Carl is the type of person that surprises you. On a regular basis. Just when you're sure you know the breadth and depth of his talent and resources, you get surprised. There's always more.


Integrity is probably the word I'd say best fits Carl. You know you're going to see his end of the deal kept. With no surprises. And that still surprises me more than anything else.

mr. John Brown

(New York)


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Carl D. Berry, a former New York State Trooper and U.S. Marine Corp Reservist who served during the Gulf War, received his bachelors in political science from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz (1992) and his juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law (1995).  He is admitted to practice in the Florida state and Federal Courts.


Mr. Berry represents both individuals civil and criminal matters, including family, bankruptcy, debt defense, as well as companies in general business matters including, commercial transactions, corporate compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing, as well as litigation in state and federal court.  He also practices sport and entertainment law providing representation to world class professional athletes, musicians and producers, and television and event production companies


While at North Carolina Central University, a historically Black University, Mr. Berry served as Class Vice President and Class President. He was a founding member of the law school’s Entertainment & Sports Law Association and served on the school’s Coalition for Battered Women.  He was selected by the University’s Chancellor, the Honorable Julius Chambers, to serve on the Select Search Committee for the Law School’s Dean.


Early in his career, Mr. Berry had the opportunity to work in private practice under the tutelage of former Florida Secretary of State the late Jessie J. McCrary, who was the first African American to hold to the post for the State of Florida since reconstruction.  During that time Mr. Berry became a Jim K. Batten Fellow and was on the Board of Directors for the Miami Black Archives. Mr. Berry continued his private law practice which included commercial litigation, real property litigation, labor and employment, contract, copyright and sports and entertainment law.


Mr. Berry also worked in sports television, and event promotion, initially, with Don King Productions, Inc. and later Warriors Boxing Promotions, Inc.  He has worked on and promoted television programs seen on HBO, Showtime, ESPN, domestic cable and Pay Per View, seen by millions of viewers in 107 countries. Mr. Berry has worked with and represented world class athletes such as Former World Champions, Michael Moorer, Shannon Briggs, Ray Mercer, Hector Camacho, Aaron Davis, Richard Hall, Juan Urango, David Santos and O’Neil Bell.


He has published articles and text in the area of Federal labor and employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as EEOC law. Mr. Berry is also Associate Graduate Faculty at Florida Atlantic University, teaching sports law for the MBA Sports Administration program and business law for the Barry Kaye College of Business.

Kenneth C. Terrell, graduated from University of Virginia, B.A., 1978 Washington College of Law, J.D., 1982. Mr. Terrell was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia in 1983 and admitted to Florida in 2002. Mr. Terrell is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, having worked for several prominent law firms in Washington, DC and Miami, Florida.  He has practiced in South Florida since 2002.  


He has litigated cases in a variety of substantive legal areas including commercial litigation, corporate litigation, securities litigation, premises liability, products liability litigation, and personal injury.


Mr. Terrell is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bars, Dade County Bar Association, and the South Florida UVA Alumni Association.


Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Terrell worked for nine years as a senior policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Education.

Maxwell Gayle, received his bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1991 and his juris doctorate from Appalachian School of Law, in 2000.  Mr. Gayle represents individuals and families in debt collections cases and is well versed in debtors/creditors rights. He has extensive experience in foreclosure defense, as well action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Mr. Gayle represents families in family law (Divorce, child custody, child support and domestic relations), and juvenile dependency cases. Mr. Gayle has over 17 years of civil litigation experience.

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