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  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, JD, cum laude
  • University of Central Florida, BS
DEhrlich@BlankRome.com
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David S. Ehrlich

Associate

Fort Lauderdale, FL v. +1.954.512.1808 f. +1.954.512.1778

David Ehrlich concentrates his practice on commercial litigation, corporate practice, and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Ehrlich is a member of Blank Rome’s consumer financial services team and works on a variety of consumer finance litigation matters, including disputes under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA and FDCPA, state law UDAP claims, and a variety of common law claims. Mr. Ehrlich has extensive experience in litigating matters in state and federal courts, including trial, appellate practice, motion practice, oral argument, evidentiary hearings, pre-trial and post-trial motion practice, and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Ehrlich is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

Mr. Ehrlich’s experience includes insurance coverage litigation, commercial litigation, tort, construction defect, wrongful death, and products liability litigation.

Mr. Ehrlich has been recognized by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Fla. 1st DCA – Lead Appellate counsel for financial institution in a homeowner’s appeal of the client’s compliance with SEC Regulations and the appropriate closing of the requisite Pooling and Servicing Agreement. Mr. Ehrlich attended oral arguments and obtained an order affirming the trial court’s final judgment in favor of the client.
  • U.S. 11th Circ. Ct. App. 2016 – Lead appellate counsel in a case against client financial institution for purported violations of consent order entered into with the U.S. Treasury. Obtained order of dismissal in the U.S. District Court that trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the action because there was not a private right of action under the Financial Institutions Supervisory Act. The order of dismissal was affirmed by the 11th Circuit.
  • Fla. 1st DCA 2016 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution of its appeal of a trial court’s adverse order invalidating a residential mortgage lien. Appellate court reversed the trial court’s order invalidating the mortgage and mandated reinstatement of the lien in favor of the client.
  • Fla. 5th DCA 2016 – Lead counsel for financial institution in obtaining a final summary judgment of foreclosure on a residential mortgage loan. The Defendant appealed the summary judgment on the grounds there were issues of material fact with regard to client’s standing to enforce the debt and satisfaction of condition precedent. Appellate court affirmed the final summary judgment for the client.
  • Fla. 3d DCA 2016 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in a homeowner’s appeal of the trial court’s overruling an objection to a foreclosure sale for the institution’s alleged violation of 12 CFR §1024.41, Regulation X of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s ruling for the client.
  • Broward County Cir. Court 2015 – First chaired trial for a financial institution in an action to enforce an equitable lien against the subject property where a mortgage had been declared void under Florida’s Homestead Protection guarantee in the constitution. Obtained Final Judgment of Equitable Lien and Money Judgment in favor of client.
  • Fla. 1st DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution as a defendant in a lawsuit wherein the institution was accused of fraud, wrongful foreclosure, violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act, Quiet Title and other claims. The trial court dismissed the action with prejudice. Plaintiff appealed the order of dismissal the appellate court affirmed it in favor of the client.
  • Fla. 3rd DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution which held title to real property in a prior owner’s appeal from the trial court’s order granting a writ of possession. The appellate court entered an order affirming the trial court’s order in favor of the client.
  • Fla. 4th DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing litigant’s appeal of a final judgment of mortgage foreclosure premised on the financial institution’s purported failure to demonstrate standing to enforce the debt, satisfaction of conditions precedent, and that the trial court abused its discretion in entering in various exhibits into evidence. The appellate court affirmed the final judgment for the client.
  • Fla. 3rd DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing party’s appeal of client’s final judgment concerning purported violations of Truth in Lending Act, fraud, and other defenses. The appellate court entered an order affirming the final judgment.
  • Fla. 5th DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an appeal of a trial court’s Final Judgment in favor of his client and an Order of Dismissal of the opposing party’s counter-claim seeking rescission of a mortgage loan under the Truth in Lending Act. The appellate court affirmed the Final Judgment and the Order of Dismissal in favor of his client.
  • Fla. 4th DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in defeating an opposing party’s appeal of a trial court’s order denying a motion to vacate a Final Judgment. The appellate court entered an order affirming the trial court’s order in favor of his client.
  • Fla. 5th DCA 2015 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an appeal of a trial court’s Final Judgment in favor of his client and an Order of Dismissal of the opposing party’s counter-claim seeking rescission of a mortgage loan under the Truth in Lending Act. The appellate court affirmed the Final Judgment and the Order of Dismissal in favor of his client.
  • Fla. 2nd DCA 2013 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in appellate matter and obtained an order affirming trial court’s order quashing service of process and vacating final default judgment of quiet title of real property against the financial institution.
  • Fla. 4th DCA 2013 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing party’s appeal of the trial court’s factual finding as to lien position and obtained an order affirming a final judgment.
  • Fla. 3d DCA 2013 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing party’s appeal of the trial court’s factual finding at trial and obtained an order affirming a final judgment.
  • Fla. 5th DCA 2013 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing party’s appeal on constitutional grounds and obtained a written opinion from the court affirming the trial court’s order.
  • Fla. 4th DCA 2013 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing party’s appeal of the trial court’s factual finding at trial and obtained an order affirming a final judgment in favor of his client.
  • Fla. 2nd DCA 2013 – Lead appellate counsel for financial institution in an opposing party’s appeal of the trial court’s factual finding at trial and obtained an order affirming a final judgment in favor of his client.
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., S.D. Fla. – Represented a financial institution in opposing party’s lawsuit regarding improper securitization and lack of compliance with a federally regulated loan trust and obtained order of dismissal in favor of his client.


RECOGNITIONS

  • 2014–2017, “Florida Rising Star” in Business Litigation, listed by Super Lawyers 


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