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Howard S. Toland
HOWARD S. TOLAND was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1984. In addition to his practice in the state courts, Mr. Toland is currently admitted to practice before the United States Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Toland attended George Washington University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in 1978. Upon graduation, he served as a legislative aide to United States Senator H. John Heinz and assisted in a nursing home oversight investigation. In 1979, Mr. Toland attended Drexel University and earned a Master in Business Administration in 1980. In 1984 he graduated cum laude from Nova Southeastern University earning a Juris Doctorate degree, while serving on the Nova Law Review. Mr. Toland was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure and the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Torts, was awarded a Leo J. Goodwin Fellowship and served as a clerk to the Dean of the law school. Mr. Toland authored an article entitled, "Is Home Videotaping a Fair Use of Copyrighted Programs?" and then served during his final year in law school as an intern to United States Magistrate Peter Nimkoff.
Mr. Toland is located in the firm's Fort Lauderdale/Weston office. His practice focuses upon commercial litigation matters, with an emphasis on banking and security-related issues, secured transactions, and creditors' rights. Mr. Toland is a member of the Commercial Law League, the Equipment Lease and Finance Association, where he served on several legal committees, the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, the Steering Committee of the Lease Enforcement Attorney Network (LEAN) and the Broward County Bar Association. Mr. Toland also serves on the Board of Directors of the Nova Southeastern Law Center Alumni Association.