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Eric Boughman
JD and Mediator

Founding Partner, Forster Boughman

Meet Your Expert

Eric leads the firm’s healthcare and technology practices.  He is also a Circuit Court Certified Mediator.  Eric relies on a diverse background to solve complex legal issues for healthcare and medical professionals, businesses and business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Eric spent the first decade of his career as a commercial litigator representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local business owners, professionals, physicians, group practices, and tech startups in complex legal disputes.  Eric has settled and tried cases involving contract breaches, partnership/joint venture/corporate/shareholder disputes; real estate leasing, purchasing, development and other contract matters; business torts; licensing, franchising, trade secrets, theft, infringement, and breach; fiduciary claims, and professional licensing and professional negligence claims, fiduciary claims, and asset preservation and defense.

Over time, a significant portion of Eric’s practice involved representing companies, groups, and individuals in the medical and technology industries.  As his expertise in these areas grew, and as healthcare and technology have become increasingly intertwined, Eric identified a void in comprehensive legal services specifically tailored to fulfill the needs to healthcare professionals, group practices, tech companies, and their entrepreneurial leaders.  This led Eric to obtain a Certificate in Health Law and expand his practice to provide a full range of comprehensive legal services, including regulatory, transactional, and general counsel for companies in the healthcare, technology, and med-tech space.

With a desire to help his client protect the fruits of their labor, coupled with an understanding that the risk of litigation is ever-present, Eric has for several years developed strategies to protect assets against known and unforeseen risks.  Today, Eric’s asset protection and preservation practice is nationally known.  He represents clients across the country and is regularly called upon to educate lawyers and other professionals on asset protection strategies.

Eric is a frequent writer and presenter on issues involving health law, privacy, technology, and asset protection. His writings have appeared in multiple American Bar Association publications, The Florida Bar Journal, Forbes, Daily Business Review, Accounting Today, Kiplinger, Financial Advisor Magazine, Law360, and CEO World, among others.  Eric also co-authored The Law of Artificial Intelligence, published by the ABA in 2019, and he is the editor of the Florida Health, Tech, and Law Resource.

Eric is rated AV–Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been admitted to practice law in Florida and Nevada, as well as in the U.S. Tax Court, and in several other courts, nationwide, pro hac vice.  He is a member of the ABA’s Healthcare Law Section, Business Law Section, and Cyberspace Law Committee, the American Healthcare Lawyers Association, and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Eric graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, one of the oldest and most prestigious public law schools in the country. While in law school, he was a contributing author to the Minnesota Practice Series Business Law Deskbook (which is still in publication) and he argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court as a student. Eric earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force, during which time his duty included tours in Saudi Arabia and Turkey in support of operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort.

Eric has earned post-graduate certificates in Health Law from the Brandeis School of Law and in Mediation and Conflict Management from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.

Eric is active in the local community and professional community.

He has been appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Florida Bar’s 18th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee.  Eric is a 2022 recipient of the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Service Award, rewarded for his work with the veterans’ legal aid clinic. He also serves as a board member and program director for the Seminole County Inns of Court.

Eric serves as general counsel for Rotary District 6980 covering central Florida. He is a past President of the Rotary Club of Lake Mary and continues to serve on that Club’s Foundation Board of Directors. Eric is on the advisory board for the Paralyzed Veterans of American (Central Florida Chapter). Eric and his wife, Heather, proudly serve as Holiday Fundraising Consultants for Franklin’s Friends, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting animal welfare in Central Florida. Eric also serves as a legal consultant for Franklin’s Friends and his family was awarded that organization’s first ever “Franklin’s Friends of the Year” award in 2017.

He has been active on various boards and committees with the Florida Bar Health Law Section, the American Health Law Association, and the American Bar Association. He previously served on the Advent Health Cancer Foundation Board and the Seminole Action Board (serving as Parliamentarian for a public-private partnership whose mission focused on bringing together community leaders to address the homelessness crisis in Seminole County).

Eric has also served in board and advisory capacities for other non-profit and professional organizations, technology companies, and healthcare companies.