law, Seminole Community College, 2004 - Present
  • Speaker and Presenter, American Bar Association
  • Speaker and Presenter, Florida Nurses Association
  • Speaker and Presenter, University of Central Florida Legal Studies Department
  • Speaker and Presenter, University of Florida, College of Law, etc
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Studies Seminole and Valencia Community Colleges

Pro Bono Activities

  • Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award, 1983
  • Florida Master Naturalist, 2009

Representative Clients

  • Holiday RV Superstores
  • LMG, Inc.

Representative Cases


  • Wachovia Bank, Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Bank of America, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Ancillary Businesses

  • Lobbying
  • Business Planning

West Practice Categories

Administrative Hearings & Adjudication, Administrative Investigations, Administrative Officers & Agents, Administrative Rulemaking, Licensing, Regulatory Enforcement, Arbitration, Mediation, Mini-trials, Private Judging, Deceptive Trade Practices, Unfair Competition, Collections & Repossessions, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Joint Ventures, Lemon Law, Secured Transactions, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warranties, Closely Held Businesses, Directors' & Officers' Liability, Dissolution, Formation & Business Planning, Franchising, Limited Liability Companies, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations, Partnerships, Reorganizations, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Religion, Construction Contracts, Government Construction Contracts, Education Law, Colleges & Universities, Private Schools, Public Schools, Special Education, Student Rights, Tenure, Government Relations & Lobbying, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employee, Employee Rights -- Employee, Employment Contracts -- Employee, Municipal Employment -- Employee, Whistleblower -- Employee, Wrongful Termination -- Employee, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employer, Employee Rights -- Employer, Wrongful Termination -- Employer, Water Pollution, Wetlands & Wild Lands, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Trusts, Wills, Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Prenuptial Agreements, Food & Drug Administration, Housing & Urban Development, Law Enforcement Agencies, Debarment, Government Procurement, State & Municipal Contracts, Hospital Law, Complex Litigation, State Appellate Practice, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Fisheries & Wildlife, Water & Riparian Rights, Estate Administration, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Corporations, Municipal Employment, Municipal Liability, State Government

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Office Information


516 Douglas Avenue
Suite 1106
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714


(407) 869-0900


(407) 869-4905


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