GrayRobinson Bolsters Litigation Section with Addition of Four Strategic Counselors

March 7, 2023

ORLANDO, Fla. – GrayRobinson today announced Shawn Demers, Eric Fluharty, Eisele Ibarra, and Cindy Innocent have joined its Litigation Section.

Demers, based in the firm’s Melbourne office, focuses his litigation practice on corporate, real estate, and other business transactions. He serves as a commercial litigator handling a diverse portfolio of complex commercial litigation matters from inception through trial, a business transaction attorney handling asset and purchase agreements, and as counsel for small and growing businesses. Demers regularly works with developers, investors, contractors, residential and commercial property owners, commercial tenants, and other parties in the real estate and litigation arena.

Demers received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University (FSU) College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in History and Classical Civilizations from FSU. He is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Demers is also an avid vegan Ironman triathlete and races for team Vegan Powered Athlete and the “Team Infinit” Competition Team.

Fluharty, based in the firm’s Fort Myers office, focuses his complex litigation practice on construction and business-related disputes. He assists contractors, design professionals, developers, businesses, and owners in navigating construction deals, contract negotiations, and disputes, focusing his practice on breach of contract, construction defect litigation, and other construction-related issues in Florida. He often participates in many construction projects from dirt to completion. Fluharty has successfully litigated complex construction-related disputes throughout the state and has extensive experience in jury trials, bench trials, mediations, arbitrations, legal research, and motion practice.

Fluharty received his Juris Doctor from the Florida Coastal School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the College of Wooster. He is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and is Florida-certified as a continuing education instructor.

Ibarra, based in the firm’s Orlando office, focuses her commercial litigation practice on complex disputes stemming from construction, breach of contract, business torts, real-estate, and corporate transactions. Before her legal career, Ibarra served as an outreach staff assistant for the U.S. Congress in Florida. In this role, she often met with constituents, Florida-based corporations, and non-profits to discuss strategies regarding their federal concerns and opinions, agency assistance, and state of emergency FEMA response.

Ibarra received her Juris Doctor from FSU College of Law and her Bachelor of Science in International Affairs and Political Science from FSU. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Innocent, based in the firm’s Tampa office, practices commercial litigation and securities arbitration. She represents individuals and businesses across a broad range of industries, including, but not limited to, closely held corporations, LLCs, banks, and broker-dealers. Innocent dedicates part of her practice to handling legal disputes involving cryptocurrency and digital assets. Prior to joining GrayRobinson, she defended complex securities enforcement actions and investigations brought by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).

Innocent received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of South Florida. She is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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