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Christopher Torres is the Administrative Shareholder of the Tampa Office. Chris concentrates his practice on business and complex commercial litigation, toxic tort defense, environmental litigation, and land use litigation. Previously, Chris has represented clients in the areas of securities litigation and enforcement, white collar litigation, and appeals. He also has experience in the areas of corporate and securities law where he advised boards of directors on corporate governance issues and contests for corporate control, represented companies in mergers and acquisitions, represented investors and companies in private equity investments, and developed prospective securities litigation strategies.

The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure aim “to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding.” For a corporate defendant, the difficulty of obtaining summary judgment

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When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men’s weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be damped.”

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In the summer of 2004, during Hurricane Frances, an industrial facility released approximately 65 million gallons of process water into Tampa Bay. A group of commercial fishermen promptly filed a
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