Christian George is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Akerman LLP. His practice concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Christian represents both business and individual clients in disputes involving contracts, negotiable instruments and tort actions. His experience includes the handling of suits involving fraud, breach of various types of contracts, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil theft, professional malpractice, eviction, conversion, breach of warranty, as well as other issues. Christian also has extensive experience representing financial institutions and other commercial lenders in all areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy.
Christian's bankruptcy experience includes the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, vendors, asset purchasers, post-petition lenders, and creditors' committees in bankruptcy cases in courts around the United States. He also has experience representing lender clients in out-of-court restructurings, receiverships, and real and personal property foreclosures, including asset sales under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Christian is an active member of The Florida Bar, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers' Division, and the Jacksonville Bar Association ("JBA"), where he currently serves as President-Elect and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers' Section. Christian also currently serves as Chairman of the JBA's Professionalism Committee and is active with several local civic and charitable organizations.
In 2014, Christian was named as one of Jacksonville's "40 under 40", which identifies leaders in Jacksonville's business community. Christian has also been selected as a Florida Super Lawyer "Rising Star" and a Florida Trend Legal Elite "Up and Comer" for the last several years.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||12/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|40 Under 40||Jacksonville Business Journal||2014|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2014|
|Up and Comer||Florida Trend Legal Elite||2014|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2013|
|Up and Comer||Florida Trend Legal Elite||2013|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers'||2010|
|Attorney||Akerman Senterfitt||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Liles, Gavin, Costantino, George & Dearing||2007 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Florida Bar Young Lawyers' Division||Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|University of Florida Law Alumni Council||Member||2010 - Present|
|Chester Bedell American Inn of Court||Past Associate/Current Barrister||2010 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Board of Governors||2008 - Present|
|Business Litigation in Florida, Florida Bar CLE||Venue||2010|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2007|