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As an Appeals & Legal Issues associate, Arda litigates state and federal appeals and original appellate proceedings primarily involving consumer financial services, intellectual property, and defaulted tax-exempt bonds. His appellate experience also encompasses a variety of other subject matters, including catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death, professional negligence, breach of contract, dignitary and business torts, employment issues, civil rights, divorce, child custody, immigration, and white-collar crime. Beyond his advocacy in the appellate courts, Arda regularly provides litigation support to trial counsel through strategic analysis, legal research, and pre- and post-trial motion practice geared toward preserving error and positioning cases for success on appeal.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Drafted response brief for a corporate trustee in an appeal before the Mississippi Supreme Court involving a default on tax-exempt bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $22 million issued by a public improvement district to acquire land and finance capital infrastructure improvements for a mixed-use development project.
  • Provided trial support and briefing for an insurance company in an appeal before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving a jury verdict finding the defendant materially breached post-loss duties and intentionally misrepresented or concealed material facts during the investigation of an $8 million insurance claim regarding Hurricane Irma-related property damage to a hotel.
  • Currently representing a national bank before Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in the homeowners’ appeal from a multimillion-dollar residential foreclosure judgment.
  • Obtained affirmance of a final summary judgment entered in favor of international media companies in a federal copyright action involving a dispute over copyright ownership in a popular telenovela and claims of character infringement.
  • Obtained reversal of a seven-figure criminal forfeiture in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.°

°Arda handled the above representation before joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Edward C. LaRose, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, 2016
  • Appellate Intern, Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of Florida’s Attorney General, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
    • Co-Chair, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • The American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2017
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Stetson Law Review
    • Highest Grade Designations: Appellate Practice & Advocacy; Legal Research & Writing I and II; Interviewing & Counseling; White Collar Crime; and Criminal Procedure – Adjudication
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 2014
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Languages
  • Turkish