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Kathryn Bessmer Hoeck

420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801

Kathryn Bessmer Hoeck is a partner in the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group. Kathy represents banks and non-bank consumer debt originators and servicers in litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and appeals. She also represents businesses and court-appointed receivers in complex commercial disputes.
Representative Experience
Consumer Finance - Extensive experience prosecuting contested mortgage foreclosures and defending mortgage loan servicers, investors, and loan originators in claims involving state and federal law including Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Unfair, Deceptive Abuse and Practices Act (UDAAP), Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), Florida's Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA) and Florida common law. Experience includes trying cases throughout the State of Florida and in federal courts, as well as appeals.
Commercial Landlord Tenant Disputes - Extensive experience in representing both landlords and tenants in issues involving eviction, holdover tenancy, restrictive lease covenants, property maintenance and repair, abandonment of property, removal of fixtures and personality, and CAM charges. Properties at issue included office complexes, shopping centers, entertainment complexes, industrial, and warehouse buildings.
Receiverships - Experience representing court-appointed receivers for entities involved in Ponzi or pyramid schemes, including fraudulent transfer litigation. Representative cases include Securities and Exchange Commission v. W.L. Ware Enterprises and Investments, Inc., United States District Court Middle District of Florida, Case No. 6:04-CV-112 and Securities and Exchange Commission v. Robert E. Lane and Wealth Pools Int'l, United States District Court Middle District of Florida, Case No. 6:07-cv-1920.
Business Torts - Experience representing businesses in cases involving business torts such as conversion, tortious interference with business relationships, defamation, and trade disparagement. Litigated cases involving Florida Deception and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Lanham Act, and the Sherman and Clayton Acts.
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2018, Listed in Florida for Litigation - Real Estate
PACE Center for Girls, "Outstanding Women of Orlando" Award
Orlando Women's Executive Council, "Women's Achievement" Award
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
Professional Memberships & Activities
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Member; Business Torts Litigation Committee, Member; Committee on Corporate Counsel, Member
Orange County Bar Association, Former Mediator and Mediator Trainer; Citizen Dispute Settlement Program
The Florida Bar, Sections of Business Law and Trial Lawyers, Member
Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center, Community Volunteer
Federal Court Grievance Committee, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, Former Court-Appointed Member
Heart of Florida United Way, Former Chairman of the Board
Orange County Bar Association, Former Mediator and Mediator Trainer, Citizen Dispute Settlement Program
St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Parishioner and Volunteer
St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, Volunteer

Kathryn Bessmer  Hoeck

Consumer Financial Services
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1989; with high honors, Order of the Coif
B.A., University of Central Florida, 1985; summa cum laude
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