Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Our experience runs the gamut from litigation before the United States Supreme Court to class-action litigations in state and federal courts to numerous JAMS and AAA arbitral proceedings. We are frequently retained by businesses confronted with lawsuits or appeals involving complex issues of law and fact. Our litigation team includes top-ranked practitioners who have been acknowledged by 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 attorneys have achieved notable results in cases of import, such as obtaining over $15 million in judgments for a Fortune 20 corporate plaintiff in nine related litigations across the state of Florida, obtaining a no-liability defense trial verdict for a major financial institution in a Florida-based litigation seeking approximately $20 million in damages that was upheld on appeal, and representation of the State of Florida in an equitable apportionment action before the United States Supreme Court.

Other examples of our experience include securing a $1 million JAMS arbitral award against a software developer and a Tax Court trial victory for an innocent-spouse defendant against the Internal Revenue Service. It further includes the successful representation of an air ambulance service provider in a multimillion-dollar litigation with a major payor involving payment for several years worth of services associated with rotary-wing air ambulance airlifts.

Our team also has experience representing business clients in over two dozen matters across the United States involving death or serious injury associated with catastrophic events. We are cognizant of the need to balance assertive representation with the unique business issues associated with litigating matters involving death and serious injury.

We have represented clients in a range of intellectual property disputes. Examples include representation of a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida; 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; and representation of a technology services company in a patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida. We have negotiated favorable resolutions in numerous pre-litigation disputes involving allegations of patent infringement.

Our firm represented an educational services provider in two related litigations in the Northern District of Florida involving several complex copyright and trade secret issues. We represented a real estate company in copyright litigation in the Middle District of Florida involving allegations of infringing use of a developer's source code. We represented 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. We also represented a manufacturer in a trademark dispute in the Southern District of New York.

We regularly represent clients in labor and employment disputes and litigation, as well as matters pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our attorneys’ experience in adversarial workplace proceedings includes representation of companies across industry sectors before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and state regulatory entities. We have represented clients in collective and class action wage and hour litigation involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, including representation of a national merchandiser in class-action litigation in the Northern District of California. We represented a Fortune 10 company in matters involving claims of harassment and discrimination across the country.

We have extensive experience in financial services litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, including the representation of a national bank in the defense of a putative class action based on an alleged violation of Florida's "at par" statute. Other examples include representation of a consumer banking company in the defense of a class-action suit against a 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.

Our collective experience includes representation of a bank and financial services company in a matter involving an attempt by plaintiffs to impose securities regulatory obligations on a bank account relationship with its business account holder who allegedly engaged in securities fraud. We provided representation at trial and on appeal for a national bank in litigation concerning liability for late return of a multimillion-dollar check through domestic and international clearance channels and application of Article 4 of the UCC. We represented a national bank in various Florida-based collections proceedings.

Select financial services appellate experience includes representation of a Florida consumer financial services company in reinstatement of appeal from an order denying arbitration. Our team has also handled an appeal from a district court order upholding a bankruptcy court's dismissal with prejudice of claims of fraud on the court with approximately $26 million at issue.

Our collective commercial real estate litigation experience includes the successful prosecution of numerous hotly-contested foreclosure proceedings for a Fortune 20 company (involving receivership proceedings in many cases) and obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in aggregate in judgments over several years.

We managed commercial litigation proceedings for multiple servicers involving complex issues of law and fact, including a no-liability defense trial in a Florida-based litigation (subsequently upheld on appeal) relating to allegations of signature-page swapping. We have successfully represented institutional landlords in commercial landlord-tenant eviction proceedings and a national mobile home park owner in litigation over slander of title issues.

Our attorneys have deep and varied litigation experience resulting in favorable outcomes for our clients. If you are confronted with a dispute involving complex issues of law and fact, our litigation team is ready to assist.