CHRISTINA Y. TAYLOR is a partner in the firm’s business and commercial litigation department. Christina’s practice focuses on all aspects of federal and state commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex business litigation matters. Christina represents clients of all shapes and sizes, from large corporations to closely-held companies, in a wide range of matters, including contract litigation, shareholder disputes, non-compete agreements, fraudulent transfer actions, real estate development matters, disagreements between LLC members, and high net worth dissolution of marriage cases. Christina’s litigation experience extends to trials and appeals at both the state and federal levels. In addition to prevailing at trial, Christina has also successfully argued motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss with prejudice, handled complex discovery disputes, negotiated settlements in highly contentious cases, and obtained injunctive relief and appointment of receivers.
Prior to joining the firm, Christina was an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP in Tampa, where she handled commercial litigation and creditors’ rights matters.
In addition to her litigation practice, Christina also counsels clients on a variety of corporate matters, including business formation, contract drafting and analysis, and applying for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Christina’s litigation experience gives her a unique perspective in drafting and analyzing corporate documents, as she is able to draw on her prior experience in order to address her clients’ potential litigation risk and exposure and avenues available to reduce such risk. She also has been instrumental in forming creative solutions to resolve complex issues short of protracted litigation.
Christina received her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law, graduating first in her class. While in law school, Christina received seven book awards (highest grade in class) and was an award-winning member of the Moot Court team. She also served as Articles Editor of The Florida State University Law Review and was named Outstanding Editor of the Year. Christina received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University where she received the President’s Undergraduate Humanitarian of the Year award.
Christina is also committed to her community and giving back to others. She volunteers regularly with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando – Orlando Shelter and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida – Nemours Campus. She is also actively involved in the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ annual Angel Tree Project benefitting the children of Rock Lake Elementary.
PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS, ACTIVITIES, AND/OR HONORS:
The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Second Vice Chair of the Inclusion/Mentoring/
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association
Florida Bar Business Law Section Fellow, 2016-2018 Class – Selected from pool of applicants to work closely with the leadership of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and become an active part of the substantive work performed by the Section; serves as Co-Chair of the Communication & Marketing Sub-Committee of the Inclusion/Mentoring/Fellowships Committee
Guest Lecturer, Anatomy of a Business Case, Stetson University College of Law Documents of the Deal seminar course, February 2018 (with Jennifer S. Eden)
Guest Lecturer, But I’m Not a Litigator: How Understanding Litigation Can Make You a Better Transactional Attorney, Stetson University College of Law Documents of the Deal seminar course, January 2017 (with Jennifer S. Eden)
Guest Lecturer, Until Death . . . or Something Else Do Us Part: Litigation Strategies in Forming a Business Entity from Inception to Termination, Stetson University College of Law Documents of the Deal seminar course, February 2016 (with Jennifer S. Eden)
Including in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for work in Commercial Litigation for 2022
Florida Bar Business Law Section – Executive Council member (2020-2022)
Florida Bar Business Law Section – Inclusion/Mentoring/Fellowships Committee – Chair (2021-2022); Vice Chair (2020-2021); Second Vice Chair (2019-2020)
Guest Lecturer, Yes, You Really Need to Read Everything: Insurance Implications for Litigation and Drafting Documents, Stetson University College of Law Documents of the Deal seminar course, March 2020 (with Jennifer S. Eden)
Lally Orange Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Sandhu, 264 So. 3d 412 (Mem) (Fla. 5th DCA 2019)
Axon v. Citrus World, Inc., 354 F. Supp. 3d 170 (E.D.N.Y. 2018)
Lally Orange Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Sandhu, 207 So. 3d 981 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
Axon v. Florida’s Natural Growers, Inc., 813 Fed. Appx. 701 (2d Cir. 2020)