Same-Sex Marriage Challenge Involving the Clerk of Court
Represented Harvey Ruvin, the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Court in a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional and legislative ban on same-sex marriages. The Clerk was sued in his official capacity as the state officer authorized to issue marriage licenses. The lawsuit was filed in the wake of a United States Supreme Court decision which overturned as unconstitutional a federal statute that prevented federal agencies from recognizing same-sex marriages. Our team argued that the Clerk is a neutral party who is compelled to adhere to state law or face criminal penalties. The ban on same-sex marriages was subsequently overturned, but the Court expressly acknowledged the Clerk's role as a neutral party as to the merits of the case.
Representation of B piece and special servicer clients, handling in excess of $130billion in 2.0 CMBSsecuritizations.
Representation of an energy company in its $9.45 billion all-cash acquisition of another energy company, resulting in the creation of the largest utility holding company in the United States.
Handled the sale of over 2,000 REOs, with aggregate purchase prices in the billions of dollars, through both the negotiation and closing of individual sales and the structuring and sale by auction of multiple properties. The largest was approximately $216 million, which was the sale of a major hotel...