Asset recovery column: The long arm of the liquidating trustee – Madoff trustee reaches offshore transferees

Sequor Law attorney Cristina Vicens Beard and of counsel Andrew Dawson consider the implications for non-US entities of the US Second Circuit’s recent ruling that international comity principles should not stop clawback actions by the trustee of Bernie Madoff’s investment firm.

Inside the scheme that allegedly used fake debt to steal $360 million from investors in Maryland and Virginia

Cameron Jezierski was stoic but offered his attorney a brief smile as proceedings wrapped up at the federal courthouse. This wasn’t where he’d expected to land. He’d imagined that before he was 30, he’d be a millionaire.

Asset recovery column: Recognition of an individual debtor’s insolvency proceeding – beware the perils

Shareholders Edward Davis Jr and Leyza Blanco, and attorney Juan Mendoza from Sequor Law in Miami discuss the things to watch out for when seeking recognition of an individual debtor’s foreign insolvency proceedings in the US.

German filmmaker’s estate files Florida Chapter 15

Funds in a Florida bank account belonging to the late German filmmaker and Federico Fellini collaborator Gideon Bachmann are at the centre of a new Chapter 15 application, two years after he died seemingly bankrupt in Germany.

March 2019 Quarterly Newsletter

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FBI has new Miami squad to fight international corruption

For many South Floridians, it’s no secret that the place they call home is a longtime haven for illicit drug money or cash stolen from foreign governments.

How cryptocurrency assets are becoming a new battleground in divorce disputes

Fighting over money is one thing; dealing with bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency in a divorce is an entirely different story.

Brazilian tyre co files Chapter 15 to probe “detrimental” transactions

Marangoni Tread’s Brazilian subsidiary is restructuring in Lagoa Santa. A subsidiary of the Italian tyre conglomerate Marangoni has asked a Miami court to recognize bankruptcy proceedings it has entered in Brazil to investigate possible US assets.

Miami Lawyer Wins $22M Judgment for Venezuelan Company Over Civil Theft

Edward H. Davis Jr. of Sequor Law in Miami landed a $22 million judgment for a South American finance company after the court found that Venezuelan businessman Luis Wolkowiez had wrongly taken money from it — allegedly to settle a debt a Miami resident owed him.

8 Florida Cases to Watch in 2019

At the top of 2019, which Florida cases have lawyers checking dockets with bated breath? Here’s a look at eight cases that have gripped local litigators. Where…