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As part of its ongoing expansion in response to increased client demand, law firm Meland Russin & Budwick today announced its hiring of three attorneys: Michele Haft Hudson, of counsel; Zaharah Markoe, of counsel; and Bryan Vega, associate.

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Ch. 7 Trustees Can Access Longer ‘Reach-Back Weapon’ in Pursuit of Fraudulent Conveyances

  By Peter Russin and Meaghan Murphy   By stepping into the shoes of the Internal Revenue Service as the “triggering creditor” under § 544(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy trustees can access a powerful tool to reach back 10

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Zachary N. James Becomes Certified E-Discovery Specialist

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Zachary N. James, a partner with Meland Russin & Budwick, has passed the Certified E-Discovery Specialists certification examination and is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist. The certification requires a rigorous four-hour exam that provides a tough, objective measure of mastery of

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Dry lots attracting spec home developers in Miami Beach

By Mark S. Meland Forget waterfront property. These days, spec home buyers like my longtime client Todd Glaser are pursuing dry lots in Miami Beach. Mr. Glaser, who is credited for kick-starting the movement toward building spec homes on dry

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Miami pro bono attorney works to reunite teen with his aunt

Attorney Zach James of Meland, Russin & Budwick found Jake’s case through Dade Legal Aid’s Put Something Back program, which pairs low-income clients in need of legal representation or assistance in areas of civil law with lawyers willing to donate their services pro bono. After learning about the dispute between government agencies and the child in December of 2014, James decided to tackle Jake’s case.

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Glenn Beck’s News Outlet Says Ex-CEO Can’t Get Indemnity

The former CEO of Glenn Beck’s news outlet TheBlaze Inc. on Wednesday asked a Delaware court to order the company to foot the bill for a suit accusing him of mismanaging Beck’s production company, just days after TheBlaze asked a Texas state court to do the opposite.

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Meland Russin & Budwick’s James C. Moon Named to Florida Trend Legal Elite

James C. Moon, a partner with law firm Meland Russin & Budwick, has been listed in Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite 2016. Specifically, Moon is recognized in the Bankruptcy and Workouts Category.

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Spec home developers shy away from the water in Miami Beach

On Pine Tree Drive, a waterfront spec home with its own massive concrete waterslide hit the market in January at $34 million.

Posted in In the News, Mark S. Meland - In the News

Diane Perry-Rojas Promoted To Chief Financial Officer

Diane Perry-Rojas has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Perry-Rojas joined the firm in 2014 as Firm Administrator. “We are pleased to promote a professional of Diane’s caliber to the position of Chief Financial Officer, a testament to our firm’s

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Changes Made to Florida’s Trade Secrets Statutes

By Eric Ostroff Recently, Governor Rick Scott signed into law S.B. 180 and 182, broadening the definition of Florida’s criminal trade-secrets-theft statute to include financial information, and applying that definition to the trade-secrets exception to public-records laws. Section 812.081, Florida Statutes, criminalizes trade-secrets

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