Veteran Miami litigator Andrew C. Hall is a Holocaust survivor who is known for taking on the cases of terrorism victims.
Veteran Miami litigator Andrew C. Hall is a Holocaust survivor who is known for taking on the cases of terrorism victims.
TeleSUR, a global television network supported by six left-of-center Latin American countries, is being sued for defamation by a Miami woman who says the network aired a fake documentary that called her a CIA agent out to destabilize democracy in Ecuador.
A federal judge dismissed a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against Florida in what the state's counsel called a test case of the DOJ's authority to bring discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The former owners of a Tampa apartment complex agreed to pay $1.8 million to the family of a visitor who was shot and killed.
The Daily Business Review recognizes Florida law firms for legal achievements in the past year.
Toyota owners with Takata air bags saw most of their economic loss claims against the automaker go forward Thursday.
An appellate court ruled against Publix and Cutler Bay in a zoning dispute that began as a landlord-tenant spat.
A state appellate court said Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry should have recused when a defendant sought to challenge his sentence as overly harsh.
Palm Beach County's Clerk & Comptroller office uncovered more than $5.1 million in unsubstantiated disbursements, missing assets and fraud in the probate court's guardianship program, earning it recognition at the 4th World Congress on Adult Guardianship held Sept. 14-17 in Berlin.
Jeffrey Bartel will continue in his role as chairman of investment advisory of Hamptons Group while taking his land use, real estate and government affairs-focused law practice to Berger Singerman.
A Coral Gables lawyer falsified documents and disobeyed an asset injunction, a judge found.
The debtor, construction executive Donald Kipnis, is challenging the trustee's bid to invoke the IRS' power to pursue assets outside the state's statute of limitations.
Baker & McKenzie executive director Angela Vigil in Miami has been named the recipient of an American Bar Association award for her pro bono work.
The attorney general says her office received only one complaint about Trump University that she didn't know about before getting a $25,000 political donation from Donald Trump.
Miami city commissioners are set to vote on hiring a private attorney to investigate accusations against City Attorney Victoria Mendez over a planning issue.
Florida International University had the highest Florida Bar exam passage rate for the third time in a row.
The Florida Bar posthumously honors the veteran Daily Business Review reporter with the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding legal journalism.
ALM Intelligence’s Latin American 50 Report shows that independent domestic firms hold more than two-thirds of market share, measured by headcount, in every Latin American legal market.
His eloquent concurrence in a redistricting case reminded readers of a time when Americans "had to fight and die for the privilege" of voting.
Law professor Elena Maria Marty-Nelson becomes the first dean for diversity, inclusion and public impact at Nova Southeastern's Shepard Broad College of Law.
The Miami attorney has spent 35 years with a single law firm but kept moving up, now serving as co-president.
A look at the personal side of McDermott's new Miami-based chairman Ira Coleman.
Shutts & Bowen and partner Kevin Cowan are fighting an antitrust lawsuit with a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. They are among 14 defendants in a suit by investors alleging they rigged bids in a real estate deal.
A murky constitutional question about property owners' rights during rezoning led to strong dissent within a Florida appellate court Wednesday.
A state appellate court reversed an $8 million verdict in an asbestos case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and industrial manufacturer Crane Co.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal decided to reconsider a case after the Florida Supreme Court issued instructions, then backed off. That restores a $1.8 million award in a double murder at a Plantation apartment complex.
The Florida Supreme Court invalidated a state elections law that kept a Miami Gardens mayoral candidate off the ballot because of a bank error.
As the election looms, partisan plays keep seats empty on Florida bench. One nominee has waited more than 18 months for a confirmation hearing.
Earthjustice has hired Tania Galloni as its new managing attorney for Florida, succeeding David Guest, who retired in June after 12 years in the role.
A 50-year-old woman from the Dominican Republic is suing the Miami-Dade Corrections Department, claiming jail staff examined and photographed her genitals before misidentifying her as male and incarcerating her with more than 40 men.
A federal appeals court didn't jump at a chance to decide a Florida red-light camera case with litigation pending in federal and state courts.
United Healthcare agreed to expand its coverage of hepatitis C drugs as part of a nationwide class action settlement valued at more than $300 million.
Justice James E.C. Perry, the Florida Supreme Court's fourth black judge who grew up under Jim Crow laws in North Carolina, has announced his retirement.
Andrew Smulian is set to be replaced by David Spector, a 45-year-old partner whose swift rise inside the firm mirrors its performance in the market.
The 1,200-lawyer law firm tapped a former statewide prosecutor to lead the West Palm Beach office, one of three for the firm in South Florida.
An expensive guardianship fight involving a wealthy real estate developer has ended after a failed appeal.
KW Property Management — one of the largest property management companies in the state — is facing a Miami whistleblower lawsuit and disgruntled residents in another tower it manages.
The Daily Business Review will recognize eight legal departments at a Nov. 10 event in Miami.
Colleagues pay tribute to longtime Broward clerk's office employee Lisa L. Foreman, who was found dead with her family at her Lauderhill home.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is shielded from a lawsuit filed by a former state ombudsman for long-term care residents who was fired after she made critical comments about the operation of the program, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
Fired City Manager Roy Stephen Shiver is suing Opa-locka alleging wrongful termination, discrimination and violation of Florida's Whistleblower's Act.
The U.S. has formally ratified a convention that is expected to make it harder for a parent who owes child support to hide abroad.
Intellectual property attorney Elio Martinez is a man with a mission — visit every major league ballpark. He's well on his way, ticking off 24 of 30 venues.
The victim's widower is suing security companies at a Davie gated community in the home invasion slaying of a Halliburton heir. The suspect made a daring courtroom escape weeks earlier.
Coral Gables attorney Maria Elena Perez has temporarily lost her law license for ethics violations in her representation of University of Miami scandal figure Nevin Shapiro and another client.
The University of Miami School of Law's investor rights clinic receives $107,282 from the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Regions Bank related to U.S. Pension Trust's fraudulent sale of unregistered securities in the 1990s.
More than 30 years after the body of a woman was found partially clad with 36 stab wounds, a state appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial for a man convicted of first-degree murder and sexual battery.
A receiver overseeing two ski resorts at the center of a fraud investigation says a $13.3 million settlement with Citibank will subsidize operations at one of the resorts and a newly opened hotel at the other and pay contractors and vendors.
A Miami Beach condo association is accused of trying to turn away a tenant on moving day and retaliating against her afterward because of her disability.
Carlos Padilla moves from Bogota's Castro Leiva Rendon Criales to growing global firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria.
Patricia Menendez-Cambo is among the vice chairs named by the law firm as it expands its leadership.
Ruben Diaz Jr. leaves the Nicaragua-based conglomerate to take a new post as co-chairman of Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Latin America practice in Miami.
Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser had two notable achievements in one day — she became a finalist for an appeals court opening and was reversed by the same court.
Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel successfully argues improper venue on appeal to defeat a legal malpractice suit tied to a bank's collapse.
An appellate court rules against a 51-year-old man who never established who his father was until he wanted a cut of his estate.
A review of compensation for 30 general counsel at publicly traded Florida companies shows 23 earning seven figures a year.
The best-paid general counsel are ranked according to total based on salary, bonus, stock awards, options awards, non-equity incentive plan compensation, change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, and all other compensation.
In the Daily Business Review’s general counsel compensation special section, articles look at how much Florida GCs pull in—and how much they think they should.
Attorney Luis Salazar offers tips for pinning down contracts when online data is collected in Latin America.
The court rules a jury should decide the foreseeability of suicide in the case of a depressed woman who died the day after getting new medication.
A Miami lawsuit by trustee Kenneth Welt accuses Panasonic Corp. and Sanyo of price rigging.
Tropical Storm Hermine is closing courts from the Tampa Bay area to the Florida Panhandle.
Growing up in rural Jamaica, Bacardi North America Vice President and General Counsel Marlene Gordon found inspiration in her overachieving mother.
DLA Piper is expanding its white-collar practice in anticipation of increased federal regulatory scrutiny of the health care and securities industries and foreign corruption.
The trio of law professors hoping for a seat in Congress is now a duo.
Miami firm Lewis Tein is striking back against the Miccosukee Tribe after years of what judges have ruled frivolous litigation.
South Florida political legend Joe Carollo comes out ahead in his beef with Doral city officials about his corruption claims against them while he was serving as city manager.
David Rothenberg, a former lawyer at Conroy Simberg and Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer was sentenced Friday to 17.5 years in prison after pleading guilty in June to child pornography charges.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra certified a class in a lawsuit against digital currency exchange, Cryptsy, and CEO Paul Vernon.
The Hispanic National Bar Association wants a greater voice in U.S.-Cuba rapprochement and is launching a task force to review the countries' changing relationships.
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who more than two decades ago became one of the first blacks elected to Congress from Florida since reconstruction, is battling to stay in office amid a criminal indictment and a revamped district that includes thousands of new voters.
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.
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.
Miller & Chevalier Chartered has hired Alejandra Montenegro Almonte as a new parter in its international practice.
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.
If passed, a question on the November ballot would grant citizens standing to sue the city of Miami if it violates its own charter.
Scott Wagner got an undergraduate degree in political economy knowing he would be heading to law school.
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.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stanford Blake has received the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
White & Case advises SunPower in $200 million deal to build a solar power plant in Chile that will power Santiago's subway system.
A trust and estate attorney pleads guilty to hiding revenue and filing false tax returns.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen Zack, a Cuban exile and former American Bar Association president, discusses the complicated dance for US businesses looking for trading partners in Cuba.
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.
Even with normalization, there is no resolution for U.S. judgments and claims against Cuba, writes attorney Andrew C. Hall.
With business ties developing between the United States and Cuba, international arbitration is a good option for addressing potential legal disputes.
Cuban lawyers who have pursued additional U.S. law degrees say their legal experience in Cuba offers value to U.S. clients.
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.
Shareholders Amy Koltnow and Wes Strickland join Colodny Fass' executive team.
Judge Teresa Mary Pooler ejects money laundering allegedly tied to bitcoin transactions.
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.