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Theodore R. Bayer has extensive and varied legal experience, having worked for insurance companies and unions as well as in private practice for more than 40 years.  He began his legal career working for Allstate Insurance Co. from 1966 to 1967. Thereafter, he joined the Law Office of Robert Eliasberg as counsel to the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of New York City from 1968 to 1972.  In 1972, he served as a union lawyer for the United Federation of Teachers of New York City.  After that, he moved to South Florida and practiced with Fuller Brumer Moss Cohen & Rodgers from 1972 to 1974 and with Krongold & Bass from 1974 to 1976.  He maintained a private practice from 1976 to 1980 and was a partner at Tobin, Bayer & Jacobson from 1980 to 1987.  He reopened his private practice in 1987 and has been operating in the same location since 1990.

Over the years, Theodore R. Bayer has continued to excel in the legal profession.  While his litigation and trial practice continues to thrive, alternative dispute resolution has become another aspect of his practice.  Mr. Bayer has been certified by the state of Florida as a civil circuit and county court mediator and is certified as a mediator for insurance and foreclosure matters. He serves on the Panel of Neutral Arbitrators for commercial cases for the American Arbitration Association.  In recognition of his efforts, he has been AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, an honor reserved to those who are ranked the highest in a confidential, peer-review survey of legal ability and general ethical standards.  He is also the recipient of the 2004 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award in probate from the Miami-Dade County “Put Something Back” program.

Mr. Bayer's practice has focused on real estate, business and probate matters. He has regularly represented:

  • Clients in purchases and sales of properties and businesses, and in litigation arising from those transactions
  • Condominium and homeowners associations, advising boards of directors, collecting delinquent assessments and enforcing rules
  • Personal representatives and beneficiaries in the probate of estates

Practice areas

  • Real estate
  • Estates and probate
  • Business law
  • Litigation
  • Collections
  • Condominium and homeowners association law
  • General practice
  • Property insurance
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration


  • 1967, New York
  • 1972, Florida


  • Syracuse University, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, B.A., Political Science


  • The Florida Bar
  • South Miami Kendall Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • FINRA Arbitrator


  • Student Government President, Syracuse University, 1962-1963
  • Pinsky Scholar, Syracuse University College of Law, 1963-1966
  • Editorial Assistant, Syracuse University Law Review, 1964-1965


  • Certified Civil Circuit and County Court Mediator, State of Florida
    • Mediator: American Arbitration Association
    • Mediator: Department of Financial Services
    • Mediator: Division of Condominiums
    • Mediator: Residential Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Certified Arbitrator, State of Florida
    • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
    • Umpire, Windstorm Insurance Network

Military service

  • U.S. Army Reserves, 1966-1972

Representative cases

Call 305-670-6300 or contact us online to schedule a case analysis

While our law office is located in Miami, we handle matters throughout South Florida including in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Monroe and Collier counties. Call 305-670-6300 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.