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Directors and Officers Litigation

At Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, our dedicated team brings the sophistication of big law firm experience to the Tampa area and throughout Florida, with an emphasis on personalized, hands-on legal service. As a law firm focused on commercial litigation, one of our core practice areas is Directors and Officers litigation. We understand that the stakes are high for corporate directors and officers facing various forms of litigation, which is why our approach is always comprehensive, strategic, and tailored to each individual case.

Representation in Professional Liability ClaimsRepresentation in Professional Liability Claims

A significant portion of our Directors and Officers litigation practice is devoted to defending current and former corporate directors and officers against professional liability claims. These claims often originate from federal regulators, particularly concerning former directors and officers of financial institutions. Navigating the complexities of such claims requires the seasoned expertise our lawyers offer, backed by over 100 years of collective experience in civil and commercial litigation.

Insightful Counsel in Government and SEC Investigations

Our attorneys are adept at assisting directors and officers in responding to government investigations, including those brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In these sensitive matters, our priority is to protect our clients’ rights and interests while working toward favorable outcomes.

Shareholder Derivative Actions and Other Legal Claims

Our practice includes representation in aggressive derivative actions brought by shareholders of both publicly traded and privately held corporations. These cases often involve allegations such as:

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Fraud
  • Self-Dealing
  • Breach of Contract

Insurance Policy Advisory

Understanding that professional liability claims can have significant financial ramifications, Johnson, Newlon & DeCort also advises clients and their insurers on the interpretation and application of Directors and Officers (D&O) liability insurance policies. Our insights into insurance policy nuances enable us to counsel clients effectively, safeguarding their interests.

Interdisciplinary Litigation Approach

One of the key features that sets Johnson, Newlon & DeCort apart from other law firms is our interdisciplinary litigation approach. Defending and representing directors and officers is a complex task that demands expertise across various sectors of law. Our Tampa-based law firm is well-equipped to offer comprehensive legal representation that integrates multiple disciplines, thereby affording our clients the most robust defense possible.

Why Choose Johnson, Newlon & DeCort?

  1. Personalized Service: Unlike larger firms, our clients have direct access to their lawyers, ensuring hands-on service that is responsive to your needs.
  2. Expertise: With over 100 years of collective experience in civil and commercial litigation, our team offers unmatched proficiency in Directors and Officers Litigation.
  3. Statewide Reach: From our home base in Tampa, we serve clients across Florida, offering high-quality legal representation throughout the Sunshine State.

Contact Johnson, Newlon & DeCort Today

At Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, we are committed to providing aggressive yet personalized legal representation to corporate directors and officers in Florida. Our comprehensive services cover a wide range of legal claims, including advisory and advocacy roles. For professional legal counsel from an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of Directors and Officers Litigation, our team stands ready to assist. Call 813-699-4859 or send us an email through the website to share your concerns and schedule an introductory call.

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