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Scott D. Feather

Scott D. Feather

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Overview

Scott Feather, a commercial litigator and trial attorney, defends and prosecutes a diverse range of disputes, including complex matters, in both federal and state court, and in arbitration.  He represents national title insurance underwriters, financial institutions, lenders, creditors, developers and construction companies, and closely held companies.

Scott's commercial litigation experience includes general disputes between businesses involving contract and business-related tort claims, defending companies in class actions and officers and directors in derivative actions and merger challenges, and disputes between closely held companies and their members and officers. 

His real property practice involves investigating and litigating title insurance claims and disputes on behalf of title insurance companies as well as their insureds. He represents financial institutions in commercial disputes and lender liability claims and has prosecuted numerous commercial and residential foreclosures to finality. He also regularly defends financial institutions and the companies that have particular exposure to consumer-related statutory claims, such as the TCPA, the FCRA, and the FCCPA.

In addition, he represents companies in construction-related disputes, prosecuting and defending against claims for breach of contract, and defending developers against claims alleging defective construction and code violations.

Scott is the editor of the firm's Real Property, Financial Services, and Title Insurance Update.

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Experience

  • Represented developers in lawsuit seeking to rescind their purchase of hotel property, obtaining directed verdict on claims against developers after seven-day jury trial in the Southern District of Florida.
  • Defends financial institutions and companies against claims asserting violations of the TCPA, the FCCPA, and the FCRA.
  • Represented member of closely held LLC, defending against a variety of claims from other members and obtaining favorable ruling regarding applicability of Florida statute limiting manager’s and managing member’s personal liability for monetary damages.
  • Defended title insurance underwriters against closing protection letter and statutory defalcation claims.
  • Defended board of directors of publicly traded company in action for breach of fiduciary duty, obtaining dismissal of derivative claims.
  • Represented developer against condominium associations seeking to block development and prevent developer from maintaining its property.
  • Defended developers against claims brought by condominium purchasers.
  • Represented company in connection with threatened shareholder lawsuit to enjoin merger based on alleged breach of fiduciary duties, inadequate consideration, and inaccurate disclosures.
  • Represented title insurance underwriter in obtaining ex parte injunction and appointment of a receiver against title agent that allegedly made improper transfers from its escrow account.
  • Represented members of closely held LLC in dispute with other members, seeking dissolution of LLC, and defending against counterclaims, including tortious interference and fraud claims.
  • Defended publicly traded corporation in merger class action asserting breach of fiduciary duty and disclosure violations.
  • Obtained judgments in favor of lenders against commercial borrowers for foreclosure and for deficiencies.
  • Defended lender in commercial dispute involving UCC, civil theft, and conversion claims.
  • Obtained favorable ruling for lender on unsettled issue regarding a debtor’s obligations in connection with state court foreclosure litigation following debtor’s “surrender” of real property in a bankruptcy proceeding.
  • Obtained reversal on appeal of nonfinal order on arbitration that delegated the determination of certain threshold issues to arbitrator.
  • Prosecuted multiple actions on behalf of commercial property owners against commercial tenants for eviction and damages for breach of contract and guaranties.​

Recognition

  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2013–2019)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2019)
  • Florida Legal Elite Up & Comers, Florida Trend Magazine (2014, 2016–2018)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hyde Park United Methodist
  • Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2019
  • Tampa Connection, Class of 2015
  • South Tampa YMCA
    • Advisory Board

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009)
    • National Order of the Barristers
    • Chief Justice, Moot Court Board
    • Stetson Law Review
    • E. Harris Drew Memorial Award
  • Wake Forest University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2005)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Associate, Trenam Kemker, Tampa, FL (2009–2013)

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