Nathaniel "Nate" Edenfield represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters and has obtained favorable results in trial court, appellate court and arbitration. His primary areas of practice have been handling business disputes, real estate-related litigation and representing financial institutions, including prosecuting complex mortgage foreclosure matters and defending class actions involving lender-placed insurance related claims.
Prior to joining Day Pitney, Nate served as a clerk to the Honorable Paul C. Huck of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Successfully defended a national cosmetics company against claims of trademark infringement. The case was tried and resulted in a defense verdict.
Represented a hearing aid retailer in a dispute with a global hearing aid manufacturer, which related to the manufacturer's purchase of the retailer's business operations and involved multiple claims and counterclaims for breaches of contract. The case was settled on favorable terms.
Represented a Florida technology company in state court in defense of a declaratory judgment action involving insurance coverage for a claim filed against the company by a major retailer, claiming that the technology company sold and installed point-of-sale software that did not function properly, causing the retailer to allegedly suffer damages ; case was ultimately dismissed after two summary judgment motions were denied in the client's favor
Represented an out-of-state bank in the prosecution of multiple complicated residential foreclosure cases in four counties in Florida, involving mortgages the bank acquired from original lenders through the FDIC; obtained final judgments of foreclosure through summary judgment or non-jury trial
Successfully obtained discovery in aid of execution of a multimillion dollar judgment held by a bank, including learning of the existence of a trust that was not previously disclosed in written discovery; despite objections that the trust was not relevant, successfully obtained a court order allowing extensive discovery of the trust assets and funding that resulted in a successful resolution of the matter
Represented a private lender defending and prosecuting several cases arising out of a commercial real estate transaction in the Florida Keys, including defending against a rescission of note and mortgage claim brought by the prior owner of the subject property, prosecuting a foreclosure action against the current owner of the subject property, and prosecuting a declaratory judgment action against the title insurer
Represented several mortgage servicers against class action claims alleging improper placement of lender placed insurance and improper fees being added to borrowers' accounts; settled five matters on favorable terms for the servicers and obtained final summary judgment in favor of the servicer on all other claims
Represented a private lender in four appeals of mortgage foreclosure judgments to the Third and Fourth District Courts of Appeals, based on claims of error related to, among other things, standing, evidentiary errors and failure to satisfy conditions precedent; obtained affirmances of the judgments of foreclosure in all four cases
Defended a national telecommunications company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against multiple state and federal claims; all of the plaintiff's claims asserted against were dismissed by the district court
Represented a large banking institution in a highly contested action and were able to obtain a confidential settlement after many years of litigation to resolve a multimillion dollar claim brought against a developer and several individuals for breach of promissory notes and guarantees that secured financing for a development project