Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez focuses her practice on commercial litigation, class action defense litigation and civil appellate litigation while utilizing the firm’s full-service national platform to counsel her clients. By coordinating and implementing a centralized and unified legal strategy, Jennifer meets her clients’ legal needs across diverse practice areas. In this manner, her clients find Jennifer to be a valued counselor who uses her experience as a litigator to help businesses avoid the pitfalls that oftentimes result in costly and extenuated litigation.
Jennifer has litigated a variety of commercial litigation disputes involving banking, UCC issues and construction-defect matters, as well as a variety of contractual disputes, including partnership disputes, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, franchising disputes, and real property disputes in state and federal courts, including commercial and land-lord tenant disputes.
She also has experience litigating claims arising under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUTPA”) and defending class actions, including claims brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Jennifer also handles all aspects of civil appeals and appellate proceedings in a wide variety of matters, including real property disputes, commercial contractual matters and business torts.
Her combined experience at the trial and appellate levels allows Jennifer to provide clients with the benefits of continuous representation throughout the entire trajectory of their case. Her appellate experience allows her to protect the record and properly prepare a case for appeal as it travels through the trial court.
When handling appeals in cases she managed at the trial court level, Jennifer’s clients benefit from her intimate, first-hand knowledge of the record. On cases where she solely serves as appellate counsel, Jennifer partners with trial counsel and relies upon her experience to either protect a ruling favorable to her client or pursue reversal of a lower court’s legally flawed ruling.
Jennifer’s appellate experience is further enhanced by the fact that she was appointed to serve on the Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar from 2015 to 2018. As a member of this prestigious Committee, Jennifer will use her experience in the industry to help carry out mandates concerning the proposal of new rules of appellate procedure and changes to existing appellate rules.
Additionally, in light of the recent developments in U.S.-Cuba relations, Jennifer is positioning herself to be a leader in the South Florida market to advise clients regarding business opportunities in Cuba. Jennifer recently traveled to Cuba as part of the Florida Bar International Law Section’s delegation to meet Cuban lawyers and journalists in order to learn about the Cuban legal system and how foreign companies transact business and invest in Cuba.
Since returning from Cuba, Jennifer has been interviewed on WLRN Channel 10’s This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney, as well as on Radio Mambi 710 AM by Ninoska Perez Castellon, WPBT’s Issues with Helen Ferré and by Women’s Wear Daily and co-authored an article, titled “Cuba Awash with Opportunities – and Plenty of Caveats” in the Daily Business Review.
She is also a member of a well-seasoned four-attorney team recently honored as the 2014 South Florida Litigation Department of the Year for Real Estate by the Daily Business Review. The DBR recognized Jennifer and her colleagues in the Miami office for, among other things, overcoming two motions for summary judgment in the case of DEC v. The Aragon Group and Summersport Enter., LLC, Case No. 11-29313, in the 17th Circuit Court, Broward County, Fla., where due to their efforts, the client saved its vision and contract for the purchase of the historic Dania Jai-Alai.
Additionally, by devising and implementing aggressive, yet tactical, litigation strategies, Jennifer and her colleagues in the Miami office achieved resolution of multi-billion dollars’ worth of commercial loans during the commercial foreclosure crisis that crippled South Florida real estate development resulting in the era dubbed the Great Recession.
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