Casandra Perez Murena practices in the areas of federal and state court receiverships, complex business litigation, securities litigation and bankruptcy primarily representing creditors and asset purchasers in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Ms. Murena represents both federal and state court-appointed receivers in marshaling and distributing assets for the benefit of creditors. Her receivership experience involves working in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and financial institutions to obtain and implement temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and asset-freeze orders, followed by the collection and preservation of assets. Ms. Murena also practices complex business litigation with a focus on fraudulent transfer actions, investment and real estate related disputes.
Ms. Murena has represented various corporate debtors with all aspects of their bankruptcy cases. Ms. Murena has also assisted in the representation of numerous landlords in the enforcement of leasing rights in bankruptcy cases of large retail store chains. Ms. Murena speaks Spanish and has experience representing debtors in cross-border corporate restructurings in Latin America.
Ms. Murena was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002. Ms. Murena received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2002), where she served on the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law and she performed significant amounts of public interest work through the Latin American Law Students Association – National Employment Law Project and the Columbia Law Women’s Association – Domestic Violence Project. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami (B.A., magna cum laude, 1998), graduating as the English Major of the Year.
Profile At A Glance
- Commercial Litigation
- Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
- The Florida Bar (2002)
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009)
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010)
- Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2002)
- University of Miami (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)
Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish, Conversational in Italian