FOUR MELAND RUSSIN & BUDWICK ATTORNEYS, AND BANKRUPTCY AND RESTRUCTURING PRACTICE LISTED IN 2016 CHAMBERS USA GUIDE
According to its website, Chambers and Partners, publisher of the annual guide, selects attorneys and practices for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients worldwide.
The firm is recognized in the Chambers USA Guide for its representation of an array of clients in “large-scale bankruptcy and restructuring matters with a notable focus on litigation” and is “held in particularly high regard for expertise in financial fraud cases.”
Bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys ranked in Florida and their practice groups include:
Peter D. Russin: According to Chambers, Russin maintains a broad commercial bankruptcy and litigation practice, and is frequently engaged to represent the purchasers of distressed assets, as well as debtors and secured lenders in insolvency matters. Sources are quoted as telling Chambers: “He is a great negotiator and has the superior business experience to understand how important a particular issue really is.” Russin is a partner at the firm.
Michael S. Budwick: Budwick is “rated very highly for his expertise in financial fraud,” according to Chambers. Peers are quoted as describing Budwick as a “very strategic litigator. He homes in and somehow stands up to any law firm very effectively. He is talented and experienced.” Budwick is a partner at the firm.
Solomon B. Genet: Genet, who is noted in Chambers for advising clients on corporate bankruptcy issues, financial frauds and general commercial litigation, wins market recognition with sources quoted in Chambers as saying: “He knows the law very, very well, he’s very smart and he’s invested in cases.” Another source said: “He’s a tough but pragmatic guy who is extremely well rounded.” Genet is a partner at the firm.
Daniel N. Gonzalez, “Up and Coming:” According to Chambers, Gonzalez enjoys a growing reputation for his practice in commercial restructuring as well as creditors’ rights and distressed mergers and acquisitions. Sources are quoted as telling Chambers that Gonzalez ”has a lot of common sense, makes a lot of good decisions and is an effective negotiator.” Gonzalez is a partner at the firm.
Following are some quotes provided by sources (mainly firm clients) regarding the attorneys and published by Chambers. One source said: “They are warriors! The top bankruptcy lawyers in Miami when it comes to financial fraud.” Another source said: “They have a breadth of talent that’s very good. I would compare them very favorably to any firm in town. They are not lightweights, they are worthy adversaries.”
Significant clients listed in Chambers include: Miami Casino Management; BBX Capital Asset Management; Doral Court Holdings; Lexi Development Company; and Soneet Kapila.
About Meland Russin & Budwick
Meland Russin & Budwick is a Miami-based law firm that provides real estate and developer representation, receiverships and assignments, corporate bankruptcy and reorganization, financial frauds and Ponzi schemes litigation, trade secrets, creditors’ rights, labor and employment, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, and complex commercial litigation services to a broad array of corporate, fiduciary and individual clients. The firm was co-founded in 1993 by entrepreneurial, business-minded attorneys with a vision to create a results-focused, diverse firm that provides high-quality legal counsel along with a personalized, client-centric approach. As part of the firm’s culture of community service, its attorneys are actively involved at high levels with the local bar associations and serve on the boards of numerous community organizations. Its attorneys are recognized by Chambers and Partners and rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. For more information, visit www.melandrussin.com