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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

Four Meland Russin & Budwick Attorneys, and Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Listed in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

The 2016 Chambers USA Guide includes four Florida attorneys from law firm Meland Russin & Budwick and also ranks the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice.

Posted in Annoucements, Daniel N. Gonzalez - In the news, Michael S. Budwick - In the News, Peter D. Russin - In the news, Solomon B. Gene - In the News

Trade Secrets Bill Clears House, Obama to Sign Into Law

The House’s overwhelming passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act April 27 promises to start a shift of trade secrets cases to federal courts, attorneys say. The bill, which cleared the House 4102, now moves to President Barack Obama, who has promised to sign it. It passed the Senate April 4.

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

Liana Tommasi Hired as Paralegal

Liana Tommasi, a Certified Paralegal, has joined the firm as parelegal. She brings extensive experience working as a paralegal for other major law firms and financial institutions. Most recently before joining the firm, she worked since 2013 as a paralegal

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Pro Bono Success Stories

In December 2014, Zach James accepted a pro bono case through Dade Legal Aid’s Put Something Back program to serve as 15-year-old Jake’s Attorney ad Litem. Jake grew up in a home where he was witness to drug use and violence and subject to significant neglect. Following the termination of Jake’s parents’ parental rights, Jake moved into his maternal aunt’s home. But despite his wish to remain with his aunt permanently, in November 2014 he was removed from his aunt’s home and placed in temporary foster-care.

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

MOVERS: Senior-level hires and promotions

At Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami: Zachary James has been promoted to partner. He concentrates his practice on business litigation and complex commercial matters. James has a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from UM. Eric Ostroff has been named administrative partner. Ostroff, a trial lawyer, focuses his practice on business litigation. He has a bachelor’s from Emory University and a law degree from UM.

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