Michele L. Stocker: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Michele L. Stocker

Chair, Financial Services Litigation Practice
Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone954.768.8271

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
  • Labor & Employment
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 954.768.8271
Fax: 954.765.1477
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Michele-L-Stocker
 
University Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 1987
 
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, J.D., 1990 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
 
Admitted1991, New York; 1995, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Board Member, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale - Nova SouthEastern University, Board of Governors
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee
•Board Member, Children's Home Society of Florida, Intercoastal Division
•Vice-Chair, Crockett Foundation
•Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
•Compliance Chair, American Collectors International, State of Florida, 2005-2010

 
LanguagesSpanish
 
BornMandeville, Jamaica, December 4, 1965
 
Biography

Michele L. Stocker is a commercial litigator with a broad range of experience representing clients in the financial services industry including regional and national banks, loan servicers, consumer finance companies, mortgage bankers, credit card issuers, debt buyers and third-party debt collectors. She also regularly advises clients in employment-related matters involving discrimination, harassment, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and wage and hour issues.

Areas of Concentration
•Telephone Consumer Protection Act
•Contested mortgage foreclosures
•Fair Credit Reporting Act
•Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
•Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z
•Mortgage loan origination and loan servicing issues
•Unfair and deceptive trade practices
•Consumer fraud
•Identity theft
•Predatory lending
•Force-placed insurance
•Employment discrimination
•Sexual harassment/hostile work environment
•Non-competition/restrictive covenant agreements
•Wage and hour issues
•Class action defense

Associated News & Events
08.20.14 24 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
05.12.14 Greenberg Traurig's Michele L. Stocker Selected as a '100 Outstanding Women of Broward County' Honoree by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
08.16.13 24 Fort Lauderdale Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014
03.05.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Michele L. Stocker Appointed to Board of Governors of Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
09.19.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Michele L. Stocker Named One Of Profiles in Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching
08.16.12 Greenberg Traurig Attorney Michele L. Stocker Speaks at The Links Inc. Women of Color Empowerment Conference
07.20.12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine
03.16.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Michele Stocker Receives Glass Ceiling Award from the National Diversity Council
03.09.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Michele Stocker Honored by Crockett Foundation

Published Articles
04.25.14 A 1st for Florida Foreclosure Actions
08.09.13 What To Know About Fla.'s New Fast-Track Foreclosure Law
08.01.12 Takeaways From Rosenfield V. HSBC (subscription)

Alerts
12.10.14 Business Records Exception and the Admissibility of Prior Servicer Records - the Conflict Continues
11.13.14 Florida Court Casts Doubt on Ability to Rely on Account Histories of Prior Note Holders and Servicers
05.16.14 Statute of Limitations Update in Florida Foreclosure Actions: Fifth District Court of Appeals Holds that Each Default Creates a New Case of Action
07.17.13 Florida's New Fast Track Foreclosure Law Creates Additional Requirements for Lenders and Mortgage Servicers
08.31.12 Florida First District Court of Appeal Renders Important Decision Holding that Purchasers who Acquire Property with Knowledge of Contamination are Liable
07.27.12 Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Renders Important Decision Holding That Consumers Must File Suit to Trigger Rescission Rights Under Truth in Lending Act
09.14.11 The Changing Landscape of the Business Records Exception under Florida Law and its Impact on Florida Foreclosures

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2013-2015
•Honoree, 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, May 8, 2014
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers in South Florida, 2014
•Recipient, 2013 Top Hat Salute to Women of Achievement Award' Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 9, 2013
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2013
•Featured, The Diversity Journal's 11th Annual Women Worth Watching Issue, 2013, September/October 2012
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, Commercial Litigation, 2012
•Recipient, 2012 Glass Ceiling Award, The Florida Women's Conference - National Diversity Council, March 2012
•Recipient, Love For Literacy Gala Honoree, Love for Literacy Gala, Crockett Foundation Inc., March 2012
•Listed, Business Leader magazine South Florida's Women Extraordinaire, 2011
•Listed, South Florida's 100 Most Accomplished Black's in Law ICABA, 2009
•Profiled, Who's Who in Black South Florida, South Florida's Most Influential, 2007
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Publications
•Co-Author, What To Know About Fla.'s New Fast-Track Foreclosure Law , Law360, August 9, 2013
•Co-Author, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Renders Important Decision Holding That Consumers Must File Suit to Trigger Rescission Rights Under Truth in Lending Act , GT Alert, July 27, 2012
•Author, “The Changing Landscape of the Business Records Exception under Florida Law and its Impact on Florida Foreclosures,” GT Alert, 2011

Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Managing Partners and Senior Partners, Women Leaders in the Law Series, Broward County Bar Association, October 8, 2014
•Panelist, Servicing Litigation, Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Mortgage Bankers Association, San Diego, CA, May 4, 2014
•Speaker, Perceptions of Assertive Women, Women for Excellence, Boca Raton, FL, April 3, 2014
•Panelist, Defending Your Company Against Individual Cases, Mortgage Bankers Association Legal Issues and Regulatory Compliance Conference, Palm Springs, CA, May 20, 2012
•Speaker, Perceptions of Assertive Women, South Florida Women in Leadership Symposium, Florida Diversity Council, October 7, 2011
•Speaker, American Institute Residential Mortgage Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Conference, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012

 
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Florida Court Casts Doubt on Ability to Rely on Account Histories of Prior Note Holders and Servicers
Craig S. Barnett,Avi Benayoun,Michele L. Stocker, November 28, 2014
On Oct. 13, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal issued a significant decision in Burdeshaw v. The Bank of New York Mellon, et al., -- So. 3d -- (Fla. 1st DCA Oct. 13, 2014) which now calls into question whether a note purchaser can rely on the business records of prior note holders and...

Statute of Limitations Update in Florida Foreclosure Actions: Fifth District Court of Appeals Holds that Each Default Creates a New Case of Action
Cory W. Eichhorn,Richard B. Rosengarten,Michele L. Stocker, May 27, 2014
On April 25, 2014, the Fifth District Court of Appeals issued an important opinion in U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Bartram, No. 5D12-3823, 2014 WL 1632138 (Fla. 3d DCA Apr. 25, 2014), holding that “a default occurring after a failed foreclosure attempt creates a new cause of action...


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Michele L. Stocker

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000
Fort LauderdaleFL 33301




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