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?
Jul 21, 2021
NEW YORK — Michael A. Fernández has been appointed Vice Chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration’s Young ITA North America leadership team. In that capacity, Fernández will serve as a Young ITA regional ambassador for North America, organize #YoungITATalks events, and contribute to Young ITA online publications, including the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, ITA in […]
Jul 19, 2021
Rivero Mestre LLP is pleased to welcome Michael A. Fernández as a Counsel in New York. Michael A. Fernández has deep experience in all facets of international disputes. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Michael has experience representing foreign and domestic companies and individuals involved in arbitrations, litigations, and with investigations in the U.S., as well […]
Jul 16, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre LLP is pleased to announce that partners Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda McGovern have been named by their peers as Florida Trend Magazine’s 2021 Florida Legal Elite and have been recognized in the Commercial Litigation category. Additionally, Zalman Kass, has been named an Up & Comer in Commercial Litigation. Recipients of […]
Jul 14, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre has been selected a founder of Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners’ Miami Chapter. He will work with founders across the globe to organize events that address the particularities of energy-related arbitration proceedings. ENERAP is a global association aimed at building an international network of practitioners that have a strong interest in arbitration proceedings related […]
Jul 12, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre co-authored the recently published book, International E-Discovery: A Global Handbook of Law and Technology, Second Edition. The book, published by Globe Law and Business in association with Legalink, provides an analysis from across the globe of different approaches to and cutting-edge techniques in the use of digital evidence in legal and […]
Jun 25, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre LLP is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers has selected partners Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda McGovern as Top Rated Business Litigation Attorneys in the 2021 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Additionally, Amanda L. Fernandez and partner, Zalman Kass, have been named Top Rated Business Litigation Attorneys and David DaPonte has been […]
Jun 14, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre will speak on a panel entitled “NYIAC & New York City Bar Virtual Talks The Great Tension: Electronic Discovery in International Arbitration Is It Here to Stay?” at a New York International Arbitration Center Event on Thursday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. EST. The program compares the impact of electronically stored information on […]
May 21, 2021
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre announces that the firm has been recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA as a top-ranked firm in the category Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite in Florida. Chambers also recognized partners Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda McGovern for General Commercial Litigation. Amanda McGovern is recognized […]
Apr 28, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that Neha Dagley has been shortlisted by Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021 for Future Leader of the Year. The Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of firms and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion across the USA and Canada. […]
Apr 21, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre LLP is pleased to announce that Andrés Rivero and Jorge A. Mestre have been recognized in the 2021 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide as “Top Lawyers.” Additionally, the firm has been listed as a “Top Law Firm” in the guide. South Florida Legal Guide is published annually, and is a widely […]
Apr 20, 2021
Jorge A. Mestre spoke at the National Latina/o Law Student Association’s 24th Annual Conference on Friday, March 5. Mestre spoke on a panel entitled “Starting from Scratch: Success in Going Solo,” giving Latinx law students practical advice on how they can start their own practice. The NLLSA is a nonprofit organization that serves as a […]
Apr 20, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre will speak on a panel entitled “Diversifying Experts: Identifying Implicit Bias in the Selection of Expert Witnesses and Strategies for Retaining Diverse Experts” at the American Bar Association’s 2021 Virtual Litigation Section Annual Conference on Wednesday, May 5. The ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference is the premier event for litigators. The event will […]