- Title Insurance
- Labor and Employment
- Business and Commercial
- Global Insurance Services
|Contact Info||Telephone: 716.844.3421|
|University ||Canisius College, B.A., cum laude, 1995|
|Law School||Notre Dame Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1998|
|Admitted||1998, Florida; 1999, New York; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit|
•Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
•Dade County Bar Association (Professionalism Committee; David W. Dyer Professionalism Award Subcommittee, Chair)
•Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee (Mock Trial/Moot Court Subcommittee)
|Born||Buffalo, New York, 1973|
Christopher Bopst is a commercial and construction partner who handles arbitration, litigation, and appeals throughout the United States. In his 15 years of practice, Chris has represented a wide range of clients, from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. He understands that each matter is unique, and requires individualized attention and planning, in order to achieve the best result. Some of Chris's greatest successes have come even before a case has been filed - in the form of creating and implementing a strategy that results in a favorable outcome for his client. He has earned a reputation as a skilled and creative adversary who conducts himself with the highest level of professionalism.
Chris has represented both individuals and corporate clients in significant cases involving contract disputes and business tort claims, real property litigation, and trade secret and other intellectual property disputes. He has represented companies in bet the company labor and employment matters in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He also deals with construction matters from contract negotiation on multi-million dollar projects to significant litigation, including both contract and bond claims through construction defect matters, arising out of substantial residential and commercial construction projects. He has handled appeals to both state and federal courts in multiple states.
He leads the firm's bankruptcy, creditors' rights practice, and lender liability practice. In this capacity, Chris regularly counsels and represents creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, Chapter 7 liquidations, and Chapter 13 individual debt adjustments. In addition, he has represented creditors in fraudulent conveyance and alter ego suits. Chris has defended numerous financial institutions and other companies against statutory claims arising under Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, and common law.
Chris has been involved in the defense of several significant class action lawsuits in both state and federal courts. In one example, he was part of a multidisciplinary team of attorneys from Goldberg Segalla's Business and Commercial and Global Insurance Services Practice Groups that achieved summary judgment dismissal of an attempted class-action lawsuit involving improper forced-placed insurance coverage on leased vehicles.
Chris regularly practices in the area of constitutional law, and was a co-author of The New York State Constitution, the leading volume of the New York State Constitution, published by Oxford University Press, as well as numerous articles, lectures, and presentations about state and federal constitutional law.
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Business Litigation)
•Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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