Representative Matters

Christian Kohlsaat focuses his practice on domestic and international commercial litigation. He represents clients in complex matters including business torts, professional negligence and class actions.

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Christian practiced at a boutique firm in Miami where he gained substantial experience in the fields of commercial litigation and arbitration. Christian has represented a diverse client base ranging from national airlines to electronic scrap companies and real estate brokers.

During law school, Christian was a member of the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, and was a staff editor for the Race and Social Justice Law Review, where he was honored as an Exemplary Member-Candidate.

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented U.S.-based realtor in RICO action involving allegations of theft from a financial institution in Mexico.
  • Represented law firm in the defense of a malpractice claim alleging negligent estate planning of a multi-million dollar trust.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of pharmacological sales company following equipment sales company’s breach of purchase and sale agreement worth nearly half a million dollars.
  • Represented shareholder in derivative suit alleging mismanagement by the officers and directors of a popular Miami restaurant.
  • Obtained dismissal against individual whose identity was stolen and utilized to bilk investors out of tens of millions of dollars through fraudulent trade factoring transactions in RICO action.


  • Represented subsidiary of a Spanish company in ICC arbitration involving a public-private partnership dispute.


  • Represented electronic scrap company in an environmental dispute with a Florida government agency.

J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2015

B.S., Florida State University, 2009