We assist clients in resolving disputes. Our firm is frequently retained by businesses in a variety of industries that are confronted with new lawsuits involving complex issues of law and fact. Our litigation bench includes some of the top-ranked litigation counsel in the country according to market surveys, such as The Best Lawyers in America©, Who's Who Legal®, Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review and Client Ratings, and Florida Trend's Legal Elite.
Our wide range of experience runs the gamut from litigation before the United States Supreme Court, to class-action litigations in state and federal courts across the country, to numerous JAMS and AAA arbitral proceedings.
Several representative litigation matters include obtaining over $15 million in judgments for a Fortune 20 corporate plaintiff in a series of nine related litigations across the state of Florida, a no-liability defense trial verdict for a major financial institution in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages (subsequently upheld on appeal), securing a $1 million JAMS arbitral award against a software developer, a Tax Court trial victory for an innocent spouse defendant against the Internal Revenue Service, successful representation of an air ambulance service provider in a multi-million dollar litigation regarding payment for services, and representation of the State of Florida in an equitable apportionment action before the United States Supreme Court.
Our attorneys also have experience in representing business clients in over two dozen matters across the United States involving death or serious injury associated with catastrophic events. We are accustomed to providing assertive representation while being cognizant of unique business issues associated with the litigation of matters involving death and catastrophic injury.
Our firm additionally represents clients in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. Examples of intellectual property matters include advising a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida, the representation of a semiconductor manufacturer in patent litigation in the Central District of California, representation of a manufacturer in patent litigation in the District of Arizona, representation of a technology services company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida, as well as negotiating favorable resolution in a number of pre-litigation disputes involving allegations of patent infringement.
Other intellectual property litigation matters include representation of an educational service provider in two related litigations in the Northern District of Florida involving a number of complex copyright and trade secret issues, the representation of a real estate company in copyright litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving allegations of infringing use of a developer's source code, the representation of a shared ownership company in litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving the theft and resale of corporate trade secrets by a former employee, and the representation of a manufacturer in a complex trademark dispute in the Southern District of New York.
We additionally regularly represent clients in labor and employment related disputes and litigation, as well as matters regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)- particularly in matters involving allegations of non-compliance associated with corporate websites.
Representative experience of adversarial workplace proceedings includes representation of companies in a wide range of industry sectors before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and other state regulatory entities. Our experience further includes the representation of clients in numerous collective and class action wage and hour litigation involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, such as the representation of a national merchandiser in class-action litigation in the Northern District of California, as well as representation of a Fortune 10 company in several matters involving claims of harassment and discrimination across the country.
We further have extensive experience in a wide variety of financial services litigation matters, at both the trial and appellate level. Representative examples of our experience include representation of a national bank in the defense of a putative class action based on an alleged violation of Florida's "at par" statute for having assessed a $5.00 per check convenience fee to cash a check, which was drawn on the bank, over-the-counter for a non-accountholder, representation of a consumer banking company in the defense of a class-action suit against deferred presentment provider involving challenges to personal jurisdiction, efforts to enforce arbitration agreement, opposition to class certification, and application of statutory safe-harbor for agency approved activities. Other experience includes representation of a bank and financial services company in a matter involving attempt by plaintiffs to impose securities regulatory obligations on bank account relationship with its business account-holder who allegedly engaged in securities fraud, representation at trial and on appeal of a national bank in litigation concerning liability for late return of a multi-million-dollar check through domestic and international clearance channels and application of Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code, representation of a national bank in various Florida-based collections proceedings, representation of a consumer financial services company in Florida in reinstatement of appeal from an order denying arbitration, and representation in an appeal from a district court order upholding bankruptcy court's dismissal with prejudice of claims of fraud on the court with approximately $26 million at issue.
Our firm also has significant experience in commercial real estate litigation matters. Such experience includes successful prosecution of a multitude of heavily litigated commercial foreclosure proceedings (involving receivership proceedings) for a Fortune 20 company, obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in aggregate in a variety of judgments over the span of several years, as well as a number of commercial litigation proceedings for a variety of servicers involving complex issues of law and fact, and the successful representation of a number of institutional landlords in commercial landlord-tenant eviction proceedings, as well as the representation of a national mobile home park owner in litigation proceedings involving slander of title issues.