About

Eric McAliley brings more than a decade of legal experience to his representation of professionals and the construction industry. He draws on his education in accounting/tax and unique prior career experience in engineering with Pratt & Whitney and the South Florida Water Management District to bring added value to his legal work. Eric represents financial professionals including securities brokers-dealers, accountants and insurance agents. On the finance side, he defends brokers and broker-dealers in securities arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), including claims of churning, selling away, suitability, “Blue Sky Laws” violations and state and federal claims arising from the relationship between securities brokers and their clients. Eric also defends cases on behalf of clients involving issues of professional malpractice, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other common law and statutory claims.

Eric’s construction practice concentrates on defect litigation for developers and builders. His experience includes every element of construction of buildings from the ground up including. building cladding systems; windows and framing; roofing; foundations; reinforced, prestressed and post tensioned concrete construction; drywall assemblies; masonry construction; stucco; metal and plastic piping and many other building systems and components.

Education

  • University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., cum laude (1999)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, LLM in Taxation ((Candidate))
  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A., Accounting, magna cum laude (1996)

Office Location

  • Boca Raton - Florida
  • Miami - Florida

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • Recipient, the Professor Emeritus Mandell Glicksberg Book Award in Property
  • Recipient, Book Award in Secured Transactions
  • Recipient, Book award in Copyright Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association, including the Young Lawyers Section
  • Professional Liability Institute
  • American Bar Association

Eric is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts of Florida in the Middle District and in the Southern District. As a result of receiving the highest score on the August 1999 Florida Bar exam, Eric had the honor of speaking before the Supreme Court of Florida on behalf of the newly admitted attorneys.