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He Wanted a Postcard View of Downtown Miami — and Paid $10 million for it

The buyer was looking for a postcard view of downtown Miami. He got just what he wanted — for a cool $10 million.

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

The Story Behind the Rare Retailer Standalone Restructuring

Retailers are collapsing all around us, but the lawyers who helped a small Florida-based shoe chain survive said they relied on a key ingredient: a little civility.

Posted in In the News, Joshua W. Dobin - In the News

An Unlimited Reach-Back Period When IRS Is Triggering Creditor?

Using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as the “triggering creditor” under § 544(b) of the Bankruptcy Code provides a powerful tool for bankruptcy trustees to reach back for periods of 10 or more years in the pursuit of fraudulent conveyances that are otherwise outside the applicable state law statutes of limitation.

Posted in In the News, Meaghan Murphy - In the News, Peter D. Russin - In the news

Lessons for Employers from Obama’s Push Back Against Noncompetes

Too many employers overuse noncompete agreements. For example, highprofile companies have recently received negative press for forcing low-level employees, often with limited or no access to proprietary information, to sign noncompete agreements.

Posted in Eric W.Ostroff - Media and Events, In the News

James Moon Joins Board of Directors

Although he is not Jewish, James Moon, a partner with the law firm Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A., makes the case that progressives and LGBTQ in particular can and should support Israel – the only country in the Middle East where LGBTQ can find hope for a valued and respected life.

Posted in In the News, James C. Moon - In the News


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

Posted in Uncategorized, Zachary N. James - In the News

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.

Posted in In the News, Zachary N. James - In the News