Christopher B. Spuches

Founding Partner
E-mail: cbs@agentislaw.com
Brief info
Christopher Spuches is a founding member of Agentis. He represents businesses in a broad range of commercial disputes, with specialization in commercial real estate, hospitality, partnership disputes, and representation of fiduciaries. He is admitted in Florida and New York, as well as several federal courts. While Spuches has tried complex cases to verdict in jury and non-jury matters, his focus is on favorably resolving client matters prior to trial—and, in some cases, prior to litigation.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Lead trial counsel for industry-leading medical software company in multi-week federal jury trial resulting in $19.5 million unanimous verdict against competitor
  • Representation of $50 million private equity fund in over 120 commercial loan workouts and foreclosures
  • Representation of $47 million judgment debtor against public company resulting in appellate win
  • Representation of LATAM Airlines against several travel agencies resulting in favorable settlements
  • Representation of investor in obtaining rare writ of mandamus against City of Miami Beach, Florida
  • Representation of airline ownership group in $5 million fraud and conspiracy litigation against public company resulting in no liability for client.
  • Representation of law firm against former partner resulting in successful bench trial verdict
  • Lead trial counsel in $1 million contract dispute resulting in successful bench trial verdict
  • Representation of private equity lender against guarantors on $40 million Palm Beach real estate project.
  • Representation of court-appointed receiver in connection with 400+ unit commercial condominium adjacent to convention center and hotel.
  • Representation of purchaser of C-130 aircraft from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense in United States District Court resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Representation of art advisor in connection with a lawsuit by the purchaser of $1.3 million in art in New York Supreme Court resulting in dismissal of case and appellate affirmance
  • Representation of chapter 7 trustee in bankruptcy filed by one of the leading U.S. foliage plant wholesalers, and prosecution of over 100 adversary proceedings.
  • Representation of chapter 7 trustee in bankruptcy filed by a public company.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 2017 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2018 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2019 Florida Trend Legal Elite

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Speaker, American Bar Association Fall Leadership Summit, 2010
  • Florida Bar Approved CLE presentation, “So You Got a Judgment, Now What?” 2012

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Chairman | Coral Gables Museum
  • Co-Founder | Fordham Law Alumni Association (Miami Chapter)
  • Membership Committee and Leadership Team | BNI Coral Gables
  • Former Board Member | Abacus Worldwide
  • Former Board Member | Trustee Member | GEM member | Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Nominating Committee Chair | Coral Gables Museum
  • Former Committee Member | Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Gov’t & Political Affairs Group
  • Former Board Member, Ways to Work (United Way/Branches)

EDUCATION

  • D., Fordham University School of Law
  • A., New York University

ADMITTED TO

  • Florida Bar
  • New York Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Bankruptcy)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

PRIOR AFFILIATIONS

  • Partner, Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin
  • Zorrilla & Associates, P.C. (Attorney)
  • Palm Resorts Group, LLC (Principal)

Miami Office
55 Alhambra Plaza
Suite 800
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-722-2002
sacosta@agentislaw.com

Naples Office
9128 Strada Place,
Suite 10115
Naples, FL 34108

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