About

Mark A. Emanuele is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and has resided in Florida since 1973. He earned his Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 1985 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Thomas University in 1980. While earning his Bachelor and Juris Doctorate Degree, Mr. Emanuele worked as a police officer with the Cities of Hollywood and Hallandale.

Mr. Emanuele is a Partner at Lydecker Diaz and is an AV rated member of The Florida Bar. His primary areas of practice have focused on administrative and regulatory litigation, healthcare matters, labor and employment litigation and commercial litigation.

Mr. Emanuele’s practice in the area of administrative and regulatory litigation has included appearances before the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Circuit Courts and Appellate Courts throughout the State of Florida on a variety of matters including participation in Agency workshops drafting the development and implementation of Agency Rules in accordance with the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, defense of Agency Rules as valid exercise of delegated legislative authority pursuant to the Florida Administrative Procedures Act, challenges to Agency Rules as unconstitutional and in violation of the Florida Administrative Procedures Act and extensive healthcare litigation matters involving formal administrative proceedings under Chapter 120 and Chapter 408 of the Florida Statutes.

He has represented various publicly traded health care companies including acute care hospitals systems, long term acute care hospitals (LTACH), comprehensive medical rehabilitation facilities (CMR/IRF), nursing homes and hospice entities in various administrative proceedings involving licensure matters, compliance issues and certificate of need matters. Additionally, his administrative litigation practice includes challenges to procurements, bid protests and related proceedings before various governmental agencies and DOAH.

Mr. Emanuele’s practice in the area of labor and employment has included counsel and advice to Fortune 500 Companies with regard to construction, interpretation and application of State and Federal laws related to employment matters, §1983 claims, economic and educator liability and academic and educator liability. His litigation experience in this area includes, but is not limited to, defense of large school systems in administrative proceedings related to discipline and termination of employees, defense of law enforcement agencies in administrative proceedings related to discipline and termination of employees and employee grievances. In the area of commercial litigation Mr. Emanuele handles multi-million dollar, complex commercial litigation involving legal malpractice claims, accounting malpractice claims, fraudulent transfers, receivership proceedings, and business disputes involving local, state and national corporations.

Mr. Emanuele is a member of the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeal. He has practiced before all courts in Florida including County Court, Circuit Court, the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), District Courts of Appeals and Bankruptcy Court. He is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and is a member of the Administrative Law, Labor and Employment Law, Trial Law and Health Law Sections of The Florida Bar. Mr. Emanuele lives in Broward County, Florida, is married to Claudia Emanuele and has two children.

Mr. Emanuele has represented numerous parties involving land use and zoning, including a recent successful representation of a multinational hotel chain involving an eminent domain claim involving more than $60,000,000. He has also represented large corporate entities in local ordinance violation issues and requests for variances. He has also represented large land owners challenging zoning ordinances and related regulatory issues.

AV Peer Review Rated.

Office Location

  • Fort Lauderdale - Florida
  • Miami - Florida