Greg Snell Co-counsels Business Court Case to Multi-Million Dollar Judgment


Attorney Greg Snell co-counseled a case brought in Business Court in Orlando on behalf of Arizona based business, Commercial Consultants, LLC versus Orlando based companies, BBA U.S. Holdings, Inc. and Signature Flight Support Corporation. BBA U.S. and Signature are subsidiaries of BBA Aviation plc, a London based publicly traded company. Signature Flight is the largest fixed base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business flight aviation services in the world.

Signature contracted with Commercial Consultants to assist with the acquisition of a number of FBOs for which Commercial Consultants was to have received a 3% of the transaction cost fee. The transaction ultimately closed for 72.5 million dollars but the FBOs were taken by BBA U.S. rather than Signature and BBA. U.S. and Signature claimed they did not owe the fee. After several years of litigating a jury in November of 2011 concluded otherwise finding in favor of Commercial Consultants on all claims against both BBA U.S. and Signature in the full measure of the damages sought.

A judgment has recently been entered for $3,569,099.71 versus Signature and $2,840,609.50 versus BBA U.S. In addition a significant fee and cost claim remains to be determined by the court. Post trial motions, other than those for fees and costs, have been ruled upon. The time for seeking appeal has not yet run.

While Snell Legal and Mr. Snell brought the case due to the demands of the case and other matters being handled by Mr. Snell he associated attorneys Jack Scarola and William B. King of the firm Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. in West Palm Beach on the case early in 2010 and they took the case to trial and obtained the outstanding result for the client.

Mr. Snell has obtained million and multi-million dollar results for clients through trial and pre-trial settlement numerous times. Accordingly he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been designated a finalist as one of the top 500 lawyers in America twice and designated as one of the top 3000 twice by LawDragon. Mr. Snell has also been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in the area of commercial litigation. He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a perfect 10 of 10 by Avvo, the highest possible ratings by these two leading legal directories. Recently he was again nominated as a Florida Super Lawyer and also as a Best Lawyer in America in the area of commercial litigation. For more information on Mr. Snell's credentials see his Attorney Profile and the News Page of the Snell Legal site.

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