Thursday, December 18, 2014

GAY MARRIAGE: GREENBERG TRAURIG Lawyers Threatening Court Clerks and County Court Judges -- Who are they?

Fred W. Baggett
Tallahassee Managing Shareholder
Direct: +1 850.425.8512
101 East College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Government Law & Policy
American Indian Law
Global Energy & Infrastructure
Insurance Regulatory & Transactions
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1970
B.A., University of Florida, 1967
Admitted to Practice
Profile|Professional Experience|News & Events
Significant Representations
Member of Greenberg Traurig team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States.
Led coalition that repealed unitary tax law in Florida.
Led coalition that repealed interstate and regional banking prohibitions in Florida.
Primary participant in rewrite of Florida managed care laws.
Primary participant in rewrite of Florida child support enforcement laws.
Primary participant in the adoption of Florida’s Unified Building Code.
Created concept for issuance of $500 million bond by Florida Insurance Guaranty Fund to aid Hurricane Andrew victims; successfully convinced Department of Insurance to accept, then drafted and successfully lobbied special session legislation to allow issue within 45 days.
Primary participant in rewrite of Florida laws regulating the Nursing Homes industry.
Previous Experience
Executive Assistant, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, 1970-1972

John K. Londot
Full Biography
Direct: +1 850.425.8539
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101 East College Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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Franchise & Distribution
Products Liability
Labor & Employment
J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1997
Research Editor, Bankruptcy Developments Journal
Research Assistant to Professor/Eleventh Circuit Conference Attorney Mori Irvine
Vice President and Co-Founder, Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
NITA Trial Techniques Advocacy Award Semifinalist
"Lemon Law" Arbitrator for Better Business Bureau
B.A., English Literature, Rhodes College, 1993
B.A., International Studies, Rhodes College, 1993
Admitted to Practice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Supreme Court of Georgia
John K. Londot is admitted in both Florida and Georgia, and sees complex matters to trial and through appeal. He has first-chaired jury trials in both state and federal courts in Florida to complete verdicts for his clients. John practices in commercial, constitutional, employment, real estate, and securities litigation, as well as administrative and professional regulatory law. Well-versed in the varieties of litigation, John also represents elected officials in connection with their constitutional and statutory responsibilities, public officials and employees in proceedings before the Florida Ethics Commission and Division of Administrative Hearings, students and staff in the Florida university system in connection with disciplinary proceedings, and, in expression of his appreciation to those who serve, members of the United States armed services in connection with disciplinary actions and in pursuit of writs of habeas corpus.

In addition, John has served as an adjunct professor, teaching Administrative Law and Process at Barry University, and as a guest lecturer at Florida State University College of Law. John authored the chapter "Judicial Notice; Presumptions; Burden of Proof" in The Florida Bar’s manual, Evidence in Florida, 7th and 8th editions, and was a Speaker/Author at The Florida Bar’s Topics in Evidence Seminar (co-sponsored by the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee, Trial Lawyers and Criminal Law Sections), in March 2011, addressing the use of legal presumptions in jury instructions.

Before joining the firm in 2002, John served in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. As a military defense counsel, John served as a criminal defense attorney at Yokosuka, Japan in more than 50 jury and bench trials of cases ranging from murder, sexual assault, fraud, and Espionage Act violations (for the trial of which John received a Top Secret/SCI clearance), and was by-name requested to temporarily fill the position of Deputy General Counsel to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan. While stationed in Japan, John was also appointed by the United States Embassy as a Trial Observer, charged with ensuring the due process rights of service members and their family members when tried in Japanese courts. Later, as a senior trial counsel in the Navy’s busiest judicial circuit at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, John represented the government in the prosecution of offenses including sexual assault, kidnapping, fraud, medical malpractice, and torture.

Areas of Concentration
Appellate law
Administrative law
Public records law
Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
Statutory and rule construction
Professional & Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, The Florida Bar
Member, Georgia Bar Association
Member, Tallahassee Bar Association
Leader of Cub Scout Bear Den, Pack 118, Cub Scouts, Present
Past Two-Term President, Board of Directors, America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Former Mentor, Woodville Elementary School, 2007-2009
Awards & Recognition
Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
Team Member, a Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2011
U.S. Navy Achievement Medal (twice awarded)
U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal
U.S. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal
Significant Representations
Represented a major medical products manufacturer in products liability litigation.
Represented a national consumer products manufacturer in products liability litigation cases throughout Florida.
In a jury trial over the breakup of a medical practice, won partial summary judgment followed by a jury verdict awarding money judgment to client and rejecting a $4.6 million counterclaim by defendants.
Won summary judgment for a national restaurant franchisor against claims of violations of the Franchise Rule, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, and Florida Franchise Act, along with a jury verdict and judgment for $1.1 million (including attorneys’ fees) against the former franchisee, and defeated franchisee’s multimillion-dollar claims; additionally, prevailed on appeal before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Represented a Florida Clerk of Circuit Court with respect to constitutional duties, procurement laws, tax surplus sales and government in the Sunshine laws.
Represented a national publishing company with respect to employment litigation throughout the United States.
Represented several national banks with respect to commercial foreclosure.

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