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Jaime Austrich

Partner, Litigation Practice Co-Administrator
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2273
Fax813.229.1660
jaustrich@slk-law.com

Assistant

Dana Gregory
Direct813.227.2235
dgregory@slk-law.com

Jaime Austrich represents national commercial landlords in all facets of their business, from complex contract and land use disputes to evictions and collections.  Jaime has extensive experience representing domestic and foreign corporations, including REITs and publicly traded companies, in complex commercial disputes and insurance claims.  Jaime also regularly represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in significant trust and estate litigation.

Significant Results:

Represented seller pharma manufacturers against a buyer pharma manufacturer in a confidential arbitration arising out of a tax accounting dispute on a $100,000,000 purchase and obtained an award for in excess of $3.2 million, successfully recovering all amounts due to our clients.  (______ Pharmaceuticals, LLC and __________ Holdings, LLC, et al.  v. _________ Pharmaceuticals Holdings, LLC.).

On behalf of a multi-billion dollar REIT, successfully obtained a federal court judgment against a national commercial tenant requiring tenant to pay entire accelerated lease amount even though tenant never took possession of the premises as a consequence of a denied use permit. (BRE Mariner Marco Town Center, LLC v. Zoom Tan, Inc., Case No. 16-13042, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit).

Successfully defended international chemical company against alleged multi-million dollar claims including fraud and breach of warranty.  Following a dismissal of the claims against our client, I obtained a federal jury verdict for a complete recovery to our client, including attorney fees and costs.  (Wacker Chemical Corporation v. Nebula Glass International, Inc., Case No. 10-cv-62130, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida).

Successfully represented industrial manufacturer in the prosecution of a multi-million dollar subordinated debt obligation in a multi-jurisdictional dispute against an institutional collateral agent and the obligor.  (Yellowstone Energy Limited Partnership v. ZBD Constructors, Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-7846, United States District Court, Southern District of New York) and (ZBD Constructors, Inc. f/k/a Zurn Balcke-Durr, Inc. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Case No. 8:12-cv-1722, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida).

Successfully tried and defended series of title policy claims worth over $3.6 million against several major banks arising out of the fraudulent 4 Solutions foreclosure prevention program.  Secured clear title in 100% of cases and carrier's payments in handful of settlements were less than $30,000 combined.

Successfully defended cooling tower manufacturer against wrongful death claim arising from collapsed stair tower.  (Sanderson, et al. v. SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., et al, Case No. 2:07-cv-828, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida).

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2013 - 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2009, 2011
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 2016 Tampa Top Lawyers, Real Estate Litigation, Tampa magazine

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee (Group 13E), Past Chair
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court, President (2018 - 2019)

News Releases

07.16.2018Jaime Austrich Installed as President of the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inns of Court
06.18.2018Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2018 Florida Super Lawyers and 2018 Florida Rising Stars
08.17.2017Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
07.01.2017Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2017
06.08.2017Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2017 Florida Super Lawyers® and 2017 Florida Rising Stars
08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
06.22.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2016
06.09.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and 2016 Florida Rising Stars
04.05.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Top Lawyers
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
06.23.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2015
06.12.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars
09.17.2014Massive Bankruptcy Case Involving National Nursing Home Chain Goes to Trial in Tampa
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
06.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
04.30.2014Tampa Attorney Named Board President for High School Rowing Association
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
06.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
06.10.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2011 Florida Super Lawyers and 2011 Florida Rising Stars

Publications

Events and Presentations

11.09.2016Panelist, American Bar Association's Captive Insurance Committee Webinar

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Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida, 1996
  • B.A., Florida State University, 1992

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court

Languages

  • Spanish

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