Brandon Banks - Co-founder Walsh Banks Law

Brandon Banks

Co-Founder and Partner

brandon.banks@walshbanks.com

As a litigator, Brandon Banks has over ten years of experience with complex civil litigation matters in state and federal court, with an emphasis on commercial and business litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, and banking regulatory and operational litigation.

Additionally, Mr. Banks represents and counsels clients as a transactional attorney. He is a licensed title agent, and represents parties engaged in real estate transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Represented general contractors and subcontractors in numerous lawsuits and arbitrations arising out of alleged faulty work on various construction projects.
  • Served as outside general counsel for two real estate agencies, including advising on corporate transactional matters, handling litigation matters, and closing all real estate transactions.
  • Represented real estate investors in various transactional and litigation issues
  • Represented landlords in landlord-tenant disputes, including eviction cases
  • Represented companies seeking enforcement of non-compete agreements
  • Successfully represented a multi-state state-chartered bank on a petition of certiorari to the Fifth District Court of Appeal concerning the reversal of a trial court order compelling the bank to produce confidential suspicious activity reports concerning the case if any existed. See Regions Bank v. Allen, 33 So. 3d 72 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010)
  • Successfully represented a national bank in a state-wide class action and appeal involving an alleged violation of Florida’s “at par” statute and an employment statute
  • Represented two state-chartered, multinational banks in similar class actions asserting “at par” violations
  • Represented a multi-state state-chartered bank in a lawsuit involving an alleged conspiracy to commit securities fraud on accountholders and non-accountholders
  • Represented a federal savings association in the foreclosure of a commercial mortgage on a multi-million dollar condominium property
  • Represented a federal savings association in the foreclosure of residential mortgages throughout Florida
  • Represented a state-chartered, multinational bank in the foreclosure of residential mortgages
  • Represented federal banking agency in a lawsuit involving fraud, breaches of warranty, and intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Advised a financial institution holding company about the implications of the Gramm-Leach- Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 on a proposed merger involving one of the holding company’s subsidiary banks

Education

Florida State University College of Law

  • Juris Doctor, With High Honors, 2002
  • G.P.A. 90.67, Top 5%
  • Book Awards: Coastal & Ocean Law, Constitutional Law I, Mass Tort Litigation, Native American Law, and Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Order of the Coif

University of Memphis

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, 1997

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Published Decisions

  • Britt v. Bank of America, N.A., 52 So. 3d 809 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011)
  • Regions Bank v. Allen, 33 So. 3d 72 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010)
  • Broward County v. Fairfield Resorts, Inc., 946 So. 2d 1144 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)

Previous Professional Experience

  • Brandon W. Banks, P.A., Orlando: solo-practitioner in commercial litigation, including construction, real estate, and business litigation, and transactional real estate, construction, and banking regulatory matters, May 2013 to May 2015
  • Licensed Title Agent, June 2014 to present
  • CJA Panel Attorney, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division: federal criminal defense in cases where the Federal Public Defender has a conflict, October 2013 to present
  • Akerman, LLP (formerly Akerman Senterfitt), Orlando: Associate attorney, Commercial Litigation Department, September 2004 to May 2013
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable M. Casey Rodgers, U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Florida, 2003 to 2004
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Lacey A. Collier, U.S. District Court Senior Judge, Northern District of Florida, 2002 to 2003

Downtown Orlando Office

790 N. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 259-2426
Toll Free: (866) 801-2636
Fax: (407) 391-3626

Metrowest Orlando Office

7065 Westpointe Blvd., Ste 311
Orlando, FL 32825
Phone: (407) 456-7381
Email: contact@walshbanks.com

About

Walsh Banks Law is a boutique law firm located in Orlando, Florida. We specialize in business law, real estate law and commercial litigation.