Atherton Galardi Mullen & Reeder PA Attorneys

Scott W. Atherton

Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business litigation, shareholder disputes, employment law and professional liability disputes. For example, Scott was involved in a federal court trial which resulted in an order striking a $1 billion economic damage claim asserted by the former CEO of large oil and gas venture who claimed a substantial ownership interest in the venture. See Leor Exploration & Production, LLC v. Aguiar, 2010 WL 3522053 (S.D. Fla. Sept. 8, 2010). Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Scott was an attorney with Akerman LLP and served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert Gross, former Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeals. Learn More →

Lauren S. Atherton

Lauren Atherton handles contract and real estate negotiations and disputes, including real estate litigation matters. For example, Lauren was involved in prosecuting fraud claims filed in federal court on behalf of buyer who alleged fraud in connection with his purchase of a $2,750,000.00 luxury waterfront home. The sellers, who were the owner/builders of the home, were alleged to have actively concealed the existence of Chinese drywall prior to the sale by, among other things, altering the conditions of certain copper piping, concealing original drywall labeling, and changing the original air conditioner coils. Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Lauren was an attorney with Shutts & Bowen LLP. Learn More →

Joseph G. Galardi

Joe focuses his practice on complex business litigation matters for plaintiffs and defendants in state court, federal court, and arbitration. Joe has significant experience in breach of contract cases, corporate derivative and director and officer litigation, financial and banking related litigation, trade secret and employee non-compete claims, partnership disputes and dissolutions, professional malpractice, and the prosecution of securities class actions. Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Joe was an attorney with Beasley Galardi, P.A. and Steel Hector & Davis LLP. Learn More →

L. Martin Reeder, Jr.

Martin Reeder is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with more than thirty-seven years of experience. His practice areas include complex commercial litigation, media and communications cases, intellectual property claims, and real estate disputes. Martin has secured summary judgments and defense verdicts in several multi-million dollar cases on behalf of institutional and individual clients, and served as lead counsel in over 70 appeals. Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, he was an attorney with Steel Hector & Davis LLP and Greenberg Traurig LLP. Learn More →

Terence M. Mullen

Terry concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, SEC investigations, and professional liability lawsuits. For example, Terry obtained dismissal with prejudice of ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence-based claims asserted by the receiver of a $500 million dollar offshore hedge fund against the parent company of the hedge fund's administrator. See Court-Appointed Receiver of Lancer Offshore, Inc. v. Citco Group Limited, 2011 WL 1233126 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 30, 2011). Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Terry served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Judge Michael Patrick King, Presiding Judge, New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, and was an attorney with Brown and Heller, P.A. Learn More →

Alaina B. Karsten

Alaina has a national commercial litigation and trial practice. She regularly represents corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and equity holders in high stakes officer and director disputes, Lanham Act litigation, employment law matters, and complex contract cases. Alaina also has substantial litigation and transactional experience representing large institutional franchisee clients in the restaurant, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical, and health industries, among others. Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Alaina worked at a Miami-based boutique firm and tried a number of jury and non-jury commercial cases for large institutional clients. Learn More →

Mia Williams

Mia Williams' practice involves a broad range of complex commercial litigation cases, including shareholder actions, professional liability disputes, media law and employment matters. For example, Mia was involved in assisting with the defense of state and federal class action claims arising from the initial public offering of ADT, Inc. Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Mia was a summer associate with Holland & Knight LLP and a judicial intern for the Honorable Donald A. Meyers, Jr. while he presided over the Complex Business Division of the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida (Orlando). Learn More →

Timothy W. Schulz

Tim, an attorney with Timothy W. Schulz, P.A., is also Of Counsel to Atherton Galardi. Tim concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and white collar criminal defense. For example, Tim obtained an order striking an opposing party's pleadings and granting attorneys' fees as a sanction after proving that the opposing party submitted a "doctored" email to the court in support of statutory claims which sought economic damages over $40,000,000.00. Following a four day trial, the court found, "by clear and convincing evidence, that either [the opposing party] or his attorney … fraudulently doctored the email." See Palm Beach Florida Hotel v. Nantucket Enterprises, Inc., 2013 WL 686433 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Feb. 25, 2013). Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Tim was a Judicial Intern to the U.S District Judge William H. Hoeveler in the Southern District of Florida and was an attorney with Greenberg Traurig. Learn More →

Jon A. Jacobson

Jon, an attorney with Jacobson Law P.A., is also Of Counsel to Atherton Galardi. Jon concentrates his practice on securities and financial industry disputes, including Ponzi scheme litigation, class actions, SIPC and SEC receiverships, securities industry employment matters, and regulatory investigations. Prior to joining Atherton Galardi, Jon was an attorney with Greenberg Traurig. Learn More →

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