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Owner and Managing Attorney Katy Koestner Esquivel opened Esquivel Law, Chartered in 2013 shortly after the birth of her son. With 15 years of litigation experience under her belt, Katy earned a reputation for being a fearless, thorough, and aggressive advocate for her clients. Add to that her experiences as a woman, and a mom, as well as her perseverance, grit and determination and you will find that Attorney Katy Koestner Esquivel is unstoppable.

Katy is admitted to appear in federal district courts in key agricultural regions. She has litigated cases on behalf of produce growers, buyers, and sellers. Katy has also appeared before judges on their behalf. Katy regularly counsels clients on regulatory compliance in food safety, transportation, licensing, and business dealings.

Following the birth of her son, Katy realized that traditional law firms were not well suited to meet the needs of working mothers. After a brief break for maternity leave, Katy decided to break the mold and create the work environment that she wanted. On November 1, 2013, Esquivel Law Chartered opened its doors in Naples, Florida and Katy has never looked back. Long before the pandemic, Esquivel Law leveraged technology to serve clients nationwide. Katy can provide outstanding legal services regardless of location.

A good business lawyer needs a great legal team, and Katy has a stellar support staff. Paralegal, Colleen Crosby, and the administrative staff provide all the backup and support necessary to ensure clients’ cases run as smoothly as possible.

Katy started her own firm intending to keep the practice focused on PACA and related law. She believes that keeping herself and her team within a narrow range of cases will provide top-quality work and give their clients the best representation available.

Katy is a past President and current Membership Chair of the Michael R.N. McDonnell American Inn of Court, a local organization of attorneys and judges dedicated to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills among members of the bar. Katy serves as President of the St. Ann Catholic School advisory board. Katy has also successfully completed the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course to ensure that she is up to date on the latest food safety standards within the industry.

  • Great Lakes Packers v. P.K. Produce, 542 F. Supp. 3d 685 (N.D. Ohio 2021)

  • Scotlynn USA Div., Inc. v. Titan Trans Corp., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157678 (M.D. Fla. 2021)

  • Skyline Potato Co. v. Hi-Land Potato Co., 188 F. Supp. 3d 1097 (D. Minn. 2016)

  • Jacobs Silver K Farms, Inc. v. Taylor Produce, LLC, 101 F. Supp. 3d 962 (D. Idaho 2015)

  • Skyline Potato Co. v. Hi-Land Potato Co., 909 F. Supp. 2d 1225 (D.N.M. 2012)

  • Skyline Potato Co. v. Tan-O-On Mktg., 285 F.R.D. 617 (D.N.M. 2012)

  • Skyline Potato Co. v. Tan-O-On Mktg., Inc., 879 F. Supp. 2d 1228 (D.N.M. 2012)

  • Sato & CO., LLC v. S&M Produce, Inc., 859 F. Supp. 2d 923 (N.D. 2012)

  • Onions Etc., Inc. v. Z&S Fresh, Inc., 880 F. Supp. 2d 1092 (E.D.Ca. 2012)

  • Skyline Potato Co. v. Tan-O-On Mktg., 278 F.R.D. 628 (D.N.M. 2011)

  • Di Mare Homestead, Inc. v. Dixie Produce & Packaging, L.L.C. (In re Dixie Produce & Packaging, L.L.C.) 368 B.R. 533 (E.D. La. 2007))

  • Agri-Sales, Inc. v. United Potato Co., 436 F. Supp. 2d 967 (N.D. Ill. 2006)

  • Cont’l Food Group, LLC v. P.J. Produce, Inc., 372 F. Supp. 2d 750 (S.D.N.Y 2005)

  • Calavo Growers, Inc. v. Anthony Gagliano Co., 294 F. Supp. 2d 1021 (E.D. Wis. 2003)

  • Monterey Mushrooms, Inc. v. Steinberg (In re Steinberg), 307 B.R. 310 (S.D. Fla. 2003)

  • Platz v. Auto Recycling & Repair, 795 So. 2d 1025 (Fla. 2d DCA 2001)

  • Zurstrassen v. Stonier, 786 So. 2d 65 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)

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