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Kathryn Bessmer Hoeck

Partner 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
 
Tel:
407.419.8524
Fax:
407.843.6610
 
 

Kathryn Bessmer Hoeck is a partner in the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Kathy represents banks and non-bank consumer debt originators and servicers in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals. She also represents businesses and court-appointed receivers in complex commercial disputes.
 
Representative Experience
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Consumer Finance - Extensive experience prosecuting contested mortgage foreclosures and defending mortgage loan servicers, investors, and loan originators in claims involving state and federal law including Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Unfair, Deceptive Abuse and Practices Act (UDAAP), Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), Florida's Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) and Florida common law. Experience includes trying cases throughout the State of Florida and in federal courts, as well as appeals.
 
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Commercial Landlord Tenant Disputes - Extensive experience in representing both landlords and tenants in issues involving eviction, holdover tenancy, restrictive lease covenants, property maintenance and repair, abandonment of property, removal of fixtures and personality, and CAM charges. Properties at issue included office complexes, shopping centers, entertainment complexes, industrial, and warehouse buildings.
 
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Receiverships - Experience representing court-appointed receivers for entities involved in Ponzi or pyramid schemes, including fraudulent transfer litigation. Representative cases include Securities and Exchange Commission v. W.L. Ware Enterprises and Investments, Inc., United States District Court Middle District of Florida, Case No. 6:04-CV-112 and Securities and Exchange Commission v. Robert E. Lane and Wealth Pools Int'l, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, Case No. 6:07-cv-1920.
 
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Business Torts - Experience representing businesses in cases involving business torts such as conversion, tortious interference with business relationships, defamation, and trade disparagement. Litigated cases involving Florida Deception and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Lanham Act, and the Sherman and Clayton Acts.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2018, Listed in Florida for Litigation - Real Estate
 
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PACE Center for Girls, "Outstanding Women of Orlando" Award
 
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Orlando Women's Executive Council, "Women's Achievement" Award
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Member; Business Torts Litigation Committee, Member; Committee on Corporate Counsel, Member
 
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Orange County Bar Association, Former Mediator and Mediator Trainer; Citizen Dispute Settlement Program
 
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The Florida Bar, Sections of Business Law and Trial Lawyers, Member
 
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Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center, Community Volunteer
 
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Federal Court Grievance Committee, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, Former Court-Appointed Member
 
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Heart of Florida United Way, Former Chairman of the Board
 
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Orange County Bar Association, Former Mediator and Mediator Trainer, Citizen Dispute Settlement Program
 
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St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Parishioner and Volunteer
 
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St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, Volunteer
 



Kathryn Bessmer  Hoeck

Practice
Consumer Financial Services
Education
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1989; with high honors, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of Central Florida, 1985; summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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