Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine Promotes Jamie Zuckerman to Partner

Miami-based litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine announces that Jamie Zuckerman has been named partner of the firm. Ms. Zuckerman focuses her practice primarily on complex litigation, including commercial litigation and trust and estate litigation, assisting clients in a range of business and corporate litigation matters, trust and estate disputes, and appellate matters.

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“Jamie is a rising star at the firm whose tenacity and focus makes her a zealous advocate for her clients,” said Alan Kluger, Founding Member of Kluger Kaplan. “Her deep understanding of complex legal issues, coupled with her creative approach to problem solving, gives us great confidence that she will continue to be an invaluable asset.”

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Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements in Florida

By Ashley P. Frankel

When couples decide to get a divorce – particularly those with significant assets – the first question that usually comes to mind is whether or not the parties have a prenuptial agreement.  A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by prospective spouses that lays out certain financial obligations and terms the parties will abide by during the marriage and in the event of divorce.  Florida courts generally will enforce a prenuptial agreement provided it complies with Fla. Stat. § 61.079.  Pursuant to subsection 61.079(7)(a), a prenuptial agreement is not enforceable when it was not entered into “voluntarily”, it “was the product of fraud, duress, coercion or overreaching”,  or it was “unconscionable” at the time it was entered due to deficient financial disclosures.

Florida courts are reluctant to set aside prenuptial agreements.  Public policy favors individuals ordering and deciding their own interests through contractual arrangements; however, this right is not entirely unrestricted.  While there is a strong presumption that a carefully prepared and executed written instrument expresses the true intention of the parties, in Casto v. Casto, 508 So. 2d 330 (Fla. 1987), the Florida Supreme Court set out a test for when a marital agreement may be invalidated: Continue reading

Rainmaker Q&A: Kluger Kaplan’s Abbey Kaplan

Law360Law360, New York (September 30, 2016, 9:54 AM EDT) — Abbey L. Kaplan is a seasoned trial lawyer known for taking on complex cases and crafting creative strategies for tackling the most complicated legal issues in commercial litigation and business tort cases.

akaplanA founding member of Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine PL in Miami, Kaplan has experience handling partnership and corporate breakups, real estate development disputes including banking and broker controversies, professional liability disputes, corporate finance issues, contract disputes and intellectual property. Kaplan has also dealt with white collar criminal issues in the civil litigation…

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