Attorney at Law Matias R. Dorta is a partner who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with experience in state and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels, in arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce and American Arbitration Association, and in administrative proceedings. Mr. Dorta is also certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
International Asset Recovery
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission, Third District Court of Appeal (2002-2003).
Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated
Recipient of the Daily Business Review’s annual “Most Effective Lawyer” award in the area of International Law
Listed in The National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2005.
Listed in the South Florida Legal Guide as one of South Florida’s Top Lawyers.
Named as finalist for Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyer” award in the area of Appellate Law in 2008.
SIGNIFICANT REPRESENTATIONS Mr. Dorta has represented clients in a variety of complex cases, such as lender liability, RICO, shareholder derivative actions, fraud, accounting malpractice, and eminent domain, including:
Lead trial counsel representing a Dominican Republic bank in a RICO action against financier and related entities resulting in a judgment of over $176 million.
Defended former director of a Venezuelan bank charged with RICO violations.
Lead trial counsel in numerous eminent domain cases representing landowners against condemning authorities.
Lead trial counsel defending director in a shareholder derivative action.
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
The Florida Bar, Member
Cuban American Bar Association, Member
Judicial Nominating Commission, Third District Court of Appeal