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Overview

Jason Perkins is a commercial and construction litigator with particular experience in banking litigation, business litigation, and construction litigation. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions in lender liability litigation. He also has extensive experience representing clients in construction disputes, including acceleration claims, delay claims, defective products, mold, and water intrusion. His engagements have involved single-family homes, condominiums, convention centers, highways, hotels, and sports arenas.

Jason also has significant experience in product liability law, creditor/debtor law, and complex litigation, including class action litigation and multidistrict litigation. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, product manufacturers, homebuilders, landlords, tenants, banks, and other financial institutions.

Jason was named to the Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011–2017. Prior to joining the firm, Jason served as law clerk to the Honorable Anne C. Conway of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Experience

Banking Litigation

  • U.S. Bank Nat'l Ass'n v. Kelly, No. 11-2009-CA-010813, 2015 WL 5459520 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Sept. 10, 2015). Represented trustee in foreclosure action.
  • JAX Utilities Mgmt., Inc. v. Hancock Bank, 164 So. 3d 1266 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015). Represented lender in lender liability litigation. In a first impression ruling, the First District Court of Appeal held that section 737.3471, Florida Statutes, bars common law remedies for equitable lien and unjust enrichment against construction lenders.

Business Litigation

  • PostNet Int'l Franchise Corp. v. R&B Cent. Enters., Inc., No. 6:08–cv–00106, 2009 WL 453413 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 23, 2009). Represented creditor in collection action.

Class Action Litigation

  • Bowen v. Joy Luck, Inc., No. 2012-33068-CICI, 2013 WL 10449068 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Nov. 21, 2013). Represented Japanese steakhouse in class action employment litigation involving Minimum Wage Amendment of the Florida Constitution at Article X, Section 24. There, the court held that the pre-suit notice requirement of section 488.110(6)(a), Florida Statutes, was not unconstitutional.
  • Addleman v. The Ryland Grp., Inc., No. 11 181 01524 05 (American Arbitration Assocation). Represented homebuilder in class action arbitration regarding alleged construction defects.
  • Virgilio v. Ryland Grp., Inc., No. 6:08-cv-00815 (M.D. Fla.). Represented homebuilder in class action litigation.

Construction Litigation

  • Alberici Constructors, Inc. v. S. Fla. Stadium, LLC & Hunt Constr. Grp., Inc., No. 16-026070-CA-01 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2016). Represents construction manager in litigation involving the Miami Dolphins stadium renovation project.
  • Jacob Erecting & Constr., LLC v. Fed. Ins. Co., No. 162018CA002160XXXXMA (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2018). Represented construction manager in litigation involving construction of improvements to EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • HRK Holdings, LLC v. Ardaman & Assocs., Inc., No. 2013-CA-000098-0 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2013). Represented liner installer in construction defect and environmental litigation arising out of installation of liner at former Piney Point phosphate facility.
  • Designer’s Specialty Cabinet Co., Inc. v. Hunt Constr. Grp., Inc., No. 12-38823-CA-22 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2012). Represented construction manager in litigation involving construction of Miami Marlins new baseball stadium.
  • Phillips v. Cappo, No. 2010-CA-001688 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2010). Represented homeowner in construction defect litigation involving custom home.
  • Boettner v. KB Home, No. 2010-30591-CICI (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2010). Represented homebuilder in construction defect litigation.
  • Harper Mech., LLC v. Hunt Constr. Grp., Inc., 23 So. 3d 772 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009). Represented construction manager in litigation involving construction of an over $500 million convention center.
  • McGuire v. Ryland Grp., Inc., 497 F. Supp. 2d 1356 (M.D. Fla. 2007). Represented homebuilder in litigation regarding alleged construction defects.

Multidistrict Litigation

  • In re Seroquel Prods. Liab. Litig., 601 F. Supp. 2d 1313 (M.D. Fla. 2009). Represented pharmaceutical company in multidistrict litigation.

Recognition

  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2011–2017)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Law
      • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee
      • Insurance, Surety, and Liens Committee
      • Owners and Project Finance Committee
    • Section of Litigation
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
      • Construction Law Committee
    • Business Law Section
    • Environmental and Land Use Law Section
  • Associated General Contractors of Greater Florida
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division
    • Grievance Committee
  • Keep Orange County Circuit Court Judge Dan Traver Campaign
    • Treasurer (2016)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Case Preparation/Presentation, Case Development," Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida Inc., Altamonte Springs, FL (May 19, 2016)

Credentials

Education
  • The University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Note and Comment Editor, The University of Toledo Law Review
  • Marquette University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
Clerkships
  • Hon. Anne C. Conway, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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