Christopher Swift-Perez

Partner

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Mr. Swift-Perez leads the firm’s litigation practice group.  He is an experienced litigator with a reputation for finding creative solutions to complex problems and achieving favorable outcomes in commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts.  His practice focuses on business disputes, but he also has experience with consumer class actions and insurance disputes.  Best Lawyers recently featured him as “Ones to Watch” for outstanding professional excellence in commercial litigation.

Mr. Swift-Perez is particularly knowledgeable regarding Florida corporate law, including the business judgment rule, statutory appraisal rights in mergers, and veil piercing.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Swift-Perez worked in the litigation department of White & Case LLP for almost a decade.  He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was the executive editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review, and magna cum laude from the University of Miami, where he studied finance and accounting.

In addition to his work at the firm, Mr. Swift-Perez gives back to the community by providing pro bono legal services to low-income individuals, including in coordination with the Legal Services of Greater Miami.

 Notable Experience

  • A community bank in direct and derivative litigation involving a proposed transaction to exchange common stock for preferred stock valued at over $100 million.
  • Several directors for alleged breaches of their fiduciary duties in connection with approving a corporate action and issuing allegedly deficient proxy materials.
  • An alternative asset manager in a joint-venture dispute.
  • An LED-panel manufacturer in debt-collection litigation involving the enforcement of a promissory note for over $5 million and the foreclosure of UCC liens.
  • A refrigerator manufacturer and its parent companies, including a private-equity firm, in product-liability litigation.
  • A planned community developer in a class action alleging construction defects.
  • A municipality in a class action claiming a mandatory cost-of-living adjustment to retirement benefits.
  • An insurer in various matters, including a class action concerning the validity of an insurance product, bad-faith litigation premised on a $30 million consent judgment, and litigation concerning the enforceability of a settlement.

Admitted to Practice

Florida, 2012

Education

BBA, Accounting, University of Miami, magna cum laude, 2009

JD, Harvard Law School, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

Cuban American Bar Association

Languages

English, Spanish

Citizenship

USA

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