Stephen represents both individuals and businesses in business and contract litigation. Stephen has represented creditors, plaintiffs, debtors and defendants in contract litigation across the State of Florida.
Stephen has experience in cases ranging from collection matters to high stakes multi-million dollar litigation.
Stephen believes in efficient, result oriented litigation. When possible, he pursues early resolution to commercial disputes, but he is also prepared to take cases to trial if necessary.
Class/Action Consumer Law
Stephen has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in consumer protection related matters. He has litigated claims under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), the Civil RICO Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other statutes and laws designed to protect consumers. He has represented both consumers and businesses in high stakes consumer class actions.
Stephen also has experience advising businesses regarding compliance with consumer protection statutes.
Construction/Real Property Litigation
Stephen has experience with a wide array of construction and real property litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in construction defect litigation, boundary disputes, lien claims, landlord-tenant matters, title insurance related disputes, fraud claims, and foreclosures. His experience includes both residential and commercial property litigation. He has been lead counsel on claims resulting in recoveries of millions of dollars in damages.
Stephen also experience advising landlords regarding their legal obligations under lease agreements and the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
Corporate and Contract Law
Stephen advises businesses and individuals as to contract law issues. He also advises clients regarding corporate law issues, including the formation of business entities and regarding the buying and selling of business entities. He has represented businesses and individuals in matters relating to the acquisition of businesses, along with dissolution of businesses and partnerships.
Land Use and Claims Against the Government
Stephen advises businesses and individuals on land use issues and claims against government entities. He has successfully resolved claims against governmental entities under Florida's Bert Harris Act and Section 1983. He has helped clients navigate challenging land use problems. His past experience also includes representation of defendants in Section 1983 claims.