Christopher J. Dawes is a shareholder with the firm with areas of concentration including commercial litigation, lender representation, real estate litigation and employment. Mr. Dawes has worked extensively with businesses in several industries, including homebuilding, real estate brokerage, construction and development and finance/banking. He has assisted clients with a myriad of disputes including lender liability defense, creditors’ rights, corporate dissolutions, receiverships, construction defects, shareholder litigation, employment matters, business torts, and insurance coverage issues. Mr. Dawes has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country and has successfully resolved a host of matters through the mediation and arbitration processes.
Prior to joining Lottner Rubin Fishman Saul, P.C. in 2002, Mr. Dawes was a partner with a well-respected regional business litigation firm, Haley, Sinagra & Perez, P.C. in Miami, Florida, which included representation of national and regional banks, as well as the FDIC.
Mr. Dawes is a member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and is licensed to practice law in the states of Colorado and Florida. Mr. Dawes holds a B.A. degree from Ursinus College (1991) and a J.D. degree from Oklahoma City University (1994) from where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Dawes also holds a Masters of Law degree conferred by the University of Miami (2002).
Appellate Opinions of Note:
Thomas v. Lynx United Group, LLC, 159 P.3d 789 (Colo. App. 2006)
Perlman v. Prudential Ins. Co. of Am., Inc., 686 So. 2d 1378 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997)
Kaplus v. First Cont’l Corp., 711 So. 2d 108 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998)
U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. Fleekop, 682 So. 2d 620 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996)