Chapter 11 Debtors

  • One of the world’s premier charter airlines operating out of Miami International Airport in Chapter 11 proceedings arising from the economic world impact by COVID-19.
  • Developer of a boutique hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach with over 70 million in debt in successfully confirming its Chapter 11 case.
  • Fiddler’s Creek, Inc. and 27 of its subsidiaries and affiliates, developers of luxury homes in Naples, Florida, in their Chapter 11 proceedings and confirmed 100% payment plan.
  • Special litigation counsel to a merchant cash advance company with over $300 million in debt in its Chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Spanish entities which operate the popular fast-casual restaurants “100 Montaditos” in Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • One of the nation’s largest architectural glass and aluminum fabricators in Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • One of the largest Porsche and Audi dealership in the Southeast in Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Owner and developer of 300 residential apartments in Tallahassee in Chapter 11 proceedings and related litigation.
  • Miami Beach hotel in investigating and pursuing lender liability claims against senior mortgage holders.
  • Musical instrument retailer with locations throughout the country in Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Individual in successfully restructuring over $6 million of gambling debt in his Chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Individual in the successful restructuring of over $7 million in IRS and related liabilities in his Chapter 11 proceeding.

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Trustees And Receivers

  • Chapter 11 trustee of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt & Adler, PA in connection with $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme (the largest in Florida’s history) perpetrated by the firm’s founder, sentenced to 50 years in prison, in recovering in excess of $100 million.
  • Florida Department of Financial Services as Receiver for a failed HMO, in successfully litigating and settling claims against a major international accounting firm for $17 million and other consideration, and in the same Receivership, pursuing claims against financial institutions for damages in excess of $100 million.
  • Chapter 11 trustee of a Miami Gardens Homeowners Association in successfully litigating through trial and obtaining a $16 million judgment against one of the largest residential developers in the United States.
  • Liquidating trustee in successfully pursuing claims against financial institutions used in a $500 million check-kiting scheme.
  • Chapter 7 trustee of former owner of fourth largest temporary staffing company, in seeking $80 million in recoveries paid to banks in connection with massive check kiting scheme.
  • Chapter 11 trustee in the prosecution of fraudulent transfer claims in connection with a $400 million Ponzi scheme against a financial institution resulting in a settlement for the client well in excess of eight figures.
  • Chapter 7 trustee in connection with a $350 million Ponzi scheme with 7,000 European investor victims, achieving substantial recoveries in 169 lawsuits.
  • Receiver of financial brokerage in pursuit of $20 million in claims arising from a real estate investment Ponzi scheme.
  • Chapter 11 trustee of a distressed 650-unit apartment complex in Miami resulting in a sale of project and dividend to creditors.
  • Chapter 7 trustee of a home improvement chain with over $100 million in annual revenues, in investigation and successful prosecution of director and officer liability claims in Delaware bankruptcy court.
  • Chapter 11 trustee in a nationwide professional employer organization (PEO) bankruptcy, in successfully pursuing avoidance and successor liability litigation.
  • Chapter 11 trustee of major PEO seeking to recover $100 million in diverted corporate clients and to consolidate multiple corporate entities.
  • Liquidating trustee of a publicly traded telecommunications business with $200 million in revenue in successfully pursuing former officer and director liability claims.
  • Receiver in pursuit of avoidance and other claims arising from a $170 million fraudulent scheme.
  • Chapter 7 trustee of the owner of the former Plantation Fashion Mall, which includes over 32 acres of commercial real property in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Chapter 7 trustee of the largest individual bankruptcy case filed in Florida, in successfully avoiding over $60 million in fraudulent transfers, as well as $43 million Palm Beach oceanfront estate ultimately sold to Donald Trump.
  • Chapter 7 trustee of a public fractional aircraft ownership company, in achieving a $9 million settlement of director and officer claims.
  • Liquidating trustee of Rich International Airways in successful pursuit of avoidance litigation claims against probate estate of Miami entrepreneur, recovering in excess of $25 million.

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Creditors' Committees

  • ​Special Litigation Counsel to the Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Title III debtors in the current $129 Billion Puerto Rico government-debt crisis and insolvency proceedings (“PROMESA”), including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Electric and Power Authority, Employees Retirement System, and the Highways and Transportation Authority.
  • Creditors’ Committee in Fontainebleau Las Vegas Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, a partially completed “Tier A” casino hotel resort in Las Vegas with debts exceeding $2.5 billion, which was ultimately sold to an entity controlled by Carl Icahn.
  • Creditors’ Committee of TLO, Inc., a data solutions provider with assets that sold for $154 million, resulting in a 100% distribution to creditors.
  • Creditors’ Committee of Florida Gaming Corporation, the owner and operator of the Miami Jai Alai and Casino, in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization which resulted in a 100% distribution to the unsecured creditors
  • Creditors’ Committee in Levitt & Sons, LLC and 37 subsidiaries, a large home builder and real estate developer with projects in four states and over $500 million in secured and unsecured debt.
  • Creditors’ Committee in Mercedes Homes and subsidiaries, the 20th largest U.S. home builder with assets and liabilities of over $300 million.
  • Creditors’ Committee in Arrow Air, Inc. d/b/a Arrow Cargo, the largest cargo carrier operating out of Miami International Airport.
  • Creditors’ Committee of a nursing home and rehabilitation center in its successful reorganization, resulting in a 100% distribution to creditors.
  • Creditors’ Committee of a biomanufacturing company focused on developing personalized cancer vaccines in its successful reorganization.
  • Creditors’ Committee of debtors engaged in operating, franchising and licensing casual dining restaurants throughout the United States.
  • Creditors’ Committee of a multi-billion dollar waste clean-up business in Delaware Chapter 11 proceedings, pursuing claims against financial institutions settled for $40 million.
  • Creditors’ Committee of a multi-billion dollar propane retailer in Southern District of New York Chapter 11 proceedings, investigating potential avoidance claims against lenders and asserting equitable subordination claims.
  • Creditors’ Committee of arts and crafts specialty retailers with locations throughout the United States.
  • Creditors’ Committee of an entity engaged in the sale of aircraft engines and engine maintenance and overhaul services in Chapter 11 proceeding in Delaware.
  • Creditors’ Committee of designer and manufacturer of products used to provide ballistic protection for personnel and vehicles in the military and law enforcement.
  • Creditors’ Committee of an international call center with operations in the United States, the Philippines and South America.

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Other Notable Bankruptcy Engagements

  • In the Enron Chapter 11 proceedings, bankruptcy and co-counsel, in New York and related Texas proceedings, representing Enron securities class action lead plaintiff, assisting in obtaining $7.2 billion in settlements, the largest recovery ever in a securities class action.
  • Family of murder victim, Ronald Goldman, in successfully recovering the publishing rights to O.J. Simpson’s book, “If I Did It.”
  • Managing partner of major national law firm as outside director of a public company in successful defense of director and officer liability claims brought by bankruptcy trustee.
  • Franchisor clients, including Burger King Corporation, Luxottica Retail North America (Pearle Vision), TGI Friday’s, Inc., Five Guys Enterprises, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, and Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, in numerous franchisee bankruptcies throughout the United States.
  • Numerous retail tenants in the General Growth Properties Chapter 11 proceedings in New York.
  • Successful bidder in the Univita Holding, LLC in purchasing thousands of pieces of durable medical on-site equipment, being used throughout Florida assets.
  • Individual involuntary debtor in obtaining the successful dismissal of involuntary bankruptcy petition filed by affiliates of one of the country’s largest banks, establishing precedent in the Eleventh Circuit for obtaining fees and costs against non-petitioning creditor in dismissal and all aspects of appeal, obtaining denial of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, and obtaining substantial damages verdict after 11-day jury trial.

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Notable Directors And Officers/Professional Liability Representations

  • In re Fontainebleau Las Vegas Representing Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of privately owned hotel/resort developers in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, and related claims against certain former officers, directors, insider affiliates, and independent outside auditors of the Debtors, with total claims against the bankruptcy estate exceeding $1 billion. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the estate realized over $125 million in cash and claim waivers pursuant to an approved settlement.
  • In re Enron Co-counsel to class action plaintiffs in largest securities class action case relating to major energy, commodities, and service company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, constituting one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in history. Through the direct efforts of GJB and others, $168 million in proceeds was recovered for the benefit of the class action plaintiffs and the bankruptcy estate.  The D&O policy at issue was a $350 million “wasting asset” policy and the $168 million recovered constituted substantially all of the remaining policy limits less defense costs incurred.
  • In re Rothstein Rosenfeldt AdlerActed as special litigation counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee of the Estate, reported to be the fourth largest Ponzi scheme ever in bankruptcy, resolving several litigation matters for in excess of $100 million.
  • In re Rich International AirwaysRepresented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee of privately owned charter airline in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and other claims against certain of the Debtor’s insider affiliates. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the estate received gross recoveries totaling $25 million on a damage model of $41 million against the principal of a joint venture partner. 
  • In re Certified HR Services Represented Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee of private employee staffing company in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and professional liability claims against certain former officers, directors, insider affiliates, and outside independent auditors. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the estate received gross recoveries exceeding $15 million.
  • In re Bravo! Brands Represented Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of former publicly traded beverage company in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability, and complex bankruptcy avoidance claims against, among others, the Debtor’s former officers, directors, and outside independent auditors. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the trustee effectuated favorable settlements exceeding $8.6 million for the benefit of Debtor’s estate.
  • In re Arrow Air Represented creditors’ committee and bankruptcy liquidating trustee of privately owned cargo airline in investigating and asserting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims against certain of the Debtors’ former officers, directors, and insider affiliates.  Through the direct efforts of GJB, the liquidating trustee effectuated a $2.875 million pre-suit settlement at mediation for the benefit of bankruptcy estate.
  • In re PPOA Holding Represented creditors’ committee and bankruptcy liquidating trustee of publicly traded protective armor manufacturer in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims against certain of the Debtors’ former officers and directors. Through the direct efforts of GJB and others, over $5 million in D&O insurance proceeds was recovered for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate and certain class action plaintiffs.
  • In re Gulfstream Int’l AirlinesRepresented bankruptcy liquidating trustee of publicly traded commuter airline in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims against certain of the Debtor’s former officers, directors, and insider affiliates. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the liquidating trustee effectuated a favorable $1.9 million settlement for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate and other parties in interest.
  • In re Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Representing Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of publicly traded Chinese reverse merger pharmaceutical company in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability, and other claims against the Debtor’s former officers, directors, insider affiliates, and outside independent auditors. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the trustee effectuated favorable settlements in the amount of $1.65 million for the benefit of Debtor’s estate, and obtained a Bar Order enjoining all competing claims in connection with the D&O settlement which resulted in a favorable published Bankruptcy Court decision, with such decision recently being affirmed in all respects on appeal by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
  • Represented court appointed assignee for benefit of creditors of publicly traded bio­pharmaceutical company in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and state law avoidance claims against the company’s former officers, directors, and outside independent auditors. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the assignee effectuated favorable settlements exceeding $1.5 million for the benefit of the assignment estate.
  • In re Advanced Interactive Systems Currently representing Delaware Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of companies that designed and operated military training simulators and live fire training ranges in investigating and asserting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims against certain of the Debtors’ former officers and directors. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the trustee recently reached a favorable multi-million dollar pre-suit settlement at mediation for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate.
  • In re Avantair Currently representing Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of aircraft fractional ownership company in investigating and asserting breach of fiduciary duty and other claims against certain of the Debtors’ former officers and directors. Through the direct efforts of GJB, the trustee recently reached a favorable multi-million dollar pre-suit settlement at mediation for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate and multiple competing claimants, with such settlement pending Bankruptcy Court approval.
  • In re Comprehensive Clinical Development – Currently representing Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of privately owned clinical trial company in investigating and prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty and professional liability claims against the Debtors’ former officers, directors, insider affiliates, and outside independent auditors, with total claims against the bankruptcy estate exceeding $23 million.
  • In re SMF Energy Currently representing bankruptcy liquidating trustee of publicly traded petroleum product distributor in investigating and prosecuting professional negligence claims against the independent outside auditors of the Debtors, with total claims against the bankruptcy estate exceeding $60 million.
  • In re Universal Healthcare Currently representing Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee of a privately owned, Tampa-based HMO in prosecuting professional liability claims against the Debtors’ outside independent auditors and actuary.

Receivership Representations

  • Special Litigation Counsel to the assignee for the benefit of creditors for Laser Spine Institute, LLC and affiliated entities pursuing claims for recovery of in excess of $110,000,000.
  • Special Litigation Counsel to the Liquidator of the Puerto Rican Insurance Commissioner relating to claims against directors and officers of an insolvent, regulated insurer.
  • Represents the Chapter 7 trustee in the bankruptcy of one of the largest foreclosure defense firms in the State of Florida, with over 4,000 potential claimants
  • Represents the Trustee of the Mutual Benefits Keep Policy Trust, which arose from the Mutual Benefits Corporation receivership, Sec. and Exch. Comm’n v. Mutual Benefits Corp., Case No. 04-60573-CIV-Moreno.
  • Special Litigation Counsel to the Receiver excused from turnover in the Chapter 11 case of Bal Harbour Quarzo, pursuing professional malpractice and fraudulent transfer claims in excess of $40 Million.
  • Represents the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver in 321 Loans Receivership and over 100 affiliated entities, in action brought by the FTC that defrauded over 35,000 consumers out of more than $85 million in a nationwide debt relief scheme.
  • Represents the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver in World Patent Marketing, Inc. and Desa Industries, Inc. and affiliated entities, in action brought by the FTC that defrauded over 1,500 consumers out of approximately $26 million for fraudulent and deceptive acts in invention-promotion scheme.
  • Represents the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver in Pointbreak Media, LLC and its affiliated entities that engaged in a multi-million dollar telemarking and robo-call scam targeting small business owners.
  • Represents the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver of Health Service Providers, Inc., Magnolia Health Management Corp., and affiliated entities engaged in a multi-million dollar medical discount plans and health-related plans.
  • Represents the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver over VGC Corporation of America, All Dream Vacations Corp., and related entities. Despite taking over an insolvent estate whose principals filed for bankruptcy, obtained net recoveries of over $600,000 for the benefit of victims.
  • Represents the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver over Hispanic Global Way Corp, First Airborne Service Trading Corp, Hispanic Network Connections, LLC, and related entities in an action brought by the FTC, and recovered over $1.5 million for victims. 
  • Represented the Federal Court-Appointed Receiver for Creative Capital Consortium, LLC and affiliated entities that defrauded investors of over $68 million, and distributed a 34% recovery to victims despite inheriting a receivership with only $28,000 in bank accounts upon appointment.
  • Lead Counsel to the Court-Appointed Receiver and Chapter 11 fiduciary in E.S. Bankest, L.C. Receivership in pursuit of avoidance and other claims arising from a $170 million fraudulent scheme.
  • Lead Counsel to the Court-Appointed and Chapter 11 Trustee in Louis Pearlman Ponzi scheme in the prosecution of fraudulent transfer claims in connection with a $400 million scheme against a financial institution resulting in a settlement for the client well in excess of eight figures.
  • Counsel to the Court-Appointed Receiver in Bogdan Financial Group, Inc. and its affiliated defendants that operated a Ponzi scheme that deprived hundreds of residents of the State of Florida of over $16 million dollars.

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Franchising Litigation

  • National franchise counsel to Restaurant Brands International, Inc. for its Burger King®, Tim Hortons® and Popeyes® brands, handling all aspects of franchise litigation throughout the United States.
  • National, international and Florida litigation matters for franchisors of various other brands including Gap, Inc., Subway®, BurgerFi®, Smoothie King, Pearle Vision, Inc., Jamba Juice, Benihana National Corp., TGI Friday’s®, among many others.
  • Represented various franchisors successfully in international development disputes involving Europe and Latin America defending against $100 million+ damage claims
  • Represented large scale multi-unit developers in various aspects of the franchise relationship, including acquisitions and relationship issues.
  • Represented franchisors with respect to numerous issues in franchisee bankruptcies, including reorganization of multi-unit franchisees, franchisor’s right to terminate franchise agreements in bankruptcy, and complex system supply issues.
  • Represented franchisors in suits validating their right to set maximum prices for system products.
  • Represented franchisor against claims arising from refusal to approve transfer of franchisee’s businesses, including a summary judgment on a $24 million claim involving 29 restaurants.
  • Represented various franchisor clients on disclosure issue claims, claims under numerous state franchise acts and those relating to federal UFOC issues.
  • Represented franchisor in California ADA class action litigation involving 90 plus restaurants.
  • Prevailed in arbitration of disaffected franchisees’ claims relating to merger of two food industry franchisors, including claims alleging abandonment of trademarks, violation of state acts, and earnings claim violations.
  • Successfully defended against numerous claims seeking to hold franchisor vicariously liable for wrongful acts of franchisees.
  • Successfully defended numerous franchisee “encroachment” claims concerning alleged violations of their territorial rights.
  • Enforced trademark rights enjoining unauthorized use of trademarks and enforcing system menu and facility requirements.
  • Successfully defended class actions brought against franchisors claiming overtime pay and other wage-hour violation.
  • Successful defense of nationally publicized discrimination lawsuit.
  • Preparation of FDDs and license agreements and other transactional documents on behalf of franchisors.

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Commercial Litigation

  • Represented numerous corporate clients in matters involving non-competition claims and protection of trade secrets.
  • Represented two major U.S. airlines in seizures of collateral under aircraft leases.
  • Represented numerous corporate clients in recovery of collateral under lease terminations and general finance agreements.
  • Successfully defended multi-million dollar tortious interference claims brought by corporate competitor.
  • Successfully represented European corporate client in fraud case involving investments in a corporate affiliate.

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Real Estate Law

  • Representation of major South Florida developers in all aspects of development and construction litigation.
  • Represented 30 developers in class action brought by approximately 2,000 homeowners in southwest Broward County. Obtained early dismissal of case on basis that homeowners were limited to remedies with city and lacked standing to proceed in court.
  • Represented South Florida developer seeking relief from bankruptcy court to proceed with 440 acre development of 1,700 homes on property adjacent to debtor’s property. Court was first to hold that such development could proceed under exception to “automatic stay” relating to the governmental actions.
  • Successfully defended a developer at trial on construction defects claims in a 322-unit condominium community. Attorneys’ fees awarded to client and collected from condominium association.
  • Represented developers in county and municipal proceedings relating to development concurrency issues.
  • Successfully defended developer in numerous cases regarding condominium act and homeowner’s association issues.
  • Representation of regional utility in connection with commercial and development disputes
  • Worked with Palm Beach County on environmental remediation issues on behalf of developer.
  • Preparation of numerous underlying documents for planned communities, including homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, purchase contracts and condominium conversion documents.

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Employment Law

  • Successfully defended multiple institutional clients against claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including cases brought as national class actions.
  • Represented company and employees in ERISA, fraud, conversion and contract claims against ex-president arising out of the sale of the largest dairy in northern Florida, and theft by the ex-president of pension funds.
  • Prosecuted numerous Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims against national securities brokerage firms that failed to pay overtime to sales assistants.
  • Successfully defended institutional clients against numerous employment related claims including FLSA, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Age Discrimination in Employment Act claims, including cases brought as national class actions.
  • Represented nationally known gaming operation in connection with claims of former officers and settlement.
  • Counseled clients in handling employment related issues, including FMLA, FLSA, and potential discrimination claims.
  • Preparation of employment manuals and employment agreements on behalf of institutional clients.
  • Negotiation of high level executive compensation packages.
  • Represented employers’ executive employees in numerous cases involving enforcement of non-competition agreements, theft and trade secrets.

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Securities Litigation

  • Served as federal court-appointed receiver for Creative Capital Consortium, LLC and affiliated entities that defrauded investors of over $68 million.
  • Represented registered representative in a wrongful termination and U-5 defamation claim, which resulted in an award of $1.8 million in FINRA arbitration against a major broker-dealer.
  • Represented bankruptcy trustees and receivers seeking return of millions of dollars in fraudulent transfers arising from various Ponzi schemes.
  • Represented individual investors, both domestic and foreign, with claims against their brokerage firms in NASD, NYSE and FINRA arbitrations resulting in millions of dollars of recovery for those clients.
  • Represented prominent NFL player in securities fraud suit against broker and agent.
  • Represented national airline in securities arbitration against major broker/dealer.
  • Represented institutional investors in various national securities fraud class actions to recover money from Enron and WorldCom.
  • Represented UBS in enforcing covenants not to compete against former brokers and enforcing promissory notes against former brokers.
  • Represented brokers in regulatory actions before the FINRA and SEC.
  • Represented brokers and sales assistants with employment issues involving their employers.
  • Represented defendants in numerous class action securities fraud suits brought by investors.

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Municipal Law

  • Represented municipality in a number of claims alleging police misconduct, leading to nuisance value settlements.
  • Represented municipality in federal civil rights/first amendment claim, leading to nuisance value settlement.
  • Negotiated complex multi-party transaction with school board, charitable foundation, municipality and local university for successful creation of municipal charter middle-high school.
  • Successfully defended personal injury claims against municipality, resulting in zero recovery.
  • Representation of municipality in ongoing litigation challenging municipal pool construction/operations.
  • Successfully defended various municipal board rulings against appellate challenges.

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White Collar Litigation

  • Represented foreign national in successful removal from Interpol list based on political persecution.
  • Represented owner of medical supply company resulting in recommended dismissal of civil RICO complaint.
  • Represented multiple bankruptcy trustees in investigation and successful recovery from financial institutions for aiding and abetting operation of Ponzi schemes.
  • Represented owner of pain management clinic resulting in declination of federal prosecution.
  • Represented business owners in IRS administrative proceedings resulting in dismissal of all levies.
  • Represented foreign nationals in negotiations with the U.S. Government to provide undercover cooperation.
  • Represented corporations in successful negotiations for Corporate Integrity Agreement in lieu of prosecution.
  • Represented principal of nationwide mortgage company in connection with Federal HUD investigation in Tampa and negotiated disposition of case to minimize exposure of individual to incarceration and financial ramifications.
  • Represented privately owned hospital in connection with federal grand jury investigation of alleged false Medicare cost report submissions, resolving the matter with no criminal charge

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Business Transactions

  • Represented clients in the restructure of business holdings and the acquisition and sale of businesses, divisions, and contract rights as well as passive business interests.
  • Represented industry leader of consumer healthcare products in the acquisition of two separate domestic businesses in related product areas not previously part of client’s business focus.
  • Represented client with the documentation of the restructure of commercial leases of its various premises in Florida, taking advantage of the market advantages currently available to large commercial tenants.
  • Represented client with the sale of regional private medical practice to a public company, addressing the business sale issues and also employment issues for the principals of our client and the acquisition related licensing and contract matters.
  • Represented client in connection with its license of one of the most successful trademarks in the sports and entertainment industry.
  • Represented clients affected by recent changes in the traditional financing markets in matters involving alternative private and non-traditional financing sources of both debt and capital investments.
  • Represented manufacturing companies, entertainment industry companies, professional sports interests, home health agencies, professional practice firms, consumer products companies, and entities in other industries in acquisitions involving the purchase or sale of the client’s business.
  • Represent travel industry leader in the acquisition of businesses within its scope of business and in related industries.
  • Represented a business service entity in the sale of its assets to a national service company.

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Governmental Law

  • Represented an international consortium in a public/private partnership in the approval of a $450 million Miami-Dade County and a $50 million City of Miami contribution for the Port of Miami Tunnel Project.
  • Represented a major corporation in the public bidding process and negotiation of the final contract for advertising bus shelters in Miami-Dade County.
  • Represented a major international corporation in the public bidding process, bid protest, and contract negotiation for advertising display panels in Miami International Airport.
  • Represented a major corporation in the public bidding process for retail space at Miami International Airport.
  • Represented a major developer in the approval of a county environmental permit for a mega yacht marina on Watson Island.
  • Represented various corporations in bid protests in regard to health services.
  • Represented client in bid protest for contract to build and repair a marina.
  • Represented client in a bid dispute in regard to parking garage at Miami International Airport.

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Land Use And Zoning

  • Handled rezoning and master planning of a 300-acre parcel from a golf course to high density residential area.
  • Represented major developers in Major Use Special Permit (MUSP) applications in the City of Miami approving more than 2,000 residential units and substantial commercial space.
  • Represented a major university in approval of a change to the Miami-Dade County Comprehensive Development Master Plan to permit future approval of a Traditional Neighborhood Development.
  • Represented a major developer in the approval of a change to the Miami-Dade County Master Plan, together with approval of a zone change to permit a 15-acre commercial/residential development near Miami-Dade College, South Campus.
  • Represented a 75-acre elderly housing development in the approval of an amendment to the Comprehensive Development Master Plan of the Town of Cutler Bay, Florida, to permit a major redevelopment of its facilities.
  • Represented a large private high school to obtain county approval for expansion of its facilities and student body.
  • Represented a large private school in the approval of requests to expand its facilities in the Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida.
  • Represented numerous major developers in land use, zoning and environmental due diligence evaluations of properties in Miami-Dade County.

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Real Estate Transactions

  • Represented seller of more than 80 gas stations valued in excess of $70 million.
  • Handled sale and lease back of office building valued in excess of $90 million.
  • Represented developers in the acquisition of land, development, financing and sales of condominiums in major projects in South Florida.
  • Represented governmental agency in the sale of troubled assets.
  • Represented banking institutions in commercial and residential mortgage closings.
  • Represented major developer in the acquisition and permitting of a 40-acre shopping center.
  • Represented client in the sale of a 300-acre parcel including golf course.
  • Represented clients in the negotiation of lease for office and commercial space.
  • Represented client in the acquisition of the historic Freedom Tower in downtown Miami.
  • Represented various owners in negotiation of agreements with architects and contractors.

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