Christopher B. Spuches

Founding Partner
Brief info
Christopher Spuches serves as Outside General Counsel for Safe Harbor Equity.  He is a founding member of Agentis.  He has represented businesses in a broad range of commercial disputes, with specialization in distressed debt, workouts, commercial real estate, hospitality, partnership disputes, and representation of fiduciaries.  He is admitted in Florida, New York, Washington D.C., as well as several federal courts.  Spuches has tried complex cases to verdict in jury and non-jury matters, in state and federal court. 
  • Lead trial counsel for plaintiff in commercial dispute leading to $82.2 million judgment against defendants.
  • Lead trial counsel for industry-leading medical software company in multi-week federal jury trial resulting in $19.5 million unanimous verdict against competitor.
  • Lead trial counsel in $1 million contract dispute resulting in successful bench trial verdict.
  • Co-trial counsel in connection with $3.5 million partnership dispute resulting in successful bench trial verdict.
  • 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, affirmed on appeal.
  • Representation of airline ownership group in $5 million fraud and conspiracy litigation against public company resulting in no liability for client.
  • 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.
  • Best Lawyers in America ® – Recognized in Mortgage Banking Foreclosure –  (2023-2024)
  • 2023 Best Lawyers in America © – Litigation
  • 2021 SuperLawyers – Business Litigation
  • 2021 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2020 SuperLawyers – Business Litigation
  • 2020 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2019 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2018 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • 2017 Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Speaker, Bench and Bar Session—Evidentiary Hearings in the Zoom Era, April 9, 2021
  • Florida Bar Approved CLE presentation, “So You Got a Judgment, Now What?” 2012
  • “Foreclosures: Rulings Favor Lender’s Stake”  Daily Business Review, December 19, 2017
  • Speaker, American Bar Association Fall Leadership Summit, 2010
  • Former Chairman | Coral Gables Museum
  • Vice Chairman | Coral Gables Museum
  • President, BNI Coral Gables
  • Membership Committee and Leadership Team | BNI Coral Gables
  • Co-Founder | Fordham Law Alumni Association (Miami Chapter)
  • 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)
  • Former Board Member | Abacus Worldwide
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.A., New York University
  • Florida Bar
  • New York Bar
  • District of Columbia 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
  • Llanso v. SHEDDF2-FL3, LLC, 3D21-783, 2022 WL 1559921 (Fla. 3d DCA May 18, 2022)
  • SHEDDF2-FL3, LLC v. Penthouse S., LLC, 314 So. 3d 403 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)
  • City of Miami Beach v. 3098 Alton Rd., LLC, 307 So. 3d 86 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)
  • Fayad v. Univ. of Miami, 307 So. 3d 114 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020)
  • Systemax, Inc. v. Fiorentino, 283 So. 3d 415 (Fla. 3d DCA 2019)
  • Inter Am. Coal, S.A. v. SHE DDF2-FL2, LLC, 255 So. 3d 432 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018)
  • Kahn v. 5120 Alton, LLC, 321 So. 3d 376 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021), review dismissed sub nom.Kahn v. 5120 Alton, LLC., SC21-1343, 2021 WL 4317395 (Fla. Sept. 23, 2021)
  • Barna v. Beher Holdings, Ltd., Inc., 53 So. 3d 1039 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011)
  • Partner, Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin
  • Zorrilla & Associates, P.C. (Attorney)
  • Palm Resorts Group, LLC (Principal)

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