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Jason Blilie, Founding Partner

Jason is the founder of Blilie Law. His practice areas reflect his passion for technology and entrepreneurship. Jason plays an active role in Miami's tech and startup communities and is the Co-Chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's Technology Council, and former Co-Chair of the Law Council. 

Through Blilie Law, Jason has worked with many of Miami's premier startup companies. As part of Jason's effort to support the startup ecosystem of South Florida he formed Tech Beach, a technology and startup community group. Tech Beach advances technology and entrepreneurship by holding monthly events for its members. Jason is also a venture coach at the University of Miami's Launchpad and speaks to local tech and startup organizations about startup law and legal issues common to the technology market.   

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tech Beach Meetup, Organizer

  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section Member

  • The Launch Pad at the University of Miami, Venture Coach

  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tech Council

  • Dade Legal Aid Venture Law Project

Bar Admission

  • Florida Bar

  • US District Court Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D.

  • Centenary College, B.A.


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Craig Lewis, Partner

Craig brings over ten years’ experience litigating complex commercial disputes in State and Federal courts and an uncommon dedication to clarity and precision in drafting and editing to Blilie Law. He counsels and assists clients with a broad range of matters, including business litigation, contract drafting and review, insurance coverage analysis and disputes, and civil appeals.

Bar Admission

  • Florida Bar

  • California Bar

  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • US District Court, Southern District of Florida

  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • US District Court, Northern District of California

Education

  • FIU College of Law, J.D.

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMITTEES

  • Pro Bono Appellate Attorney, Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Defending Best Interests Project

  • The Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board Member

PUBLICATIONS

  • Book Review — Seeing Through Legalese: More Essays on Plain Language, Florida Bar Journal, April 2018

  • Article — The Revised Florida Arbitration Code, Florida Bar Journal, May 2015


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David Yaffe, Associate Attorney

David is an associate attorney at Blilie Law providing corporate, business, and intellectual property legal services to the firm’s clients. Prior to joining Blilie Law, David gained experience litigating complex business matters including intellectual property disputes. During law school, David was a multi-term participant in the business law clinic working directly with startups through the program. He also was the recipient of multiple book awards for his intellectual property classes.

Prior to his law career, David started his professional life as an entrepreneur in the film and production industry. 

Bar Admission

  • Florida Bar

  • US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • US District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida

EDUCATION

  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D.

  • University of Central Florida, B.A.


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J.T. Gyorfy, Director of Operations

J.T., as the Director of Operations for Blilie Law, is responsible for all operational functions at the firm, including financial, administrative, and work-flow management, ensuring that client’s needs are being accurately measured and met. He works directly with all attorneys and legal assistants at Blilie Law, and would like to note that he has an open door policy for all current and potential clients.

Outside of Blilie Law, J.T. is a co-organizer of Tech Beach, where he curates educational panel discussions and networking events, and publishes weekly newsletters on latest developments in South Florida tech. He is also a member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Technology Council and the Miami Global Entrepreneurship Week organizational committee.   

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tech Beach Meetup, Co-Organizer

  • Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Technology Council

Education

  • Wake Forest University, B.A.