Anthony J. Palermo is a Tampa litigation attorney who represents clients in commercial litigation matters and advises on regulatory compliance issues. His experience includes counseling clients and litigating issues involving corporate governance and shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, healthcare laws, consumer and commercial banking laws, transportation regulations, and real estate disputes.
Among his recent representations, Mr. Palermo has litigated on behalf of banks and other financial services institutions, business brokers and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firms, insurance brokers, transportation and logistics companies, telecommunications companies, and healthcare providers. He has been engaged in state and federal court class actions, complex business disputes, and governmental investigations. These matters have involved trade secrets, non-compete and other restrictive covenants, security interests, indemnity actions and insurance coverage disputes, cybersecurity and data breach claims, and various business torts.
As part of his regulatory practice, Mr. Palermo has been appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General. In this capacity, he advised a state-run lending institution on compliance with various consumer protection and lending laws, including the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).
Mr. Palermo has twice received the President's Award from The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar. In June 2019, he earned the honor for "outstanding service to the young lawyers of Florida and his contributions to the betterment of the legal profession." In June 2018, Mr. Palermo received it for distinguished leadership, service and contributions to the legal profession for coordinating a statewide response to Hurricane Irma between numerous organizations and individuals, including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Bar Association (ABA), The Florida Bar, legal aid providers and volunteer attorneys, among others. As a result, more than 460 attorney volunteers provided free legal assistance to more than 2,000 Floridians who could not afford to retain an attorney to address legal issues resulting from the storm.
While attending law school, Mr. Palermo was a teaching fellow in the government department and received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.
Prior to law school, Mr. Palermo worked for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., where he assisted in the production and exchange of intelligence products.
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