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Mark A. Salky

Mark A. Salky represents clients in defense of class actions, as well as a wide range of complex commercial, product liability and other civil litigation matters before state and federal courts and arbitration panels throughout the United States. Mark has litigated matters involving contract disputes, fiduciary relationships, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, fraud, business torts, insurance and bad faith claims, real estate issues, hospitality disputes, banking disputes, employee non-competition agreements, landlord/tenant disputes, probate issues and claims alleging serious personal injury and wrongful death.

Concentrations

  • Class actions and multidistrict litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation and arbitration
  • Product liability
  • Real estate litigation
  • Hospitality litigation
  • Landlord/tenant litigation
  • Banking litigation
  • Serious personal injury and wrongful death

Capabilities

Experience

  • Currently on the Defense Steering Committee in In Re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047, and representing homebuilders in multiple state and federal court individual and class action lawsuits involving allegedly defective Chinese manufactured drywall.
  • Representation of Sandals Resorts International Ltd. in defense of a nationwide consumer fraud class action based on alleged violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and unjust enrichment; won case on a motion to dismiss based on forum non conveniens grounds.
  • Representation of Loews Hotels in defense of a nationwide consumer fraud class action based on alleged violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; case settled on an individual basis after obtaining dismissal of nearly all claims on a motion to dismiss.
  • Representation of 1 Hotel South Beach in defense of a nationwide consumer fraud class action based on alleged violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; won case on a motion to dismiss.
  • Representation of plumbing product distributor in defense of nationwide class action lawsuit involving, among others, claims of breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of state consumer protection laws, and unjust enrichment; negotiated nationwide class settlement.
  • Representation of multiple companies in defense of class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Representation of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. in defense of a Florida class action involving allegedly defective electronic healthcare records software program; reached satisfactory nationwide class settlement.
  • Defense of Hilton Hotels Corporation in a five-week arbitration involving claims of mismanagement and breach of contract in which plaintiff sought in excess of $100 million; arbitration award in favor of defense.
  • Representation of Microsoft Corporation in defense of a Florida class action brought under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.  Main action resulted in class settlement; attorneys’ fees issues resolved after four-day evidentiary hearing.
  • Representation of recording artist in preventing the publication of an unauthorized biography; obtained preliminary injunction against author and case thereafter settled.
  • Representation of Interval International in an eight-day evidentiary hearing against a former executive accused of violating a non-compete agreement; obtained preliminary injunction and case thereafter settled.
  • Defense of prominent Ecuadorian bankers accused of bank fraud and civil RICO violations; obtained forum non conveniens dismissal of claims.
  • Defense of Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International Co. in negligent security and wrongful death case arising out of 2004 terrorist attack at an Egyptian hotel; obtained forum non conveniens dismissal of claims.
  • Defense of insurance company in case brought by excess carrier alleging bad faith failure to settle within the primary policy’s limits; obtained final summary judgment on the eve of trial and a substantial attorneys’ fee award in favor of client.
  • Reported Decisions:
    • Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd. v. Kukreja, 2019 WL 8298217 (S.D. Fla. 2019) 
    • McCoy v. Sandals Resorts International, Ltd., 2019 WL 6130444 (S.D. Fla. 2019) 
    • McCoy v. Sandals Resorts International, Ltd., 2019 WL 3531523 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2019 WL 2393627 (S.D. Fla. 2019)  
    • Gonzalez v. TCR Sports Broadcasting Holding, LLP, 2019 WL 2249941 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Fantis v. Flywheel Sports, Inc., 2019 WL 2245417 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2019 WL 1897847  (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Fantis v. Flywheel Sports, Inc., 2019 WL 1582957 (S.D. Fla. 2019) 
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2018 WL 4193696 (S.D. Fla. 2018)  
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 905 F.3d 1307 (11th Cir. 2018)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 905 F.3d 1183 (11th Cir. 2018) 
    • PrismHR, Inc. v. Worklio, LLC, 2018 WL 6308703 (S.D. Fla. 2018) 
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2018 WL 4193698 (S.D. Fla. 2018)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2018 WL 4193696 (S.D. Fla. 2018)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2018 WL 4193694 (S.D. Fla. 2018) 
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2018 WL 7287192 (S.D. Fla. 2018) 
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 879 F.3d 1142 (11th Cir. 2018) 
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2017 WL 10403345 (S.D. Fla. 2017) 
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2016 WL 11503052 (S.D. Fla. 2016) 
    • Ajose v. Interline Brands, Inc., 2016 WL 2866184 (M.D. Tenn. 2016)
    • Ajose v. Interline Brands, Inc., 2016 WL 6893866 (M.D. Tenn. 2016)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 189 F.Supp.3d 1327 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
    • Ajose v. Interline Brands, Inc., 187 F.Supp.3d 899 (M.D. Tenn. 2016)
    • Goodison v. Ciccone, 2016 WL 4097554 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
    • Goodison v. Ciccone, 2016 WL 4097551 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2016 WL 7540445 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2016 WL 7540433 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2015 WL 12881573 (S.D. Fla. 2015)
    • Ajose v. Interline Brands, Inc., 2015 WL 5773080 (M.D. Tenn. 2015)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2014 WL 5034725 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
    • World Resorts International, LLC v. Interval International, Inc., 2014 WL 12567170 (C.D. Cal. 2014)
    • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. v. Pain Clinic of Northwest Florida, Inc., 158 So.3d 644 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)
    • Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. v. Lennar Homes, LLC, 123 So.3d 637 (Fla. 3d DCA 2013)
    • World Resorts International, LLC v. Interval International, Inc., 2013 WL 12140306 (C.D. Cal. 2013)
    • Alcazar Tower, LLC v. Regions Bank, 2013 WL 12064502 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
    • Alcazar Tower, LLC v. Regions Bank, 2013 WL 12064501 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
    • Vigilant Ins. Co. v. Continental Cas. Co., 33 So.3d 734 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
    • Niv v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 258 Fed. App’x 282 (2d Cir. 2009)
    • Niv v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 710 F.Supp.2d 328 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
    • Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 291 Fed. App’x 305 (11th Cir. 2008)
    • Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 291 Fed. App’x 888 (11th Cir. 2008)
    • Hilton International Co. v. Carrillo, 971 So.2d 1001 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
    • Varas Casado v. Hilton International Co., 2008 WL 11402031 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
    • Varas Casado v. Hilton International Co., 2007 WL 9701182 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
    • Niv v. Hilton Hotels Corp., 2007 WL 510113 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)
    • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 492 F.Supp.2d 1379 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
    • Barnhill v. Florida Microsoft Anti-Trust Litigation, 905 So.2d 195 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005)
    • MeterLogic, Inc. v. Copier Solutions, Inc., 126 F.Supp.2d 1346 (S.D. Fla. 2000)

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Real Estate; Commercial Litigation, 2013-2021
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, "Most Effective Lawyer Award," International Litigation, 2019
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, The American Bar Association
  • Commissioner, Temple Beth Am Youth Basketball League (2012 to 2016)
  • Member, The United Way of Miami-Dade County Impact Council (2003 to 2013)
  • Member, Miami-Dade College Paralegal Program Advisory Board (2006 to 2009)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1995
    • Member, University of Miami Law Review
  • M.B.A., Accounting, University of Miami, 1995
    • Recipient, Graduate Tuition Scholarship
  • B.B.A., Finance, cum laude, University of Georgia, 1990
    • School of Business Administration
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit