Financial Litigation

The Firm’s commercial litigation department routinely handles the Firm’s financial litigation, where the Firm represents banking institutions, the FDIC, state and federal agencies, corporate entities, partners, shareholders, trustees and creditors in a multitude of complex recovery actions.
As part of the Firm’s Financial Litigation services, we have represented state-chartered banks in complex action involving state court foreclosures, corporate bankruptcy and insurance insolvency laws, as well as trustees of large national bank holding corporations in multi-district litigation involving officer and director liability, accounting malpractice and interrelated Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation issues. We have represented an international telecommunications company in an action against a joint venture involving non-compete and licensing agreements and complex procedural and jurisdictional issues, an Owner/Developer in construction lien/bond litigation involving a $60 million project involving allegations of defects, disputed change orders and other accounting issues, as well as a consortium of foreign nationals against Federal agencies to recover more than $3 million in seized funds.

The Firm also routinely handles disputes involving sophisticated real property, mortgage, judgment and lien foreclosures, corporate and partnership disputes or dissolutions, and matters involving collections on behalf of creditors, landlords, trustees and receivers in State and Federal courts.

Our Financial Litigation team routinely handles matters for financial institutions, including litigation surrounding a bank’s obligations and duties in receiving payment orders and making fund transfers under the UCC and applicable banking statutes and regulations, property escheat, garnishment, filing and litigating interpleader actions, litigation of terms and conditions of accounts, domestic and international interbank agreement disputes, bank fraud, including international wire transfer fraud, lender liability, litigation of tax avoidance schemes and bank’s role therein, negligent misrepresentation in making lender disclosures to clients and third-party lenders, fraud investigations, compliance consulting, as well as commercial and residential foreclosures.
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Mr. Wayne is an attorney with more than 30 years of practice with a focus on international and United States tax, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation law.
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Mr. Johnson has successfully litigated and tried matters throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Johnson specializes in the representation of insurers and corporations in a broad range of complex business and business tort matters.