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, Judge Harry Edwards stated that he “appreciate[d]” Mr. Perlin’s “tempered argument,” and added that he found it “helpful to the court.”
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.
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).