Charles B. Jimerson



Charles B. Jimerson founded the predecessor firm to Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. and continues to lead its preeminent business litigation practice. Mr. Jimerson is recognized as an expert in construction law by The Florida Bar as a Board Certified Construction Attorney. Mr. Jimerson represents various corporations, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and small- and mid-size businesses in business litigation matters ranging from commercial contract disputes and business torts to real estate, construction, bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. He is an AV rated lawyer, recognized by his peers as having the highest level of ethical standards and professional ability. In obtaining Board Certification, Mr. Jimerson has earned recognition for having the highest standards of skills, specialty knowledge, proficiency, professionalism and ethics as determined by the Florida Bar.

Born in Sarasota, FL, Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. is a 7th generation Floridian. Upon graduation from Venice High School (Venice, FL), Mr. Jimerson enlisted in the U.S. military to serve his country and earn money for college. His tireless work ethic and ability to adapt and overcome challenging situations enabled him to graduate with highest honors and in the top two percent in every academic class he had in his secondary education prior to law school (undergraduate, professional certifications, and technical schools), and in the top one-third of his law school class. A graduate of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC), Mr. Jimerson earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree Summa Cum Laude with highest honors. While attending Campbell University, Mr. Jimerson contemporaneously served as an active duty Combat Meteorologist in the United States Air Force, participating in various worldwide operational missions and earning Airman of the Year honors. During his tenure, Mr. Jimerson was the youngest operationally certified meteorological forecaster in U.S. Air Force history.

Mr. Jimerson also received a Professional Certification in Marketing with an emphasis in Sports Marketing from the University of Kentucky. He obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, serving as the President, Officer and Executive Director to several student-run organizations. Mr. Jimerson also participated in the London Legal Consortium in London, England, where he met his wife, Ashley. Mr. Jimerson was a Harry T. Goodmark scholar, and was named Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities during his matriculation at the University of Florida.

Focusing his practice on commercial litigation, creditors rights and commercial collections, construction litigation and banking law, Mr. Jimerson has experience in all stages of litigation, including alternative dispute resolution, negotiation of settlement and litigation of multifaceted commercial matters up through and including trial. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Jimerson practiced at prominent Jacksonville-based commercial litigation and construction litigation boutiques. Mr. Jimerson has received several business and legal recognitions, including multi-year listings for Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comers, The Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and Leadership Jacksonville.

Mr. Jimerson resides in Ortega with his wife, Ashley, their children, Lila and Ford, and their two dogs, Hank (Bassett Hound) and Audrey (Weimaraner). Though his free time is very limited, his non-professional interests are SEC football, pickup basketball, traveling, binge watching non-major network television programming, twitter parody accounts, obscure oyster bars, jam bands, toddler dance parties and lazy Sunday mornings reading the New York Times and watching Meet the Press.

Bar and Court Admissions

    • The Florida Bar
    • The Jacksonville Bar Association
    • The Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Honors and Recognition

    • Former United States Air Force active-duty Combat Meteorologist
    • Florida Board Certified Expert in Construction Law
    • AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
      (Peer rated the highest level of professional excellence)
    • 2011 Jacksonville Business Journal “40 under 40”
    • Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2013
    • Multi-year winner of Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comer Award
      (Top 2% of attorneys under age 40 awarded with honor based upon peer review)
    • Multi-year winner of Super Lawyers Rising Star Award
      (Top 2% of attorneys under age 40 awarded with honor based upon peer review)
    • 2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine
    • 2014 American Society Legal Advocates “Top 40 under 40 Litigation Lawyers in Florida”
    • 2014 winner of Super Lawyers Award for Business Litigation (Awarded to less than 5% of attorneys in Florida
    • Multi-year listing of Top Local Lawyers by Jacksonville Magazine
    • Lorman Legal Educational Services Distinguished Faculty Member

Education

    • The University of Florida
      Levin College of Law, J.D.
    • Campbell University
      Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, A.A; B.B.A
      Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors)
    • The University of Kentucky
      Gatton College of Business and Economics, P.C.- Marketing
    • Community College of Air Force, A.A.S- Meteorology

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Mr. Jimerson is a member of and has served or serves on various committees, boards of directors and has held executive officer positions in many professional and trade organizations, including but not limited to:

  •  The Florida Bar (Business Law and Real Estate/Construction Section)
  •  American Bar Association (Litigation, Business Law, Construction Law sections)
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association (Sports Commissioner 2009-10, Construction Law Chair 2013, Litigation Section Chair 2014)
  •  American Trial Lawyers Association
  •  Chester Bedell Inns of Court
  •  Northeast Florida Builders Association (General Counsel and Board of Directors 2012-current)
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  •  First Coast Manufacturers Association
  •  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  •  National Association for Credit Management (2010-11 SACM-JAX Chairman)
  •  Rotary Club of Jacksonville
  •  Leadership Jacksonville Alumni (Class of 2013)
  •  Association for Corporate Growth North Florida
  •  The Gator Bowl Association
  •  Risk Management Association (First Coast Chapter President 2012-current; Florida State Chapter Board of Directors)
  •  The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce (Public Policy Committee)
  •  The Jacksonville Historical Society
  •  St. Vincent’s Foundation (Shircliff Society Founding Board Member)
  •  The Tim Tebow Foundation
  •  Builders Care
  •  The Wounded Warrior Project
  •  Junior Achievement
  • Girls, Inc.
  • The Jacksonville Public Education Fund
  •  The University of Florida Alumni Association and local Gator Clubs
  •  The United Way, Volunteer Jax and Dreams Come True
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Community Connections
  • The Jacksonville Bank Advisory Board

 

Mr. Jimerson has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville and as a regular lecturer at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida Coastal School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law on topics relative to the practice of business law. Mr. Jimerson periodically serves as a guest speaker at various legal, construction, credit, real estate and banking industry conferences or trade association meetings. Mr. Jimerson takes great pride in his community and philanthropic outreach.

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Commercial Litigation and Creditors Rights

  • Served as litigation counsel and accounts receivable collection arm for regional plant and tree nursery, automotive dealership conglomerate, several national medical supply companies, multiple construction materials suppliers, architectural firms, informational technology firms, marketing and public relations firms, accounting firms, private schools, 5 star luxury resort, insurance brokerages and agencies, commercial landlords, industrial equipment suppliers, meat wholesalers and suppliers, direct internet marketing companies, private equity lenders, audio visual production companies, large logistics companies, commercial printers, property appraisers, commercial real estate development companies, communications companies, construction companies, large general contractors and various sub-contractors in the construction industry (concrete, carpet, painting, brick pavers, land clearing, land surveyors, electrical, tile installation, glass and windows, industrial coatings and linings, drywall, insulation, demolition, HVAC, waste management, plumbing, kitchen remodeling, pool installation, cabinetry installers, roofing, metal prefabricators, engineers), and many condominium and homeowners associations.
  • Represented class certified shareholders in shareholders derivative action brought against members of board of directors for breaching fiduciary duties and usurping corporate opportunity in $560 million food retail merger.
  • Obtained substantial recovery for materials supplier and guarantors in $185,000,000 lender liability action based upon lender fraud in the inducement during loan modifications and breaches of fiduciary duties owed post-modification. Four year litigation was successfully settled on eve of trial after extensive dispositive motion practice, depositions of more than 40 corporate executives and experts, and exchange of hundreds of thousands of documents.
  • Co-counsel in dispute involving business owners seeking to dissolve controlling partnerships of businesses valued in excess of $600,000,000.
  • Represented publicly traded custom formed metal products manufacturer in complex proceedings supplementary litigation and subsequent proceedings to set aside fraudulent transactions in avoidance of creditors.
  • Obtained expulsion of partners from partnership in dispute amongst owners of real estate franchises, air cooling systems company, and financial management company, commodities trading mutual fund and insurance brokerage.
  • Gained successful outcome for clients seeking enforcement of or defending temporary and permanent injunctions arising out of non-compete agreements in the mortgage brokerage, medical, franchise management, government contract consulting and financial services, swimming pool service and repair, income tax preparation and construction equipment supply fields.
  • Represented members of limited liability company in actions relating to breach of fiduciary duty and conversion against managing member of LLC for misprision of assets.
  • Represented marina in liquidation of inventory in preparation for impending business sale, first chair for trials of breach of contract claims achieving full recovery of amounts sought.
  • Terminated automotive franchise and dealer agreements, advised client on all legal issues pertinent to impending corporate merger and litigated disputed issues pertinent to franchise termination.
  • Facilitated favorable resolution in several Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act actions.
  • Represented injured Plaintiffs in products liability defect case against large pharmaceutical company.
  • Domesticated and collected several out-of-state judgments for foreign businesses seeking recovery from Florida defendants.
  • Successfully defended Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claims against commercial and consumer debt collectors.
  • Executed on and recovered millions of dollars in judgments for commercial collections clients through multifarious post-judgment garnishments and asset seizures.
  • Obtained treble damages judgments and judgment recovery on NSF actions that were otherwise written off as bad debt.
  • Litigated several cases involving issues with companies forced into court-ordered receivership.
  • Obtained successful judgment recovery on garnishments ranging from accounts receivables and petty cash seizure to commercial lease deposits to gas royalties and beyond.
  • Represented global defense and aerospace corporation in litigating breached distributor agreements and protecting rights stemming therefrom.
  • Successfully obtained attorney’s fees on equitable claims arising from breached oral agreement in construction setting by employing Florida’s offer of judgment mechanisms.
  • Obtained judgment of $3.7 million predicated on a series of fraudulent misrepresentations in construction contracting.
  • Represented petroleum company in declaratory action regarding disputes of insurance coverage and premium liabilities.
  • Litigated Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, successor liability and improper corporate wind down actions on behalf of creditors against fraudfeasing debtors.
  • Represented several federal credit unions on matters such as regulatory compliance, credit reporting, identity theft, member transactions, employment policies, and all related litigation services including, foreclosures, collection actions, lender liability cases, actions against officers and directors, and regulatory enforcement defense cases.
  • Represented property owners in negligence and bailment actions based on the damaging of property held by business owners, obtaining full value recovery of damaged property.
  • Defended departed daily money management independent contractor in short notice temporary injunction proceedings alleging breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Represented international pharmaceuticals company in prosecuting claims against employees who breached their duty of loyalty by working with competitors during employment.
  • Represented homeowners association in finding hidden international investment brokerage accounts of judgment debtor to garnish and obtain recovery on six figure judgment.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice for publicly traded medical products supplier accused of engaging in widespread unfair and deceptive trade practices.
  • Represented post-Chapter 11 asset purchaser in defaulting and terminating non-compliant franchises, negotiating and drafting contracts for perpetual intellectual property rights licensure of franchises, obtaining recovery on royalties in arrears, stifling and enjoining competing former franchisees, litigating and successfully resolving franchise agreement breaches.
  • Obtained no monies paid settlement and dismissal of action in defense of international events promotion company based upon allegations of trademark infringement, fraud in the inducement and civil conspiracy pertaining to failed European music festival.
  • Represented yacht owner against international maritime insurer in complex insurance coverage dispute with complex jurisdictional, choice of law and policy exclusion issues.
  • Filed Petition for Certiorari with 1st DCA in order to prevent denial of constitutional right to trial by jury on in rem action against award winning residential property.
  • Obtained charging orders against judgement debtor’s LLC membership interests and levied stock of company in order to satisfy financial institution’s judgment.
  • Represented yacht owner against international maritime insurer in complex insurance coverage dispute with complex jurisdictional, choice of law and policy exclusion issues.
  • Filed Petition for Certiorari with 1st DCA in order to prevent denial of constitutional right to trial by jury on in rem action against award winning residential property.
  • Obtained charging orders against judgment debtor’s LLC membership interests and levied stock of company in order to satisfy financial institution’s judgment.
  • Obtained full value recovery in favor of biotechnical support services company against debtor located in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented oppressed shareholders of technology company in defense of corporate expulsion and theft of trade secrets action in Federal Court.
  • Negotiated and obtained favorable settlement for large communications company in dispute with installation contractor.
  • Obtained full recovery for motor credit financier in dispute with several sets of dealers and floor plan lenders over titles to vehicle inventory.
  • Represented client in wrongful levy action filed against IRS for improper seizures to satisfy third party tax obligation.
  • Represented assignee of insurance policy in filing prosecuting bad faith claims against insurer who wrongfully denied benefits.
  • Obtained emergency and consolidative relief in action where defendant was seeking to litigate core issues in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Defended and resolved seven figure dispute on behalf of medical software and services provider.
  • Defended large communications contractor in commercial arbitration with subcontractor.

Construction, Real Estate and Community Associations Law

  • Represented multiple general contractors and sub-contractors in construction lien filing and foreclosure on commercial and residential development projects.
  • Obtained full recovery on large resort hotel construction project for plumbing, drywall, and carpentry sub-contractors when all other subcontractors settled for 50-75 percent of contract and liened value.
  • Represented large general contractor on delay and defect claims stemming from $84 million project.
  • Successfully appealed denial of municipal minority business certification for commercial remodeling company.
  • Drafted and negotiated construction contracts for owners, general contractors and subcontractors on commercial construction projects ranging from $400,000-$150,000,000.
  • Tried Circuit and County Court cases for breach of contract for regional and local materials suppliers.
  • Litigated and arranged for the replevin of more than two million dollars worth of construction equipment.
  • Received full recovery for deposits on property for client in dispute over commercial land lease.
  • Represented land development partnership in multi-million dollar construction delay dispute.
  • Audited and developed in-house credit policy directives at several construction industry organizations.
  • Recovered full contract claim and successfully defended land surveyors and construction materials suppliers against defective and insufficient product and services claims in Circuit Court trials.
  •  Defended commercial tenant in lease dispute with damages alleged at more than $800,000 based upon defenses of constructive eviction.
  • Regularly engaged by construction clientele to review or draft Notice of Commencement, Notices to Owner/Contractor, Claims of Lien, Notice of Nonpayment, lien releases, payment and transfer bonds forms, Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit’s, AIA Construction Contracts, prime and sub-contracts and other statutory or industry required documents.
  • Terminated improper “pay when paid” contract for subcontractor resulting in full recovery of contract price under contract.
  • Represented materials supplier in $200,000 bond recovery against general contractor on large county contract.
  • Represented materials suppliers and subcontractors in Federal Miller Act claims for improvements performed on Federal lands.
  • Represented owners and development companies in knocking out improperly filed lien claims through technical arguments based on failure to obtain licensure, failure to follow statutory protocols and liening without a contract.
  • Litigated defective common elements case on behalf of condominium unit owner aggrieved from faulty construction and breaches of fiduciary duty by Condominium Association Board of Directors.
  • Represented construction materials supplier in state agency and private prompt pay actions.
  • Successfully defended Fraudulent Lien claims on behalf of good-faith lien filers.
  • Successfully defended subcontractor against common law indemnity claims filed by general contractor arising out of liens recorded by lower tiered subs and suppliers.
  • Litigated slander of title dispute arising from improper securing of property by foreclosing lender resulting in loss of potential short-sale of property.
  • Obtained full recovery on several Agricultural Bond claims for agricultural products dealer.
  • Advised regional businesses in construction lien and bond law basics in each state of operation throughout the Southeast U.S.
  • Served as local counsel to out-of-state claimants seeking to enforce Florida liens or requiring counsel on Florida construction or real estate law related issues.
  • Defended asphalt contractor against contract and warranty claims stemming from alleged defective parking lot and horizontal site work.
  • Negotiated waiver of liquidated damages accrual against construction company as asserted by municipality stemming from alleged non-compliant construction with project plans and contract terms.
  • Served as intermediary between new purchaser and seller of multiple businesses to work out issues remaining from sale transaction.
  • Litigated and mediated case to obtain full recovery on behalf of hard money lender against mortgage brokerage and its principals stemming from fraudulent real estate transactions.
  • Obtained successful pre-suit settlement for roofing contracting in avoidance of costly construction defect litigation through invoking Chapter 558 inspection, testing and discovery procedures.
  • Represented hotel chain owners on $1.5 million construction defect and fraudulent lien discharge litigation based on failures in acoustics and substantial project delay claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment quieting title for 94-year-old pro-bono client whose daughter-in-law alienated marital homestead of client’s deceased wife through duress and undue influence.
  •  Audited and revised corporate, construction contracting, human resources and credit forms and policies for commercial construction product supplier.
  • Advised aggrieved high-rise condominium unit owners on issues pertaining to condominium association financial malfeasance and non-compliance with statutory requirements in board operations.
  • Regularly travel to Tallahassee and meet with construction and real estate industry lobbying teams on behalf of industry trade groups to further industry legislative initiatives.
  • Represented homeowner against national developer based on water intrusion defects resulting in homeowner obtaining full repair of defects, code violations and reimbursement of all costs.
  • Obtained full value recover in favor of biotechnical support services company against debtor located in Puerto Rico.
  • Assisted construction materials supplier in obtaining pre-litigation full recovery on six-figure public construction bond claim through project documentation audit.
  • Represented builder-developer in easement dispute on $40 million private development.
  • Represented condominium association in action against developer on multimillion dollar construction defects and developer turnover issues.
  • Represented community association in terminating agreement with exclusive service provider, mitigating service outages/damages and negotiating replacement provider contract.  Successfully defended attempt at injunctive relief pertaining to right of first refusal.
  • Obtained multiple quieted titles in favor of tax deed owners looking to obtain proper title to lands acquired through tax certificate purchases.
  • Obtained dismissal of roofing licensure complaint filed against contractor accused of breaching warranties, financial irresponsibility and abandonment.
  • Defended claims pertaining to municipal code building and zoning violations on residential construction project.
  • Developed plan for licensed general contractor to increase business revenue through secondary qualifying agent process.
  • Represented homeowner in custom home building project in documenting non-performance and terminating contractor, facilitating replacement contracting and conducting project close out.
  • Obtained emergency relief and order of discharge for lender whose title was being slandered on motion to intervene and dissolve Lis Pendens.

Banking and Lender Liability Law

  • Successfully litigated and provided counsel for several Note Breach and Mortgage Foreclosure cases for community, state and national financial and lending institutions, resulting in replevin of secured property, loan workouts, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and mortgage foreclosure.
  • Regularly foreclose priority commercial mortgages against all inferior lienors, including construction and judgment liens, state and federal tax liens and subordinate private or government SBA mortgages.
  • Represented community bank in taking over four operating entities of defaulted hotel owners through receivership and foreclosure on $6 million of loans.
  • Litigated title dispute on collateral held by secured lender seeking to set aside transaction with predecessor in interest in possession of collateral through improper means.
  • Represented private lender in matter against closing agents related to negligent disbursement of closing funds and multiple other tortious violations.
  • Counseled lending institutions in replevin and repossession of collateralized property, both pre- and post-judgment.
  • Enforced deficiency judgments against personal guarantors of loan agreements.
  • Assisted restaurateur in multiple complex commercial real estate and leasing workouts with landlord and lenders resulting in diminished personal liability and forgiveness of substantial amount of corporate debt.
  • Regularly represent lenders in replevin of secured collateral and proper UCC disposition of assets, obtaining judgments through consent or summary proceedings, and processing requests for SBA guaranteed money.
  • Represented acquiring lender in obtaining and liquidating assets obtained through FDIC loss share transaction.
  • Counseled lender in documenting sale of commercial paper on loan pool to purchasing lender.
  •  Obtained dismissal of action brought against large bank in Federal Court regarding frivolous constitutional allegations.
  •  Represented defrauded community bank in pursuing collection against at fault parties in Nigerian Check Scam case resulting in substantial recovery of monies wrongly wired.
  • Provided counsel to large secured lender in Chapter 7 filing adversarial action to recover estate assets acquired post-UCC Article 9 take over.
  • Obtained fraud and breach of loan covenants judgment on behalf of lender against borrower who materially misrepresented financial position in credit underwriting.
  • Regularly provide opinion letters to lenders requesting advisement as to credit underwriting standards, federal and state banking regulation compliance, internal loan workout policies and applicability of statutory and common laws to banking transactions and corporate policies.
  • Obtained fraud and breach of loan covenants judgment on behalf of lender against borrower who materially misrepresented financial position in credit underwriting.
  • Regularly provide opinion letters to lenders requesting advisement as to credit underwriting standards, federal and state banking regulation compliance, internal loan workout policies and applicability of statutory and common laws to banking transactions and corporate policies.
  • Obtained writ of bodily attachment against judgment debtor refusing to comply with subpoenas and various other discovery violations.
  • Represented community bank in nationally publicized insurance fraud action against borrower who forged collateral verification’s and faked his own death.
  • Effectuated assignment of loan documents from assignee loss share bank on transfer from FDIC as part of bulk residential loan modifications. Conducted title analysis for multiple tranches of secured assets for purpose of mitigating prior encumbrances.
  • Defended eminent domain action wrongfully filed against lender on secured collateral resulting in dismissal with prejudice.
  • Defended bank against allegations of contract breach, negligent underwriting and fraudulent misrepresentation in failed multi-million dollar loan participation transaction.
  • Effectuated deed in lieu transaction on behalf of lender taking back over $2MM in assets.
  • Obtained contempt of court ruling against defendant who absconded with escrowed funds in contravention of court order.
  • Defended claims of fair credit reporting violations levied against large community bank.
  • Represented community lender in regulatory dispute with SBA pertaining to denial of substantial guaranty payment.
  • Defended bank and its employees accused of negligent disbursement of deposit funds.
  •  Obtained substantial recovery of high six figure judgment on behalf of lender based upon post-judgment charging orders and substantial post-judgment motion practice.
  • Represented lender in transitioning seven figure problem loan through creative external refinance.
  • Defended multiple lenders accused of impropriety in credit reporting.

Bankruptcy

  • Initiated adversary proceedings on behalf of large estate in Chapter 11 filing and collected on monies paid to creditors as illegal preference payments.
  • Represented secured and unsecured creditors in obtaining priority share distribution from bankruptcy estate, challenging discharge, obtaining relief from stay and voicing opposition to liquidation or reorganizational plan confirmation.
  • Represented many creditors accused of taking numerous Bankruptcy Code §547 preference payments on basis that payments made during the reference period were made in the ordinary course of the business of the debtor and the creditor on ordinary business terms.
  • Represented unsecured creditors in objecting to turnover of assets held by a third party and claimed by the trustee as property of the estate, including all necessary evidentiary hearings to determine qualification of estate property.
  • Represented largest secured creditor in working with Chapter 11 debtor to strip inferior liens in order to maintain substantially similar loan pre-petition loan terms on confirmed plan. Consistently objected to plan and stifled filings until favorable plan reached.
  • Represented numerous commercial landlords in obtaining resumption of commercial leases for reorganizing tenants in Chapter 11 proceedings, or relief from stay to evict if resumption is impracticable.
  • Resolved bankruptcy preference action for commercial builder with more than $100,000 of exposure for less than $2,500 at early stages of litigation.
  • Served as local counsel for complex contested bankruptcy proceedings of evidentiary nature.
  • Negotiated no money paid dismissal of action brought against credit accused of violating bankruptcy stay.
  • Identified substantial amounts of unpaid tax obligations in proposed transaction which served to avoid liability for client buyer.
  • Filed involuntary bankruptcy petition against Chapter 7 debtor and assisted in liquidation of multi-million dollars of assets on behalf of secured lender.
  • Represented largest secured lender in obtaining debtor compromise for the sale of secured and non-secured lands in order to pay down full amount of secured debt in Chapter 11 restructure.

Business and Administrative Law

  • Negotiated largely advantageous consent order and obtained registration for a Fortune 500 conglomerate as a Service Warranty Association resulting in potential revenue implications estimated at $1,000,000,000.
  • Drafted state legislation and advocated for several Florida counties in championing reforms of the 2007 House of Representatives Bill 1A, resulting in property insurance rate reductions of up to 60 percent and policyholder savings of hundreds of millions of dollars for counties’ residents.
  • Quashed Petition for Quo Warranto challenging City Commissioner’s right to office.
  • Absolved insurer of allegations asserted by the Florida Bar pertaining to unauthorized practice of law.
  • Drafted and revised commercial credit applications, business purchase and sale agreements, commercial prime and sub-contracts, construction management agreements, AIA general and supplemental conditions, reinsurance trust agreements, investment advisor representative agreements, mortgage brokerage agreements, employment agreements, land purchase and sale agreements, service contract agreements of many forms, administrative agreements, service warranty agreements, insurance policies and endorsements, government consulting agreements, software development and license agreements, preferred vendor agreements, third party services agreements, recreational vehicle consignment agreements and stalking horse agreements, exclusive distribution agreements and billboard leasing agreements.
  • Counseled in all issues pertaining to set up of complex corporate structure for many start-up companies, to include drafting of all initial corporate or limited liability company regulatory documents and operating agreements.
  • Served as general counsel to companies purchasing franchises and all issues pertaining to franchising rights.
  • Counseled upstart short sale negotiation and processing company in streamlining business plan, solidifying and codifying corporate partnerships and drafting processing agreement with all necessary addendums.
  •  Advised several public officials regarding interpretation of local and state election laws.
  • Successfully appealed denial of student-athlete rights to compete in Florida High School sports programs in pro-bono representation.
  •  Serve as General Counsel to The Tim Tebow Foundation on legal issues pertaining to human resources, risk management and exculpating liability.
  • Obtained reduction in property tax assessment upon appeal for overtaxed clients.
  • Identified substantial amounts of unpaid tax obligations in proposed transaction which served to avoid liability for client buyer.
  • Drafted employee handbooks and key human resources documentation/procedures for several companies expanding from regional to national footprint.
  • Represented majority stock purchaser in purchasing real estate valuation and brokerage franchisor, including all legal issues pertaining to franchisor purchase and franchisee relations.
  • Represented guarantor of $30+ million in lending obligations in loan workout with secured and unsecured creditors, along with corporate wind down.
  • Represented many companies and shareholders in asset protection and corporate wind down process with focus on limiting liability and defending against attacks by outside creditors and insider principals.
  • Advised shareholders of closely held corporation on divesting minority shareholder of shares and diluting remaining interests.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Oversaw registration and approval process for many trademark, service mark and copyright registrations and consumer confusion disputes.
  • Assisted with trademark infringement appeal to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and oral argument for same.
  • Negotiated cease and desist agreements based on infringement of intellectual property rights and litigated breach of same.

 

 

 

PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE A SIMILAR OUTCOME

 

  • “Business Litigation,” University of North Florida Paralegal Program, 2009
  • “Florida and Georgia Construction Lien Law,” NACM 2010
  • Mock Residential Foreclosure Trial, Florida Coastal School of Law 2011
  • “Accounts receivable collections under Florida’s Construction Law,” NEFBA 2011-12
  • “Asset protection for contractors,” The Continuing Education Academy 2012
  • “Corporate contracting and credit policies,”  CEO Nexus Forum 2012
  • “Growing a Law Firm,” Jax Lawyers Roundtable 2013
  • “Preparing to join the professional workplace,” Jacksonville University 2013
  • “Construction Contracting,” Commercial Remodeler’s Council 2013
  • “Women in Business” panel moderator, Risk Management Association, January 2014
  • Fredrick Douglass Moot Court Competition judge, National Black Law Student Association, February 2014
  • ‘E-Discovery tips: Top 5 ways to get the electronic data you deserve’ – Daily Record, February 2014.
  • “UCC Article 9 Blanket Lien Exclusions and Purchase Money Security Interests,” Strafford Publications Seminar, Atlanta, GA, March, 2014
  • “Construction Contracts for Subcontractors and Material Suppliers,” NFACCA, March 2014
  • “E-Discovery Practice Pointers: Tips from The Trenches,” Jacksonville Bar Association, March 2014
  • Guest blogger, inlimine-blog.com, March 2014
  • “Can your condo association deny your visitor’s parking?” examiner.com, April 2014
  • “Construction Mediators and Judges Panel” panel moderator, The Jacksonville Bar Association, June 2014
  • “The Payment Process on Construction Projects,” Attorney Credits CLE, June 2014
  •  “Construction Contracting and Project Delivery Methods,” Attorney Credits CLE, June 2014
  • “Collections Law” Attorney Credits CLE, June 2014
  • “Legal Aspects of Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations in Florida,” Lorman Education Services, September 2014

October 2014

Charles Jimerson – A Lawyer Snapshot:  Meet Mr. Jimerson.  Read the full Daily Record article here.

September 2014

Charles Jimerson comments on fake death case in the following Times Union Article – All sides cry fraud in buildup of lawsuits over Jacksonville Circle K owner’s reported death in Venezuela.  Read full article here.

Charles Jimerson, Litigation Chair: Meet The Jacksonville Bar Association Litigation Section’s starting lineup.  Read full article here.

April 2014

Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. Managing Partner Charles Jimerson comments on new developments in fake death case in the Jacksonville Business Journal.  Read the full article here.

February 2014

Managing Partner, Charles Jimerson authored a Daily Record article entitled ‘E-Discovery tips: Top 5 ways to get the electronic date you deserve’.  Read the full article here.

October 2013

Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. Managing Partner Charles Jimerson comments on fake death case in the Jacksonville Business Journal.  Read the full article here.

May 2013

Attorney Charles Jimerson was interviewed for a Realty/Builder Connection article about the Risk Management Association (RMA), of which Jimerson is the chapter president. Read the article here.

March 2013

Attorney Charles Jimerson shares his viewpoint with the Jacksonville Business Journal regarding Jacksonville’s economic recovery. Click here to view the article.

February 2013

Attorney Charles Jimerson comments on receiverships. Click here to view the article online in the Jacksonville Business Journal.

December 2012

Attorney Charles Jimerson selected to serve on 2013 Board of Directors of the Northeast Florida Builders Association-12/10/2012

November 2012

In a Financial News & Daily Record article titled, “The Florida Bar Mentoring Program Rolled out in Jacksonville”, Charles Jimerson was asked to comment on the enhancing program for students. The article appeared in the November 19 2012 issue. Click here to view the article.

Attorney Charles Jimerson Assumes Presidency for First Coast Chapter of Risk Management Association

October 2012

Charles Jimerson and Christopher Cobb listed as ‘Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers’ in the October 2012 issue of 904 Magazine. Click here to view the issue.

Jimerson & Cobb Shareholders Welcome New Attorneys to Firm – 10/5/2012

September 2012

In a Jacksonville Business Journal article titled, “Body Central shareholder files suit over stock plunge,” Charles Jimerson was asked to comment on the case.  The article appeared in the September 14-20, 2012, issue. Clickhere to view the article.

J&C managing partner Charles Jimerson was profiled in this month’s featured section of Realty/Builder Connection in last week’s issue of the Jacksonville Business Journal. Click here to view the article online or here to view the article as a PDF.

June 2012

Jimerson & Cobb Shareholders Honored as 2012 Rising Stars from Florida Super Lawyers – 6/20/2012

May 2012

In a May 11th article in the Jacksonville Business Journal, Charles Jimerson was asked for his opinion regarding a Walmart slip-and-fall case that was thrown out when the plaintiff was found to have committed fraud in the pre-discovery phase of the trial.

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April 2012

In an April 27th article in the Jacksonville Business Journal, Charles Jimerson was quoted regarding a Downtown riverfront condo project that abruptly stopped construction because of the down real estate market.

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March 2012

Charles Jimerson was quoted in a February 17th article in the Jacksonville Business Journal regarding the impact of a settlement agreement between the nation’s largest mortgage services.

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December 2011

In a story picked up by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today and Yahoo! Finance, two Jacksonville newspapers broke news about Jimerson & Cobb’s filing of a shareholders derivative action to block $560 Million acquisition.

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October 2011

Jimerson & Cobb Announces New Shareholder & Name Change – 10/17/2011

June 2011

Attorney Charles B. Jimerson Named to 2011 Florida Trend Legal Elite for Second Consecutive Year – 6/16/2011

April 2011 (see separate PDF)

Charles Jimerson was named to the 2011 Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, a designation that names the top business professionals in the community under the age of 40.

February 2011 (see separate PDF)

Charles Jimerson was questioned on tactics used by condominium associations to reclaim unpaid association fees for the article in the February 11-17, 2011, edition of the Jacksonville Business Journal.

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