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Michael O. Mena

Partner 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Michael Mena is a litigator whose practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and real estate litigation with an emphasis on business disputes, business torts, real estate litigation and commercial foreclosures, securities litigation, internal investigations, joint venture litigation, fraudulent transfer, and director and officer liability cases.
 
Representative Experience
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Obtained complete defense jury verdict in favor of one of the largest U.S. corporations in multi-million dollar breach of contract action filed by real estate developer in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
 
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Represented alternative investment management firm in suit to foreclose on marina property arising from a default on a $24 million loan facility, including defense against various lender-liability counterclaims.
 
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Assisted in representing audit committee of NYSE-traded public company in the telecommunications industry in connection with internal investigation arising from whistleblower allegations of accounting and other fraud.
 
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Defended a U.S. manufacturer of fertilizer in action filed by a South American farmer alleging crop damage due to application of fertilizer.
 
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Designed and implemented compliance programs and codes of conduct and performed related internal investigations and reviews regarding corporate compliance, exposure to criminal liability, money laundering, and risk assessment.
 
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Assisted in representing Fortune 1000 company in anti-takeover litigation seeking to prevent preliminary injunction and allow a $6.59 billion merger to proceed to closing for a public company in the waste industry.
 
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Represented joint venture against successor liability and fraudulent transfer claims.
 
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Assisted in defending national banking institution in securities fraud class action, including managing large-scale discovery production and briefing successful motion to dismiss.
 
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Assisted in defending national banking institution in internal investigation by the United States Department of the Treasury's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
 
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Assisted in representing multinational premium drinks and spirits companies in civil RICO actions and tort actions.
 
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Represented national banking institution in $1.7 million deficiency judgment against developer in a commercial foreclosure action.
 
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Represented one of the largest banking institutions in the Northeastern United States in a $23 million foreclosure action involving a multi-family complex in Broward County.
 
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Assisted in representing commercial lender in connection with the foreclosure of commercial shopping center in Plantation, Florida arising from a payment default on a $42 million obligation.
 
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Assisted in representing commercial real estate lender in the foreclosure of a partially completed condo/townhouse project arising from a default on a $38 million loan facility.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2018, Listed in Florida for Litigation - Real Estate
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2009-2017, Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Business Litigation
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2010, Recognized as a "40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyer of Miami-Dade County"
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, Listed as an "Up and Coming" Lawyer
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section CLE Committee, Panelist, "White Hot Miami Heat CLE - 2015 Best Practices and Ethical Considerations," March 18, 2015
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Business Law and International Law Sections, Member
 
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Cuban American Bar Association, Member
 
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Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Miami-Dade County, 40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyer Committee
 
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Citizens' Transportation Advisory Committee of the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Former Member
 
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Belen Jesuit Alumni Lawyers Association, Community Service Chairman, 2009
 
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Jackson Health System General Obligation Bond Citizens, Advisory Committee, Member
 
Other Languages
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Spanish
 

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Michael O. Mena

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., Columbia Law School, 2004; American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
B.A., University of Miami, 2001; cum laude, with honors
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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