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Robert M. Quinn

Robert M. Quinn

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Overview

Robert Quinn represents businesses and lenders in commercial and contract disputes of all kinds, including creditors' rights, statutory receiverships, bankruptcy, real estate workouts and foreclosures, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters, and fraud and fraudulent transfer of real property. Robert also has extensive experience defending institutional lenders against consumer protection claims under the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).
 
For more than 30 years, Robert has tried cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and litigated commercial arbitration disputes. He sits on the panel of Commercial Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitrator.

Experience

  • Defending national bank against preference and fraudulent transfer claims asserted by statutory receiver for failed HMO.
  • Defending national bank against $30 million fraudulent conspiracy claim asserted by investors in failed HMO.
  • Defending limited partner of minority investor in failed insurance company against fraudulent transfer and statutory claims asserted by statutory receiver.
  • Representing secured lenders in workouts, foreclosures, and bankruptcy matters involving condominium projects, subdivisions, multi-family, commercial, hotel, and retail properties.
  • Defending national banks against hundreds of consumer protection claims and TCPA disputes.
  • Defending banks against claims of unauthorized wire and check payments.
  • Defending debit card payment processor against claims by sub-processor to disputed intellectual property, sub-subprocessor contracts and several years of processing fees.
  • Representing a financial services data processor in the arbitration of a dispute involving alleged negligent debit card processing.
  • Defending banks against bankruptcy preference and fraudulent transfer claims in Ponzi cases.
  • Representing unit owners to set aside a tax deed sale of an entire timeshare project.
  • Representing steel fabricator in arbitration involving several ethanol plants.

Representative Cases:

  • Florida Department of Financial Services, as receiver for Quality Health Plans, Inc. v. BankUnited, N.A., Case No. 2011-CA-002245 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Leon County 2017) (defeat preference and fraudulent transfer claims).
  • Caledonian Bank &Trust Ltd. V. Fifth Third Bank, 2015 WL 5542544 (M.D. Fla. 2015). (Obtain summary judgment defeating multi-million dollar fraudulent conspiracy claim.)
  • Krause v. PNC Bank, N.A., 174 So. 3d 1004 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015). (Defeated multi-million dollar fraud counterclaim.)
  • Vernon R. Lofton v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chase Bank USA, N.A., (Fla. Cir. Ct. Polk County 2017) (defeat claim under Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act).
  • DCR Const., Inc. v. Delta-T Corp., 2009 WL 5173520 (M.D. Fla. 2009). (Confirmation of $6 million arbitration award, establishing value of work completed before termination and entitlement to compensation, while defeating claims of waiver and attempts to stay action based on Colorado River doctrine).
  • Luke Investments, Inc. v. Camelot Condominium Owners Association, Inc., 974 So. 2d 433 (Fla. 2d DCA 2008). (Setting aside tax deed sale of entire timeshare project).
  • Krutchik v. Chase Bank USA, N.A., 531 F. Supp. 2d 1359 (S.D. Fla. 2008). (Compelling arbitration of credit card dispute despite the card holder’s denial that he ever received the arbitration agreement).
  • Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. v. National Arbitration Council, Inc., 2007 WL106565 (M.D. Fla.). (Recovery of damages arising from tortious interference with credit card customers by sham arbitrators).
  • In re Aerial Films, Inc., 2006 WL 4919044, (Bkrtcy. M.D. Fla. 2006). (Defeating fraudulent transfer claim based upon indirect value conferred to debtor in multi-party sales transaction).
  • Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. v. National Arbitration Council, Inc., 2006 WL 2691528, (M.D. Fla.). (Enjoining sham arbitration forum from conducting arbitration of credit card customer disputes).
  • In re TSLCI, Inc., 332 B.R.476 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2005). (Set off of a debtor’s prepetition claim against supplier’s post-petition administrative claim).
  • In re Anchor Glass Container Corporation, 342 B.R.878 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2005). (Defeated appointment of special committee to represent retirees in Chapter 11 case).
  • In re Greater Ministries International, Inc., 282 B.R.496 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2002). (Quashed service of process under Hague Convention).

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
    • Corporate Business and Banking Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law and Litigation Sections
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • The Turnaround Management Association
  • American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitrator

Speaking Engagements

  • “Looking Out for the Lender,” Distressed Condominium Projects Turnaround and Workout Strategies, American Conference Institute, Miami (June 2007)
  • “Preparing for and Conducting a Workout of a Condominium Project Loan,” ABA, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (September 2006)
  • “Liability of Third Party Participants in Predatory Lending,” The Florida Bar Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (June 2005)
  • Lectured on the subjects of dealing with unusual collateral, mortgage foreclosures, secured creditor’s rights under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and claims in bankruptcy.

Credentials

Education
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1980)
    • Order of the Coif​
  • Boston College (A.B., magna cum laude, 1974)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • 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
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

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