Todd R. Legon
Born in New York, New York, Todd R. Legon earned his BA from Boston University and his JD from the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Legon is an experienced civil trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on complex business litigation matters. He has a broad commercial practice, with extensive experience in jury and non-jury cases in State and Federal courts throughout the nation. He also frequently represents his clients in appellate and arbitration matters. In this regard, Mr. Legon has been specially admitted to practice as lead trial counsel in over twenty jurisdictions outside the State of Florida including most recently, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, California and Delaware.
While Mr. Legon has represented his clients in all forms of commercial disputes, he has substantial experience in matters involving technology, telecommunications, health care, aviation, class actions, insurance, employment, banking, construction, franchises as well as shareholder and partnership disputes. Mr. Legon is also an A.V. rated lawyer with Martindale Hubbell.
The following are select matters on which Mr. Legon has recently worked:
- Successfully represented an automobile distributor in an arbitration in London, England before a tribunal established under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules as trial counsel to a final award against an international automobile manufacturer for breach of a distribution agreement.
- Successfully represented a Miami Condominium Association as trial counsel through a final award in an arbitration in Miami against the condominium’s developer for breaches of various obligations under agreements between the parties.
- Successfully represented a Medicare Advantage company as lead trial counsel in an action against a medical services organization (MSO) relating to a dispute involving the operation of a medical clinic.
- Successfully represented a Medicare Advantage company in an action against a competitor asserting claims for breach of a confidentiality agreement entered into by the parties during the course of failed acquisition negotiations.
- Successfully represented a Medicare Advantage company providing health care to Medicare seniors in a trademark infringement action brought against a competitor.
- Successfully defended the general partners of a Delaware venture capital partnership in a class action brought by the limited partners for the alleged failure to properly invest partnership assets.
- Successfully represented a publicly traded corporation in an action against a former officer and director for anonymously posting confidential and proprietary information on a Yahoo internet chat board.
- Successfully represented an international flag carrier in an action to recover a Boeing 767 commercial airliner and engines that had been wrongfully seized by the lessor and to otherwise collect on a substantial bond that had been posted by the lessor to secure the seizure.
- Successfully defended a leading provider of telecommunications services and equipment in a nationwide class action that sought damages for purported overcharges during a ten year period for leased telephone equipment.
- Successfully defended the officers and directors of a publicly traded medical waste company in a nationwide class action brought by its shareholders for various accounting restatements.
- Successfully defended a telecommunications company in an arbitration seeking damages in excess of $10 million relating to the sale of fiber optic cable and related equipment in Russia.
- Successfully defended the officers and directors of a publicly traded consulting firm in a nationwide class action brought by its shareholders seeking damages for purported accounting improprieties.
- Successfully represented a publicly traded manufacturer of construction materials in a two-week jury trial involving the sale by the world’s leading supplier of chemicals of defective materials that damaged thousands of homes throughout the United States.
- Successfully defended a publicly traded technology consulting firm in a two-week jury trial in a New York District Court involving the alleged failure to properly recommend and then implement Oracle software and other applications.
Mr. Legon is married with two daughters. He contributes to a number of charitable organizations including the Diabetes Research Institute. Mr. Legon has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of a Miami based cargo airline that operated DC-8, L-1011 and Boeing 747 aircraft to destinations throughout the world. His hobbies and interests include running, climbing and aviation.