Brickell Bay Office Tower
1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2650
Miami, Florida 33131-4940
Telephone: 305.371.0001
Facsimile: 305.371.0002
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Mindy Lee Pallot Mindy Lee Pallot
Senior Attorney/Of Counsel

Brickell Bay Office Tower
1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2650
Miami, Florida 33131-4940

Telephone: 305.371.0001 ext. 29
Facsimile: 305.371.0002
mpallot@stackfernandez.com

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EDUCATION

University of Florida
College of Law; Gainesville, Florida
J.D. conferred, December 1985

University of Florida
College of Business Administration; Gainesville, Florida
B.S. conferred, May, 1982
Major: Finance

Employment

Of Counsel, Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A.
Miami, Florida, January 2004 - present

Sole Practitioner and Contract Attorney
Miami, Florida, January 2002 – present

Senior Litigation Attorney, Tew Cardenas Rebak, et. al.
Miami, Florida, March 1998 – January 2002

Partner, Herzfeld & Rubin
Miami, Florida, November, 1996 – January, 1998

Litigation Associate, Rubin Baum Levin Constant Friedman & Bilzin
Miami, Florida, 1992 – November, 1996

Litigation Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Miami, Florida, 1988 – 1991

Litigation Associate, Fowler White
Burnett Hurley Banick & Strickroot, P.A.

Miami, Florida, 1986 - 1988

Judicial Intern, Judge William M. Hoeveler,
Southern District of Florida, 1984

Educational Honors and Activities

University of Florida Law Review, Editor
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Organizations and Memberships

Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, October 2, 2006
Admitted, Florida Bar, 1986
Admitted, United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted, Trial and General Bars for the United States District Courts for the
Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

REPRESENTATIVE TRIAL AND APPELLATE EXPERIENCE

Alien Tort Claim Act: The dismissal for lack of federal subject matter jurisdiction of a lawsuit involving claims by six Guatemalan nationals against three affiliated companies under the Alien Tort Claim Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, note, and/or the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq. (“RICO”). (This favorable decision is the subject of a pending appeal before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals).

Corporate Shareholder Dispute: In a successful appeal, we obtained the reversal of a trial judgment improperly awarding a terminated employee over $200,000 under a shareholders’ agreement.

Improper Lender Practices: Obtained summary judgment against a major institutional lender thwarting an attempt by that lender to improperly recover under a conditional and escrowed guaranty agreement.

Wage & Hour Class Action: Defense and successful settlement of a class action wage and hour suit brought against a national food distributor and owner of nationwide retail grocery stores.

Protection of Lender Security Interests: Obtained summary judgment in favor of a rental car agency’s lender as taking first priority over other lenders under Chapter 319 of the Florida Statutes dealing with Motor Vehicles.

Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures: Successful prosecution of over 100 complex commercial mortgage foreclosures on behalf of institutional and non-institutional lenders throughout the State of Florida and nationwide.

Accountant Liability: Defense and prosecution of accountant malpractice cases.

Commercial Landlord-Tenant Dispute: Six-day jury trial and appeal of irreconcilable lease provisions.

Attorneys Fee Dispute: Trial and appeals of fee dispute of contingency fee agreement.

Directors & Officers’ Liability: Prosecution and defense of suits against corporate officers and directors.

Mindy Lee Pallot is a native Miamian with a strong commitment to South Florida’s commercial growth. Mindy has represented clients in a variety of complex civil matters involving international civil rights violations, class action labor litigation, shareholder derivative claims, RICO, commercial landlord-tenant matters, professional liability, commercial insurance coverage, fraud, and various other business torts. She has specialized in the representation of commercial lenders (institutional and non-institutional), including foreclosure litigation and work-outs of troubled loans. In addition, Ms. Pallot also serves as general counsel for several South Florida businesses, including a large international provider of cable and satellite network carriage services, a provider of software services to the automotive industry, and an international chain of furniture stores.

Mindy is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S., 1982) and the University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1995), where she was an editor of the University of Florida Law Review. Mindy has worked with some of South Florida’s most respected national and local firms as a commercial litigator in state and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels. She is a member of the Florida Bar and of the Bars of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

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