Fort Lauderdale has a history that dates back more than 1,000 years starting with the Tequesta Indians who originally inhabited the area. Modern history for Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas began with the first appreciable settlement, comprising of three forts (named after Major William Lauderdale) built at the beginning of the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). In the 19th Century, the area now known as Fort Lauderdale was known as the “New River Settlement.” Starting in the mid-1890s the Florida East Coast Railroad built tracks through the area, thereby prompting development in the area. The city of Fort Lauderdale was finally incorporated in 1911.
Florida’s land boom of the 1920s began Fort Lauderdale’s first major development. At the start of World War II, Fort Lauderdale became a major U.S. Navy base, with a Naval Air Station and a Coast Guard base located at Port Everglades. After the war, service members returned to the area, creating a large population explosion which was much more significant than the 1920s development boom.
Fort Lauderdale is now a major yachting center, one of the nation’s biggest tourist destinations, and a growing business center. Fort Lauderdale is home to 42,000 yachts and a slew of cruise ships. Fort Lauderdale is further home to large, publicly-traded companies such as AutoNation, Alcatel Lucent and Microsoft Latin America.
As a native of South Florida, I’ve been operating as an intellectual property attorney in the South Florida metropolitan area for over a decade. As a former Patent Examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, I can provide a unique insight into the workings of the Patent Office while providing expert counsel. Also, as a current member of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida (IPLAF) and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee of the Florida Bar, I stay up-to-date on the latest in intellectual property law.
My offices are located at 110 East Broward Blvd, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301, which is located in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area on the corner of East Broward Blvd. and SE 1st Ave. Directions from the south comprise taking I-95 North, then take the Broward Blvd. exit going East. Directions from the north comprise taking I-95 South, then take the Broward Blvd. exit going East. The building is located on the corner of East Broward Blvd. and SE 1st Ave.