Jared R. Kessler

Jared R. Kessler

Associate

At Greenberg Traurig, Jared R. Kessler concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Jared represents clients in cases involving, among other things, class-action claims, corporate and partnership governance, business torts, contracts, and intellectual property.

Concentrations

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Non-competition and Trade Secret Enforcement

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a leading media network in claims seeking injunctive relief and damages against former executive and his new employer, resulting in successful resolution of all claims and the execution of new network license agreements.
  • Defended a member of a limited liability company in Virginia state court against claims for, among other things, breach of fiduciary duty.  Obtained for the member a seat on the company’s board of directors and negotiated a voluntary dismissal of all claims against the member. 
  • Represented limited partner in dispute with general partner concerning the disposition of an approximately $35 million real estate development project.
  • Represented a national ornamental plant supplier in trademark infringement claims and won summary judgment as to liability on claims seeking $13 million in damages.°
  • Defended a telehealth provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software in the Southern District of Florida against a putative nationwide class action lawsuit raising claims arising from an alleged data breach. Following a motion to dismiss the plaintiff dismissed all claims and the Court entered a dismissal with prejudice.
  • Defended a boutique hotel group in the Southern District of Florida against putative class action claims alleging unfair and deceptive business practices relating to automatic gratuity and services charges billed to guests at restaurants located on resort property.  After multiple rounds of motion to dismiss briefing, the Court dismissed all claims.
  • Defended an international hotel chain in the Southern District of Florida against putative class action claims alleging violations of Florida law and Miami-Dade County ordinances proscribing unfair and deceptive business practices. Following three rounds of motion to dismiss briefing, obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Defended national supplier of novelty goods against putative class action claims brought under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and alleging deceptive practices relating to shipping and handling charges.

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Kessler prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Hon. Robert N. Scola, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015-2016
  • Judicial intern, Judge Spencer Levine, Fourth District Court of Appeals, June-August 2010
  • Judicial intern, Magistrate Judge Chris McAiley, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, June-August 2009

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2018-2019
  • Recipient, "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida Award”, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, November 2016
  • Co-Chair, Make-A-Wish Champions, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Southern Florida Chapter, 2017–2018
  • Chair-Elect, Make-A-Wish Champions, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Southern Florida Chapter, 2016–2017
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., summa cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2011
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles & Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review
  • B.S., George Mason University, 2007
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • District of Columbia