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Why Every Business Should Have a Document Retention-Destruction Policy

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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

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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

The Story Behind the Rare Retailer Standalone Restructuring

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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?

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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

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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

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

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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

Miami pro bono attorney works to reunite teen with his aunt

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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

Trustee Tests New Tactic in Construction Bankruptcy

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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

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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