Daily Business Review: Litigation Department of the Year

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Kluger Kaplan Litigation Department of Year

Alan Kluger, Marko Cerenko, Todd Levine, Steve Silverman and Abbey Kaplan, of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine. Photo via DBR.

Litigation Department of the Year

General Litigation – Midsize

Kluger Kaplan

The 31-attorney litigation boutique is known nationally for taking on complex, high-stakes disputes across a range of disciplines and industries.

Kluger Kaplan’s trial lawyers have earned national recognition as determined and effective client advocates. Their expertise is in business and corporate litigation, real estate litigation, securities and financial fraud, corporate governance, probate and estate, bankruptcy litigation and debtor and creditor’s rights, federal and state appeals, professional liability, intellectual property, class actions and complex matrimonial litigation.

The firm is called upon by general counsel from companies across the country to litigate big matters.

Its cases include litigation against Donald Trump’s company, Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez’s divorce, the Fontainebleau Las Vegas director and officer liability case, litigation against developer Art Falcone and his Miami Worldcenter project, the Victor Posner estate battle, Claudio Osorio’s investment fraud litigation and the Dollar Tree restrictive covenant cases.

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Art Basel ‘halo effect’ fuels economic boon for Miami

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Art Basel Miami Beach arrives every year with a promise of profit, luxury and excess. Business owners and executives tell the Business Journal that the exclusive fair’s 14th annual edition for the Americas will not disappoint.

At its core, the highly anticipated event is a tribute to Miami-Dade County’s booming cultural scene, and its mammoth success and economic over spill is evidence that the world likes what it sees.

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The satellite fairs are not to be discounted as second rate, says local lawyer and avid art collector Alan Kluger. The founding member of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine P.L. wouldn’t offer an estimate of his art collection, but says he buys an average of 10 pieces of art a year.

The pieces range from “really inexpensive to a mortgage,” he said. He bought a piece of Israeli contemporary art, a Scottish sculpture and a Latin American contemporary work from artists showing at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach.

“Five years ago, Art Miami was clearly a secondary sub fair,” he said. “Now, in some respects, it’s as good as [Art Basel].”

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Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine Promotes Josh Rubens and Richard Segal to Partner

Josh Rubens Richard SegalMIAMI, FL – Miami-based litigation firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine announces Josh Rubens and Richard Segal have been named partners at the firm.  These promotions come at a time when Kluger Kaplan continues to strengthen its base of young leadership, a key priority for the firm as it approaches its sixth-year anniversary.

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DBR: Lawyers See Boom in Construction Practice

A total of $723 million in contracts for future commercial and residential construction were awarded in South Florida in June, up 101 percent from $360 million in the same month a year before, according to Dodge Research Analytics.  Kluger Kaplan founding member Alan Kluger spoke to John Pacenti of the Daily Business Review about what this construction boom means for litigation.

“It’s what I call good-economy construction litigation, meaning that things are being built and they are selling,” said Kluger.  “We are in a boom. There is no doubt about it.”

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