About Asher

Asher Perlin is a seasoned attorney who has developed a diverse legal practice with a focus on appeals. Mr. Perlin’s oral argument style has attracted the attention of courts and commentators. In a Federalist Society podcast discussing the Supreme Court oral argument in Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, the expert presenter commented that “Mr. Perlin … really did an excellent job arguing a very tough case.” At the close of the argument before the D.C. Circuit in Bauer v. Mavi Marmara, one of the judges stated that he “appreciate[d]” Mr. Perlin’s “tempered argument,” and added that he found it “helpful to the court.” 

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What we do

Asher represents individuals and businesses in federal trial and appellate courts in numerous U.S. jurisdictions and in all Florida state courts. With a focus on business, finance, real estate and insurance litigation, Asher has also developed a diverse appellate practice and has represented appellate clients in federal appeals across the country. Asher works with clients to establish flexible and predictable fee arrangements that many clients prefer to a flat hourly rate. 

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Recent Significant Matters

Persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a petition for certiorari on behalf of American victims of Iran-sponsored terrorism, and presented oral argument in a case involving the construction of provisions of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 138 S. Ct. 816 (2018).

Obtained judgments of $79 million and $26 million against Iran, the Hamas terrorist organization, and a senior Hamas leader  on behalf of the family of an American citizen murdered in a terrorist attack. Weinstock v. Iran, 2019 WL 1507255 and 2019 WL 1993778 (S.D. Fla. 2019), and Weinstock v. Abu Marzook, 2019 WL 1470245 (S.D. Fla. 2019).

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