Jonathan Kaskel represents clients in trial and on appeal, striving always to offer practical, realistic solutions to complex legal problems.

Through a diverse litigation practice, Jonathan has advocated, counseled and advised a wide ranging clientele, from state and national banks, to developers and general contractors, to prominent individuals embroiled in estate and trust disputes.

  • Trial counsel in complex civil litigation in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in defense of lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages that resulted in favorable settlement for the clients
  • Appellate counsel in two environmental law lawsuits challenging commercial developments in Palm Beach County that resulted in affirmances in favor of the clients
  • Successfully defended against preliminary injunction in federal court seeking to enjoin commercial development on Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) claims
  • Trial counsel in defense of seven class action lawsuits in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida brought under the TCPA and Medicare Secondary Payer Act
  • Development of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) materials and program for private and publicly traded companies
  • Internal investigations of healthcare and financial institutions concerning potential white-collar criminal claims by the United States Department of Justice
  • Counsel to lender in multi-million dollar check kiting litigation
  • Counsel to state chartered bank on first impression issue before the Eleventh Circuit on the federal banking law preemption of state law
  • Counsel to national bank in suit to collect on multi-million dollar notes and foreclose security interest in real and personal property located in several states
  • Counsel to major Miami music festival in dispute with City of Miami
  • Counsel to online payment systems company in multi-state, federal class action litigation
  • Litigated issue of first impression in the Southern District of Florida regarding the application of The Edge Act, 12 U.S.C. § 632. CI Intern. Fuels, Ltda. v. Helm Bank, S.A., 707 F. Supp. 2d 1351 (S.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Briefing of insurance policy interpretation dispute for the Florida Supreme Court, State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Menendez, 70 So. 3d 566, 567 (Fla. 2011)
  • Defended bank against claim for breach of fiduciary duty, Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Nat’l Fin. Services, LLC, 2014 WL 2019301 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Argued issue of first impression in the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the National Bank Act’s, 12 U.S.C. § 21 et seq., preemption of state law. Pereira v. Regions Bank, 752 F.3d 1354, 1355 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • AV Preeminent Rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Honors in Appellate Advocacy, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Book Award
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2015-17
  • Dade County Bar Association, former director
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Florida Appellate Court, rules committee, 2018-19
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 11th Circuit, 2015-17

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