PRACTICE AREAS

  • Class Actions
  • Antitrust Violations
  • Fraud and Ponzi Schemes
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Corporate Shareholder Disputes
  • Securities Law Violations
  • Professional Services Malpractice
  • Contract Disputes
 

Tucker Ronzetti is head of complex and commercial litigation and currently serves as the firm's managing partner. He has handled numerous trials and appeals on both the state and federal levels.

Tucker’s handles some of the firm’s largest and most complex litigation matters. He has particular expertise in filing claims involving financial institutions, accounting firms, and others for participation in Ponzi schemes and similar investor fraud, class actions involving deception and false advertising, and representing high net worth individuals and large companies in contract and shareholder disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Tucker was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Edward B. Davis, and then an Assistant County Attorney for Miami-Dade County, where he litigated and tried a variety of commercial, labor, civil rights, and other cases, and handled numerous appeals and arbitrations. While there, he served on the litigation team in Bush v. Gore, the presidential canvassing case.

Tucker has been consistently named in Best Lawyers, Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and Florida SuperLawyers as a top attorney in commercial litigation. He is a member of the Committee on Business Jury Instructions, appointed by the Supreme Court of Florida, and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law since 1992.

Tucker has a passion for sailing and music and plays guitar and performs live around South Florida.

 

RESULTS

Professional Services Malpractice

Tucker represented a large Florida law firm that was sued for malpractice relating to a resort development. He successfully argued that the investors’ claim was legally defective, resulting in a favorable resolution of the claim.  

Corporate Shareholder Disputes

Tucker represented oil and gas exploration company and its owner in a partnership dispute and claims of entitlement to a percentage of sale proceeds when the company was sold for $1 billion. He was successful in defeating the claims and succeeded in asserting counterclaims that settlement for a multimillion dollar recovery and sanctions for discovery abuses.  

Class Actions

Tucker has represented multiple classes and groups of investors in Ponzi schemes, recovering millions in claims against banks and professionals that enabled the fraud.  Tucker successfully represented a class of retirement investors in an ERISA action against a fund administrator for keeping profits on delayed transactions  After he obtain class certification, Tucker obtained a class settlement involving $19.5 million in direct payments to the class members.   

Tucker also represented two classes of shipworkers against cruise lines that systematically underpaid them, and recovered millions for the class along with injunctive relieve improving the dispute resolution process with the cruise lines.  

Tucker represented a class of credit-card holders in claims they were overcharged for foreign transaction fees, and recovered $75 million in a class wide settlement.  

Recently Tucker settled claims for nationwide classes of Kirin and Beck beer consumers.