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H. Steven Vogel

Steven Vogel, an experienced litigator practicing out of Dickinson Wright’s Ft. Lauderdale office, focuses his practice on complex professional liability and commercial litigation cases. Over the course of his two decade-long career, Steven has represented accountants, lawyers, real estate agents, corporate directors, officers and other professionals in a wide variety of matters ranging from claims of professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, financial statement audit failures, state and federal securities law claims, business tort litigation and common law fraud actions. He regularly handles complex issues involving securities laws and regulations, banking and tax, fraud investigations, employment disputes, purchases and sales of accounting and other practices, and partnership disputes. Steve has also handled SEC regulatory investigations, disciplinary proceedings and risk control matters for his clients, as well as representing licensed professionals before State Licensing Boards and other Governmental agencies including the Florida Bar, the SEC and Department of Justice.

Steve’s fluency in the areas of accounting and law, as well as his role as Standard Setter and Regulator in the State of Florida, allows him to effectively communicate accounting and auditing principles to judges and juries, as well as translating the law for his clients. He serves as Florida counsel for a number of the largest CPA firms in the country and has been involved in a number of high profile cases in the State of Florida and other jurisdictions.

Steve is a past Chair and member of the Florida Board of Accountancy, a body responsible for the regulation and governance of the accounting profession in Florida. After first being appointed to this state-wide leadership position by Florida Governor Rick Scott in 2011, Steve was reappointed in 2015. In addition to his service as Chair of the Board, he served as Chair and member of the Board’s Probable Cause Panel. Steve is also a former member of the American Institute of CPA’s Auditing Standards Board (“ASB”), the senior technical committee of the AICPA, which has the authority to issue auditing, attestation and quality control standards applicable to the performance and issuance of audit and attestation reports for non-public companies. 

He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Miami where he taught business law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Steve also previously taught at Florida International University in the areas of business law, real estate tax, and current tax issues at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Steve has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV Preeminent® rating.

Education & Credentials

Education

University of Miami School of Law

LL.M., Taxation

Capital University School of Law

J.D.

Pace University

B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Florida

Acknowledgements

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV/Preeminent® Rating

Professional Involvement

  • Florida Board of Accountancy
    • Member, appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott and Confirmed by the Florida State Senate (2011 – 2019)
    • Chair (2015)
    • Vice Chair (2014)
    • Probable Cause Panel, Chair (2014)
    • Probable Cause Panel, Member
    • Legislative Affairs and Budge Committees, Member
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11C in Miami-Dade County
    • Chair (2014)
    • Member (2012 present)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member Auditing Standards Board (2009 2012)
  • National State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Board Effectiveness and Legislative Affairs Committee, Member Dade County Bar Association, Real Property Committee (2009)
  • University of Miami College of Business Administration, Instructor, (2012-2018(
  • Florida International University, Instructor, (2001-2009) University of Miami School of Law (Real Estate LL.M. Program), Adjunct Instructor, (2000-2005)
  • Miami Dade Community College, Adjunct Professor, (1998-2001)
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