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Balch & Bingham Expands Jacksonville Office with Addition of Litigators Paul Bagley and Chezare Palacios

Balch & Bingham is pleased to welcome two new attorneys to the firm’s Jacksonville office, including Paul Bagley, who joins as partner and member of the Litigation and Commercial & Class Action Practices and Chezare Palacios, who joins as a member of the Banking & Financial Services Litigation and Intellectual Property & Trademark Practices.

“We are pleased to welcome Paul and Chezare to Balch’s Jacksonville office,” said Geremy Gregory, managing partner of the Jacksonville office. “Balch continues to attract talented attorneys across our footprint, and the addition of Paul and Chezare is another milestone in our ongoing commitment to Jacksonville. Paul and Chezare will be key members of our Litigation Practice, will add outstanding value to the clients we support.”

Paul is a highly sought-after attorney for high-stakes litigation across several practice areas. He maintains a practice with an emphasis in healthcare and technology disputes, consumer class actions, and contractual and partnership disputes. Paul also represents clients in matters relating to securities, including claims under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, governmental investigations, construction-related disputes, consumer class actions and admiralty and maritime dispute litigation matters, representing cruise lines, cargo lines and yacht owners. With experience representing Fortune 100 publicly traded companies as well as early-stage companies and entrepreneurs, Paul regularly appears in federal and state courts throughout Florida. Paul received his J.D. from Stanford Law School.  

“The firm’s incredibly strong reputation in complex litigation, experience in healthcare and technology and its commitment to continued growth provided an ideal platform for me to use my skills, background and experience to support our growing client needs,” said Paul Bagley, partner. 

With experience in intellectual property matters, including anti-counterfeiting and trademark infringement, Chezare has experience representing clients in multiple federal courts across Florida, Louisiana and Texas. He has also counseled and assisted clients in the procurement and maintenance of their intellectual property rights through the U.S. Patent and Trademark and U.S. Copyright Offices.

Chezare received his J.D. from The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin School of Law, where he was the editor in chief of the Journal of Tech. Law & Policy

Balch’s Jacksonville office includes attorneys who are recognized for their deep knowledge and experience managing sophisticated and complex litigation, corporate, financial services and real estate matters. They represent individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, national and multinational corporations throughout the U.S. and are known for their efficient, responsive, value-driven approach to client service.