MBBA 2017 Law Day

Join Peter Valori at the Miami Beach Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Luncheon on Monday, May 1st at 12:00 p.m. at Smith & Wollensky’s newly renovated dining room. This year’s theme will feature the 14th Amendment: “Transforming American Democracy”. The Honorable Thomas Logue, Judge, Third District Court of Appeal, is the keynote speaker and Miami Beach Mayor Philip…


Kenneth Dante Murena and Casandra Perez-Murena Co-Author Chapter 19 of Ninth Edition of Business Litigation in Florida

Kenneth Dante Murena and Casandra Perez Murena have co-authored a chapter titled “Litigating Commercial Cases in Bankruptcy Court” in the Ninth Edition of BUSINESS LITIGATION IN FLORIDA. This Ninth Edition is the definitive reference guide on the subject published by the Florida Bar and a must-have for bankruptcy practitioners and business litigators in Florida. CLICK…


Melanie Damian appointed receiver of Onix Capital

Melanie Damian was recently appointed receiver of Miami-based Onix Capital L.L.C. (Onix) and its subsidiaries.The appointment was issued in response to a motion by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in November of 2016 made against Onix Capital LLC, its owner Alberto Chang-Rajii.  The SEC charged Onix and owner Chang-Rajii with fraud. Chang-Rajii had developed a high profile status as a…


Peter F. Valori Installed as the 2017 President of the Miami Beach Bar Association

Peter F. Valori, Managing Partner of Damian & Valori, LLP, was recently installed as the 2017 President of the Miami Beach Bar Association. The Annual Installation of the President and Board of Directors took place at the beautiful Faena Theatre on South Beach. Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, was the Keynote Speaker. Adam…


Amanda Fernandez Elected to the Cuban American Bar Association Board of Directors

Amanda Fernandez, an associate attorney with Damian & Valori LLP, has been elected to the Cuban American Bar Association Board of Directors. Amanda Fernandez practices in the areas of Complex Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Receivership and Securities Litigation, and Bankruptcy and Creditor’s’ Rights. She is a member of the Florida Bar and is…


Proposed Changes to International Wildlife Protections to be Discussed at CITES World Wildlife Conference

By Barbara A. Junge Proposed changes to international protections for dozens of wildlife species will be discussed at CITES World Wildlife Conference, Sept. 24 to Oct. 5, 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Species at issue include the African elephant, rhinos, sharks, African grey parrot, American crocodile, and many other animals as well as plants.