Lawrence P. Rochefort

Firm: Akerman LLP
Location: West Palm Beach - FL

  • 777 South Flagler Drive Suite 1100 West Tower
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Tel : 561 653 5000
  • Fax : 561 659 6313

Larry Rochefort is the chair of Akerman’s Litigation Practice Group, a leading team of trial lawyers advising companies in complex litigation and arbitration across the United States and Latin America. Larry is recognized for “Bet-the-Company” Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America and as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.

He represents financial institutions, developers, owners, contractors, insurers, and retailers in real estate, lending, and other disputes. He is particularly adept at working with financial institutions, whether defending against lender liability claims or handling complex litigation, including lender liability defense, class action defense, Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation, replevins, judgment collection matters, proceedings supplementary, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty litigation.

Client relationships include TD Bank, Wells Fargo, PNC, United Community Bank, Fifth Third Bank, CenterState Bank, Comerica, Santander Bank, Sun Life Financial, Publix Super Markets, and Home Dynamics Corporation.

Financial Institution:Represented a global financial institution in a high stakes lender liability lawsuit filed by two borrowers and their principal. The Plaintiffs asserted claims for fraud in the inducement and fraudulent misrepresentation. Established that no actionable fraud had been committed and successfully obtained a final summary judgment.

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