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Why Every Business Should Have a Document Retention-Destruction Policy

We live in a digital age. Most corporate data is now electronic, and the volume of electronically stored information, or ESI, continues to grow exponentially.

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

‘It Really Worked’: Opposing Firms Join Forces to Save a Business From Bankruptcy

Here’s how two opposing Miami law firms rethought traditional Chapter 11 bankruptcy infighting to help a struggling chain of Florida shoe stores restructure while other retailers folded.

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

What will Trump’s presidency mean for Miami’s real estate?

The king of real estate is set to rule the country, but what will a Donald Trump presidency mean for local real estate, one of South Florida’s biggest industries?

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

Trustee Tests New Tactic in Construction Bankruptcy

A debtor in a bankruptcy case is fighting back against an unusual maneuver that would allow trustees to boost their clawback authority in cases that involve unpaid federal taxes.

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

Glenn Beck Media Outlet Says Texas Suit Trumps Del. Filing

Glenn Beck’s media outlet TheBlaze.com told the Delaware Chancery Court on Monday that it should halt proceedings in a suit its former CEO brought against the company — seeking an order that it foot the defense bill for a related Texas suit accusing him of mismanaging Beck’s production company — characterizing it as “forum shopping.”

Posted in Eric W.Ostroff - Media and Events, In the News, Meaghan Murphy - In the News, Peter D. Russin - In the news

Trustee Has Longer ‘Reach-Back Weapon’ in Arsenal

A Chapter 7 trustee can “step into the shoes” of the Internal Revenue Service and pursue actions that are time-barred under state law, but ones that the IRS could have pursued under its 10-year period allowed for collection activities, a bankruptcy court in Florida held Aug. 31

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

Zachary N. James received Outstanding Child Advocacy Attorney of the Year Award

Zachary N. James of Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami received the 2016 Dade County Bar Association/Dade Legal Aid Outstanding Child Advocacy Attorney of the Year Award.

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

Miami-Dade PD’s Summer Scholars introduces kids to the justice system

Enthusiastic support poured in from the legal community and the number of children grew from eight to 22, when the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Summer Scholars program gathered again for the sixth year.

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

Real Estate Developer Latest to Be Sued Over Doomed Fashion Mall

Litigation over the doomed Fashion Mall project in Plantation shows no signs of slowing, and a real estate developer is now facing allegations of fraud, self-dealing and usurpation of corporate opportunities.

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

Put Something Back Recognizes Distinguished Attorneys for Exceptional Pro Bono Service

Zachary N. James, a partner with Meland Russin & Budwick, received the Child Advocacy Award for zealously handling dependency cases for youth. “James not only advocated on behalf of these children, but treats them like his own family members,” said Karen Ladis, Executive Director of Dade Legal Aid.

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