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Craig Minko

Fort Lauderdale East Administrative Partner



Craig Minko is a managing partner at the Firm’s Ft. Lauderdale East office.  Craig is a State and Federal court civil litigator and trial lawyer, who focuses his practice in the following areas:  business/commercial litigation; employment discrimination and retaliation complaints/investigations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the Florida Commission on Human Relations (“FCHR”) and The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), as well as subsequent related litigation; wage and hour actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and otherwise; condominium and homeowners’ association litigation; Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) complaints/investigation before HUD and subsequent litigation; corporate director and officer disputes; corporate derivative actions; landlord tenant litigation; errors and omissions claims; defamation litigation; professional malpractice matters; and products liability litigation.

Craig received his undergraduate degree in Management, graduating cum laude, from Binghamton University.  He attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, where he received his Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, graduating in the top 5% of his class. While in law school, Craig served as the Executive Editor of Nova Law Review, Volume 34, and was a recipient of the Nova Merit Scholarship.  Craig also received Book Awards in law school for obtaining the Highest Grade in Constitutional Law and Advanced Legal Research.

Craig was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Florida’s Rising Stars of the legal profession in 2017-2020.  Super Lawyers Magazine selects no more than 2.5% of licensed attorneys in the State of Florida as Rising Stars, based on peer nomination, professional achievements, independent research by Super Lawyers, and peer evaluation by practice area.

Craig holds an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence, which is a peer rating held only by an elite group 10% of all attorneys nationwide.

Craig has also received the Platinum Client Champion award from Martindale-Hubbell, based upon numerous stellar client reviews, with an overall 100% recommendation rating, and an average performance/value rating of 5 out of 5 stars.


  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

Notable Decisions

Representative Matters

  • Royal Harbour Yacht Club Marina Condo. Ass'n, Inc. v. Maresma, 304 So. 3d 1268 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020). 
  • Ezer v. Holdack, 358 So. 3d 429 (Fla. 4th DCA 2023), review denied, SC2023-0676, 2023 WL 6998287 (Fla. Oct. 24, 2023). 



  • Craig Minko, Jenna Updike & Natalia Morales, Florida Derivative Litigation in the Context of Condominium Associations, and the Court’s Deference to the Best Interests of the Corporation, 48 Nova L. Rev. 55 (2023).


  • Nova Southeastern University, J.D., summa cum laude
  • S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, B.S., Management, cum laude


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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