Firm: Stearns Weaver Miller
Location: Miami - FL
150 West Flagler Street Suite 2200
Miami, Florida 33130
- Tel : 305-789-3200
- Fax : 305-789-3395
- Email : email@example.com
Barry M. Wayne is a Shareholder and the Head of the Marital & Family Law Department. His experience spans over 34 years representing clients in virtually all facets of marital and family law matters, including complex divorces, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, paternity claims, and disputes that cross state and international borders. Barry’s background enables him to guide his clients through the family law process of income and net worth analysis, business and other valuation matters, asset structure and debt analysis, division of complex marital estates, as well as all other issues unique to persons of financial means. His practice also includes protecting the rights of parents and their children, working proactively to conclude matters recognizing the paramount objective of their children’s best interests. Barry has built a reputation for problem solving and affording clients the privacy and discretion required for successful completion of the issues facing their family.
Barry’s clients have included corporate officers from a variety of endeavors, business owners, physicians, attorneys, financial and other professionals, professional athletes, investors, and their spouses.
Barry has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law* since 1994. He has achieved Board Certification as a Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which certifies attorneys based upon demonstrated substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references, continuing education and quality of legal writing. Best Lawyers in America® has named Barry as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Miami, a recognition awarded to one lawyer per year with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Barry has also been AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years.
- Chambers High Net Worth, Marital & Family Law, Band 1, 2021-2022
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2023
- Lawyer of The Year, Family Law, Miami 2020
- The Family Law Issue, 2021
- Miami Dade Bar Circle of Excellence Award, Family Law, 2023
- South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Lawyers, 2004-2021
- Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2022
- Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2017
- AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 1997-Present
- Successfully completed dissolution of marriage/family court matters involving:
- Commercial/residential real property developer
- Hedge fund/investment fund manager
- Real property investor with multiple shopping center holdings
- Automotive industry entrepreneur
- Distressed business investor
- International attorney and specialized investment fund manager
- Food service processing entrepreneur
- Big 4 global accounting firm partner
- Chief Financial Officer of public company
- Public international clothing manufacturer executive
- Professional athletes
- Airline pilots
- Partners of prominent law firms
- Partners of prominent medical practices
- Successfully completed prenuptial agreements involving:
- Public company chief executive
- Professional athlete
- Technology entrepreneur
- Internet entrepreneur
- Chief Executive of international entertainment business
- Owner of commercial and residential real property development company
- Hedge fund manager
- Public accounting firm partner
- Real estate financial services executive
- Owner of multi-state commercial real estate brokerage firm
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Publications: Moving to the Sunshine State? Top Ten Things You Should Know About Florida Family Law
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2022
Events: Prenuptial Agreements in Florida – Practical Considerations and Planning
Jewish Federation of Broward County Advisors Philanthropy Initiative|October 2021
Government Affairs News Update, Publications: Has Permanent Alimony Met its Demise in Florida? Stay Tuned…
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|April 2021
Publications: If Getting Married Were Just About Love, Would It Be Easy?
South Florida Legal Guide|May 2012
Stearns Weaver Miller
Our Marital & Family Law Practice Group is part of our commitment to provide our clients with a complete range of legal services and strategic advice. The marital and family legal challenges facing individuals, families and their financial interests are as unique as each client. These personal matters require the same degree of sophisticated analysis as business matters. We recognize the need for quality, frank, professional, result-oriented representation in all marital and family law arenas. Our clients can expect the same level of trust, quality, commitment and experience when dealing with difficult and complicated personal marital and family matters that they have come to expect when addressing business matters.
We are available to represent clients in all facets of marital and family law. We offer experienced counsel in negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial, and marital settlement agreements, as well as handling complex, high-income, significant-net-worth divorces, paternity matters and disputes which cross state and international borders.
Marital and family matters invariably touch virtually every aspect of clients’ lives, including business/asset valuation, estate and tax planning, real estate and personal investment portfolios. Of paramount importance when representing parents with minor children, is working proactively to reach a result in the child(ren)’s best interest. Our Marital & Family law group is focused on achieving favorable, expeditious results through alternative dispute resolution techniques including direct negotiation, mediation, and when necessary, in court. We have the resources, including the in-house knowledge of various practice groups within the Firm, to guide clients through these multifaceted matters. In addition, we know when to call upon professionals and disciplines, including financial forensic experts, when required to best advance our clients’ interests.
Our experienced team demonstrates professionalism, serving clients with objective, sensible advocacy, enabling prudent and well-conceived decision making. We provide individualized representation to the particular needs of each client by providing a thorough and straightforward analysis of their entitlements and obligations, and by being responsive to their specific goals. While resolution of family disputes is preferred, when court intervention is indicated, we have experienced trial lawyers to effectively advocate on behalf of our clients.
Barry M. Wayne, the head of our Marital & Family Law Practice Group, has been practicing marital and family law for more than 33 years. He has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law since 1994. He has achieved Board Certification as a Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which certifies attorneys based upon demonstrated substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references, continuing education, and quality of legal writing. Best Lawyers in America® has named Barry as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in Miami, a recognition awarded to one lawyer per year with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.