Construction Company Noncompete Dispute
Representation of the seller of a construction company in a noncompete lawsuit involving a multimillion-dollar sale of the business, resulting in a favorable walk-away settlement.
Successful Defense of General Contractor and Subcontractor in Discrimination Action
Representation of both the general contractor and subcontractor in claims brought by several employees asserting race and national origin discrimination. Favorable global settlement for less than 10% of initial demand.
Defense of Municipality in FLSA Dispute
Lead counsel in collective action brought by approximately 60 employees against a municipal client, resulting in a favorable settlement for the client in an amount less than 5% of initial demand.
Defense of Florida Subdivision
Representation of public owner in marine construction contract dispute involving allegations of delay, design defects, and breach of contract which resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
Representation of Design Professionals in Construction Defect Litigation
Representation of design professionals in numerous complex litigation matters involving claims of negligence regarding the construction of high-rise condominiums.
Successful Defense of Employer in Dispute Over Post-Termination Commissions
Summary judgment in favor of the employer and against the employee who brought claims for post-termination commissions pursuant to an alleged oral agreement.
Successful Defense of Employer in Overtime Claim
Successfully defended overtime claim against an employer by way of employee’s voluntary dismissal.
Employment Policy Drafting and Formulation
Representation of numerous corporate clients in the formulation and adoption of written employment policies and handbooks in accordance with state and federal employment laws, including FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and newly-enacted laws such as the FFCRA.
Employment Law Compliance Training
Customization, presentation, and on-site training for management-level employees to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Successful Dismissal of Whistleblower Complaint in School Principal Investigation Case
Dismissal of Complaint with prejudice in the matter of Pinkos v. The School Board of Palm Beach County, whereby the Plaintiff brought claims under Florida’s Public Whistleblower’s Act.
Successful Recovery in Investor Fraud Case
Recovered $15 million in the representation of an investor defrauded by the general partner.
Negotiation of Executive Employment Agreements & Separation Agreements
- Representation of global conglomerate in the termination of executive-level employees, including the negotiations of separation and release agreements.
- Representation of publicly-traded company in an executive employment agreement and compensation package.
Hired to conduct neutral third-party investigations into employee claims of a hostile work environment.
Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit*
Defeated summary judgment attempt by Fortune 500 company on federal and state discrimination and retaliation claims in federal court.
Defense of Businesses in Website Accessibility Claims
Representation of businesses in website accessibility cases where a plaintiff alleges that aspects of website functionality are not ADA compliant.
Representation of Investor in Securities Law Violation Suit
Lead counsel in representation of investor against broker-dealer in fraud/churning case, which resulted in a $850,000 settlement.
Securities Law Violations by Wall Street Firms*
Helped investigate and prosecute some of the largest Wall Street firms for securities law violations during the 2008 financial crisis.
* Matters handled prior to joining Jones Foster.