A Reputation For Excellence In Commercial And Business Litigation

A Reputation For Excellence In Commercial And Business Litigation

Attorney Paul Aiello Headshot

Paul Aiello

  • Partner


Miami, FL
rated by Super Lawyers Paul Aiello SuperLawyers.com

AV-rated since 1997, Paul Aiello received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Elon University in 1982, and his juris doctorate degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1985. He was first licensed to practice law in Texas, and he has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 1991. Since 2001, Paul Aiello has been named as one of the top lawyers in his practice areas in the South Florida Legal Guide. He has been selected as a Florida "Super Lawyer" in the 2010 - 2012 editions of the Super Lawyer's Magazine. In addition, Paul Aiello was selected in 2011 for inclusion in Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite. Paul Aiello has given back to the community through not only the "Put Something Back" program, but also the Volunteer Lawyer's Project. From 2006 through 2008, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Miami.

For more than two decades, Paul Aiello has focused his practice on business litigation, corporate litigation, and employment and labor disputes. He has extensive litigation experience in the defense and prosecution of the following types of claims:

  • Corporate divorces
  • Business torts and securities fraud
  • Trademark infringement and antitrust
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment disputes
  • UCC and breach of contract
  • Collection litigation
  • Construction defect and construction lien claims
  • Insurance disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Consumer litigation

Paul Aiello has first-chaired trials in state and federal courts in Texas and Florida. He has handled binding arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition to securing final judgments and decisions by trial and arbitration, Paul Aiello has presented cases in appellate courts, both on final and interlocutory appeal and by petitions for certiorari and mandamus.


-Summary judgment for lead lender against claims by participating lenders in connection with the administration of a commercial loan
-Dismissal of lawsuit filed against commercial lender for violations of federal law, FDUTPA, and common law fraud
-Summary judgment against commercial borrowers who claimed fraud and fiduciary breach based upon alleged conflict of interest of the attorney for the lender
-Defense judgment in partition and specific performance proceeding followed by recovery of all of client's legal expenses from the other side
-Enjoined local government from enforcing commercial use restrictions in local ordinance against mansion hired for private party
-Appealed Zoning Board’s historic designation of private home and obtained reversal of designation after hearing before the City Commission
-Vacated summary judgment entered against joint venturer in commercial real estate and then obtained substantial settlement on the eve of trial
-Decree of judicial dissolution of ongoing business after two-day bench trial
-Summary judgment against president/stockholder of airline who failed to use his best efforts to sell the business pursuant to stockholder agreement
-Recovered from co-owner all cash invested without a written agreement in an insolvent limited liability company
-Dismissal of fraud, litigation malpractice, and fiduciary breach claims against attorney
-Obtained Settlements from attorneys, accountants, and securities brokers who committed malpractice, fiduciary breach or fraud upon their clients
-Summary judgment of claims for negligence and breach of contract asserted against insurance broker
-Summary judgment for real estate broker in commercial real estate transaction by proving through discovery that the owner committed tortious interference
-Summary judgment on franchisee's claims for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and violation of Florida’s Franchise Act
-Dismissal of fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation claims against franchisor under the common law of fraud, the Florida Franchise Act, and FDUTPA
-Settled claims for franchisees against franchisor for fraud, breach of franchise agreement, and civil theft
-Settled for nuisance value claims of trademark infringement asserted against parallel importers in the gray-market
-Verdict for defendant after four-day trial on multiple age discrimination claims asserted against a single employer in one trial
-Verdict for compensatory and punitive damages for plaintiff after five-day trial in quid-pro-quo sex discrimination matter
-Implemented use of non-competes at local business and then enjoined former employee who violated the non-compete
-Large settlement in favor of a done against charity that failed to follow Florida law on the solicitation of charitable contributions
-Verdict for plaintiff that his constitutional right was violated under the Eighth Amendment after three-day trial
-Filed grievance proceeding and obtained reinstatement of University faculty member whose contract was terminated in violation of procedures in the faculty manual
-Filed grievance proceeding and obtained reinstatement of University student who was expelled in violation of the procedures established in the student manual

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
  • Landlord – Tenant
  • Labor and Employment
  • Collections


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Elon University
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1982
    • Honors: magna cum laude


  • AV-rated 1997 - Present
  • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
  • Florida "Super Lawyer", Super Lawyer's Magazine 2010 - 2012
  • Florida Trend Magazine's Florida Legal Elite 2011 - Present