jcherof@cityatty.com
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Fort Lauderdale Office
Phone: 954-771-4500
Fax: 954-771-4923

James A. Cherof

Shareholder

James A. Cherof joined the law firm in 1980 as a corporate and commercial litigator and became a shareholder in 1984. Mr. Cherof concentrates his practice in the areas of local government law, and labor and employment law.

Mr. Cherof limits his labor practice solely to the representation of management. He has over thirty year of experience as a contract negotiator in the collective bargaining process and is available to provide training, leadership and legal counsel for the successful negotiation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements on behalf of management.

Mr. Cherof is recognized for his efforts in the training of management personnel on the legal ramifications of employment discipline, suspension and termination; workplace discrimination; employee benefits; and application of the Fair Labor Standards Act. He counsels law enforcement agencies in the specialized area of disciplinary action involving law enforcement personnel. He is available to appear before the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission on matters including unit representation/clarification and the prosecution and defense of unfair labor practice charges.  He has successfully guided management in the avoidance and defense of charges of discrimination.

Mr. Cherof has been the City Attorney for the City of Boynton Beach, Florida since 1990.  He has received the highest (AV) rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized rating service for attorneys and has been designated an elite attorney by Florida Trend Magazine.