When businesses are involved in litigation, the dispute sometimes ends before a lawsuit is even filed. Other times the dispute ends after a case proceeds through to a jury and a judgment is rendered. Frequently, however, the final decision in commercial cases does not occur until after a judgment is entered and an appeal of that judgment is taken.
The Shannin Law Firm has represented business and construction litigation clients before the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. When the stakes are high, having a specialist for the appeal can be critical in maximizing the client’s chance for success. Board certified appellate attorney Nick Shannin is ready to discuss how we can put our experience to work assisting you with your important and complex matters.
Two additional considerations for business law cases include Writs of Certiorari and Amicus Briefs.
Writs of Certiorari can be issued from an appellate court while the primary litigation is ongoing under very specific circumstances. Those circumstances are particularly prevalent in business law cases, where issues of protecting trade secrets or confidential information can be of paramount importance. A Florida Bar Board Certified appellate attorney can be of great assistance in prosecuting or defending such a writ.
Amicus Briefs are briefs filed by parties as a “friend of the court” to advise the court of the interest of a group or party that could be affected by the decision of an appellate court on an important area of law. The Shannin Law Firm has prepared Amicus Briefs for the Florida Home Builders Association and other entities seeking to provide needed input to Florida’s appellate courts. If you know of an important legal issue being raised on appeal, don’t lose your voice just because you aren’t a party to the litigation. Contact the Shannin Law Firm to discuss your opportunity to impact the development of the law.
Ford, Josephine v. JPMorgan Chase Bank (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) (Reversing trial court, dismissing mortgage foreclosure action)
Lake Buena Vista Vacation Resort v. Gotham Insurance Co. (U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 2014) (Affirming positive result regarding client’s commercial insurance coverage)
Marian Farms, Inc. v. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) (Reversing trial court, reinstating $7.5 million claim for banking negligence)
HDRE Business Partners v. Rare Hospitality Int’l (U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals 2014) (Affirming judgment on behalf of Darden Restaurants involving complex business litigation and novation of contracts)
Pierce v. Kroha (Fla. 5th DCA 2016) (Reversing trial court, overturning default judgment against client)