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?
Jan 5, 2022
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that Sylmarie Trujillo has been recognized as a 2021 “Lawyer to Watch” by Latino Leaders Magazine. This is the second consecutive year that Trujillo has received this recognition. The list includes attorneys with impressive backgrounds and successful careers who are deeply involved in their communities. Latino […]
Dec 6, 2021
Rivero Mestre is extremely pleased that after four years of intense litigation and seven days of arduous jury deliberation, in a case that was widely thought to be unwinnable, the jury ruled Dr. Craig Wright, also known as Satoshi Nakamoto, was not business partners with Dave Kleiman and that Kleiman’s estate is entitled to none of […]
Nov 29, 2021
Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that the firm has achieved International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission 27001:2013 certification. Through a rigorous third-party audit, the firm has validated that its litigation data is being hosted in secure, highly available, and certified data centers. The protection of client data is a priority of our firm, and the certification highlights […]
Nov 4, 2021
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers® 2022 has ranked the firm in Tier 1 of the “Best Law Firms” for Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, International Arbitration – Commercial, and Litigation – Securities in Metropolitan Miami. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation of client […]
Oct 13, 2021
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre LLP is proud to announce that Zaharah R. Markoe has been shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Magazine – Legal Awards 2021. The award recognizes the achievements of law firms and individuals who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months. The publication acknowledges firms and individual lawyers […]
Oct 11, 2021
MIAMI— Jorge A. Mestre will moderate a New York City Bar Association panel on “Compliance Challenges facing U.S. Businesses in the Northern Triangle and Central America,” which will be held virtually on Thursday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. EST. The panel is part of an NYCBA program presented by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International […]
Oct 11, 2021
MIAMI— The International Law Section of the Florida Bar’s ILS Quarterly published an article written by Ana C. Malavè and Sylmarie Trujillo titled Service of Process Considerations When Confirming International Arbitration Awards. The article discusses how service of process laws of the arbitral seat can affect the confirmation of an arbitration award in the United […]
Sep 30, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre is proud to announce that the firm has been ranked in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation in Dispute Resolution as a “Highly Recommended Firm” in Florida. The publication also recognized partners Amanda McGovern, Andrés Rivero, and Jorge A. Mestre as Florida “Local Litigation Stars.” Benchmark Litigation provides law firm and lawyer rankings […]
Sep 27, 2021
MIAMI—The New York City Bar Association has appointed Jorge A. Mestre as one of its representatives to the 74th session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Working Group II regarding dispute settlement, which is scheduled to be held in Vienna and online from September 27 – October 1, 2021. Mestre’s appointment permits him to […]
Aug 26, 2021
NEW YORK — Michael A. Fernández spoke on a panel entitled “The proposed TRIPS waiver and its Relevance to the Ugandan Law Profession” at the virtual 4th Annual Law Conference of the Uganda Law Society on August 26. The Uganda Law Society is the Bar Association for lawyers in Uganda that provides professional services, resources, support, and […]
Aug 19, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre LLP is pleased to announce that Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, Amanda McGovern, and Alan H. Rolnick have been featured in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Zalman Kass, Michael A. Fernández, and David DaPonte were included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Kass and DaPonte were recognized for the […]
Aug 11, 2021
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that Jorge A. Mestre has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Latin America and Caribbean Committee of the ABA International Law Section for the term running from August 2021 to August 2022. ABA International Law Section leaders are selected based on the leadership skills they have demonstrated and […]