MIAMI, FL (June 2014) – Attorneys Francis X. Sexton, Jr. and James P. Gueits have joined the law firm of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP (LKLSG) as partners. Sexton handles complex commercial litigation, products liability arbitration, business torts, professional liability, real estate foreclosure, investment fraud, trademark infringement and banking disputes.  Gueits concentrates his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, business torts, real estate investment fraud, post-judgment execution and partnership disputes.

“Francis and James bring to the firm the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that allows us to be efficient and cost-effective,” said Jeff Schneider, managing partner of LKLSG. “Their level of expertise will help us continue to grow practice areas that have exploded in recent years, including complex commercial and business litigation and international arbitration.”    

Sexton, a member of both the Florida Bar and New York Bar, was a partner at Fowler Rodriguez Counselors at Law.  He has been an arbitrator, for the past 20 years, with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), adjudicated more than 150 arbitrations.  Sexton represents clients in high-end arbitrations, in both international disputes and U. S.-based controversies. He recently prevailed in an international arbitration in which the ownership of a resort island in the Bahamas was in issue.  Sexton received his Bachelor of Arts and his juris doctor from Georgetown University. 

Prior to joining LKLSG, Guiets was an associate at Fowler Rodriguez Counselors at Law in Miami. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Guiets attended the University of Miami for his Bachelors of Science, followed by St. Thomas University School of Law for his juris doctor.  

Sexton and Gueits join a team of seasoned attorneys recognized as industry leaders in the field of complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy and receiverships, among other practice areas. Their creative and innovative thinking help them provide cost-effective personalized services to solve complex business and financial issues.  Their experience compliments the firm’s areas of expertise, which include securities and enforcement proceedings, insurance, labor and employment, professional malpractice, construction law, real estate, class actions, consumer protection, intellectual property, lender liability, probate and trust litigation, partnership and corporate disputes, trade secrets, and fraud in all of its myriad of forms.