Lawrence P. Rochefort

Lawrence P. Rochefort


Akerman LLP

Recognized since 2010

West Palm Beach, Florida

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Real Estate

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Bet-the-Company Litigation
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Larry Rochefort is the chair of Akerman’s Litigation Practice Group, a leading team of trial lawyers advising companies in complex litigation and arbitration across the United States and Latin America. Larry is recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America and as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.

He represents financial institutions, developers, owners, contractors, insurers, and retailers in real estate, lending, and other disputes. He is particularly adept at working with financial institutions, whether defending against lender liability claims or handling complex litigation, including lender liability defense, class action defense, Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation, replevins, judgment collection matters, proceedings supplementary, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) litigation, breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty litigation.

Client relationships include TD Bank, Wells Fargo, PNC, United Community Bank, Fifth Third Bank, CenterState Bank, Comerica, Santander Bank, Sun Life Financial, Publix Super Markets, and Home Dynamics Corporation.

Location

  • West Tower, Suite 1100
    777 South Flager Drive
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Education

  • Florida Atlantic University, BA, with high honors, graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Akerman LLP
West Palm Beach, Florida

212 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

80 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Bet-the-Company Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, West Palm Beach (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
  • Board Certified in Business Law Litigation, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, Law Alumni Achievement Award, 2015
  • Super Lawyers Magazine 2014-2016 Listed in Florida for Business Litigation, 2012-2014, Listed in Florida for Business Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Benchmark Litigation 2014-2016, Listed as a Florida local litigation star for General Commercial Litigation

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