Anthony is a passionate, practical, and proven litigator. He frequently represents mortgage lenders and developers, as well as provides counsel to technology, transportation, and construction firms. Anthony’s clients consider him to be a strategic partner, and in each case, he develops meaningful client relationships. He is constantly learning about the underlying economics of his client’s industry, making Anthony uniquely able to shape strong business deals.
Starting his career by serving as an Assistant Public Defender prepared Anthony to effectively handle cases from inception through trial. This invaluable experience armed him with an entirely different skill set to frame key issues, craft a persuasive story, develop a high-level winning strategy, and think quickly on his feet. What differentiates Anthony from other attorneys is that he has more practical experience, having tried over 25 jury trials. Anthony thrives in situations where the odds are seemingly stacked against his client.
Practicing litigation for several years at one of Miami’s top law firms – Bilzin Sumberg – Anthony gained extensive experience handling a broad range of complex commercial litigation. There he developed expertise in defending home builders and loan originators in mortgage buy-back cases and securities litigation, achieving significant victories through favorable settlements and dismissal of cases. In one recent case, Anthony obtained a voluntary dismissal of a federal action for breach of contract after gaining favorable concessions during a key deposition.
Anthony also has a track record of success representing plaintiffs in high-stakes litigation. He was a member of the team that prosecuted claims by the former CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines against the Virgin Group involving misappropriation of a business idea for $300 million dollars. Anthony also assisted in the prosecution of international arbitration claims for an agrichemical company to recover for certain breaches of fiduciary duty relating to multimillion-dollar mining permits it held against two individuals and their companies.
After developing a reputation as a confident and relentless trial lawyer, Anthony was awarded with the Hat Trick Award in 2011 by the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for three consecutive felony jury trial acquittals. In his first year of practice, Anthony was directly quoted in a published opinion, E.L.F. v. State, 33 So. 3d 760 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010), where Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court and granted Anthony’s client a full victory. The Dade County Bar Association and Dade Legal Aid also awarded Anthony with the Advocate of Pro Bono Commitment Award in 2016.
Anthony received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Legal Studies, graduating after just three years with honors in 2005 from the University of California, Berkeley, and his law degree in 2008 from Florida International University’s College of Law. During law school, he was a two-time recipient of the school’s Book Award and won awards for Best Oral Advocate and Best Team at the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition in 2008. He served on the FIU Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018.
Anthony is a prolific writer on topics related to the mortgage industry, providing insight into business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities, and mortgage insurance. His thought leadership has been featured in the Daily Business Review, Inside Mortgage Finance, JD Supra, the Lawyer’s Desk Book and the California Legal Studies Journal.