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Robert I. Chaskes

Partner 
Co-Chair, Distressed Property Practice
777 South Flagler Drive
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
 
Tel:
561.653.5000
Fax:
561.659.6313
 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095

Robert Chaskes specializes in the prompt and efficient resolution of commercial disputes. He has more than 30 years of trial experience, including jury and bench trials in state and federal courts across the United States. Robert's industry experience includes aviation, banking and financial institutions, computer and internet technology, healthcare, and leisure and hospitality.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of Huizenga Holdings and related entities in relation to construction defect claims, real estate disputes, and other business matters.
 
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Representation of DHL Express (USA), Inc. and related entities in various business disputes, including the defense of class actions pending in state and federal courts in Florida and Ohio, respectively.
 
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Representation of Sloppy Joe's Enterprises International, Inc. and other name brand companies, including Ryder System, Inc., in enforcement of intellectual property rights.
 
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Representation of the National Football League and Super Bowl Host Committee in various litigation matters.
 
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Enforcement of noncompete and confidentiality restrictions in connection with various business and employment relationships.
 
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Representation of world's largest independent provider of aircraft maintenance programs against European marketing representative in ICC arbitration hearing in Vienna, Austria.
 
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Representation of insurers, including Lloyd's at London syndicates, in insurance coverage litigation.
 
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Representation of real estate developers and brokers in defense of securities fraud and other claims.
 
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Prejudgment and final writs of replevin in matters involving aircraft and jet engines, citrus processing equipment, wholesale liquor inventory, commercial air conditioning equipment, and other chattels.
 
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Representation in defense of corporate officers and directors in relation to SEC enforcement actions and D&O liability claims.
 
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Representation in resolution of disputes among shareholders of closely-held corporations engaged in lodging, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and real estate development.
 
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Representation of national banks and other major financial institutions in various litigation matters, including commercial loan foreclosures, secondary mortgage market disputes, and lender-liability claims.
 
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Representation of owners and developers of real estate in connection with a variety of construction-related claims and contract disputes.
 
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Asperbras Tecnologia Industrial e Agronegócios, Ltda., et al. v. Good Hope Development, LLC, 213 So. 3d 1061 (Fla. 3d DCA 2017)
 
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Remington Lodging & Hospitality v. Southernmost House, Ltd., 206 So. 3d 764 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016)
 
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Beazley Ins. Co. v. Banerjee, et al., 2013 WL 5538714 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
 
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Cohen v. World Omni Fin. Corp., 2011 WL 1810610 (11th Cir. 2011)
 
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Cohen v. World Omni Fin. Corp., 2010 WL 4721294 (S.D.Fla. 2010)
 
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Garcia, et al. v. Santa Maria Resort, et al., 528 F. Supp. 2d 1283 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
 
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Galacticomm Techs. v. First Equity Corp. of Am., 751 So. 2d 1272 (Fla. 3d DCA 2000)
 
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In re Michael Milken and Assocs. Sec. Litig., 1993 WL 413673 (S.D.N.Y. 1993)
 
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Foremost Guar. Corp. v. Meritor Sav. Bank, 910 F. 2d 118 (4th Cir. 1990)
 
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Nichols, et al. v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, et al., 706 F. Supp. 1309 (M.D. Tenn. 1989)
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2018, Listed in Florida for Commercial Litigation
 
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South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2014-2017, Listed for Corporate and Business Litigation, Class Action - Defense
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2013-2017, Listed in Florida for Business Litigation
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2008, 2013, 2015, Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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The Maryland Bar, Member
 
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The District of Columbia Bar, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 
Related Professional Experience
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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation/Resolution Trust Corporation, Senior Counsel for Complex Litigation, 1990-1996
 

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Robert I. Chaskes

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1981
B.A., Michigan State University, 1978; with high honors
Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
Florida
Maryland
 
 
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