Jennifer C. Escalante



Jennifer C. Escalante is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Orlando office. Ms. Escalante focuses her practice on commercial litigation and consumer financial services litigation.

Ms. Escalante has experience in complex commercial litigation, including product liability, white collar criminal and regulatory matters. She has represented Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-size companies, banks, insurers and individuals. With a deep understanding of the law and a steadfast commitment to client success, Ms. Escalante brings a results-driven approach to every case she handles. Clients can rely on Ms. Escalante's strong advocacy skills, meticulous preparation and unwavering dedication to guide them through challenging legal situations.

In addition, Ms. Escalante has experience handling a diverse range of litigation, real estate and corporate matters. She has advised and represented lenders, borrowers and investor clients in complex commercial real estate transactions nationally, including property acquisitions and lending. Her proficiency in contract negotiation and due diligence enables her to guide clients through complex transactions while safeguarding their interests. Ms. Escalante also has provided strategic counsel to numerous corporate clients, helping them navigate legal challenges and achieve their business objectives. Her services range from contract drafting and negotiation to corporate governance and compliance matters. She has a strong understanding of the intricacies of the corporate landscape and works diligently to protect her clients' interests at every stage.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight in her current position, Ms. Escalante worked in Chicago at Am Law 100 law firms.

While in law school, Ms. Escalante served as a student attorney at the MacArthur Justice Center.


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Comparative Literature, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association, Alliance for Women's Mentoring Circles, Co-Founder, 2009-2012; Executive Committee of Alliance for Women, 2009-2013; Co-Chair, Advocacy and Domestic Violence Committee, 2012-2013
  • NightBlue Performing Arts Company, Board President, 2010-2012; Annual Gala Chair, 2010, 2015; Grants Committee Member, 2016-2018
  • Voting Rights Volunteer, 2004, 2020