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Peter C. Vilmos

Peter C. Vilmos
  • J.D., Washington University School of Law (1990)
  • B.A., Duke University (1987)

Florida, Illinois, New York

  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Florida Bar
  • George C. Young First Central Florida Inns of Court
  • March of Dimes, Central Florida Division
  • Rotary Club of Orlando Breakfast
  • The New York Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2017-2019), Construction Law (2018-2019)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Outstanding Committee Chair
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation (2010-2018)
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," Construction (2015-2016)
  • Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2016)
  • Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (2017)
  • Rotary District 6980, President of the Year
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 39
  • Florida Supreme Court Certificate of Recognition, Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem
  • Junior Achievement, Volunteer
  • March of Dimes, Central Florida Division, Board of Directors, Past-President
  • Rotary District 6980, Assistant District Governor (2004-2005), Leadership Council (2005-2006); Rotary Club of Orlando Breakfast, Past President (2001-2003)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem (1996-Present)
  • Volunteer Swim Instructor to underprivileged youth, Central Florida YMCA
  • Leadership Orlando (1998)
  • Represented shareholders in a derivative class action seeking the enforcement of a $250 Million poison pill stock-swap agreement.

  • Represented general contractor in appeal of issue regarding increase in allocation of sales proceeds to court registry to properly secure contractor's claim of lien.

  • Represented bank in contested prevailing party fee dispute.

  • Represented Assignee in a series of litigation matters relating to professional engineering services.

  • Represented developer in multi-million dollar dispute over constructive collapse resulting from improper use of steel reinforcement bars.

  • Represented insurance carrier in coverage dispute over issue of contractual collapse language regarding a roof.

  • Represented insurance agent in defense of non-compete claim from former employer.

  • Represented general contractor in arbitration proceedings concerning construction of a multi-story residence.

  • Represented general contractor in lien litigation/delay damages litigation involving multi-million dollar dispute over beachside condominium complex.

  • Represented engineering firm in action against water utility concerning the design and installation of a remote water monitoring system.

  • Represented insurance carrier in coverage dispute concerning trademark and copyright policy exclusions.

  • Represented owner of nursing homes in a contractual dispute concerning nursing home management, including a successful appeal.

  • Represented a roofer in an alleged construction defect claim.

  • Represented business owners and former employees in a non-compete and trade secrets matter.

  • Represented Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors in action to maximize estate of assignor/limestone material supplier.

  • Represented insurance carrier in appeal of summary judgment on issue of whether or not insured submitted properly detailed bankruptcy disclosures.

  • Represented simulation industry contractor in litigation regarding an acquisition from a defense contractor.

  • Represented provider of institutional pharmacy services in an appeal from a successful jury trial on a contractual dispute.

  • Represented pool subcontractor in enforcement of lien issues and is dispute over the validity of a contractual pay-when-paid clause.

  • Represented insurance carrier in defense of first-party claim involving theft.

  • Represented insurance carrier in first-party hurricane claims.

  • Represented insurance carrier in first party claims from Assignee's of Benefits for water extraction services.

  • Represented general contractor in alleged construction defect litigation concerning lakeside mansion.

  • Represented lender in water intrusion litigation concerning a large commercial condominium project.

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Peter's practice involves complex commercial litigation with issues ranging from construction related matters to business and banking disputes, first party insurance matters, environmental, health care, non-compete and trade secrets litigation, and real estate issues.

Peter is also counsel to developers, general contractors and an array of sub-contractors. Peter’s courtroom experience involves multi-week jury trials in state and federal courts, appeals and arbitrations in matters as diverse as construction disputes, derivative shareholder class action lawsuits, eminent domain, employment litigation and federal tax disputes.  Peter is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

A Martindale-Hubbell™ AV-rated attorney, Peter has lectured at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the Florida Bar for the benefit of lawyers and the general business public.  He is also a contributing author to Burr’s Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law Blog.