Miami attorney Peter Prieto rose high in law firm management before redirecting back to the courtroom.
Miami attorney Peter Prieto rose high in law firm management before redirecting back to the courtroom.
PricewaterhouseCoopers on Friday settled a multibillion-dollar negligent accounting case for an undisclosed amount.
Attorneys warn a new appellate ruling on Florida's lis pendens statute could hurt investor interest in distressed properties.
A jury returned a defense verdict for seatbelt manufacturer Takata Corp. and tire maker Michelin North America Inc. after attorneys for two disabled victims injured in a rollover crash asked for $80 million in damages.
Miller & Chevalier Chartered has hired Alejandra Montenegro Almonte as a new parter in its international practice.
The attorneys are permanently disbarred for arranging their opponent's drunken-driving arrest during trial. The target lost his trial bag for hours before he was released from jail.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jason Bloch’s efforts to kick his election challenger Marcia Del Rey off the ballot are rebuffed by another judge.
Importers taking advantage of free trade agreement exemptions must be prepared to document whether every button and string on a dress qualifies under the agreement. They aren't always prepared.
The appointment of Fort Lauderdale attorney Jose Izquierdo came through in May, 13 days after Trump's recommendation.
Head count in the New York offices of Florida-founded firms have grown this year as firms look to hire corporate attorneys to help with real estate and finance work coming to Florida.
Greenberg Traurig is working with a European startup accelerator to give young health care companies in Miami a boost. Not to be outdone, Greenspoon Marder has launched its own partnership with an accelerator in South Florida, also with the intent of coaxing startup growth.
Defense attorneys say Judge Elijah Williams, the first black man appointed to the Broward Circuit bench in more than two decades, is changing the lives of minors appearing before him in juvenile court.
U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga rules against a member of the tribe in a case that should apply to all.
Scott Wagner got an undergraduate degree in political economy knowing he would be heading to law school.
If passed, a question on the November ballot would grant citizens standing to sue the city of Miami if it violates its own charter.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says in a new suit that a network of fake foreclosure defense firms duped homeowners and lawyers across South Florida.
State Attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the losing case against Groge ZImmerman, faces two strong challengers in this month's primary.
The West Palm Beach additions include Neil Schiller, a municipal and government partner, who joins the Chicago-based firm from Becker & Poliakoff.
Attorneys for almost two dozen media groups argued in federal court in Florida that a lawsuit demanding the release of 911 calls involving the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando should be moved back to state court.
The retirement of Fourth DCA Judge W. Matthew Stevenson leaves a spot open on a mostly white, male bench.
A West Palm Beach company portraying itself as a high-powered arms manufacturer duped investors while operating out of a virtual office with about $509,000 in cash, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A $5 million trial against a Donald Trump-owned golf club in Jupiter ended Tuesday with the judge asking for proposed judgments by Sept. 16.
Legal and real estate professionals discuss the issues surrounding the steep gender gap found in both industries.
The Florida Supreme Court was asked Wednesday to consider whether Miami Gardens legally disqualified a mayoral candidate whose filing fee check was returned.
A former colleague credits Timoney with taking the department "leaps and bounds forward."
Mining and commodities producer Glencore International has begun arbitration proceedings against Bolivia for its nationalization of properties since 2007.
A would-be student government president at Florida A&M University has taken to the courts to stop a university-wide revote after the law school botched the initial election.
The Second District Court of Appeal lines up with others on a preemption issue heading for the Florida Supreme Court in November.
Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels report malware may have been collecting data since March 2015.
Argentina's tax amnesty law is luring residents with unreported assets abroad to rethink their tax structures and consider joining the nation's formal economy.
Proposed changes to the Florida Bar rule governing for-profit lawyer referral services went to the Florida Supreme Court on Monday.
After family trauma following Hurricane Andrew, Adrian Delancy kept going, finished law school and focused on corporate litigation.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jason Bloch has filed a lawsuit to keep his election opponent Marcia Del Rey off the ballot in the Aug. 30 judicial election.
What are condo associations, homeowners' associations and other multifamily boards to do as Zika spreads across South Florida? Not too much, say real estate attorneys, who caution against creating liability where none exists.
Bankruptcy trustee Ken Welt accused a real estate developer of fraud, self-dealing and usurpation of corporate opportunities.
Leading Chicago trade law firm Riggle & Craven is dissolving, and two attorneys including a founding partner have joined the Chicago office of global firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
The Florida Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case lets stand a lower court decision in favor of the high-powered real estate broker.
Sony Pictures won an appeal against a Miami man who sued over a movie based partially on his life.
The Fourth DCA revived a malpractice suit against a firm representing a feeder fund in disbarred attorney's Scott Rothstein $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
A referee's report recommends 91 days' suspension for a Coral Gables attorney found guilty of multiple ethics violations.
Venezuela's central bank has withdrawn its appeal of a lawsuit it filed against an online publication that publishes the Venezuelan black market exchange rate.
At opening statements in a $5.6 billion trial against PricewaterhouseCoopers, lawyers tussled over how hard a fraud at Colonial Bank would have been to catch.
South Florida in-house counsel share international expertise, especially when dealing with Latin America.
Greenberg Traurig attorneys Ryan Bailine and Nancy Lash negotiate a $40 million ground lease and development agreement for a major transit-oriented project in Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stanford Blake has received the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence.
A federal appeals court asks the Florida Supreme Court whether it's right for an insurance company to balk at paying legal costs on pre-suit construction defect claims.
Sports apparel manufacturer Under Armour Inc. doesn't want its name going to the dogs—the company is suing the creators of Puppy Armour, a line of athletic wear for canines.
Construction attorney Mindy Gentile couldn't wait to get out of Kansas City, Missouri, and she left for South Florida three days after her college graduation.
Two former public officials face bribery and extortion charges in Opa-locka, a city in northern Miami-Dade.
Opening statements are set for Tuesday in a $5.5 billion case against accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Bank of New York Mellon came out on the losing side of a foreclosure case over its strategy after five failed attempts to serve court papers on a corporate borrower.
A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy is not protected from litigation after he fatally shot an unarmed teenager, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
Longtime First Amendment attorney Thomas Julin has left Hunton & Williams after 16 years to join Florida-focused business law firm Gunster.
A spate of whistleblower lawsuits accuse historically black university of discriminating against white and older employees in its police department.
Closing arguments at trial led to an appellate court's reversal of an $11 million award in a drunken driving case.
Criminal defense attorney David O. Markus denies the family of professor and law blogger Dan Markel was involved in the murder-for-hire plot.
The Cantor Group law firm has ditched Miami's Brickell Financial District for Coconut Grove.
Coral Springs attorney Jordan R. Jordan scored a $13,000 victory in his five-year divorce battle.
The redevelopment of a rundown Miami Beach property caught in litigation for four years may finally come to fruition.
The Miami-Dade County Courthouse designated a private room for breastfeeding moms to promote work-life balance for female attorneys.
The ugly turn at the Miss Florida USA pageant could mean a battle to show real damages for dethroned beauty queen Génesis Dávila, who filed a $15 million defamation suit against pageant organizers Monday.
The treatment of requests for resentencing by the Atlanta federal appeals court will reach the U.S. Supreme Court in its next term.
A South Florida businessman seeking to buy a LaFerrari Spider convertible—a limited-edition luxury vehicle valued up to $2 million—has filed a defamation lawsuit against Ferrari North America after the automobile maker rejected his $1 million deposit for one of the most expensive cars in the world.
Greenspoon Marder, which has grown by about 20 lawyers and several offices since the start of the year, has continued its expansion, this time with the addition of a South Florida health law boutique.
A hearing by an international arbitral tribunal in Miami concluded Friday on the first claim in the billion-dollar Panama Canal expansion dispute. It's being handled by out-of-town attorneys.
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal foreclosure suit against ex-attorney Stephen Ziegler, who was convicted of participating in Mutual Benefits Corp.'s $1 billion Ponzi scheme.
The veteran bankruptcy attorney specializes in distressed financing and is a former chair of the Florida Bar business law section.
Miami bankruptcy attorney John Genovese followed a mentor and wound up specializing in bankruptcy cases with fraud in the background.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined 15 South Florida attorneys, including five who were disbarred, the Florida Bar announced Friday.
The parent of Florida Power & Light agrees to buy 80 percent of Texas' largest electric utility in a bankruptcy sale.
A judge's decision to strike years of pleadings by a witness suspected of lying during a foreclosure bench trial led to a reversal on appeal.
It is a robust time for bonds coming out of Argentina, where national and local governments have issued at least $20 billion in bonds over the past four months as the country looks to capital markets to improve its infrastructure and economy.
A new lawsuit claims the 'Pokemon Go' game sweeps users' private data while players chase virtual characters.
The law firm represented the two sides in Caribbean-based ANSA McAL's purchase of Indian River Beverage.
Circuit Judge Michael Usan rules for a deputy asserting a stand-your-ground defense in the shooting death of a black man with an air rifle.
Two attorneys implicated in the case that brought down Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson lost a bid to stop garnishment.
A trust and estate attorney pleads guilty to hiding revenue and filing false tax returns.
White & Case advises SunPower in $200 million deal to build a solar power plant in Chile that will power Santiago's subway system.
Red light camera programs secured approval from a Florida appellate court Wednesday, setting off a circuit split that could propel the issue to the state's high court.
Cuban lawyers who have pursued additional U.S. law degrees say their legal experience in Cuba offers value to U.S. clients.
With business ties developing between the United States and Cuba, international arbitration is a good option for addressing potential legal disputes.
A change in Internal Revenue Service rules means a lower effective short-term tax rate on income U.S. taxpayers earn in Cuba, writes James W. Spencer.
Even with normalization, there is no resolution for U.S. judgments and claims against Cuba, writes attorney Andrew C. Hall.
Tourism and hospitality are the early beneficiaries of warmer U.S. relations with Cuba, but the speed of change may be slow, write attorneys Dennis J. Olle and Jason P. Jones.
Stephen Zack, a Cuban exile and former American Bar Association president, discusses the complicated dance for US businesses looking for trading partners in Cuba.
Much has changed since the Florida Bar international law section visited Havana, but more changes are needed before U.S. investment becomes commonplace, writes attorney JEnnifer Olmedo-Rodriguez.
In the Daily Business Review’s Cuba special section, articles focus on dealmaking, taxes, diplomacy and other topics.
A $77 million Boca Raton sale closes first in a multifamily portfolio deal.
New legislation on digital currency could soon follow a Miami-Dade judge's landmark ruling that Bitcoin isn't money.
One of Donald Trump's golf clubs lost a summary judgment scuffle with former members. The case is set for trial next month.
After the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on warrants in drunken-driving cases, the Florida Supreme Court is asked to remand a case on breath tests.
Judge Teresa Mary Pooler ejects money laundering allegedly tied to bitcoin transactions.
Shareholders Amy Koltnow and Wes Strickland join Colodny Fass' executive team.
The Florida Bar filed formal complaints against Bernardo Roman III and Jose "Pepe" Herrera for pursuing frivolous claims on behalf of the Miccosukee tribe.
The dispute between a Broward multimillionaire's sons and her husband over her estate has led to an international battle.
Genovese Joblove & Battista made two new hires in its international practice.
After losing his dealership to Hurricane Andrew, Robert Zinn decided to start over again as a lawyer representing automobile dealers.
The Argentine subsidiary of a Chilean energy company has taken a $150 million loan to expand offshore oil and gas exploration and production in Argentina. The banks were advised by Jones Day.
A former municipal water treatment plant operator's $762,250 award was greatly reduced on appeal.
The Third District Court of Appeal provided clarity in a decision Wednesday on discharging lis pendens in real estate disputes.
A Marcus & Millichap team has found a sweet spot in today's retail market: Wendy's restaurants.
Latin American countries may be more emboldened to enact bolder anti-tobacco legislation after Uruguay succesfully defends itself against tobacco company investment lawsuit.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has wiped out most of a $2.3 million award that attorney Patrick J. Casey won from his former firm.
Some product liability cases end with the parties collaborating on a resolution, while others grind on for years until one side falters and the other conquers. Multidistrict litigation over denture cream with zinc that allegedly hurt users is getting resolved both ways.
Lubell Rosen partner Liz Consuegra Messianu petitioned for sanctions against an outspoken critic of the probate court's guardianship system amid an ongoing dispute over a multi-million dollar estate.
Holland & Knight advised Colombian infrastructure bank on $74 million loan enhancement for a, $850 million road project that will connect the cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla.
A fight over attorneys' fees continues in a Miami-Dade courtroom in the case of a pregnant woman wrongly suspected of being a drug trafficker.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson certified a class alleging The Gardens of Boca Raton defrauded Jewish clients who purchased burial space.
Lawyers representing seven Arizona death row inmates want information about the drugs used in Florida's lethal-injection procedure, but corrections officials are asking a judge to keep the documents secret.
In the Daily Business Review’s diversity special section, articles focus on race and sexuality in South Florida law firms.
Broward Courthouse evacuated after inmate's escape.
Jesse Panuccio joins as a partner splitting his time between the Miami, Tallahassee and Washington offices.
Wells Fargo Bank triumphs in a foreclosure appeal despite a predecessor lender's alleged fraudulent loan documents.
Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet won a D.C. Circuit Court appeal reinstating his $4 million in claims against the government for damaging his career.
Berger Singerman is making its first formal foray into business immigration work with the hire of the incoming president of the Venezuelan National American Bar Association.
Holland & Knight's Tammy Knight was driven from childhood to get a professional degree, but the courtroom wasn't for her.
Lucas Games spent years fighting its landlord after a legislative change forced it out of business.
Broward County Judge Robert Lee has been given the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence by Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Jacqueline Schwartz has resigned amid an ethics investigation.
Florida appellate courts disagree on what insurance companies need to do to inform medical providers that they're planning to limit reimbursement of medical bills.
The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm leases a 5,000-square-foot space in the Regions Bank Tower for eight attorneys.
Handing a win to gun rights advocates, a Florida appellate court breathed new life into a lawsuit challenging a sheriff's refusal to return a gun owner's firearms without court approval.
Weeks after his arrest on a federal money laundering conspiracy charge, attorney-lobbyist Alan Koslow battles cocaine addiction while on probation.
A defendant in a Palm Beach County foreclosure suit accused Bank of America of forcing her into foreclosure by inflating premiums on lender-placed insurance.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Barbara Areces rejects the budget approved by the City Commission.
U.S. and Argentine firms are representing the Argentine Province of Buenos Aires in another $1 billion bond issuance and a $300 million issuance from the Province of Salta.
The former owner of a Plantation apartment complex where two siblings were killed persuaded the Fourth DCA to reconsider the case after an adverse ruling by the Florida Supreme Court.
Jury instructions took center stage in a case of European beauties reportedly hired to scam bar patrons into running up high tabs.
Here are the six JNC-nominated candidates to replace Broward County Court Judge Alan Marks.
Deborah Baker-Egozi, a member of the Florida Bar board of governors, shifts to a new law firm in Miami.
Our annual Review 100. Movement into and within the South Florida legal community has been picking up steam and law firm leaders say they are focusing on value, targeted practice areas, client demand and other factors to build revenue.
The Jacksonville Democrat is accused of fleecing a charity offering scholarships to poor students.
New York and Florida lawyers helped luxury auto company BMW AG defeat a fraud and defamation lawsuit over a derailed German acquisition.
The veteran of BP spill and Chinese drywall litigation focuses on cases with the potential to bring change to an industry, company or families.
Shutts & Bowen prevailed on appeal in a legal malpractice case filed against the firm.
Robert "Beau" Blumberg is named to the American Bar Association's Board of Elections.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court has created the first juvenile court in the country dedicated to human trafficking victims.
The Fourth DCA declined to grant a writ of mandamus over allegations of a faulty foreclosure complaint and missing certification.
A Miami judge decided attorneys whose lawsuit included private medical information were protected by litigation privilege.
Snide emails to fellow lawyers earned one attorney a 90-day suspension.
A lobby bar. No offices. Lounges and cafes. Hoping to update their staid image and dodge pricey leases, South Florida's law firms are chasing a contemporary look.
The Florida Supreme Court will decide whether to approve a permanent access to civil justice commission for Florida, one of just a few states without a permanent commission.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey Gillen has declined a motion to wipe out four years' worth of court filings in a messy real estate business dispute.
The lawsuit filed by the late woman's children says medical records reported staff found maggots in her mouth and on a leg.
A divided appellate court Wednesday certified to the Florida Supreme Court a novel question regarding a ward of the court's right to marry: If permission is required to wed, does marrying without that approval render the marriage void?
A railroad executive alleges Greenberg Traurig failed to protect him and his companies from future litigation liabilities when it drafted a stock purchase agreement.
Federal and state judges in Florida are hearing challenges to abortion restrictions and have a fresh U.S. Supreme Court decision to analyze.
A Tallahassee federal judge weighs a Planned Parenthood attempt to block the law set to take effect Friday.
The family of a 17-year-old girl who lost four inches of bone in her right leg after a utility task vehicle rolled over her received a $3 million settlement negotiated by Miami lawyers.
The Washington attorney gained fame administering compensation funds for victims of the 9/11 attacks and the BP oil spill.
Two lawyers who plotted to ensnare an opposing counsel in a drunken-driving arrest ask the Florida Supreme Court for something less than permanent disbarment.
Honda and BMW should turn over documents related to Takata air bag problems other than explosions, a special master recommended in a small victory for the Takata litigation plaintiffs.
Intellectual property attorney Jorge Espinosa shifted to a legal career after writing software for the Bee Gees and gamblers looking for better odds.
When it comes to matching Cravath, Swaine & Moore's base salary bump for associates — which will see first-years earn $180,000 and eighth-years rake in $315,000 — firms with big Florida bases are a mixed bag, with the definition of "top of market" becoming increasingly nuanced.
A Miami-Dade circuit judge is expected to rule Monday on a case of first impression in Florida, linking Bitcoin to financial crimes.
When it's Miami versus London, the South Florida city is now the safer option for deep-pocketed real estate investors. While the Brexit may deter Europeans from purchasing Miami real estate, international investors may fill that gap.
South Florida firms filed an exploding-refrigerator class action against a Pompano Beach company, following on the heels of similar litigation that ended in a $36 million settlement.
Colombia moved closer than ever to ending a half-century of bloodshed when its president joined leftist rebels in celebrating a cease-fire and disarmament agreement at a dignitary-studded signing ceremony in Cuba.
For the second time in two weeks, the Miami-Dade criminal courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
The Fourth DCA wipes out a ruling creating a defendant class in a suit over charges for medical records for insurance claims.
South Florida law firm Kluger Kaplan filed a complaint against an Aventura nursing home for allegedly allowing workers to steal $2.5 million from a patient.
The state landed in the bottom third for how closely its judges reflect the race and ethnicity of the population.
In recent years, tenant demand for smoke-free living environments has led property managers to extend bans on cigarette smoking to cover marijuana. But some landlords worry that forbidding the use of medical marijuana might put them on the wrong side of fair housing law.
An appellate court denied the city of Miami's petition to disqualify a Miami-Dade Circuit judge from hearing litigation over the Miami International Boat Show.
A Republican candidate for Congress in Florida has launched a contest on his Facebook campaign page to give away a semi-automatic rifle on Independence Day.
In a hospital industry battle, the Florida Department of Health faces legal challenges about decisions that could revamp trauma care in Miami-Dade County.
It was a rough ride at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday for the attorney defending a Florida law that bars doctors from asking their patients about guns in the home.
A Miami federal judge moved claims forward against Subaru in the Takata air bag economic loss litigation.
Broward's drug court program plans a memorial for the retired judge, former Broward County Commission chair, Holland & Knight attorney and lobbyist.
Three attorneys face sanctions in a messy probate case, while one is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.
In the United States legally through the H-2A visa program, these farmworkers, like most American citizens and legal residents, must be insured. But reaching them is an uphill battle.
The nation's chief law against racketeering applies to some activities outside of the United States, but private plaintiffs must claim a domestic injury, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a closely watched business case involving a major American cigarette and food producer.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Connecticut’s assault weapons ban, which was enacted after the mass shooting of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook elementary school.
The Florida Supreme Court orders a new trial for a bank customer whose life changed for the worse when a Bank of America teller frantically pushed a silent alarm, thinking he might be a robber.
The regional editor-in-chief for the South has been promoted to ALM editorial director.
Big Law's push into the South Florida market has continued with news Monday that Am Law 200 firm Dickinson Wright has set up shop in Fort Lauderdale.
A family law judge is recommending a litigation budget to detail all costs in an acrimonious family dispute, pitting a millionaire's adult children against his third wife, that's on track to rack up more than a million dollars in attorney fees and costs.
The Village of Palmetto Bay is facing an excessive force lawsuit after police shot a 25-year-old accused of vandalizing cars with a pickax.