Following oral argument, Bob Case obtained a favorable opinion from the Second Circuit Court of Appeal on behalf of the firm’s bank client. The issues raised in the appeal related to the trial court’s entry of summary judgment following the trial court’s acceptance of certain evidence argued by the commercial borrower as being improperly presented under Florida’s evidentiary statutes. The Second Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the entry of summary judgment and the commercial real property securing the loan was sold at a judicial sale.
Scott Hudson obtains an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in the legal community, the highest rating achievable for legal ability and ethics. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of the peer review process that rates attorneys. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. The firm’s other shareholders, Bob Stovash, Bob Case, and Amy Tingley also hold “AV” ratings from Martindale-Hubbell.
Robert (Bob) Stovash successfully argued on behalf one of the firm’s bank clients, Hancock Bank, before the Fifth District Court of Appeal that a court imposed vendor’s lien could not be levied against property encumbered by Hancock Bank’s mortgage. By successfully appealing the trial court’s declaratory judgment, Bob was able to protect the lien priority of his client’s multi-million dollar mortgage. The decision is titled “Hancock Bank vs. D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Etc.” and is published by the Fifth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida as Case number 5D13-2305.
Robert (Bob) Case, and J. Scott Hudson were selected as Corporate America’s Legal Elite for 2015. Bob Case was selected as “Best for Complex Contract Disputes in Florida” and Scott Hudson was selected for “Best Human Resources Lawyer in Florida.” Corporate America is the definitive magazine for CEOs, top tier management, and key decision makers across the US. Nathan Angell, Awards Coordinator, said: “The Legal Elite Awards honor the dedicated professionals and individuals that are innovating and shaping the legal sector, as well as achieving outstanding results for their clients. We received a tremendous response for the awards this year, encompassing a diverse range of practices and legal services, and it is a privilege to reward the winners for their achievements over the past 12 months.” All winners for the awards were the result of months of research and analysis from Corporate America’s dedicated awards team. As a result, all winners can be assured that they were chosen on merit only and can take pride from the fact that they were selected for their success.