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Mark R. Cheskin


Mark R. Cheskin

Civil lawsuits and arbitrations with potentially significant financial exposure, or other important business outcomes, call for a litigator with both trial and business savvy. With his strategic and rigorous approach to the toughest cases, Mark Cheskin has successfully taken dozens of significant cases to jury verdict, final judgment, or final arbitral award as lead lawyer. In his 28-year legal career, Mark has litigated cases in both domestic and international jurisdictions.

From handling international business disputes to defending class actions involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs, Mark has represented clients from virtually every sector of the economy, including construction, energy, financial, retail, travel, communication, higher education, healthcare, professional, agriculture, and technology.

While Mark takes a bottom-line approach to resolving clients' problems, he goes to trial when the need arises. He obtained a US$2.5 million jury verdict on behalf of a pro bono client in a discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mark received the Daily Business Review's designation as South Florida's Most Effective Lawyer in the pro bono category for this representation. He subsequently won a favorable ruling in a four-week trial over the construction of a US$205 million power plant on behalf of one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies. Mark participated in a two-week international arbitration over a €290 million telecommunications satellite on behalf of one of the largest satellite manufacturers in the world. This latter arbitration resulted in a €36 million award in favor of his client.

Mark is consistently ranked as a top lawyer in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers of America, South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend Magazine, and Super Lawyers.

"Market commentators note that Mark Cheskin 'is the ultimate in being practical and reasonable — he thinks through the game to the very end before it has even started.'"


Representative Experience

Represented to final judgment one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies over the construction of a US$205m power plant.

Represented one of the largest satellite manufacturers in the world in a ‎€290m ICC arbitration against a Florida-based manufacturer.

Obtained successful jury verdicts in two separate, month-long class action jury trials within a six month period for back pay.

Obtained a US$2.5m jury verdict on behalf of a pro bono client in a case against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Obtained settlement in excess of US$1m in a case against a credit counseling business for failure to pay marketing fees.

Obtained successful jury verdict in federal court for a major NASA contractor in sexual harassment and retaliation case.

Obtained permanent injunction against former salesperson of an international travel agency for theft of trade secrets.

Successfully defended national financial institution in arbitration over tortious interference claims.

Obtained summary judgment on 17 count complaint by four plaintiffs against one of the country's largest healthcare companies.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., with honors, University of Miami, 1984

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida

Court admissions

  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


Florida, Labor & Employment

Chambers USA


Top Lawyers in South Florida

South Florida Legal Guide


The Best Lawyers in America


Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney

Florida Super Lawyers


Top Rated Lawyers, International Law & International Trade


Corporate Counsel

Super Lawyers

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