Appellate

Appellate

Trenam's Appellate Law Group combines the firm’s litigation skills and knowledge of substantive law with the unique laws, rules and procedures governing appeal proceedings to provide our clients with appellate expertise in every phase of litigation, both civil and criminal. Whether during trial or after, to preserve a hard-won victory or reverse an unfavorable outcome, Trenam's Appellate Law Group has the experience and depth needed to effectively represent our clients.

Our appellate law attorneys have extensive experience in state and federal appellate courts, handling all types of appeals including commercial litigation appeals, bankruptcy appeals, probate & guardianship appeals, family law appeals, and administrative law and local government appeals. Among these attorneys are a Florida Bar board certified appellate attorney as well as former appellate court clerks and senior attorneys with decades of experience in all phases of litigation. In today’s highly specialized marketplace, clients need such expertise to navigate the complex and unique world of appellate courts.

The Appellate Law Group handles all appellate aspects of litigation, including:

  • Interlocutory Appeals
  • Post-Trial Motions
  • Post-Trial Appeals
  • Extraordinary Writs

In addition, our appellate law attorneys provide litigation support and trial counseling on procedural and substantive issues, assisting trial counsel to best position each case at trial and for subsequent appellate review.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

  • Secured affirmance of judgment in excess of $36 million after contentious trial in complex business contract dispute and collected more than $40 million for client shortly thereafter.
  • Secured affirmance of a jury verdict on claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and violation of franchise and securities statutes.
  • Secured reversal of judgments entered against an individual in a partnership dispute.
  • Secured affirmance of a final judgment to disburse to lender surplus proceeds from a tax deed sale when borrower asserted that the mortgage lien was eliminated in borrower’s bankruptcy.
  • Secured affirmance of a final judgment of foreclosure when borrower argued that lender did not met its evidentiary burden when borrower’s affidavit raised disputed issues of fact.
  • Secured affirmance of judgment validating a Trust when the beneficiaries of a Will asserted that language in the Will revoked the Trust instrument. 
  • Secured affirmance of an order dismissing with prejudice tenant’s complaint against landlord for improper eviction and civil theft of property.
  • Secured affirmance of an order dismissing claim for patent infringement. Taylor v. Taylor Made Plastics, Inc., 565 F. App’x 888 (Fed. Cir. 2014).
  • Secured reversal of judgment dismissing fraudulent transfer claim because initial transferee failed to prove he acted in good faith, which was required to establish the mere conduit defense to a fraudulent transfer. Martinez v. Hutton (In re Harwell), 628 F.3d 1312 (11th Cir. 2010).
  • Secured reversal of order denying equitable lien claim because fraud exception to Florida’s homestead exemption applied. LaMarca v. Jansen (In re Bifani), 580 F. App’x 740 (11th Cir. 2014).
  • Secured affirmance of settlement agreement reached with primary creditor over debtor’s objection.
  • Secured affirmance of order dismissing complaint for breach of fiduciary duty arising from criminal trial and affirmance of post-trial motion related to same.
  • Secured affirmance of order dismissing plaintiff’s conspiracy claim against condominium association and the association’s counsel.
  • Secured affirmance of orders denying post-trial motions following judgment of no liability in negligence action filed against condominium association.
  • Secured affirmance of an order denying motion for attorneys’ fees. Gross v. Fuss, 77 So. 3d 185 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012).
  • Secured affirmance of a temporary injunction in a trademark infringement matter.
  • Secured affirmance of an order denying change of venue.
  • Secured affirmance of order disallowing $1,500,000 proof of claim and dismissing non-dischargeability action for lack of standing where creditor sought to bring derivative claim in an individual capacity. Savannah Capital v. Martino (In re Martino), 2017 WL 1519797 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 27, 2017)
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