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Peter J. Klock, II

SunTrust International Center

One S.E. Third Ave., Ste. 1400

Miami, Fl 33131

T:305.379.7904

F:305.379.7905

Peter practices in the area of complex commercial litigation. Before joining Bast Amron, Peter served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King in the Southern District of Florida for nearly four years. In that role, he drafted numerous published opinions and enjoyed primary responsibility for all aspects of the odd-numbered civil and criminal cases on Judge King’s docket, as well as a multi-district litigation matter involving over thirty national banks, In re: Checking Account Overdraft Litigation, MDL No. 2036. Peter’s extensive experience working with the Court has given him a unique insight into federal courtroom procedure, effective legal argumentation, and efficient use of motions and pleadings.

Peter also gained experience at every stage of the litigation process while representing clients in complex civil litigation prior to his clerkship, and he has accrued significant experience drafting appellate briefs in criminal matters in Florida’s Circuit Courts and District Courts of Appeal through his pro bono work on behalf of indigent defendants.

Representative Matters

  • Represented an import-export company in a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim arising from melamine contamination of powdered milk
  • Advised a multi-national energy corporation on potential Superfund liability issues and potential defenses related to a previously-contaminated facility purchased at a state tax auction
  • Represented an industrial corporation affected by ex post facto environmental zoning statutes
  • Represented a major international sugar farming, manufacturing, and distribution holding company in a ninety-plaintiff labor dispute
  • Represented an agricultural cooperative in an Everglades Forever Act discharge permit challenge

Awards and Recognitions

  • C.A.L.I. Award for Excellence, Commercial Law, Spring 2012
  • Loyola University Merit Scholarship Recipient

Publications

  • Author, Pitfalls in the “Third Party” and BFPP Defenses to CERCLA Liability, A.B.A. J., Sec. of Litig., Envtl. Litig. E-Newsletter (Summer 2013)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Securities Industry and Financial Management Association, Compliance and Legal Society, Member

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Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, cum laude, 2012
B.A., Loyola University New Orleans, Economics, 2008

Business Background

Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Associate, Rasco Klock Perez Nieto, P.L.

Admitted To

Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida