Experience

 

  • Successful appeal of a Florida trial court's decision in a forum non conveniens case on the basis that while the crime was committed in Mexico, the defendant's corporate headquarters and operations were located in Miami, Florida, USA.
  • Successful appeal of trial court order dismissing, pursuant to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, complaint against foreign government and two of its ministers for failing to pay a $5 million reward offered for information leading to capture and arrest of international fugitive.
  • Successful appeal of trial court order denying additional time extension to serve U.S. and foreign-based defendants with summons and complaint in an action to collect on defaulted loan.
  • Defended major U.S. corporation against foreign distributor’s appeal of an order granting an anti-suit injunction.
  • Defended an orchid importer convicted of violating Convention On International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna before U.S. Court of Appeals in novel challenge to application of U.S. sentencing guidelines.
  • Reversed default judgment on behalf of foreign client not properly served with summons and complaint in real-estate dispute.
  • Successful appeal in conjunction with Nova University’s Innocence Project, order denying motion for post-conviction DNA testing of evidence recovered from decades-old crime scene.
  • Recovered on appeal multi-million dollar property on behalf of client whose former wife violated terms of the parties’ marital settlement agreement.
  • Obtained confession of error from Florida prosecutors after arguing on appeal that trial court erred in denying motion for post-conviction relief where the trial lawyer failed to disclose his client’s legal use of prescription medication prior to pleading guilty.