Maxine Streeter has decades of experience in complex commercial litigation and class action litigation. Maxine has represented securities firms, brokers, banks, and customers in matters before the American Stock Exchange, Inc., the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (NYSE), the National Futures Association (NFA), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Her class action experience includes representing state agencies, government officials, and corporations.
Maxine previously served at a Fort Lauderdale-based firm, where she represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil cases in bankruptcy, civil theft, contracts, fraud, medical malpractice defense, negligence, and negligent misrepresentation. She was a member of the litigation team that recovered a quarter-billion dollars for investor victims of the largest Ponzi scheme perpetrated in the state. During her tenure with the Office of the Attorney General, she served as senior assistant attorney general, where she prosecuted businesses and individuals for unscrupulous business dealings involving civil theft, fraud, price gouging, and deceptive trade practices. She also defended the constitutionality of laws signed by the governor and passed by the legislature and protected foster children’s rights through the implementation of statewide child welfare reforms. She was also responsible for implementing emergency measures within the state prison system to address deficiencies and minimize the potentially harmful effects of the close management system on inmates to meet constitutional minima.
Maxine is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law. Her professional activities include serving as Master of the Bench for the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court and as an active member of the Federal Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Broward County Women Lawyers' Association. Previously, she served on the Board of the Broward County Bar Association, the Board of Directors of Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, the City of Fort Lauderdale Citizen Police Review Board, and serves as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She was also an appointee for The Florida Bar, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "G," and for the 17th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel. Maxine is a frequent speaker on litigation topics and co-authored "Blue Sky Law: 1993 Survey of Florida Law," in Nova Law Review. Maxine is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
She is also committed to giving back to the community. Maxine is a volunteer at PACE Broward Center for Girls, a statewide organization that helps at-risk girls achieve their potential through education and counseling, and serves as general counsel for Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. She is also an ardent supporter of the Wildlife Care Center and Broward County Animal Control, where she has rescued, fostered, and placed many animals over the years.