Boyd & Jenerette is pleased to welcome Attorneys Michael Restrepo and Jonathan Knott to the firm.
Michael Restrepo is an Associate Attorney working remotely for Boyd & Jenerette in the Tampa Bay area and focuses his practice in the firm's Construction Law Group, handling matters involving construction defects, breach of contract, negligence, and insurance coverage. Michael strives to provide his clients with attentive and responsive representation, with the goal of securing swift and complete resolutions to their disputes.
Prior to joining Boyd & Jenerette, Michael provided legal counsel to condominiums and homeowners' associations throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Michael first became familiar with the courtroom while interning for the Honorable Judge Sarah Zabel in Miami-Dade County. Through his support of Judge Zabel, he was provided with a valuable exposure to the legal system. He would go on to work for the Veteran Affairs Office of General Counsel, where he provided legal representation to Veteran Affairs Employers in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination cases and labor disputes.
Originally from New York City, Michael relocated to Florida during his teenage years. He obtained his undergraduate degree in International Relations and Political Science from Florida International University. Shortly thereafter, Michael began his legal studies at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
During his spare time, Michael enjoys traveling, supporting his alma mater, the Florida Gators, and trivia. Michael is also an avid Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Jets fan.
Jonathan Knott focuses his practice primarily in construction litigation. Prior to joining the firm he worked extensively in family law, business litigation, personal injury as well as in the general counsel office of Orlando Health.
Mr. Knott grew up in Winter Park, Florida, and received his degrees in Philosophy and Business Administration from University of North Florida. While in college, Mr. Knott worked as the sous chef for a fine dining French restaurant. After college he worked for Merrill Lynch, where he obtained his NASD Series 7 and 66 certifications as well as a 2-15 Life, Health, and Variable Annuity license and a mortgage broker license.
Mr. Knott attended Barry University School of Law where he graduated in 2011 in the top 3% of his class (5/176). While in law school he served as the Managing Editor of the Barry Law Review and received the highest grade in Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Torts, and Conflicts of Law. He scored highest on the July 2011 Florida Bar Exam of all Barry Law test-takers.
Outside of work Mr. Knott enjoys cooking, archery, camping, and golf.