Andres Rivero was on a yearslong winning streak when he learned a personal lesson about "shades of gray" that made him walk away from gleaming prospects and a coveted job.
Andres Rivero was on a yearslong winning streak when he learned a personal lesson about "shades of gray" that made him walk away from gleaming prospects and a coveted job.
Trump's policy, tech's innovation and an island of opportunity make for interesting times in Cuba.
A Honda engineer who was involved in a 1999 Takata air bag test and sent emails calling himself "a witness in the dark" to inflator problems should be compelled to testify, a special master recommended.
Management-side labor and employment law firm FordHarrison has named Amy R. Turci the managing partner of its Jacksonville office.
GrayRobinson's South Florida offices hired another three laterals with a mix of backgrounds as shareholders in the last month, moving forward on its stated plan to grow in lawyer head count in 2017.
Strafer contracted a mystery infection on a European cruise and told colleagues about his illness before going into a coma.
Initiation of foreclosure proceedings does not rise to the level of "irreparable harm" sufficent to justify a temporary injunction, the Fourth DCA ruled.
Dismissing concerns of a constitutional crisis, lawyers for Gov. Rick Scott asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a petition that seeks to bar Scott from appointing three new justices on his last day in office.
The Fourth DCA found Riverside Hotel wasn't negligent in the death of a pregnant guest, killed when a drunk driver smashed a car into a poolside cabana.
Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely is retiring July 31.
Todd Watson recorded himself leaving voicemails for several judges, whom he accused of criminal conduct.
The former Wall Street hedge fund employee stole his ex-coworkers' identities to get fraudulent loans, according to prosecutors.
A Fort Lauderdale lawyer's ex-wife wanted to have his new spouse cover her court costs.
Billboard magazine puts the University of Miami's School of Law on its list of the top 12 programs nationally.
Bankruptcy trustee Barry Mukamal "righted the ship" for a troubled homeowners' association before getting it an $11 million settlement.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is designed to protect consumers, but it's doing the opposite for some attorneys.
White & Case has lured away Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Brian Pfeiffer as part of an expansion of its global financial restructuring and insolvency practice.
The Fort Lauderdale attorney is recognized for his 25th novel.
In the last 15 months, Florida-based Am Law 100 firm Akerman has added 17 labor and employment lawyers to that practice area across the U.S.
A second Baker McKenzie Miami office leader has left in less than a month, this one headed for Holland & Knight. Baker McKenzie has appointed a new Miami managing partner and financial partner.
Mexico Transportes, the largest railroad company in Mexico, has completed its purchase of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., the owner of the Florida East Coast Railway, paying more than $2 billion.
Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis tells the governor he is treating homeowners in a 15-year legal battle like "yo-yos."
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson announced their picks for Florida's federal judicial nominating commission.
Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they're looking to do the same to a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a dispute.
A Louisiana flood protection board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its lawsuit seeking to make oil, gas and pipeline companies pay for decades of damage to coastal wetlands, hoping to reverse losses in the lower federal courts.
At tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Miami, umpire Angel Hernandez will work at first base. Hernandez recently sued MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred for racial discrimination.
Florida courts have detailed rules requiring openness in litigation.
Solidifying a growing circuit split in the wake of "Spokeo v. Robins," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held on Monday that a single unsolicited call to a woman's cellphone was enough harm for her to sue under the U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The Miami-Dade County Court judge since 1999 is recognized by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.
Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result of a crash.
Civil rights activists are challenging President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud in Miami federal court.
A man who considered himself the Pablo Escobar of gold smuggling and two other former workers at a Miami-area refinery imported more than $1 billion in illegally mined gold from South America in a vast money-laundering scheme from 2013 to 2016, U.S. prosecutors say.
Judge Janice Rogers Brown is retiring—and won’t take senior status--giving President Trump the opportunity to fill a vacancy on what is often called the second-most powerful court in the nation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
The legal profession must do a better job of addressing and accomodating mental illness, writes Fort Lauderdale litigator Jay Cohen, a member of the Florida Bar board of governors.
A California dentist's gym records foiled his alleged plans to avoid paying a $2.2 million judgment against him by claiming Florida homestead protection.
The rollout of eFilings in Miami-Dade Circuit Court expands to the circuit appellate division.
Bernardo Roman presented almost no defense as the Florida Bar recommended his disbarment.
The Colson Hicks Eidson president explains why he has no plans to slow down.
Proposed rule changes would require all mediators for cases filed in Florida state courts to be certified.
Now that global law firm DLA Piper is for the most part back up and running after days without phones and email following a massive cyberattack, the financial and business threat of ransomware to law firms is laid clear—as is the need for good cyber insurance.
Two more former Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod litigators — Brandon Rose and Anthony Narula — have joined former colleagues at AXS Law Group, a full-service boutique firm that opened last year.
Here are the results of this year's Review 100 survey of law firms, with data and analysis.
In the Daily Business Review’s diversity special section, articles focus on an anecdotal increase in the number of women rising in firm leadership and a Florida Bar training program lauded by participants for having helped diversity.
A South Florida firm is entering into largely uncharted territory, building a litigation practice around crypto-currencies such as bitcoin.
The county's policy under the Trump administration of holding people in jail to await immigration authorities is unconstitutional, the lawsuit claims.
Roy Larson, Baker McKenzie's Miami office managing partner, has left his firm of 18 years to join McDermott Will & Emery.
Retired Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and other high-profile investors win $23 million in interest to pile on top of a $44 million verdict over a failed real estate deal.
An adult entertainment club in the Florida panhandle is being sued by the EEOC for allegedly refusing to hire a male bartender. The club, Sammy's, subsequently hired at least two female bartenders at the club's Fort Walton Beach location, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency said in a statement that "employers must realize that no person, male or female, can be denied employment based on sex." A representative for Sammy's wasn't immediately reached for comment.
U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles approved a $150 million settlement to benefit immigrant investors.
Cross-border transaction attorneys are seeing an uptick in initial public offerings and other deal work in Latin America as windows of opportunity align.
A referee found Bernardo Roman guilty on nearly all counts brought by the Florida Bar.
He won a $3.2 million judgment from a defunct defendant. The trick was in collecting.
The Broward League of Cities names its presidential award for Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol partner Samuel Goren.
The Boies Schiller Flexner partner and former president of the American Bar Association and Florida Bar has turned bad luck to his advantage.
Lawyers are noticing an anecdotal increase in the number of women rising in firm leadership.
A Florida Bar training program lauded by participants for having helped diversify the pool of applicants that become active in bar committees and leadership has shrunk this year to half its original size.
Florida State Senate President Joe Negron has rejoined Akerman's litigation practice group as of counsel after leaving Gunster six months ago to avoid appearance of conflict with his legislative duties.
Five of the attorneys were disbarred over allegations of fraud, misuse of client funds and one case of grand theft auto.
A top Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer are facing U.S. money-laundering-conspiracy charges in an alleged foreign bribery scheme, federal authorities said.
Business advisory firm Cohen Ruiz is winding down operations after 17 years in practice and will join the Miami office of Cleveland-based McDonald Hopkins on July 10.
New fallout from old rulings by Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who resigned last year after a 2013 DUI arrest: A state appellate court found the judge "made several significant errors" in adjudicating a business dispute, including "walking off the bench mid-hearing."
The Coral Gables-based bank gets out from under special federal regulatory oversight after serving as a conduit in disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme.
The court is set to decide whether Gov. Rick Scott overstepped his authority by reassigning cases of a state attorney who said she won't seek the death penalty.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal sides with attorneys seeking fees even if a legislative claims bill restricts them.
Greenspoon Marder attorneys beat back a fraudulent inducement lawsuit against developers accused of duping investors out of $12 million on a failed Fort Lauderdale project.
The Boies Schiller Flexner lawyer is up for the prestigious Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.
Margaret Rosenbaum retired this year after serving 12 years as a magistrate handling complex cases in the family division.
International arbitrator Burton Landy has joined Harper Meyer after 20 years at Akerman.
Puerto Rico signed a deal with Airbnb under which the company will collect the room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S. territory's government, which is mired in a financial crisis.
Good news for wealthy Miami businessman Leonidas Ortega Trujillo: A U.S. bankruptcy judge discharged a $600 million judgment against him, but the ruling is likely to be appealed.
Holland & Knight is accused of violating three professional conduct rules in a motion filed last week to disqualify the firm from representing one of the nation's largest financial institutions in cases related to the estate of a deceased Coral Gables man.
Consumer litigation against major automakers moves forward after Takata seeks bankruptcy protection.
A state appellate court found Judge William Roby should have recused himself from a hearing in which he imposed criminal contempt order against a foreclosure attorney.
Rosemary Barkett, a judge of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, offers a rallying cry on immigration at the annual Florida Bar convention.
In a move that could shake up next year's race for Florida governor, the FBI has launched an investigation into redevelopment deals involving prominent business owners and developers in the state capital.
Michael Higer took his oath of office Friday and outlined five priorities — including lawyer mental health — for the Bar's coming year.
This year's constitution revision process is a chance to shake things up, professors suggested at the Florida Bar Convention.
Outgoing Florida Bar President William Schifino Jr. honored two South Florida attorneys Friday at the Florida Bar's annual convention in Boca Raton.
Holland & Knight partner Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz makes her mark in a male-dominated legal sector.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman cited rock 'n' roll and country lyrics in his ruling on a noise ordinance dispute in Miami Beach.
The attorneys were recognized for their efforts to teach kids and teens about the legal system.
Chief Justice Jorge Labarga thanked legislators and the governor for implementing a pay raise for judges.
The Florida Supreme Court says home rule doesn't overcome protections in state law for police officers accused of misconduct.
The law firms are asking the justices to rule Gov. Scott acted unconstitutionally when he vetoed $37 million in citrus tree compensation.
A blind customer's lawsuit against Winn-Dixie Stores over website accessibility was the first case of its kind tried in the U.S.
Sixteen homeless plaintiffs filed suit in federal court against Fort Lauderdale, claiming the city violated their constitutional rights by trashing their possessions.
A case spawned by the nearly $4 billion Tom Petters Ponzi scheme is gearing up for a bankruptcy court trial in West Palm Beach.
A federal judge in D.C. has cleared the way for Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet to bring Bivens and FTCA claims against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and investigators.
The convention starts Wednesday in Boca Raton.
Fred Cunningham is recognized by the Florida Justice Association.
The eight-year congressman and Miami Democrat joins the law firm's government advocacy and public policy practice.
Plaintiffs claim Miami developers David and Michael Adler squeezed an Israeli company out of royalties and licensing fees for a technology converting coaxial cable to fiber optics.
A federal appeals court allows a class action to move forward in Alabama state court while Florida plaintiffs pursue similar litigation in federal and state courts.
Attorney Howard Talenfeld has made a name for himself in child advocacy after some career twists.
Q Club Hotel LLC appeared cornered when condominium owners won class certification in a suit over soaring maintenance fees.
Coral Springs attorney Mitchel Chusid filed a class action lawsuit to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to cover his wife's $15,600-per-month cancer medication.
Three justices' terms expire the day after the governor is set to leave office.
An attorney is sentenced in federal court for a string of bounced checks written after she was disbarred.
The court is asked to review a Geico bad faith insurance case that ended with an award for the plaintiff and a judge's directed verdict.
Fowler White Burnett has hired three lawyers to different groups within its Miami office.
A business owner looking to occupy space in two commercial buildings in Opa-locka said he paid thousands extra to city officials seeking bribes.
Two candidates have announced they're running to replace Howard Finkelstein, who will retire in 2020.
A federal appeals court rules out overtime pay in the case of a Miami Beach valet who averaged about 100 hours a week of work.
Boca Raton appellate attorney Robin Bresky will fill the balance of a term for a seat being vacated by Florida Bar president-elect Michelle Suskauer.
A new lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami accuses Burger King Corp. of deceiving lenders.
Jones Day represented a Costa Rica-based subsidiary of Global Via Infraestructuras S.A. in a more than $300 million bond offering that is one of the largest Central American project bonds in recent history.
Six years after Florida lawmakers tried to stop doctors from asking patients about guns, health care providers have emerged victorious in a legal battle as the state did not appeal a federal court ruling striking down major parts of the 2011 law.
A class action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale alleges a company used lead-scraping software to send unsolicited text messages to real estate professionals.
Florida became the first state with a law that spells out that prosecutors, and not defendants, have the burden of proof in pretrial "stand your ground" hearings when Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday.
Many firms, including top ones, moved up or down one or two slots on the Review 100, which ranks Florida's largest law firms by number of lawyers, but a handful made bigger moves.
Quality mid-sized firms that offer a rainbow of services at reasonable rates will always be around. But across the country, some of those firms face competitive pressures.
For most of Florida's seven Am Law firms, 2016 brought growth in revenue but patchwork results in other key metrics.
The death by suicide of prominent Miami trial attorney Ervin Gonzalez has brought into focus the issue of mental illness in the legal community.
Attorneys recall moments with the late mass torts and class action litigator.
The Colson Hicks Eidson partner played lead roles in the BP oil spill and Chinese drywall multidistrict litigation and won more than 30 verdicts in excess of $1 million.
Bad news for a real estate investor who assumed an enforceable arbitration clause compelled a trial court to dismiss fraud claims against him.
Veteran Miami-Dade prosecutor Melba Pearson is the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida's new deputy director.
Marina Ross, James Carenza and Eric Fischer join the real estate practice of the Am Law 100 firm.
The 4-3 decision finds the cap violates the Florida Constitution's equal protection clause, but dissenters attack the majority for stepping on the Legislature's toes.
Fort Lauderdale-based Brinkley Morgan will merge with the Palm Beach County office of matrimony and family lawyer Martin "Guy" Hanes.
A car plowed into the outdoor dining area of Lemoni Cafe after the sidewalk eatery had been cited twice for operating illegally.
Chinese drywall manufacturer and distributor Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. and Knauf GIPS KG won't have to disclose to current plaintiffs how much punitive damages they paid in a post-judgment settlement with Coconut Grove homeowners.
The switch takes place at a time when changes are sweeping through the insurance defense market in South Florida.
A plaintiffs attorney called Gov. Rick Scott's reason for vetoing a $37 million appropriation "fake news."
Special agent Joshua Doyle replaces Jack Harkness Jr. as executive director.
Former Hillsborough Circuit Judge and federal prosecutor Ashley Moody joins the Republican primary race for Florida attorney general.
U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard was appointed in 1995.
Tom Coleman has been with the Broward State Attorney's Office since 1998.
Jacksonville shareholder Mike Freed ran the equivalent of six daily marathons to raise more than $50,000 for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
Firm attorneys and staff say they spent more than 2,000 pro bono hours on a zoning dispute that settled late last month.
The Boies Schiller Flexner partner transitioned from debate team coaching to a litigation career that has touched millions of people.
A Miami judge has already ruled the retailer is overtaxing customers on discounted merchandise.
The law firm created a formula to respond to cost-conscious clients' requests for fee controls.
The real estate mogul who grew wealthy building federal offices is fighting the Palm Beach County property appraiser over taxes on a $24 million Manalapan mansion.
The Kushner Cos. engaged in a bit of creative mapmaking to qualify one of its buildings in a booming New Jersey waterfront neighborhood across from Manhattan for a federal visa-for-investment program targeting struggling areas.
A Florida Supreme Court decision supporting litigation in a Miami case proceeds after the U.S. Supreme Court rules for arbitration in a different nursing home case.
The Miami Beach hotel didn't tell the couple their reserved ballroom was shut down for safety violations until hours before their wedding.
Suspended UF vice president and general counsel Jamie Keith resigns months into an internal investigation.
A state appellate court awards commissions to a broker that secured 100 pre-construction contracts — even though 79 of them didn't close.
A former head of health care litigation practice at DLA Piper in Miami has jumped back to McDermott Will & Emery's Miami office.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Norma Lindsey has been appointed to the Third District Court of Appeal. Lindsey will replace Judge Linda Ann Wells, who retired March 31.
Meet Jose "Joe" Rodriguez, the dirt lawyer who helped visionary developers create some of Miami's trendiest neighborhoods.
South Florida real estate lawyers are taking the chill in the condo market in stride and focusing on other business.
Jonathan Perlman of Genovese Joblove & Battista reported that a Pompano Beach complex contained 80 businesses but a "complete commingling of monies."
Frank Rubino and Jon May recall time spent with the ousted dictator and the legal lessons learned from it.
One attorney was suspended for mixing law firm funds with his yacht business' money.
Six real estate lawyers have jumped to Duane Morris' rapidly growing Miami office following a down year at Carlton Fields, where real estate was one of the financial bright spots.
The Bilzin practice group leader is recognized at the Daily Business Review's Professional Excellence Awards event.
No cause of death has been determined for Beranton Whisenant Jr., a major crimes prosecutor with the U.S. attorney's office in Miami. The body of Whisenant, who left Foley & Mansfield for public service in January, was found this week on a beach in Hollywood, Florida.
The book, "Blindsided," is out June 13.
The defendants allegedly collected millions of dollars.
Elizabeth Goings, the attorney representing former real estate lawyer Frank Amsalem's ex-wife, has been pulled in as a defendant in the former couple's 14-year custody battle.
A Florida attorney will defend himself against the accusation that he participated in fraud by deposing billionaire Ike Perlmutter as a way to collect his DNA.
The governor signs a bill to pay nearly $4 million to a boy and his late twin sister who suffered extreme abuse in their Miami-Dade foster home.
Two of the four Florida-based Am Law 200 firms moved up in the 2017 rankings, with gross revenue gains.
People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to pass a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by November's arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing seven people.
The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.
Target agrees to pay more than $18 milliion nationally for the loss of customer information in a large-scale 2013 data breach.
The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires a unanimous jury.
An appellate panel sided with a court-appointed guardian who refused to turn over a Miami-Dade parcel designated for student housing.
Hunton & Williams has hired Standard Chartered Bank's former senior legal regulatory counsel Juan Azel to expand its global banking and regulatory compliance practice.
Shutts has put into place a comprehensive cybersecurity to allay client fears about the confidentiality of their records.
Michael Higer knew from the moment he gave up his Batman cape and toy firetrucks that he would be a lawyer.
We are introducing lifetime achievement honors, distinguished leaders in law, legal departments of the year and litigation departments of the year.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects slot machines in Gadsden County in a decision hinging on charter-county status.
Porsche and Dezer Development have been drawn into a Brazilian investigation targeting an alleged money laundering scheme led by a contractor building the first Porsche brand condo project in South America.
Freeborn & Peters has opened its first Florida office in Tampa with four attorneys from Phelps Dunbar.
Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW agree to the settlement affecting more than 15 million consumers.
The future of legalized gambling in Florida hinges on a case before the Florida Supreme Court brought by a small-town company near the Georgia border.
Attorney-developer Dennis Eisinger wants to ban tobacco smoking in Florida condominiums.
A Tampa judge issued the order after the state attorney general reported two unwanted visits at her house.
Some Floridians have been seeing red after receiving traffic tickets based on footage reviewed by private companies.
Broad and Cassel has opened an office in the Town of Palm Beach and hired former Akerman partner and veteran estate planning attorney John Raymond as a partner.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled that debt collectors can use bankruptcy proceedings to try to collect liabilities that are so old the statute of limitations has expired.
The son of one of the richest people in the world was held in civil contempt for making no moves to pay his Miami lawyers.
The Miami civil rights attorney will be recognized for his pro bono work at the Florida Justice Institute and other organizations he founded.
It has absorbed the Jacksonville firm Gillis Way & Campbell.