In this episode of The Litigation Room, Andres Rivero hosts Luis Salazar of Salazar Law to discuss the topic Chapter 15 Bankruptcy: A Cross-Border Perspective. Andres and Luis discuss practical issues when dealing with cross-border Chapter 15 Bankruptcy, insolvency, and the U.S. bankruptcy courts’ jurisdiction. They also share their experiences with Florida Bankruptcy courts and how COVID-19 has affected Chapter 15 bankruptcy filings.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Amanda McGovern hosts Corali Lopez-Castro of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Law Firm, Judge Lisa Walsh, and Judge Nushin G. Sayfie of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County to discuss part two of the topic: Women, Lawyers & Mothers.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Amanda McGovern hosts Corali Castro-Lopez of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Judge Lisa Walsh, and Judge Nushin Sayfie of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County to discuss the topic: Women, Lawyers & Mothers in a two-part episode series. The discussion touches on what lessons they have learned throughout their legal careers and what they are doing to teach the next generation of women.
In this episode of the litigation room, Zalman Kass and Julio Paez discuss the topic: Don’t rely on CAMELS because you may end up getting sued. The discussion addresses risks for bank directors and officers, recent economic developments, the FDIC’s role as a bank regulator, and lessons learned from past bank failures.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Andres Rivero, Jorge Mestre, and Amanda McGovern discuss the reasons D&I has changed the game in representing clients in high-stakes commercial litigation and cross-border arbitration. The discussion touches on personal anecdotes about how D&I has affected their own experience.
The pandemic has impacted nearly every industry throughout the globe. The legal industry is no exception. Law firms have temporarily closed their doors. Lawyers have been working from home for months. State bar exams have been postponed. In this episode of The Litigation Room, Whitney Lohr and Monifa Hall discuss how the pandemic is affecting young attorneys and offer insight into how they are maintaining their mental health and staying focused on their careers.
In this episode of The Litigation Room, Andres Rivero and Bryan Paschal discuss the question: Does your general liability insurance policy cover you against COVID related claims after you reopen your business? The discussion touches on a variety of topics ranging from body temperature screening, whether contract exclusions bar Covid-19 claims, policy endorsements, and other considerations about business interruption insurance.
On August 10, 2020, Florida’s Fourth Circuit held the nation’s first fully remote civil jury trial to reach a binding verdict. The voir dire was conducted remotely over a two-day period, with Judge Bruce Anderson telling potential jurors that they were making history with their remote appearances. It was a damages-only, one-day trial, since default judgment had been entered against the sole defendant. The jury awarded the plaintiff more than $354,000, which exceeded the amount sought. There were occasional hiccups – for example, one juror briefly lost connection during the presentation of evidence. But glitches were resolved, and the trial generally moved according to schedule. In this episode of The Litigation Room, Amanda McGovern and Angela Nieves discuss the question: Can a trial court judge order a virtual civil jury trial?
Feb 16, 2024
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre Managing Partner Amanda Fernandez was recently featured in Shoutout Miami. In her interview, Amanda shared insights into her professional development journey, how she became a managing partner, and her invaluable support system. Shoutout Miami aims to highlight local businesses by having meaningful conversations with business owners and creatives. They believe meaningful […]
Feb 12, 2024
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre was recognized by the Daily Business Review’s 2024 Florida Legal Awards as a finalist in the Cross-Border Disputes category. This category honors firms that have used creative problem-solving and bold strategies to deliver for their clients in high-stakes cases. The firm consistently comes up with creative legal strategies when defending their […]
Feb 9, 2024
MIAMI — Jorge A. Mestre and Amanda L. Fernandez compiled and edited the two most recent newsletters for the ABA’s Latin American and Caribbean Law Committee Newsletters, “Legal Developments in Latin America.” The quarterly newsletter is distributed to members of the ABA and provides updates on the latest legal developments in Latin America. Jorge A. […]
Feb 8, 2024
The firm makes this announcement as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary MIAMI — Rivero Mestre LLP is pleased to announce that Amanda L. Fernandez has been named managing partner, marking a new chapter for the firm as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary. “Amanda has been a substantial asset to our clients, culture, and growth since […]
Nov 28, 2023
MIAMI— Amanda L. Fernandez has been elected president-elect of the Cuban American Bar Association, effective January 1, 2024. In January 2025, Amanda will automatically ascend to serve as president of the organization following in the footsteps of the 50 trailblazing presidents before her. “It is an honor and a privilege to represent CABA,” Amanda said. […]
Nov 16, 2023
MIAMI— Andrés Rivero spoke on a panel titled “AI Future-Ready Law Firms” at the 2023 Legalink General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan on November 11. The panelists discussed legal innovation and technological advancements with a particular focus on the evolving landscape of AI. Legalink is an international legal network of 68 independent business-oriented law firms with […]
Nov 2, 2023
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre is proud to announce that Best Lawyers® has ranked the firm in the 2024 edition of “Best Law Firms” in Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, International Arbitration – Commercial, and Litigation – Securities in Metropolitan Miami. The firm was nationally ranked in three practice areas and regionally ranked […]
Oct 27, 2023
Rivero Mestre is extremely pleased that the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the jury verdict in favor of Dr. Craig Wright, also known as Satoshi Nakamoto, which found Dr. Wright was not business partners with David Kleiman and that Kleiman’s estate is entitled to none of the multibillion-dollar Satoshi fortune. Yesterday, a three-judge panel rejected claims that the […]
Oct 17, 2023
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been ranked in the 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation in Dispute Resolution as a “Highly Recommended Firm” in Florida—Benchmark’s highest rating. The publication also recognized partners Andrés Rivero and Jorge A. Mestre as “Litigation Stars,” Amanda L. Fernandez as a “Future […]
Sep 22, 2023
NEW YORK — Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that partner Michael A. Fernandez has been named a “Rising Star” in the Civil Litigation: Defense category in the 2023 edition of the New York Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers honors attorneys who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement within their practice area. […]
Sep 20, 2023
MIAMI— Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Alan H. Rolnick have been named in the 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America Guide. The second edition of Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America were selected based on journalistic research, submissions and vetting. Click here to read the full […]
Sep 20, 2023
NEW YORK — Partner Michael A. Fernandez and Justice Rolando T. Acosta, the former Presiding Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, co-authored an article for the New York Law Journal titled “Certified Questions from the Appellate Division as a Tool for Bettering the Rule of Law.” In the article, […]