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Cody German


Cody German is a partner in the Miami office of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. Mr. German focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, business disputes, and professional liability litigation. Mr. German is a trial lawyer who has experience litigating cases on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants involving: claims against businesses and professionals, partnership disputes, contractual disputes, business divorces, class actions, directors and officer claims, adversary bankruptcy actions, employment disputes, restrictive covenants, intellectual property disputes, defamation, and condominium litigation. Mr. German’s clients primarily include large and small commercial businesses, partnerships, accounting firms, law firms, real estate developers, restaurants, and members of the hospitality industry. Mr. German has successfully served as the lead trial attorney in jury and non-jury cases.


    • Successfully defended the personal accountant to the Madoff Family Foundation in various investor lawsuits resulting from the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
    • Represented a New York based real estate developer in various lawsuits stemming from development of South Beach’s most prestigious residential towers.
    • Represented partners in a restaurant partnership dispute and was able to secure a settlement for them for the full amount of their claim plus interest.
    • Represented famous international recording artist in commercial dispute.
    • Represented a California accounting firm in a securities class action and related bankruptcy action in connection with a failed Chinese Reverse Merger, including a dismissal with prejudice that was affirmed on appeal with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
    • Represented the law firm that prepared a private placement memorandum that was used in connection with the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme in a related bankruptcy and investor action.
    • Successfully defended the auditor for a public company in a securities class action lawsuit, pre-IPO matters, and public grant based litigation.

Mr. German also assists businesses with contract negotiations, payment agreements, and general risk management evaluation.

Mr. German has experience defending professionals in administrative investigations related to their professional licenses. In this capacity, Mr. German has represented professionals in front of administrative boards and panels, including the representation of accountants in front of the Probable Cause Panel of the Board of Accountancy.

In 2018, Mr. German was selected for the prestigious On The Rise Attorney award by The Daily Business Review as a result of his professional accomplishments. He is often selected by his peers to be a Rising Star in accordance with the Super Lawyers and Florida Legal Elite selection process.

Mr. German received his Bachelors of Arts in Economics, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Mr. German is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice law before the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, as well as before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida. Mr. German is also licensed to practice law in all County and Circuit Courts in Florida.

  • Arizona State University, J.D.
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.A. Economics.
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida