Commitment, Integrity & Experience

PRESS RELEASE:
Tavernier, FL June 17, 2016- HL&Y came out on top again, this time not in the courtroom, but for serving clients across the Keys and Miami-Dade through its closing and title agency. Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC (The Fund), which helps real estate companies protect the public, bestowed the real estate division at HL&Y with the Top Contributor and President's Circle awards.

"One of the things we enjoy the most is exactly that, serving our clients and that is why positive word of mouth brings people to us. We want to thank our clients, including the realtors and others in the industry for putting their trust in us," said HL&Y Managing Partner & Attorney James Lupino.

Client and realtor Joy Martin, broker and president of American Caribbean, Christies International Real Estate, said: “Congratulations to our business partners at Hershoff, Lupino, and Yagel for their well-deserved awards. We have had the pleasure of working with the team at the firm for over two decades and know that our clients are always well served in their real estate transactions, whether it is $100,000. or $13 million. Selling real estate in an unique area like the Florida Keys requires local knowledge and expertise coupled with strong title and closing background, we are so fortunate to have this winning firm in our community.”

The Top Contributor award recognizes the top three firms in each of the 20 circuits that The Fund serves. The President’s Circle award is determined by the level of business members conduct annually. Only 100 of The Fund’s member firms received this distinction.

"We thank you for your dedication and congratulate you on your achievement and for your loyalty to us and your clients,” said Jimmy R. Jones, President/CEO for The Fund.

The HL&Y, LLP real estate division services residential and commercial closings, commercial leases, mortgage agreements, refinancing, and all other matters involving the sale or purchase of real estate.

Aislynn Thomas-McDonald

Has a B.A. from The American University of Paris, a M.S from Mississippi College and her Juris Doctorate from the Florida International University College of Law.  Ms. McDonald primarily practices in the areas of Family Law and Probate. She also plays an active role in the community where she volunteers her time with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Girl Scouts of America, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Contact Information

Email: AThomas-McDonald@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

Key Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate Administration and Litigation

Robert Stober

Contact Information

Email: rstober@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

Has a B.A. from Hartwick College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami Law School.  His Practice areas include Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Insurance, Landlord and Tenant Law and Admiralty and Maritime Law.

Key Practice Areas

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law

  • Civil Litigation

  • Insurance

  • Landlord & Tenant Law

  • Personal Injury

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida Bar

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Contact Information

Email: ryagel@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

He has over 25 year of experience advocating in State and Federal Courts and representing clients before local governments and administrative agencies. He frequently lectures on land use regulations impacting development and growth in the Florida Keys and Key West. 


His experience includes representing international companies such as AIG Insurance Company, Underwriters at Lloyds, London (Lloyds of London), Chemical Bank, Nissan Motors Acceptance Corporation, Associated Aviation Underwriters, United Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Is licensed as both an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and his Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Yagel is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. 

Key Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice

  • Business and Contract Law

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

  • Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation and Regulatory Takings 

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful death

  •  Real Estate Law

  • Shareholder, Limited Liability Company and Partnership Disputes

  • Will and Trust Disputes

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida Bar, 1987

  • Florida Institute Of Certified Public Accountants

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

  • U.S. Tax Court

Admissions & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Minnesota Bar
  • Colorado Bar
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

James S. Lupino

Admissions & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar

Key Practice Areas

  • Family Law/Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law

Is one of the premier lawyers in Southeast Florida.

 A graduate of Villanova University with a B.S. in Economics and the University of Miami Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree, he practiced in Dade County for more than 23 years before coming to the Keys full-time in 1992. He practices in Family Law which includes Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony and Child Support. He also practices Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.

Besides practicing law, Mr. Hershoff donates his time as the elected Chairman of the Board of Mariners Hospital. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Baptist Health South Florida.

He is a member of Leadership Monroe County; Member of the Board of Directors of First State Bank of the Keys, as well as a past director and vice-chairman of the Upper Keys Bar Association.

Contact Information

Email: jhershoff@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

Jay Hershoff

Accolades

Attorneys

Miami Office:
9350 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 1470
Miami, FL 33156
Phone No: 305-670-7546
Keys Office:
90130 Old Highway
Tavernier, FL 33070
Phone No: 305-852-8440

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida Bar

Contact Information

Email: BrittanyMiller@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

Has a B.S. in Finance and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida.  Her Practice areas include land use, landlord/tenant, foreclosure and other general civil litigation. 

Key Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice

  • Business and Contract Law

  • Civil Litigation

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

  • Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation and Regulatory Takings

  • Shareholder, Limited Liability Company and Partnership Disputes 

  • Will and Trust Disputes

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida Bar

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Brittany Miller

Representative Cases

KPMG Peat Marwick v National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania, 765 So.2d 36 (2000);


Schrader v. Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority,                                   
840 So.2d. 1050 (Fla. 2003);


Cortes v. Delta Airlines, Inc.,                                   

638 So.2d 108 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1994);         


Marr v. Webb,                                   

930 So.2d 734 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2006);         


Key Largo Watersports, .v. Whitehurst Family Partnership,                                 

954 So.2d (Fla. 3rd DCA 2007);         


Nolting v. Schwartz,                                   

117 So.3d 1136 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2012);         


Swartz v. Nolting,                                  

112 So.3d 495 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2013);

Jessica Rothenberg

Contact Information

Email: jrothenberg@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

Graduated Florida International University with a B.S. and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law.   She practices Business, Construction, Commercial, Products Liability and General Civil Litigation.

Admissions & Memberships

  • Florida Bar

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

  • Business and Professional Women

  • Dade County Bar Association

Russell Yagel

Contact Information

Email: jlupino@HLYlaw.com

Phone: (305) 852-8440

He is a Supreme Court certified civil dispute mediator. He is listed in Who's Who of Florida Lawyers and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer”. Mr. Lupino is the representative of the 16th Judicial Circuit to the Florida Bar Board of Governors. He is the chairman of the Florida Bar Member Benefits Committee for 2000-2002 and is on the Budget and Investment Committees. Mr. Lupino serves on the Upper Keys Rotary Club Board and is a past Chairman elect of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, the Monroe County campaign coordinator for the Jeb Bush gubernatorial election campaign in 1994 and 1998 as well as for George W. Bush's presidential campaign in 2000.

Received his Bachelor's Degree from Augustana College in 1974 and his Juris Doctorate from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1977. Mr. Lupino represents clients in the areas of Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Contract and Construction Law, Wills, Probate and Business Matters.


Mr. Lupino is admitted to the Bar in the states of Florida, Minnesota and Colorado, as well as, the Federal Courts in the Southern District of Florida and for the District of Minnesota.

Key Practice Areas

  • Business Matters

  • Civil Litigation

  • Commercial and Construction Law

  • Contracts

  • Litigation

  • Professional Liability

  • Real EstateWills

Key Practice Areas

  • Business Law

  • Civil Litigation

  • Construction Law

  • Commercial Law

  • General Civil Litigation