A lawyer since 1981, Mr. Knight is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Knight has vast experience in complex litigation, corporate law, and international transactions. He practices in the fields of Aviation, Corporate, Commercial, General Business, and International Law.
Prior to founding his own firm in 1992, he was with the venerable Miami firms Walton Lantaff and Blackwell Walker. He has represented financial institutions, manufacturers, air carriers, repair stations, and wealthy investors from the US, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Far East.
He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and in all three Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts in Florida.
Mr. Knight graduated in 1981 from the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as the Executive Editor of the International Law Journal. During law school he clerked with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
He earned a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University in 1978, with triple majors in Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish, as well as double minors in French and History. Also during his undergraduate years, he attended the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, Georgetown University, and Vanderbilt's institute at Aix-en-Provence, France.
Mr. Knight is licensed to pilot both helicopters and airplanes. In addition to flying, his interests include karate (Black Belt in Japanese Shotokan style), skiing, hunting, fishing and military history.
Mr. Knight has lectured on "Aircraft and Engine Liens in and out of Bankruptcy Court" (Miami Aircraft Maintenance Council, May 2001) "Election Law Ethics" (RNLA, Orlando, June 2004), "Fundamentals of Election Law" (RNLA, Orlando, January 2006), "The Help America Vote Act" (RNLA, Miami, September 2008), Moderator RNLA Florida Election Law School, Orlando, September 2010, and teaches election law every 2 years (every election year)
Mr. Knight served as Chair of the RNLA's Florida Chapter from the April 2004 through April 2006, and as Co-Chair from April 2006 until April 2009. In June 2004 he was the Director of and organized RNLA's first Florida Election Law School. During the 2002 election cycle he was a member of the Miami-Dade County Legal Team's Executive Committee. In 2000 he served as a member of the Bush-Cheney "Recount" Team.
He is has been a Director of the Miami/South Florida Chapter of the Federalist Society for many years, and has served as President since July 2012, helping to build the Chapter into the largest in the USA outside of DC and NYC.
Reported cases: In re College Bound, 172 Bankr. 399 (S.D. Fla. 1994) [Chapter 11 ERISA case]; Republican Party v. Davis, 18 So.3d 1112 (Fla. App. 2009) [First Amendment issues]; Scott v. Lance Aviation, __ F.Supp. ___ (M.D. Fla. 2010) [order dismissing Canadian helicopter company for lack of personal jurisdiction].