Ira is a seasoned litigator with experience defending clients in both civil and commercial matters. His experience is wide-reaching and includes advising clients on matters involving product liability, toxic torts, construction, real estate, local government, land use, transportation, and entertainment and media.
In his product liability practice, Ira defends manufacturers of commercial and consumer products in both single-plaintiff and mass tort matters. He has served as both national coordinating counsel and local counsel overseeing large nationwide litigations. Ira’s clients include wine producers and manufacturers of pet and garden products, sporting goods, and motor vehicles. He also regularly defends clients in high-value personal injury and wrongful death claims, as well as environmental matters.
Additionally, Ira advises international companies headquartered in Latin America and Europe on the full lifecycle of business needs, from establishing entry into the US market, drafting governance documents, and negotiating contracts, to helping navigate government regulations and resolving disputes.
Before entering into private practice, Ira served as the Chief of Operations for Code Enforcement in Miami and as an Assistant Policy Coordinator for the Mayor. During his tenure, he directed zoning and city enforcement activities and represented city interests at special master and code enforcement hearings. Ira also served as a law clerk for the Office of the City Attorney where he analyzed zoning laws, local code applicability, lien foreclosure, and federal and state preemption issues. He draws on this experience to help clients navigate complex land use matters such as eminent domain and issues involving FEMA regulations.