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  • Wilson McCoy P.A.
    Updated On: Feb 18, 2016

    LEGAL SERVICES

    About Wilson McCoy, P.A.


    Wilson McCoy, P.A.

    At Wilson McCoy, P.A., we draw from over 30 years of combined legal experience to represent employees and employers in work matters and business-related litigation. Whether it’s a matter of discrimination or a contractual dispute with another business, we equip our clients with the knowledge and resources they need to resolve their matter through private negotiation, mediation, or litigation.


    Mission & Business Philosophy

    The mission of Wilson McCoy, P.A. is to (1) provide our clients with sensible, effective solutions to workplace matters through modern communications and good old-fashioned honesty, integrity, and hard work; (2) promote good stewardship within the legal profession; and (3) enhance our community through volunteer work and sponsorships. Work matters. Family matters. Community matters. You matter. When we adhere to such maxims, everything else will fall into place.


    Building Something Different

    Wilson McCoy was founded, in part, upon the notion that today’s traditional law firm model can be improved upon through a mix of “old school” practices and advancements in technology. The use of technology provides our clients with 24/7 access to their case files and instant notification of substantive updates to their matters. Such communications are not designed to replace face-to-face meetings with our client but instead to keep them better informed. The more informed you are the better we are able to determine if we are meeting your goals and objectives for your legal matter. Moreover, it assists us with building relationships and establishing trust with our clients... the “old school” practice which all of today’s attorneys should strive to achieve.


    A Balanced Perspective

    As one of the few practices in Florida which represents both employees and employers, Wilson McCoy maintains a balanced perspective with each of its cases. A balanced perspective and the ability to “do it all” allow us to adjust to nearly any situation. Whether it is defending a business or advocating the rights of an individual, we use our experience to forecast our opponent’s next move.


    Why We Do What We Do

    We are passionate about handling work matters because we know our work is impactful. Our work not only affects our clients, but it also has a meaningful impact on their families and our community. If you are a client of Wilson McCoy, you will understand these principles. Work matters, family matters, community matters and you matter.


    Conclusion

    Each member of our Team has built successful legal careers by merging knowledge of technical matters with common-sense advice designed to meet the real needs and goals of clients. As our client, we will work directly with you to do whatever we can to achieve your goals and objectives. This is what we do. We do it well and would welcome the opportunity to do it for – and with – you.

    LEGAL TEAM

    Gary D. Wilson, Esq. 

    In addition to being a practicing attorney and co-founder of Wilson McCoy, P.A. with Nathan McCoy, Gary represents both individuals in civil rights and discrimination claims, non-compete and other employment issues, but also defends employers in such matters. Gary also represents unions and their members in disciplinary cases and collective bargaining negotiations.

    With nearly 25 years of employment law experience, Gary’s work as an employment and labor law attorney has been recognized by publications and his peers, consistently naming him as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” a Florida “Super Lawyer,” and one of Orlando’s “Best Attorneys.”  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, and all State courts in Florida. Gary is also a Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Florida Supreme Court, and also a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator.

    Gary graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from Florida State University, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he received the Julius Owen Memorial Scholarship in Law, the Dean's Distinguished Service Award, was a student body senator, served on the Moot Court Board, and was named to "Who's Who Among American Law Students."

    In addition to his legal work, Gary regularly volunteers his time to non-profit organizations, serves as an officer in his church, has engaged in missions, and has served his University on several boards. In fact, because of his distinguished career and dedication to his alma mater, the Florida State University awarded him with entry into the University’s “Circle of Gold,” one of the University’s highest honors.

    Education

    Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, Real Estate

    University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctorate

    Law School Honors: Julius Owen Memorial Scholarship in Law; Dean's Distinguished Service Award; Student Body Senator; Moot Court Board; and named to "Who's Who Among American Law Students"

    Professional Associations

    American Bar Association

    Federal Bar Association

    Florida Bar Association

    Orange County Bar Association

    Real Estate Salesman’s License, State of Florida

    Notary Public, State of Florida

    Bar Admissions

    State of Florida – all courts

    United States Supreme Court

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

    U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    Nathan A. McCoy, Esq. 

    Few attorneys can say they have done it all in their area of practice - Nathan A. McCoy can.  From defending Fortune 500 companies at one of the nation’s largest and most distinguished management defense firms to practicing with one of Florida’s most well-known “Plaintiffs Firms,” Nathan has gained invaluable experience from every angle of the courtroom.  Because he represents both plaintiffs and defendants, Nathan has developed a breadth of legal and business knowledge and a true balanced perspective on legal matters.  His diverse experience has given him keen insight into the minds of corporations (both large and small), individuals, and their counsel as they position themselves in legal battles and negotiations. 

    Nathan has parlayed such experience into co-founding and serving as Managing Shareholder of Wilson McCoy, P.A., a law firm dedicated to coaching, counseling, and representing businesses and individuals in employment and business related matters.  Since its inception in 2012, Wilson McCoy, P.A. has been named by and featured as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report from 2013 – 2016.  As a true “lawpreneur,” Nathan enjoys working with entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses to ensure complying with the law does not interfere with the creativity needed to succeed in today’s legalistic business environment.  He also vigorously advocates the rights of individuals and whistleblowers who have been subjected to discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.

    Nathan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Central Florida (“UCF”) and obtained his law degree from the University of Tennessee, where he served as Managing Editor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and was a member of the Board of Editors for the Tennessee Law Review.

    Nathan has also been publicly heralded as a “Best Attorney” attorney in Orlando and is a contributing author to the best-selling book, “Get in the Game,” a publication offering perspective to aspiring entrepreneurs.  Nathan has also served as a guest professor on contracts for UCF, and he often lectures at legal seminars.  He is married to his wife of 15 years, a proud father of two, and an endurance obstacle race enthusiast.

    Education
    University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science, General Business Administration, magna cum laude

    University of Tennessee, Juris Doctorate

    Honors: Tennessee Law Review, Managing Editor of Transactions Tennessee Journal of Business Law, Member of National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Team, Research Assistant to Professor Sibyl Marshall

    Professional Associations

    Florida Bar Association

    Labor & Employment Law Section

    Orange County Bar Association

    Legal Knights

    Bar Admissions

    State of Florida - all courts

    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

    U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    Karina S. Xart, Esq.

    Most lawyers start their legal careers with very little legal experience.  Such is not case with Karina S. Xart.  Karina’s experience in the legal field began at the age of 14, when she volunteered her time with the Legal Aid Society of Miami and utilized her bilingual skills to translate matters for Spanish-speaking clients.  While obtaining her law degree, Karina further honed her advocacy and negotiation skills by mediating cases in General Session Court, representing Immigrants at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center and at the Miami-Dade County School Board Attorney’s Office, the State of Tennessee in the Knox County Criminal Court as an Acting Assistant District Attorney, and abused children in the Knox County Juvenile Court as a Certified Legal Intern for a Guardian ad Litem.  Karina’s breadth of experience has enabled her to skillfully identify issues and foster positive outcomes to legal matters like a seasoned veteran.  Indeed, in just three years as an attorney, Karina has appeared before administrative agencies such as the United States Equal Opportunity Commission and Florida state and federal courts and successfully represented clients in complex business and employment-related negotiations and litigation, including trial. Due to her experience and success level, Karina earned her place as a shareholder in just three years pf practice with Wilson McCoy, P.A.

    Among other things, Karina regularly provides advice to small and medium-sized businesses, enforces non-competition agreements, and represents individuals and businesses in matters involving discrimination, whistleblowing, and unpaid wages.  Such representation encompasses the representation of clients in numerous industries, including staffing, gas and oil, restaurant, hospitality, insurance, education, local government, auto, finance, health and beauty, construction, healthcare, agriculture, legal, as well as many others.

    Karina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Communications, from Boston College (“BC”). While at BC, Karina served as the Chief Justice of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College and as a Senior Board Member of the Student Judicial Board.  Throughout her four years of college, Karina worked at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and as a Teacher’s Assistant at the Jackson Mann Pre-School. Karina earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law (“UT”), with a concentration in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

    During her first year of law school, Karina founded Enlace, the first Latino Law Student Association at UT and wrote on to the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy, later being elected as Managing Editor. Karina also competed nationally on the Jessup International Moot Court team, and she received two Public Interest Fellowship Grants for her skillful representation of clients. Due to her academic and extracurricular accomplishments, Karina became the First Recipient of the Tennessee Judicial Conference Scholarship in Honor of Justice Penny White.

    Karina was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As a first generation American, Karina’s native language is Spanish and later learned to speak Catalan while living in Barcelona in 2008. Karina discovered her passion for law early on and began working in the legal field at the age of fourteen, when she volunteered her time with the Legal Aid Society of Miami.

    Education

    Boston College, Bachelor of Arts, Human Development and Communications

    Honors: Chief Justice of the Undergraduate Government; Senior Board Member of the Student Judicial Board; Council Leader, 4Boston Volunteers; Dean's List First Honors; Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award; Fully Funded Research Grant as a TRIO McNair Fellow

    University of Tennessee College of Law, Juris Doctorate, Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

    Honors: Founder and President, Enlace Latino Law Student Association; Managing Editor, Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy; Jessup International Moot Court Team; Dean's List High Honors; Vice Chancellor's Division of Student Life Award Recipient; First Recipient of the Tennessee Judicial Conference Scholarship; Pre-trial Litigation Academic Excellence Award; Public Interest Fellowship Grant Recipient; Published in the Tennessee Volunteer Attorney (Tn. Bar Assoc.), Fall 2011.

    Professional Associations

    Florida Bar Association

    Florida Bar Young Lawyer's Division

    Orange County Bar Association

    UT Alumni Association

    Bar Admissions

    State of Florida – all courts

    Middle District of Florida

    Louis Montone, Esq.

    Louis is an Associate Attorney that represents employees, employers, and unions in work-related matters.  He primarily focuses his practice on employment discrimination, unpaid wage cases, including those ranging from overtime to sales commissions.  Louis also spends extensive time handling claims of retaliation, whistleblowing, and contractual representation of local unions.  Louis’ practice encompasses all of the major employment laws including: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other related laws. 

    Louis graduated from the University of Florida (“UF”) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  While at UF, Louis served on the Executive Board of the American Marketing Association.  After undergrad, Louis spent several years in commercial sales where he worked directly with hundreds of small business owners and two Fortune 500 companies.  After a successful career in sales, Louis decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an attorney and obtained his Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law (“Barry”).  

    While serving in a year-long internship with the Office of General Counsel for Orange County Public Schools, Louis realized his passion for employment and labor law as he helped defend a variety of employment issues.  Louis was the Founder and President of the Labor and Employment Law Association, the first student organization at Barry dedicated to this practice area.  He was recognized with the Florida Bar’s Outstanding Labor and Employment Law Student Award in 2013-14. 

    Louis’ favorite part of law practice is meeting new clients and helping to solve their problems.   Louis believes in a consultative approach to his representation, where he “teams up” with his clients to pinpoint their legal issues and then guides them throughout the litigation and negotiation process.

    Louis is a first generation American and speaks Italian as a second language.  He is also a Supreme Court of Florida Certified County Mediator. 

    Education

    University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

    Barry University, Juris Doctorate

    Law School Honors: Awarded Florida Bar’s Outstanding Labor and Employment Law Student Award in 2013-14

    Professional Associations

    Florida Bar Association

    Florida Bar Young Lawyer's Division

    Orange County Bar Association

    Bar Admissions

    State of Florida – all courts

    Middle District of Florida


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