At the beginning of any case, I open the lines of communication with opposing counsel – to identify our common ground, rather than assuming that none exists. I have found that this approach often results in quicker and better outcomes for my clients.
Jamie W. Olinto focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. She represents banks and financial institutions, commercial landlords, leasing entities and other creditors in bankruptcy cases, handling every facet of what can arise for a creditor when a borrower or a company that is a party to a contract with the creditor files for bankruptcy. Jamie has litigated objections to use of cash collateral, obtaining adequate protection, the value of assets and claims, claim priority disputes, assumption and assignment of executory contracts, objections to disclosure statements and proposed plans of reorganization, preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance adversary actions, and discharge and dischargeability complaints.
She also represents businesses in litigation arising from contract disputes, such as shareholder disputes, breach of noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements, and payment and performance disputes. Jamie has also represented companies and individuals in civil RICO cases, civil theft and fraud cases as well as product liability and defect claims, and environmental contamination and ADA compliance issues and disputes. As a litigator, Jamie is adept at taking lessons from each of her diverse litigation matters and applying them to the unique facts and circumstances of each new case.
In law school, Jamie received awards for earning the highest grade in her Tort and Advanced Bankruptcy classes. She was also selected to The Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society that invites law students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. As an undergraduate, Jamie was active in student government and a member of Florida Blue Key.
Jamie externed for Judge Glenn, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
“ I work to develop an understanding not only of my client’s business, but also the opposing party’s business. As I do this, I begin to see the case from more angles, ultimately leading to more advantageous results for my clients. ”
- University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude
- University of Florida, B.S., 2006, cum laude
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Jamie serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a local affiliate of a nationwide non-profit organization seeking to empower all young women to be Strong (healthy), Smart (educated), and Bold (independent).. Jamie is also an active member of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.
Areas of Practice
- AV® Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
- Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
- "40 Under 40" Honoree - Jacksonville Business Journal 2016
- Florida Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) Business Litigation 2017-2018
- Best Lawyers® - Commercial Litigation
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Section
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Bar Association
- The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, Former Member
- Girls Inc. Rising Leader Society, Treasurer and Former President
- YMCA, Former Ambassador
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
- Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, Board of Directors, Chair
- Representation of bidder in the purchase of a debtor’s distressed assets, including franchise rights.
- Representation of bank in conversion of a debtor’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy case to a Chapter 11 reorganization case.
- Representation of a real estate developer in a multi-million dollar, contested state court foreclosure which involved the determination of the legal effect of a confirmed plan of reorganization and bankruptcy sale in a prior bankruptcy case.
- Representing lenders in workouts and litigation regarding SBA 7a and 504 loans.