FIRM EXPANDS BUSINESS AND CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES CAPABILITIES IN FLORIDA
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Catrina H. Markwalter as a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Construction Practice Groups. Markwalter, based in Jacksonville, enhances the capabilities of Taylor English to meet the complex commercial litigation needs of both businesses and individuals in Florida. She joins the firm from Shutts & Bowen LLP.
“As our presence in Florida continues to grow, we are fortunate to add a seasoned litigator like Catrina to our team,” said Marc Taylor, a founding partner of Taylor English. “She brings deep experience in both state and federal courts, and has a track record of successful outcomes for clients across a wide variety of industries. In particular, her knowledge of SBA litigation will also be a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Markwalter represents secured and unsecured creditors in state and federal court, as well as businesses and individuals. She represents clients in matters related to business formation, contract negotiations and disputes, entity restructuring, business torts and financial disputes. She has also represented clients in bankruptcy proceedings where she has prosecuted and defended claims, motions from relief from automatic stay, motions for adequate protection, objection to confirmation and discharge, and opposition to “cramdown” motions. Markwalter is also an experienced SBA litigation attorney whose practice in that area is focused on both 7(a) and CDC/504 SBA loan litigation.
Markwalter is active in the Jacksonville Bar Association and in the business law and the real property and probate sections of The Florida Bar. She was selected as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017.
Markwalter earned her undergraduate degree in environmental policies from the University of Florida, her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law and her Master of Science in Management. from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration.