Alex has been an associate at Garbett, Allen & Roza since 2020. Prior to joining our firm, Alex practiced at a firm based in Miami, Florida focusing primarily on complex commercial and construction litigation. While there, Alex successfully defended his clients at the trial court and appellate level, as well as in arbitration. Alex has defended construction professionals in high-exposure claims relating to construction defects, delays and copyright infringement. In addition, Alex has defended statutory actions initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Since joining our firm, Alex has primarily focused on representing banks and financial institutions in complex commercial litigation, including defending claims brought by borrowers.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
Defended individual in a statutory action initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the trial court. & Exch. Comm’n v. Marin, 2019 WL 3430486 (S.D. Fla. 2019). Initiated and litigated the appeal against the SEC before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit relating to the SEC’s authority under 15 U.S.C. § 78u . Marin v. Sec. & Exch. Comm’n, Eleventh Circuit Case No : 19-13990 (opinion pending).
Defended business in a statutory action initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the trial court. & Exch. Comm’n v. Mintrade Techs., LLC, 2019 WL 5290940 (S.D. Fla. 2019). Initiated and litigated the appeal against the SEC before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit relating to the SEC’s authority under 15 U.S.C. § 78u. Mintrade Techs., LLC v. Sec & Exch. Comm’n, Eleventh Circuit Case No.: 19-14871 (opinion pending).
Defended roofing contractor in multi-million-dollar construction defect claim arising out of a total roofing failure at a luxury condominium following Hurricane Irma. Reached an amicable settlement on the eve of trial. McHugh Construction Co. v. Salomon Construction & Roofing Corp., 2019 WL 3562340 (S.D. Fla. 2019).
Successfully defended architect in complex copyright infringement claim alleging infringement of design components, resulting in a dismissal. Landscape Design Workshop, Inc. v. Minto Communities, LLC, 2018 WL 7046959 (S.D. Fla. 2018).
Defended condominium association in the trial court for claims alleging statutory violations and fiduciary duty breaches, successfully vacating a $300,000+ judgment. Thereafter, successfully defended the condominium association on appeal, affirming the trial court’s decision. Beltway Capital, LLC v.Bay Towers Condo. Assoc., Inc., 205 So.3d 604 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016)