Steven Holinstat is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department. Over the past two decades, he has handled complex, high-profile litigations that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries. The latter include a nine-figure settlement in the bankruptcy of Ocala Funding, LCC, in which Steve was the lead litigator in a series of fraudulent conveyance cases involving one of the largest frauds in the history of the residential mortgage industry.
Steve has a broad and diverse background in all aspects of high-stakes commercial litigation and is one of the firm’s principal fiduciary litigators. His significant victories include defeating, on summary judgment, objections to the probate of a $70 million estate, which preserved the decedent’s desire to leave his estate to charity. Steve also is the lead litigator in a number of high-net-worth trust and estate matters, and has developed a reputation for being adept at intervening and resolving challenging interfamily disputes before they escalate into full-blown litigation.
When litigation is unavoidable, Steve is an aggressive and experienced trial lawyer. He has handled cases before federal and state courts around the country and numerous arbitrations before JAMS, the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers, or NASD) and the International Chamber of Commerce.