Suzanne E. Gilbert - Holland & Knight, LLP

Suzanne E. Gilbert

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 407-244-1142

Suzanne Gilbert practices in the areas of financial and real estate litigation, business litigation and creditors' rights.

Ms. Gilbert has experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes in federal, state and bankruptcy courts. Ms. Gilbert has substantial experience representing financial institutions and other lenders in a variety of matters, including complex commercial foreclosures, loan workouts, defense of lender liability claims, and in fraudulent transfer and preferential transfer actions. Additionally, a significant portion of her practice involves real estate litigation, including contract disputes, title issues, environmental issues and mortgage fraud. She also has significant experience in matters involving Article 3 and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. In addition to her focus on financial and real estate litigation, Ms. Gilbert has also defended class actions involving Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. She has also represented one of the world's largest biotechnology companies in disputes and arbitrations relating to product licensing arrangements.

Since 2007, Ms. Gilbert has served as the practice group leader for the firm's Central Florida Litigation Group. In addition, she chairs the firm's eDiscovery and Technology Committee. She previously served as the Orlando office coordinator of Holland & Knight’s Women’s Initiative Group, a firmwide program aimed at enhancing opportunities for female attorneys, as well as promoting marketing and client development programs for Central Florida businesswomen and community leaders. In addition, in 2003, Ms. Gilbert was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the firm’s Rising Stars program, a year-long economic development program which encourages women attorneys towards community and firm leadership, as well as their advancement in the legal profession.

In college, Ms. Gilbert was a manager for the men's basketball team at Duke University. During her tenure as head manager, the team won the 1991 and 1992 NCAA National Championships.

Duke UniversityBA University of Florida Levin College of LawJ.D.
American Bar Association11th Circuit Historical Society, Inc.Orlando Shakespeare TheaterAmerican Counsel AssociationOrange County Bar AssociationFlorida Blue Key Florida Hospital Foundation Cardiovascular InstituteCentral Florida Sports CommissionFrederick Leadership InstituteDuke Club of Central FloridaJunior League of Greater OrlandoThe American Law Institute

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Office Location

200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2600
Orlando, FL 32801
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Orlando Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Orlando Metro Area
Suzanne E. Gilbert has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Suzanne E. Gilbert has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation (Biotechnology)
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Real Estate