Javier Lopez is the firm’s Managing Partner and co-chair of complex and commercial litigation. Javier has particular expertise in advising and representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. He has represented many high-profile corporations and individuals in contract and business disputes, commercial transactions, and intellectual property matters. He has handled trials and appeals on both the state and federal levels.
Javier handles some of the firm’s largest and most complex litigation matters. He has particular expertise in filing claims involving financial institutions, accounting firms, individuals and others for participation in fraudulent schemes, individual and class actions involving deception and false advertising, and representing high net worth individuals and large companies in contract and shareholder disputes. Javier frequently serves as an attorneys fee expert as he is certified by the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis (thenalfa.org).
Javier has a passion for civil rights and is frequently appointed by courts to represent the interests of the less fortunate against government entities and law enforcement.
From 2010-2018, he was named a “Rising Legal Star” by Florida Super Lawyer’s Magazine, a “Rising Star” by the Daily Business Review and a “Top 40 Under 40” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He was elected to the Cuban American Bar Association’s Board of Directors in 2009, and served as its President in 2017. Javier was honored as a Golden Angel for his support of the Jackson Memorial Foundation through JUNTOS, the philanthropic foundation he co-founded. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Harvard Alumni Association’s Interviewing Committee.
Prior to joining Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Javier was a legal clerk in the White House Counsel’s Office for Alberto Gonzalez where he was very involved in the vetting process for the replacement of then Chief Justice William Renquist, which resulted in the appointment of now chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court. Javier also worked at the United States House of Representatives as part of the legal review team for new policy and legislation.
Javier is very active in the South Florida Cuban community and charitable organizations such as the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation) and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He is an avid baseball fan having been a four year letterman for Harvard University, and enjoys collecting fine art and international travel.
I became a lawyer because my parents came from a country where there was no rule of law. My great uncle was the longest held political prisoner in the world (sentenced to 30 years after a 30 minute trial). Being able to practice law in a society that respects law and the rule of law and help those through that process has been one of the biggest blessings of my life.
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With tourism at a standstill and nonessential businesses closed, local commercial tenants are looking for rent breaks as the coronavirus crisis heads into April.
Javier Lopez takes on management duties as the youngest managing partner at KTT.
Javier A. Lopez, Evan Stroman, and Dwayne A. Robinson of Kozyak Tropin and Throckmorton in Coral Gables are preparing for a civil trial. Lopez, Stroman, and Robinson represent the Market owners widow Daisy Holcombe, who’s seeking millions in damages for wrongful death and conspiracy to commit wrongful death.
For Attorney Javier Lopez, Helms-Burton Lawsuits on Behalf of Families Whose Property Were Expropriated by the Castro Government, Are More Than Just About Money. They’re Personal.
The family of the former owners of a Cuban bank seized by Fidel Castro's government nearly six decades ago sued Societe Generale for approximately $792 million (£633 million), saying the French bank owes damages for circumventing U.S. sanctions against Cuba.
The legacy owners of a nationalized Cuban bank sued to recover losses from Societe Generale SA, which in November settled U.S. charges that the French bank helped Cuba evade American economic sanctions.
Javier A. Lopez and Evan Stroman of Kozyak Tropin and Throckmorton in Coral Gables have brought a federal lawsuit against a French investment bank, accused of profiting from a Cuban bank that Fidel Castro’s government expropriated from the plaintiffs in the 1960s.
Remaining factual issues prevent Pruco Life Insurance Co. from sidestepping claims against it in a lawsuit accusing a Miami lawyer of scheming to keep $2 million in life insurance proceeds after his former law partner killed himself, a Florida state judge ruled Thursday.
Los propietarios por legado de un banco cubano nacionalizado demandaron para recuperar pérdidas causadas por Société Génerale SA, que en noviembre resolvió las acusaciones en EE.UU. de que el banco francés ayudó a Cuba a evadir las sanciones económicas estadounidenses.
Heirs of a bank that was seized by Fidel Castro's government in 1960 — and then used as Cuba’s national bank — claimed in Florida federal court Wednesday that Société Générale SA ignored U.S. embargoes, profiting by doing business with the bank, and should pay back $792 million in damages.
The family of the former owners of a Cuban bank seized by Fidel Castro’s government nearly six decades ago sued Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) for approximately $792 million, saying the French bank owes damages for circumventing U.S. sanctions against Cuba.
A Manhattan federal judge tasked counsel for a formerly private Cuba bank Monday with explaining why, under new Trump administration policy, it should get a $456 million chunk of $717 million that Societe Generale agreed to pay the U.S. government for violating Cuba sanctions.
As lawyers, we are mostly allergic to vulnerability, taking off the masks that we wear on a daily basis and being honest with ourselves and our colleagues. The truth is, I love being a lawyer, it is the privilege of my life to do what I love to do with partners whom I love to practice with.
As lawyers, we are mostly allergic to vulnerability, taking off the masks that we wear on a daily basis and being honest with ourselves and our colleagues. The truth is, I love being a lawyer, it is the privilege of my life to do what I love to do with partners whom I love to practice with. Unfortunately a commercial litigator, there are always winners and losers, and each side is always looking for a competitive or strategic advantage. It is a high-stress environment, and no side ever wants to “blink” first.
Javier Lopez has spent hundreds of hours interviewing Cuban exiles and meticulously building cases for families who lost property after the 1959 revolution. He’s pored over obscure legal papers, Spanish-language newspaper articles and, in one case, a century-old parchment deed.
A Miami jury has ruled in favor of a Croatia-based production company in their trademark dispute with the titan of concerts, Ultra Music Festival.
Following a Sept. 6 ruling by federal Judge Federico A. Moreno denying dual requests for summary judgement, litigation concerning the use of the Ultra brand in Croatia and Europe proceeded to trial in the Southern District of Florida on Monday. According to one attorney, the jury could reach a decision by Friday.
Javier Lopez took on cases targeting a decades-old Cuban policy of excluding the arrival of Cuban nationals by boat and won a settlement in a police brutality case for a mentally ill client.
La pequeña oficina legal que en los años 90 abrió en Miami para ayudar a cubanos con el inicio de la política “pie seco, pie mojado”, esahora un bufete con seis abogados de tiempo completo que dedican buena parte de su tiempo a ayudar sin costo a todo tipo de clientes, incluyendo a muchos centroamericanos y latinos de otras nacionalidades.
Nations attempt to curb migration, but the seeds of newcomers multiply. They continue to sprout and blossom in a nation of immigrants. Javier Lopez, a partner with Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables, is one of those seeds.
During its annual luncheon on Friday, August 25, 2017, at the Biltmore Hotel, the Cuban American Bar Association featured Brian Cuban, a Dallas attorney and brother of Mark Cuban, to talk about his personal journey with addiction, eating disorders, depression and suicide attempts. Cuban said it was important to have difficult conversations as the rate of suicides among attorneys is growing.
After the suicide in June of a prominent Miami attorney rocked the local legal community, the Cuban American Bar Association is making mental health a focus, starting with an annual luncheon Friday that featured attorney Brian Cuban — brother of businessman Mark Cuban — to talk about his struggle with addiction and depression.
Early in Javier Lopez’s career, a senior member of his then firm called him into his office and told him to take a seat.The more experienced, well-respected trial lawyer looked young Lopez in the eye and told him he had a problem with his work.
The fully executed contract is ready for signatures. All too often, however, the end is not near. Instead, the game of chess begins. With the commercial and real estate markets in flux, more real estate litigation is happening because buyers and sellers are trying to back out of closings. To help prevent an escape hatch, prepare beforehand and draft the most airtight contract possible.
In today’s challenging, competitive business environment, finding qualified outside counsel with the right fee structuresis a top priority for corporate counsel. Following is some practical guidance to help corporatecounsel achieve this goal.
KozyakTropin& Throckmorton announced that partner Javier A. Lopez has been named a recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers Under 40 award. Lopez will be honored during the HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference in Miami on March 31.
Javier A. Lopez has been named a recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers Under 40 award. At the firm, he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.
Interview on Mega TV on Cuba Policy - Cafe Con Leche
A Miami attorney destroyed evidence and then spent two years derailing a former client's efforts to recover those documents, according to a ruling by Circuit Court Judge Bronwyn Miller.
A Florida judge last week sanctioned a real estatefund's former attorney for destroying email servers after being sued, a decision that shifts the burdenat trial to the attorney accused of scamming the fund out of $1 million in commissions.
A good attorney typically spends his or her day largely fixated on two overarching objectives: effectively representing the interests of his or her clients and developing a successful legal practice with a solid client base.
La actual realidad de Cuba, su futuro sociopolítico y el intercambio con las fuerzas democráticas en la isla, fueron varios de los temas abordados en la reunión que llevó a cabo este viernes, en Miami, el Colegio de Abogados Cubanoamericanos, CABA.
7 Do’s and Don’ts for Litigators in Bilingual Trials, Javier A. Lopez & Maia Aron
Two Cuban-born Americans accusing Carnival Corp. of civil rights violations for barring Cuban-born consumers from its new cruises to the once off-limits country dropped their proposed class action Thursday, citing recent changes in Carnival's booking policy and Cuban law.
News Conference at Federal Court re: Carnival Lawsuit on Thursday, April 21.
Interview with Javier Lopez discussing Carnival Lawsuit on Friday, April 22, 2016
Carnival on Friday announced that the Cuban government is allowing Cuban-born travelers to join the company’s historic cruise to the island next month.
Los cubanos en Miami celebraron este viernes que el gobierno castrista desistiera de su política de no permitir que los nacidos en Cuba y nacionalizados como estadounidenses pudieran entrar a la isla por mar.
Interview with Javier Lopez re: Carnival Lawsuit on Friday, April 22, 2016.
Demandan a Carnival en Miami por no aceptar cubano americanos en susviajes a Cuba.
Demanda a Carnival pone en peligro viaje de crucero a Cuba.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton lawyers pierce the corporate veil to hold a borrower liable for $15 million in damages plus interest.
A handful of South Florida attorneys traveled to Cuba this week to witness President Barack Obama's historic visit and participate in meetings with U.S. politicians, entrepreneurs and Cubans.
Who is the perfect juror? What is the most effective theme? What evidence is the most compelling in the eyes of the jury? These and many other similar questions haunt the minds of many trial lawyers, because high-stakes commercial litigation trials are multimillion-dollar productions with little room for error.
Holland & Knight Miami partner Anna Marie Hernandez is elected president of the 2,500-member Cuban American Bar Association. Javier Lopez of Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton becomes president-elect.
Mock trials and high-stakes commercial litigation can be an eye-opening experience for trial attorneys, write attorneys Javier Lopez and Tal Lifshitz.
With the commercial and real estate markets in flux, more real estate litigation is happening because buyers and sellers are trying to back out of closings. To help prevent an escape hatch, prepare beforehand and draft the most airtight contract possible.
You have your buyer and you have a fully executed contract … your game of chess has just begun. The unpredictability of the commercial and real estate markets has caused an uptick in real estate litigation from buyers and sellers trying to back out of closings.
Lopez-Castro concentrates her practice on bankruptcy, receiverships, and commercial litigation matters. Her practice reflects her extensive experience and expertise with bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, receiverships, debt restructuring, and creditors’ rights. Her community and professional involvement includes being elected to serve from 2006-2007 as the second woman president of the Cuban American Bar Association, an organization with which she has been actively involved for over 20 years.
At Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Lopez focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with particular expertise in advising and representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. Among many other achievements, Lopez was recently installed as president of the Cuban American Bar Association.
Cori Lopez-Castro represents the City of Coral Gables in many of its high-profile matters, including representing the City in defending its ordinance banning polystyrene.
Javier first-chaired a jury trial in which he successfully pierced the corporate veil to hold a shareholder liable, winning a US $15m jury verdict for a Venezuelan lender.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.