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.