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Sequor Law

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Managing Partners: Edward Davis and Gregory Grossman
Number of partners: 5 Number of lawyers: 16
Languages:English, Portuguese, Spanish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Sequor Law is a leader in the areas of cross-border insolvency, asset recovery, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, and international litigation and arbitration. Founded in 2000, the firm is known for its representation of non-US office holders in Chapter 15 bankruptcies, representation of domestic and international creditors (including governments, government instrumentalities, and state-owned enterprises) in all aspects of fraud and corruption matters, insolvency, commercial litigation, and judgment enforcement and related actions, including multi-jurisdictional investigations and disputes. The firm has filed more than 30 Chapter 15 cases likely more than any other firm in the United states.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Bankruptcy/Litigation
Asset Recovery
Cross-Border Insolvency
Litigation & Arbitration

Bankruptcy/Restructuring:
5 Partners; 17 fee earners based in United States
• Represent secured creditors owed more than $12 million in Chapter 11 of multiple nursing homes and successful recovery of collateral after contested confirmation and sale process
• Represent secured creditor owed approximately $75 million in Chapter 11 involving owners and operators of hotel facilities
• Represent creditor enforcing approximately US$1.7 million debt in Chapter 11 of international construction company , including in disputes over proposed plan, non-debtor releases, and related sale process
Key Clients: Ocean Bank, Professional Bank
Contact:
Fernando Menendez Tel: 305 372-8282
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy/Litigation:
5 Partners; 17 fee earners based in United States
• Represent liquidator of failed Romanian Bank in Chapter 15 and in later bankruptcy by former bank chairman owing US$70 million to estate
• Represent secured creditors in adversary proceeding objecting to the discharge and dischargeability of $10 million + debt
Key Clients: LQC Partners, Bluevine Capital Inc.
Contact: Leyza F. Blanco Tel: 305 372 8282
Email:
[email protected]

Asset Recovery:
5 Partners; 17 fee earners based in United States
• Represent officeholder for Brazilian sugar cane and ethanol manufacturer and exporter, in obtaining US discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 and later Chapter 15 proceeding as part of asset recovery effort to collect approximately US$350 million
• Represent officeholder in Cayman Islands bankruptcy proceeding with approximately CAN$77 million in arbitral awards owed by debtor and wholly-owned subsidiary. Firm is assisting efforts to recover approximately US$30 million in assets dissipated in anticipation of litigation
Key Clients: Banco Itau, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago
Contact: Edward Davis Tel: 305 372 8282
Email:
[email protected]

Cross-Border Insolvency:
5 Partners; 17 fee earners based in United States
• Represent officeholder in Chilean insolvency proceedings in Chapter 15 and in discovery, tracing and recovering the proceeds of Ponzi scheme fraud in excess of US$140 million
• Represent officeholder in Chapter 15 case of Gibraltar liquidation proceeding with claims in excess of US$40 million regarding failed investment vehicle for U.S. pay-day loan industry
• Represent officeholder in Brazilian bankruptcy case with approximately US$164 million debt including extension of bankruptcy to Debtor’s parent company and its ultimate beneficial owner
• Represent Brazilian Liquidator in approximately US$9 million clawback action in Chapter 15 case asserting claims under Brazilian and New York state law resulting in first published US decision holding that foreign representative in Chapter 15 may assert US-state-law fraudulent conveyance claims
Key Clients: Grant Thornton, Kalo Advisors, KPMG
Contact: Greg Grossman Tel: 305 372 8282
Email:
[email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
5 Partners; 17 fee earners based in United States
• Represent Plaintiff to confirm ICC Arbitration Award of approximately $400 million, and subsequent action seeking injunctive relief to prevent fraudulent asset transfers
• Represent Plaintiff in judgment after trial of approximately US$23 million for fraud, civil theft and conspiracy relating to a financial transaction through which the Plaintiff was defrauded of approximately US$8.6 million
• Represent international financial services in the art market in $27.7 million lawsuit to, among other things, protect financier’s interests in artworks including emergency replevin regarding artwork and preliminary injunction related to a multi-million USD installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, Florida
Key Clients: Euler Hermes, Fidelity National Title, GE Commercial Distribution
Contact: Arnoldo Lacayo Tel: 305 372 8282
Email:
[email protected]

International Work: 
The firm is known for representation of non-US officeholders in Chapter 15 bankruptcies and related litigation. The firm is co-general counsel to the Antiguan liquidators in the Stanford International Bank matter stemming from one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history. The firm has obtained recognition under Chapter 15 in more than thirty (30) cases since that Chapter was added to the Bankruptcy Code, including in connection with proceedings in Antigua, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, BVI, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Gibraltar, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Luxembourg, Romania, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and the UK. In this role, the firm often instructs and supervises non-US insolvency lawyers regarding foreign insolvency proceedings.