Geraldine P. Asher

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Associate

Orlando
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Overview

Geraldine Asher handles general and complex commercial matters for clients in a variety of industries. Comfortable in all areas of litigation, including drafting and responding to pleadings, taking and defending depositions and drafting and arguing dispositive motions, she also prepares and negotiates transactional business agreements for her clients.

Geraldine's experience as a law clerk in the Fifth District Court of Appeal and a judicial extern in the Florida Supreme Court provides her with valuable insights that she can utilize when determining the most efficient and effective solutions to help her clients reach their business objectives.

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  • Served as primary drafter of appellate brief to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in a favorable written opinion regarding the interpretation of a federal statute, the Graves Amendment. Thayer v. Randy Marion Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, LLC, 30 F.4th 1290 (11th Cir. 2022).
  • Served as primary drafter of appellate brief on behalf of a master association and a country club on issues pertaining to the association’s governing documents, resulting in affirmance of a final judgment in favor of the association and club as well as attorneys’ fees. Good Old Days Investments, LLC v. Boca West Country Club, Inc., et al., No. 21-1391 (Fla. 4th DCA July 14, 2022).
  • Served as primary drafter of an appellate brief resulting in a favorable written appellate opinion for an employer/carrier on a statutory construction issue. Harman v. Merch. Transp., 326 So. 3d 100 (Fla. 1st DCA 2021).
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Experience

  • Served as primary drafter of appellate brief to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, resulting in a favorable written opinion regarding the interpretation of a federal statute, the Graves Amendment. Thayer v. Randy Marion Chevrolet Buick Cadillac, LLC, 30 F.4th 1290 (11th Cir. 2022).
  • Served as primary drafter of appellate brief on behalf of a master association and a country club on issues pertaining to the association’s governing documents, resulting in affirmance of a final judgment in favor of the association and club as well as attorneys’ fees. Good Old Days Investments, LLC v. Boca West Country Club, Inc., et al., No. 21-1391 (Fla. 4th DCA July 14, 2022).
  • Served as primary drafter of an appellate brief resulting in a favorable written appellate opinion for an employer/carrier on a statutory construction issue. Harman v. Merch. Transp., 326 So. 3d 100 (Fla. 1st DCA 2021).
  • Drafted petition for writ of certiorari seeking reversal of order permitting punitive damages claim against a medical center, resulting in a joint stipulation dismissing the punitive damages order.
  • Secured a dismissal with prejudice and sanctions order on behalf of an Ohio law firm and the firm’s attorneys in a case alleging fraud on the court.
  • Assisted with obtaining a dismissal on behalf of a California-based member of the entertainment industry.
  • Litigated state and federal general and complex commercial cases valued from $100,000 to more than $80 million.
  • Experienced in all areas of litigation responsibilities, including drafting and responding to pleadings and written discovery, taking and defending depositions, overseeing e-discovery protocol and productions for cases with over two million documents, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, handling mediations and drafting class action settlement documents.
  • Drafted briefs in state and federal appellate cases, including answer briefs, petitions for and responses to petitions for extraordinary writs, and jurisdictional briefs.
  • Prepared and negotiated transactional business agreements, including company purchase agreements, assignments and assumptions of interest.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Military Spouse J.D. Network

Pro Bono

  • Legal Aid Society: Ad Litem Attorney

Prior Positions

  • Barry University School of Law: Adjunct Faculty (2017 to 2019)
  • The Honorable Kerry I. Evander, Fifth District Court of Appeal: Law Clerk (2017 to 2018)
  • Justice Barbara J. Pariente, Florida Supreme Court: Judicial Extern (2016)

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
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Barry University School of Law, 2017, summa cum laude; Barry Law Review, Editor in Chief (2017 to 2017), Associate Editor (2015 to 2016); Moot Court Honors Board, Vice Justice (2016 to 2017), Advocate (2015 to 2016)
  • B.A., University of North Florida, 2010, magna cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish