Alen H. Hsu

Of Counsel

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Alen Hsu regularly represents publicly traded companies, privately owned multi-national businesses, and startup companies with respect to domestic and international legal issues.  Alen provides strategic guidance and legal representation to international investors regarding their investments in the U.S., including the preparation of corporate and commercial contracts.  He also maintains an active and diverse litigation practice involving business, labor and employment, non-competition agreements, real estate, construction, landlord-tenant, government relations, products liability, class action defense, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. 

Alen has successfully served as counsel on a number of multimillion dollar litigation matters in state and federal courts and arbitrations, including appeals, on matters arising from varied state and federal laws, including the False Claims Act, Sherman Act/Antitrust, Fair Labor Standards Act, American with Disabilities Act, Florida Civil Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Alen aggressively litigates cases while simultaneously developing creative and cost-effective settlement solutions to resolve complex problems on behalf of the firm’s clients. 

Alen has received numerous accolades for his legal work and involvement in the South Florida community.  In 2016, he received the Legal Advisor of the Year Award from Sterling 5, Inc. for his strategic counseling of start-up companies and small to mid-sized businesses. He has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation since 2015.  In 2016, Alen was selected to join a select group of attorneys to participate in The Florida Bar Leadership Academy.  In 2017, Alen was selected to serve on the committee of The Florida Bar Journal and The Florida Bar News Editorial Board, and currently serves on the executive committee.  Most recently, he was elected as Vice President of Membership of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a prominent organization that represents the interests of 50,000 attorneys and more than 80 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. 

Alen obtained his Bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Florida.  While at the University of Florida, he completed a foreign study program on Elizabethan England and William Shakespeare at Cambridge University, England.  He went on to receive his law degree from Nova Southeastern University.  Alen is proficient in spoken Mandarin-Chinese. 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended owner of multimillion dollar condominium against claims of fraudulent inducement in which plaintiff sought $6 million dollars damages.
  • Successfully represented co-owner of international energy drink company seeking corporate dissolution under Florida’s Business Corporations Act.
  • Successfully defended homeowner against claims of fraud, violations of Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and breach of contract, in which plaintiff sought more than $3 million in damages. 
  • Successfully defended physician against medical practice group’s claim for breach of a non-compete agreement.
  • Successfully represented homeowner in construction defect matter that resulted in a half million dollar award to homeowner, along with an award of fees and costs.
  • Successfully represented commercial property manager in landlord-tenant action against a tenant/corporation’s individual officers.
  • Successfully defended aviation company against claims for breach of contract and injunctive relief.
  • Successfully defended international beverage company against claims under Florida’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and for misappropriation of trade secrets and injunctive relief.
  • Successfully defended large financial institution in federal qui tam whistleblower lawsuit.
  • Successfully defended creditor in bankruptcy adversarial proceeding in which the trustee sought in excess of $12 million in purported fraudulent transfers.
  • Successfully defended health insurance company in anti-trust matter in which plaintiffs sought in excess of $300 million in damages.
  • Successfully defended healthcare financial company against claims of fraud, civil conspiracy, and Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act violations, in which plaintiff sought more than $15 million in damages.
  • Successfully defended multiple financial institutions on appeal in Florida’s Second, Fourth, and Fifth District Courts of Appeal.
  • Successfully defended multiple restaurants and businesses against unpaid wages and overtime wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and public accommodation claims under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
  • Successfully defended pharmaceutical marketing company against a putative class action arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class action; negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of client. 
  • Represented marketing company against three putative class actions under claims of Telephone Consumer Protection Act, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, common law fraud, and Illinois and Michigan Consumer Protection Acts.
  • Represented international yacht company against claims of common law fraud, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act violations, Magnusson-Moss Act violations, and breach of warranty.

Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class IV, 2016-2017
  • Florida Bar Journal and Florida Bar News Editorial Board, 2017-present
    • Committee Member, July 2017-July 2018
    • Executive Committee Member, July 2018-present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2012-present
    • Vice President of Membership, November 2018-present
    • Alternate Southeast Regional Governor, 2016-2018
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, 2008-present
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President-Elect, 2014-2015
    • Vice President of Membership, 2012-2014
  • North Springs Improvement District, 2016-present
    • Board of Supervisors, 2016-present
  • National Filipino American Bar Association, July 2018-present
  • Caribbean Bar Association, 2016-present
  • Broward County Bar Association, 2016-present
  • Federal Bar Association, 2016-present

Awards and Recognitions

  • “Florida Rising Star” in Business Litigation, Florida SuperLawyers, 2015-present
  • “Legal Advisor of the Year”, Sterling 5, 2016

Published Works

  • “Courts Dial Back Autodialer Definition Following ‘ACA International’”, The Legal Intelligencer, July 23, 2018
  • “Fla. Appeals Court Resets Clock on Successive Foreclosures,” Law360, April 20, 2016