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Nicolette Corso Vilmos

Partner

390 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
nicolette.vilmos@nelsonmullins.com

Nicolette Corso Vilmos focuses her practices in the areas of complex business litigation, including bankruptcy, intellectual property, banking law, lender liability, shareholder and business disputes, real estate workouts, non-compete litigation, and landlord-tenant matters.

Her bankruptcy and creditors’ right practice includes representation of secured lenders, purchasers of assets from troubled companies, fiduciaries, creditors' committees and other stakeholders...

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Nicolette Corso Vilmos focuses her practices in the areas of complex business litigation, including bankruptcy, intellectual property, banking law, lender liability, shareholder and business disputes, real estate workouts, non-compete litigation, and landlord-tenant matters.

Her bankruptcy and creditors’ right practice includes representation of secured lenders, purchasers of assets from troubled companies, fiduciaries, creditors' committees and other stakeholders in multi-party disputes and reorganizations.

In the area of intellectual property, she has litigation experience in state and federal courts and has represented clients in cases relating to  patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, anti-cybersquatting, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, computer fraud and abuse act, deceptive and unfair trade practices, tortious interference, breach of contract and/or breach of restrictive covenants and other related claims.

Ms. Vilmos  counsels clients on various privacy and data security issues from system-wide network intrusions and ransomware attacks to cyber extortion, fraudulent wire transfers, e-mail account compromises, stolen computer hardware and employee misconduct.  

in multi-party disputes and reorganizations.

In the area of intellectual property, she has litigation experience in state and federal courts and has represented clients in cases relating to  patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, anti-cybersquatting, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, computer fraud and abuse act, deceptive and unfair trade practices, tortious interference, breach of contract and/or breach of restrictive covenants and other related claims.

Ms. Vilmos  counsels clients on various privacy and data security issues from system-wide network intrusions and ransomware attacks to cyber extortion, fraudulent wire transfers, e-mail account compromises, stolen computer hardware and employee misconduct.  

Nicolette Corso Vilmos focuses her practices in the areas of complex business litigation, including bankruptcy, intellectual property, banking law, lender liability, shareholder and business disputes, real estate workouts, non-compete litigation, and landlord-tenant matters.

Her bankruptcy and creditors’ right practice includes representation of secured lenders, purchasers of assets from troubled companies, fiduciaries, creditors' committees and other stakeholders... in multi-party disputes and reorganizations.

In the area of intellectual property, she has litigation experience in state and federal courts and has represented clients in cases relating to  patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, anti-cybersquatting, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, computer fraud and abuse act, deceptive and unfair trade practices, tortious interference, breach of contract and/or breach of restrictive covenants and other related claims.

Ms. Vilmos  counsels clients on various privacy and data security issues from system-wide network intrusions and ransomware attacks to cyber extortion, fraudulent wire transfers, e-mail account compromises, stolen computer hardware and employee misconduct.  

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Has been involved in complex business bankruptcy matters such as the prosecution/defense of fraudulent and preferential transfers, creditor committee representation, receiverships, cram down defense, valuations, involuntary bankruptcies, and Assignment for Benefit of Creditors (ABC) litigation at the state, federal, and appellate levels
  • Regularly counsels her clients on the enforcement and defense of their intellectual property rights at the state, federal, and appellate levels 
  • Counsels her lender and investor clients in the area of intellectual property by protecting, acquiring, and selling these valuable assets during bankruptcy proceedings
  • Advises clients on the implementation of privacy and data breaches, including implementing breach notification, mitigation, and corrective action strategies
  • Experienced in the resolution of commercial landlord-tenant disputes, representing developers, several national retail owners, and other operators and owners of commercial property
  • Counsels her clients in connection with commercial lease negotiations, terminations, and other areas related to commercial leasing transactions
  • Works with lenders, asset managers, and servicing agents in enforcing loan documents, dealing with pooling and servicing agreements and working out problem loans

Representative Matters

Intellectual Property and Business Litigation

  • Southeastern Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventist v. Guilgal Congregation, et el: Successfully represented client at trial and on appeal to the Fifth District Court of Appeal against multiple defendants for fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, conversion and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Twin River’s Engineering v. Fieldpiece: Represented patent owner and inventor in the prosecution of action to terminate a Business Agreement regarding the use of patented technology covering infrared leak detectors. Successfully defended against defendant’s mandatory injunction and counterclaim alleging breach and Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Skyline USA v. Uniform 4 All: Defense of patent and trademark infringement action and deceptive and unfair practices act related to a product and design for a Combined Flash Light and Stun Gun
  • Eat Dirt, LLC v. Arribia Films, et. el: Counsel for patent owner and inventor in patent infringement lawsuit regarding patented invention iPhone cover with built-in bottle opener
  • Coastal Electronics v. P&L: Counsel for patent owner and inventor regarding his intellectual property used to access other computers inside of vehicles that control the radio, audio visual devices, navigation devices, and electronic systems in lawsuit for trademark infringement; false designation of origin and false advertising; deceptive and unfair trade practices; violation of the Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act under; and copyright infringement
  • OSI v. Universal Systems & Technology, Inc.: Represented military contractor suing competitor to enjoin defendants from using any of OSI’s trade secrets that included source code and software related to OSI’s laser based training system software and hardware
  • MPS v. Siemens Westinghouse: Defense of one of the world’s largest power plant equipment companies in a $300 million trade secret misappropriation case
  • PortionPac Chemical Corporation v. Sanitech Systems: Defense counsel in a trade dress, trademark, trade secret, and copyright infringement action for a distributor of school sanitation chemicals
  • Starbucks v. Yeehaw Travel Center: Counsel for Starbucks in a trademark infringement and dilution action in Federal Court
  • Trizen Systems v. Software Ag: Counsel for patent owner and inventor in the prosecution of a patent infringement action, including Markman hearing, regarding a method for managing data stored in a database and a method that provided integration between a mainframe and a computer
  • MLE Restaurant Group, LLC, v. ADL Investments, LLC., and Corral Group, L.P.: Represented landlord in contested eviction and damages action. Following the presentation of evidence at trial, including expert witness testimony, the court entered a judgment in the landlord’s favor finding that the tenant wrongfully assigned the lease, causing the landlord to incur compensable attorneys’ fees in the bankruptcy action of the improper tenant, in addition to damages
  • Kindred v. Murphy: Represented plaintiff in case alleging misappropriation of funds in addition to claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

Bankruptcy

  • In re: Land Resource, LLC et. al., Debtors, Leigh Richard Meininger, Chapter 7 Trustee, Plaintiff, v. J. Robert Ward: Counsel for Chapter 7 Trustee in the administration of 36 bankruptcy entities in addition to multiple multimillion-dollar fraudulent transfer adversaries. Obtained order, affirmed on appeal, approving settlement containing a bar order permanently enjoining the creditors from pursuing any claims against the non-debtor settling parties 
  • In re Robb & Stucky Limited, LLLP: Served as co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Robb and Stucky Limited LLLP, a high-end nationwide retailer of interior decorations, which ultimately led to the sale of substantially all of the Debtors' assets and a  settlement with the Debtor’s Lenders
  • In re: Louis J. Pearlman, et al., Represented numerous creditors in counsel in a $300 million Ponzi fraud case
  • In re: Sarasota Suncoast: Counsel to secured lender in Chapter 11 in contested confirmation and valuation hearing regarding a debtor that operated a church and leased real estate to a charter school
  • In re: Sun King Apartments, Inc.: Counsel to institutional lender in Debtor’s contested single asset real estate Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • In re: EZ Pay Services, Inc.: Counsel for creditor who purchased dental accounts receivable from the debtor prepetition. Defended creditor in numerous adversary and multistate lawsuits regarding disputes related to ownership claims on the accounts receivable
  • In Re Seminole Walls & Ceilings: Defended creditor in fraudulent transfer actions, and trials, in which the trustee claimed the assets purchased by the creditor were property of the bankruptcy estate
  • In re Tempus Resorts International, Ltd: Served as co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Tempus Resorts International, Ltd., a Florida based vacation ownership development, marketing, sales, and management company. Substantially all of the Debtor’s assets were sold through the Chapter 11 Plan

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, JD, cum laude (2000)
  • Stetson University, BA, cum laude (1998)

Admissions

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

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  • Board of Directors, The Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association (2019)
  • Board Member, IWIRC Florida Network (2016-Present)
  • Member, UCC Committee
    • UCC Committee
    • Judicial Liaison Committee
    • Computer and Technology Committee
    • Florida Business Law Section
  • Member, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Member and Former Board Member (2012-2017), Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Member, OCBA IP Committee
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, ABI Southwest Advisory Board
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association in Orlando
  • Graduate, Leadership Orlando
  • Member and Mentor, Central Florida Inns of Court
  • Visiting Bankruptcy law professor at the FAMU School of Law
  • Real Property Adjunct Professor Valencia Community College 
  • Member, Past Board of Directors and President’s Society, March of Dimes Central Florida Chapter
  • Former Board Member, Harbor House
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