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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 litigation
  • Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) litigation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation
  • Florida Telephone Solicitation Act (FTSA) litigation
  • Florida Security of Communications Act (FSCA) litigation
  • Endangered Species Act litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Banking litigation

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実績紹介

  • Member of the Defense Steering Committee in In Re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2047, and represented multiple homebuilders in both state and federal court individual and class action lawsuits involving allegedly defective Chinese manufactured drywall.
  • Represented U.K.-based digital payment company in defense of a $75 million dollar putative class action; won dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Represented Chinese printed circuit board manufacturer in case asserting competing claims to ownership over a federally registered trademark; won summary judgment with client obtaining ownership over trademark and cancellation of adversary’s registered trademark.
  • Represented Chinese printed circuit board manufacturer in a two-week breach of contract trial with one of its U.S.-based distributors, precluding the distributor from recovering more than 99% of the damages sought and resulting in being named 2019’s most effective international litigators by the Daily Business Review.
  • Represented multiple online retailers in defense of novel claims alleging their use of session replay technology on their websites constituted illegal wiretapping under the FSCA; won first dismissal (and others) of these novel claims in Florida.
  • Represented Sandals Resorts International Ltd. in defense of a nationwide consumer fraud class action based on alleged violations of FDUTPA and unjust enrichment; won case on a motion to dismiss based on forum non conveniens grounds.
  • Represented Loews Hotels in defense of a nationwide consumer fraud class action based on alleged violations of FDUTPA; case settled on an individual basis after obtaining dismissal of nearly all claims on a motion to dismiss.
  • Represented 1 Hotel South Beach in defense of a nationwide consumer fraud class action based on alleged violations of FDUTPA; won case on a motion to dismiss.
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented multiple companies in defense of class actions under the TCPA, FTSA, and FSCA.
  • Represented Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. in defense of a Florida class action involving allegedly defective electronic health care records software program; reached satisfactory nationwide class settlement.
  • Represented Hilton Hotels Corporation in defense of 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 plus partial recovery of defense attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in defense of a Florida class action brought under FDUTPA; main action resulted in class settlement and attorneys’ fees issues resolved after four-day evidentiary hearing.
  • Represented recording artist in preventing the publication of an unauthorized biography; obtained preliminary injunction against author and case thereafter settled.
  • Represented 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.
  • Represented prominent Ecuadorian bankers accused of bank fraud and civil RICO violations; obtained forum non conveniens dismissal of claims.
  • Represented Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International Co. in negligent security and wrongful death cases arising out of 2004 terrorist attack at an Egyptian hotel; obtained forum non conveniens dismissal of claims.
  • Represented 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:
    • Turizo v. Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust Ltd., 2022 WL 2919260 (S.D. Fla. 2022)
    • Birmingham v. RFOX.net, 2022 WL 1686683 (S.D. Fla. 2022)
    • Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd. v. Kukreja, 574 F.Supp.3d 1191 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2021 WL 556814 (11th Cir. 2021)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2021 WL 7502561 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2021 WL 2383832 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Kukorinis v. Walmart, Inc., 2021 WL 8892890 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Kukorinis v. Walmart, Inc., 2021 WL 8892812 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2021 WL 2380416 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Kinwong Electronic (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., 993 F.3d 1299 (11th Cir. 2021)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. USDA, 851 Fed.Appx. 896 (11th Cir. 2021)
    • Lubin v. Verint Americas Inc., 2021 WL 9080004 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Lubin v. Verint Americas Inc., 2021 WL 90800083 (S.D. Fla. 2021)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 7767546 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 10691903 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 8459195 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 7872627 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 7773397 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd. v. Kukreja, 2020 WL 7493096 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Kukorinis v. Walmart, Inc., 2020 WL 13388298 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Kukorinis v. Walmart, Inc., 2020 WL 13388297 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 9458712 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2020 WL 9458710 (S.D. Fla. 2020)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2019 WL 12265725 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd. v. Kukreja, 2019 WL 8298217 (S.D. Fla. 2019) 
    • PrismHR, Inc. v. Osterlund, 2019 WL 13189622 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • PrismHR, Inc. v. Osterlund, 2019 WL 13189472 (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)
    • Danielson v. Tropical Shipping and Construction Co., Ltd., 2019 WL 13183885 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • De Lara v. RB Miami Beach, LLC, 2019 WL 11666603 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • De Lara v. RB Miami Beach, LLC, 2019 WL 11666602 (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 13066364 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2019 WL 12036283 (S.D. Fla. 2019)
    • Circuitronix, LLC v. Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co., Ltd., 2019 WL 564466 (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)
    • PrismHR, Inc. v. Worklio, LLC, 2019 WL 13189471 (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) 
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2017 WL 7513237 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2017 WL 7411187 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2017 WL 7411186 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Miami Seaquarium, 2017 WL 1533986 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2016 WL 11503052 (S.D. Fla. 2016) 
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2016 WL 11503051 (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)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2014 WL 12766908 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
    • Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. v. Pain Clinic of Northwest Florida, Inc., 158 So.3d 644 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2014 WL 12760408 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2014 WL 12767372 (S.D. Fla. 2014)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2013 WL 12371612 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
    • Pictet Overseas, Inc. v. Helvetia Trust, 2013 WL 12371611 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
    • 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)
    • Talisman Capital Alternative Investment Fund, Ltd. v. Mouttet, 2012 WL 13012424 (S.D. Fla. 2012)
    • Talisman Capital Alternative Investment Fund, Ltd. v. Mouttet, 2011 WL 13223534 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
    • Talisman Capital Alternative Investment Fund, Ltd. v. Mouttet, 2011 WL 13223533 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
    • Talisman Capital Alternative Investment Fund, Ltd. v. Mouttet, 2011 WL 13223528 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
    • Talisman Capital Alternative Investment Fund, Ltd. v. Mouttet, 2011 WL 13223517 (S.D. Fla. 2011)
    • 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)
    • Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 2008 WL 11412069 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
    • Auto Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 2008 WL 11412068 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
    • Equifax, Inc. v. Brauser, 2008 WL 11407433 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
    • Equifax, Inc. v. Brauser, 2008 WL 11407298 (S.D. Fla. 2008)
    • Londoño v. Hilton International Co., 2007 WL 9702715 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
    • Varas Casado v. Hilton International Co., 2007 WL 9701182 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
    • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 2007 WL 9706998 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
    • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 2007 WL 9706997 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
    • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 2007 WL 9706996 (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)
    • Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. American Yachts, Ltd., 2006 WL 8435483 (S.D. Fla. 2006)
    • Barnhill v. In re 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)

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Real Estate; Commercial Litigation, 2013-2023
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017 and 2022
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017 and 2022
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, "Most Effective Lawyer Award," International Litigation, 2019
  • 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)

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
    • Member, University of Miami Law Review
  • M.B.A., Accounting, University of Miami
    • Recipient, Graduate Tuition Scholarship
  • B.B.A., Finance, cum laude, University of Georgia
    • School of Business Administration
弁護士資格
  • 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