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Frederick Salvo

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Frederick Salvo is an experienced litigator who represents clients in a number of industries including financial services, real estate, health care and insurance.  

Featured Experience

Obtained the dismissal of mortgage fraud claims against mortgage lending and servicing firms in suits by homeowners regarding the purchase of multiple residential properties.
Defended pharmacy and pharmacy technician in medical malpractice claim related to allegedly misfilled prescription.
Represented a title insurer in claims against a former agent and the agent's employee for misappropriation of escrow funds, including claims for injunctive relief, sequestration of assets and breach of guaranty agreements, as well as in the disposition of related title claims and criminal proceedings.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Salvo regularly represents mortgage lenders, servicers and related financial institutions in a variety of litigation throughout Mississippi and the Southeast, including the defense of statutory claims under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act and the Mississippi Uniform Trade Secrets Act as well as common law claims of predatory lending, mortgage fraud, forgery, failure to procure insurance, misapplication of insurance proceeds and deceptive sales practices. His practice includes ERISA and non-ERISA related benefits litigation, including claims related to allegedly improper administration of certain employee welfare benefit plans.

He also has significant experience negotiating loan workout and modification agreements, short sales and in representing businesses in litigation involving the enforcement of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements and the protection of business assets and trade secrets.

In addition, he regularly represents title insurers in defalcation matters involving the misappropriation of escrow and other funds and related regulatory, criminal and bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. Salvo also represents insured lenders and owners in litigation involving lien priority issues, easements, reformation actions and related title curative matters as well as in related recoupment litigation.

He frequently represents owners, property management firms and related parties in the multi-family housing industry in the defense of a broad range of premises liability claims involving allegations of inadequate security, dangerous or hazardous conditions as well as claims arising out of the criminal acts of third parties including assaults, burglaries, armed robberies, aggravated assault and homicide. He also represents property owners and managers in disputes with various other parties including contractors and vendors and provides counsel regarding risk management and mitigation efforts. 

Mr. Salvo clerked under Chief United States Magistrate Judge John M. Roper, Sr. from 2001 to 2002, completed an internship with United States Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander in 2000 and 2001, was Associate Notes and Comments Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal and served on the Moot Court Board.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained the dismissal of mortgage fraud claims against mortgage lending and servicing firms in suits by homeowners regarding the purchase of multiple residential properties.
  • Defended pharmacy and pharmacy technician in medical malpractice claim related to allegedly misfilled prescription.
  • Represented a title insurer in claims against a former agent and the agent's employee for misappropriation of escrow funds, including claims for injunctive relief, sequestration of assets and breach of guaranty agreements, as well as in the disposition of related title claims and criminal proceedings.
  • Defended health care rehabilitation professional in matter related to malpractice claim alleged by patient after catastrophic injury.
  • Defended national mortgage lenders in suits by homeowners arising from Hurricane Katrina, alleging failure to notify of the property's inclusion in the federal flood zone and failure to procure flood insurance, with the suits settling on favorable terms.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a property management firm in a premises liability suit alleging inadequate security.
  • Obtained the dismissal of claims by a large number of plaintiffs against a financial services firm alleging fraud and deceptive sales practices regarding the sales of credit life insurance in connection with consumer loans.
  • Represented a title insurer in claims against a former agent regarding defalcation, including actions to locate, seize and/or sequester assets of the former agent for use as recoupment of claims paid by the insurer, as well as research and disposition of coverage disputes and title claims arising out of the defalcation.
  • Represented a property management firm in a suit by a tenant alleging inadequate repairs to multi-family housing unit caused assault. A favorable settlement was obtained after depositions of adverse expert witnesses.
  • Represented an international facilities management firm in a suit against a former manager and competitor for violations of a non-competition agreement and related claims for breach of fiduciary duties, duties of care and loyalty and unfair competition, obtaining full enforcement of the non-competition agreement and compensatory damages.
  • Represented a telecommunications company in a suit by a consumer alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), resulting in a nominal settlement.
  • Successfully defended the owner of a multi-family housing complex against allegations by a non-tenant that inadequate security measures resulted in armed robbery, with the suit resolving on favorable terms.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of a publisher against a former manager who attempted to create a new business using the publisher's proprietary information.
  • Resolved a dispute between the client manufacturing firm and the seller of a business regarding funds owed under the earn out provisions of an asset purchase agreement.
  • Successfully defended a major automobile manufacturer in a mass tort case filed by hundreds of plaintiffs alleging design defects in vehicle ignition systems, with the vast majority of claims dismissed, and the remaining claims settled for nominal amounts.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in Business Litigation (2017 – 2019)
  • Named a Mid-South Rising Star, Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010 – 2016)
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Litigation (2016 – 2020)
  • Graduate – Leadership Greater Jackson (2009 – 2010)
  • Graduate – National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008 Southern Regional Trial Advocacy Program
  • President – University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Mississippi
  • Member – Executive Committee and Planning Board, American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division (Tort and Insurance Law Committee, Litigation Committee)
  • Member – American Bar Association, Litigation Section (Business Torts Litigation Committee, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee);(Co-Chair, Newsletter/Web-Page Content Subcommittee of Commercial and Business Litigation Committee); Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Business Litigation Committee, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee)
  • Member – DRI (Commercial Litigation Committee, Insurance Law Committee, Drug and Medical Device Committee, Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Member – Mississippi and Capital Area Bar Associations
  • Member – Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member – Jackson Young Lawyers Association
Speaking Engagements
  • 2011 Fidelity National Title Agency Underwriting Seminar, Legal Update - Mississippi (June 2011)

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2001, cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Government and International Studies, 1998

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for Southern District of Mississippi, 2001
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005

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