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

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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

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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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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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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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Banks Attempting to Prevent Debtors from Defending Foreclosure

By James Moon and Joseph Wasserkrug In a relatively recent trend, mortgage lenders are attempting to reopen long-closed bankruptcy cases to prevent debtors who have already received discharge from defending against foreclosure proceedings in state court. Bank of America has

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Smart strategy and sleuthing enables record Miami Beach spec home sale

By Mark Meland A combination of strategy and sleuthing helped us successfully represent longtime clients Todd Michael Glaser and the Posner Group in the $20 million sale of a Pine Tree Drive spec home. You may have read the headlines

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Meaghan Murphy Joins Commercial Litigation/Bankruptcy Practice Groups

Meaghan Murphy has been added as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation and bankruptcy practice groups.

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Big Deals Signal Trends in South Florida Real Estate

Mark Meland is representing JMH Development in a transaction that signals an emerging trend of New York firms investing in key properties in the Surfside/Miami Beach area. Most recently, Mark represented JMH in its $46 million purchase of 31 units

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