Arnoldo “Arnie” Lacayo and Juan Mendoza Attend 60th Annual AIJA Congress in Singapore

See photos from Juan Mendoza and AIJA Litigation Commission President Arnoldo “Arnie” Lacayo’s recent trip to attend the 60th Annual AIJA Congress in Singapore where they reconnected with old and new contacts.

Sequor Law continues to grow adding another Attorney to the Team

Steven ValdesAugust 29, 2022, Miami, Florida-   Sequor Law is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Valdes has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney effective July 2022.  Steven joins an already impressive roster of talented, hard-working award-winning attorneys.   The addition of Steven confirms the firm’s ongoing dedication to growth and its commitment to the development of new attorneys.

“Steven brings years of success as a bi-lingual attorney who has represented victims in a variety of specialized cases. We look forward to seeing how he will strengthen our firm and join the high caliber of skill and integrity we have at Sequor Law,” said founding shareholder Gregory S. Grossman.

Steven earned his Juris Doctorate from the Florida International University College of Law, graduating cum laude. He was the recipient of the C.A.L.I Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Law. During Law school, Steven was an active member of the FIU Moot Court Board of Advocates as well as a teaching assistant for the Legal Skills and Values II course. While excelling in his courses, Steven also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jose M. Rodriguez for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. Steven graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology along with a minor in philosophy.

Prior to joining Sequor Law, Steven worked at one of the top five asbestos and mesothelioma law firms in the nation and represented victims in cases involving products liability, environmental toxic torts, asbestos-related diseases, and wrongful death. Additionally, Steven served as second chair trial counsel in the first in-person mesothelioma trial in Florida since the pandemic began resulting in a $14,000,000 jury verdict.

Steven is fluent in English and Spanish and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.

Steven Valdes focuses his practice on asset recovery and financial fraud. He represents individuals, governments, and other entities in domestic and international judgment collection matters; cross-border insolvency proceedings under Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; actions to collect evidence for use in foreign proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782; and other commercial disputes.

“With the addition of Steven, we are continuing our commitment to the development of new attorneys, and I look forward to working with him to progress his practice and deliver comprehensive, top-tier service to our clients,” said founding Shareholder Edward H. Davis, Jr.

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Sequor Law is a Miami-based international law firm representing financial institutions, sovereign governments and state-owned enterprises, public and non-public companies, insolvency practitioners and individual clients in the areas of asset recovery, financial fraud, insolvency, and financial services litigation. More information is available at www.SequorLaw.com.

Art for Fraud’s Sake – Fraud Intelligence Article by Christopher A. Noel

The glamorous, uber-wealthy, largely unregulated and opaque world of art dealing and collecting has intrinsic features that make it vulnerable to fraud. Christopher A Noel of Sequor Law sketches recent cases and legislative steps toward combating the problem.

Andy Warhol is famously quoted as saying, “Art is what you can get away with.” Since the explosion of the contemporary art market during the past two decades, artists, collectors and fraudsters alike have embraced Warhol’s precarious perspective. The modern art market no longer exists in wood-panelled galleries lining the streets of London, Hong Kong and New York. Today’s collectors are mobile, purchasing artworks at all price points, sight unseen, during their commutes and while on holiday. These new business practices have had positive impact – UBS estimates that global art and antiquities sales in 2021 reached an estimated US$65.1 billion, surpassing even the peak sales figures seen in 2019.

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