Ausley McMullen

E.   Dylan Rivers
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drivers@ausley.com
123 South Calhoun Street
P.O. Box 391
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
Voice: (850) 425-5495
Fax: (850) 222-7560


Biography

Dylan Rivers is a shareholder with the firm and practices primarily in the areas of commercial and administrative litigation. He regularly advises clients in commercial disputes in state and federal court, and has experience in commercial lending and collections, real estate and construction, commercial and residential leasing matters, homeowners’ association disputes, employment claims, fraudulent transfers, and numerous other types of contract and business disputes. Mr. Rivers has also represented clients in consumer protection matters and class action lawsuits involving state and federal law claims. Finally, Dylan represents clients in professional licensure matters before several different regulatory boards.


Admitted to Practice

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class XXV

Education

  • J.D., with honors, Florida State University, 2003
  • B.S., with honors, University of Florida, 2000
  • Florida Blue Key

Extended Profile

Dylan Rivers is a shareholder with the firm and practices primarily in the areas of commercial and administrative litigation. He regularly advises clients in commercial disputes in state and federal court, and has experience in commercial lending and collections, real estate and construction, commercial and residential leasing matters, homeowners’ association disputes, employment claims, fraudulent transfers, and numerous other types of contract and business disputes. Mr. Rivers has also represented clients in consumer protection matters and class action lawsuits involving state and federal law claims.  Finally, Dylan represents clients in professional licensure matters before several different regulatory boards.

EDUCATION:
University of Florida – Bachelor of Science in Business/Marketing, with honors (2000)
Florida State University College of Law – Juris Doctor, with honors (2003)
Florida Blue Key

COURT ADMISSIONS:
All Florida State Courts
United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
The Florida Bar – member of real estate, administrative and litigation sections.
American Bar Associations
Tallahassee Bar Association
State of Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design - Board Member Appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013

PRESENTATIONS:
Commercial Leases
Non-Compete Clauses
Residential Leases
Current issues for realtors

PUBLICATIONS:
E. Dylan Rivers, Regulating Regulators:  Active Supervision of State Regulatory Boards in the Wake of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 90, No. 10 at pp. 43-47 (Dec. 2016).

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:
The Rotary Club of Tallahassee
William H. Stafford Inn of Court
Leadership Tallahassee, Class XXV
Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors (2009-2013)
Capital Area Gator Club, Past President

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Successfully defended private contractors with state agency from constitutional challenge brought by advocacy group under the “No Aid” provision of the Florida Constitution.

Obtained summary judgment in favor of client in a case involving the alleged breaches of road construction contracts in which the damages claimed were in excess of $40 million.

Represented contractors, developers and owners in various construction defect and mold cases.

Obtained a dismissal of a False Claims Act case brought against a hospital by a disgruntled former member of the medical staff. The dismissal was affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals when we were able to successfully argue that the appeal was untimely. The United States Supreme Court refused to consider further appeal of the case.

Represented several companies in public procurement matters, including bid protests and similar cases.

Represented several hospitals and health care organizations.


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