In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Fast combines an MBA and broad business management experience to provide pragmatic, business-minded solutions and affordable general counsel representation to the firm’s clients.

Growing up in and eventually running his family’s $20,000,000 150-employee manufacturing firm taught Mr. Fast the importance of exceeding client expectations by providing efficient cost-effective solutions to their problems. (Mr. Fast is a named inventor on eight problem-solving patents for his customers, that included top selling products.)

Because of his background Mr. Fast is often called to advise clients on their business matters in addition to providing a pragmatic legal perspective which only someone with business management experience could do.

Education

● Juris Doctor cum laude, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

● Masters of Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida

● Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Business Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Member, Health Care Law Section, Florida Bar
  • Member, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, Florida Bar
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration
  • Trained as Florida County Court Mediator, Mediation Training Group, Inc.
  • Member, Broward County Mensa
  • Member, American Mensa Limited

Presentations Delivered

  • Florida’s New POA Law, Third-Persons and POA’s, DNROs and Advance Directives
    • FALA Mini-Conference, Fountainview Senior Living
                                     
  • Recent developments of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Avoiding Common violations, and Dealing with Lawsuits and Retaliation Claims
    • LeadingAge Mini-Conference, Mayflower Retirement Center

Patents and Published Works

  • Label Holder with Locking Window: # 6,862,826
  • Combination Shelf and Display Unit: #6,732,866
  • Label and/or Sign Holder and Adaptor: #6,668,567
  • Label Holder with Dust Cover: #6,665,971 (Top Seller)
  • Label and Sign Holder: #6,568,112
  • Forwardly Extending Identification Tag: #5,123,189
  • Strip Merchandiser with Universal Mounting Means: #4,718,627 (Top Seller)
  • Label Holder Attachment for Product Information Display Tags: #4,965,949
  • Case application submitted and published as part of “Customer Retention: A Usage Segmentation and Customer Value Approach”, Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, Vol. 10, Number 3, 2002.

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida