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Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Mr. Hadaway holds degrees in criminology from Florida State University, motion picture production from University of Southern California, and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. He was previously associated with Mase & Lara, P.A., Miami, where he did extensive legal work on behalf of the cruise industry. Prior to attending law school, he worked in the film and television business in Central Europe and Los Angeles.

His University of Miami Law Review article “Executive Privateers: A Discussion on Why the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act Will Not Significantly Reform the Practice of Forfeiture” has been cited in numerous articles and seminars on forfeiture and money-laundering.

Prevailing decisions include:

  • Coast Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc., et al v. Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd., et al, 2013 WL 870060, Case No.1:12-CV-1935-TWT (N.D. Ga. March 7, 2013)
  • Redfield Investments, A.V.V. v. Village of Pinecrest, 990 So. 2d 1135 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
  • American Ass’n for Advancement of Science, et al v. Periodicals Publicacoes Tecnicas, et al, 581 F. Supp. 2d 1248 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
  • Cessna Aircraft Co. v. Avior Tech., Inc., 990 So. 2d 532 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)


  • Florida State University, B.S., Criminology, 1985
  • University of Southern California, M.F.A., Motion Picture Production, 1989
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2001


  • Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Supreme Court of England & Wales


Brant C Hadaway Miami Attorney

  • Preeminent, A/V Rated by Martindale Hubbell, Peer Review Ratings
  • Selected Florida Rising Stars 2009-2011, Florida Super Lawyers
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review’s 2008 Most Effective Lawyer’s Award (International Law)
  • Burton Award for Legal Achievement (a national legal writing award)
  • Soya Mentschikoff Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing (University of Miami)


  • Florida Bar Association, International Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • The Law Society of England & Wales



  • “Intellectual Property Law 2014: A New Era for Rights of Publicity,” Aspatore Books (2014)
  • “Protecting IP Rights in International Business Transactions,” Aspatore Books (2011)
  • “Executive Privateers: A Discussion on Why the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act Will Not Significantly Reform the Practice of Forfeiture,” 55 U. Miami L. Rev. 81 (2000), available online here.