Todd Levine is an attorney who serves the Miami, Florida area. He earned his B.S.B.A in finance in 1988 from the University of Florida and later graduated with honors at Florida Levin College of Law in 1991. Mr. Todd Levine specializes in cases dealing with business disputes as well as commercial real estate. He is the founding partner of the Miami-based law firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen, Levine P.I.
In an article dated October 29th, 2018, Todd Levine talks about one of his cases concerning the famous “Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville”. The article begins with a brief description of the dispute. Boss Investments, a Bahamian franchisee that Todd Levine and his law firm represents, has filed for a “clear breach of contract” with the 15th judicial circuit court for Palm Beach County. It was later dismissed by Judge William Dimitrouleas. The dismissal of the case was due to “procedural matter or legal technicality,” but that Boss Investments still has other legal avenues despite the dismissal from the judge.
The article goes on to describe the conflict. Todd Levine and his law firm indicated that Boss Investments was excited to bring the brand to The Bahamas. Many who are familiar with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will know that the branch that opened in Nassau was the first of its kind in The Bahamas. Todd Levine and his law firm indicated that Boss Investments wanted exclusivity “to use of the Margaritaville and Jimmy Buffett trademarks in The Bahamas.” It was later found that Margaritaville had partnered with China Construction America (CCA) to allegedly construct a large resort of the same name, nearby.
Boss Investments fear that, with the new development, his business will be severely impacted. Earlier in the article, Boss Investments informed Todd Levine and his law firm that Margaritaville “acknowledged this exclusivity in prior dealings.” This is what lead to the filing of the lawsuit against Margaritaville. Further, in the article, Boss Investments states that Margaritaville has put off Boss Investments plans to expand with another branch of Margaritaville citing, “to protect their grander plans at The Pointe.” The article ends with conflicts regarding Boss Investments’ proposed second venue due to this dispute.