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?
Nov 29, 2022
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce the firm has been recommended as one of the top international law firms in Latin America in the 2023 Legal 500 Latin America guide. Named a Top Tier Firm in the City Focus category for Miami, Rivero Mestre was recognized for its bilingual team and considerable experience […]
Nov 23, 2022
MIAMI — Nov. 23, 2022—Rivero Mestre won an appeal in a Helms-Burton lawsuit against defendants Trivago GMBH, Booking.com B.V., Expedia Inc., and other travel companies on Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit about violations of the Helms-Burton Act by defendants–all businesses that have […]
Nov 15, 2022
NEW YORK — Michael A. Fernandez will speak on a panel at the SCCE’s Seattle Regional Compliance and Ethics Virtual Conference titled, “A Walk through on Breach and FCPA Issues during Investigations, and How to Use Litigation And/or Respond to Litigation Risks” on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 2:15 p.m. PST. SCCE’s Regional Compliance & […]
Nov 9, 2022
NEW YORK — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has appointed Michael A. Fernandez as Chair of the newly established Special Committee on Foreign Attorneys. The goal of the Special Committee will be to provide a space within the HNBA for foreign-trained JDs and LLMs to share experiences, resources, goals, and career advancement strategies. The Special Committee […]
Nov 3, 2022
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers® 2023 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. The firm was nationally ranked in three practice areas and […]
Nov 2, 2022
MIAMI — Jorge A. Mestre will speak at the American Bar Association’s 2023 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar panel “Navigating Turbulent Waters: Effective Strategies for Advising Corporate Clients in Politically Sensitive Times,” at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Grand Lakes on Saturday, February 18, at 9 a.m. EST. The ABA’s 2023 Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar will offer a […]
Nov 1, 2022
MIAMI—Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that Jorge A. Mestre has been recognized as a 2022 “Top Latino Lawyer” by Latino Leaders Magazine. Latino Leaders Magazine is a national publication that promotes and publishes stories of success demonstrating the influence Latinos have in the United States across a broad range of professions and endeavors. Jorge […]
Oct 10, 2022
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, Amanda McGovern, and Alan H. Rolnick have been selected for inclusion in Lawdragon’s inaugural 500 Leading Litigators in America. Lawdragon chose the “most elite courtroom advocates in the nation” focusing on “attorneys whose sustained excellence in trials is nothing short of […]
Oct 7, 2022
MIAMI — Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked in the 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation in Dispute Resolution as a “Highly Recommended Firm” in Florida. The publication also recognized partners Andrés Rivero, Jorge A. Mestre, and Amanda M. McGovern as Florida “Local Litigation Stars.” Benchmark Litigation provides law firm […]
Oct 6, 2022
NEW YORK — Michael A. Fernandez will speak on a panel at the Sixteenth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference titled, “The Only Valid Basis for Treaty Claims Involving Judicial Action or Inaction is the CIL Theory of Denial of Justice; True or False?” at Crowell & Moring LLP (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC) on […]
Sep 30, 2022
NEW YORK — Rivero Mestre is pleased to announce that partner Michael A. Fernandez has been named a “Rising Star” in the 2022 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. The Rising Stars list is […]
Sep 28, 2022
MIAMI — Jorge A. Mestre’s Young ITA North America panel discussion, “Transnational Litigation & Arbitration: Managing Parallel Proceedings” was featured in Young ITA’s summer newsletter. The event was held at Holland & Knight’s Miami office in April. Jorge was joined by Lidia Rezende, Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta, Eve Perez Torres, and Sandra Friedrich. The […]