Friends of the blog and excellent lawyers Jeff Marcus, Jeff Neiman, and Dan Rashbaum joined forces to start Marcus, Neiman and Rashbaum.
Law360 covers it here:
Three former federal prosecutors with experience in tax, securities and health care have joined forces to create Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, a South Florida white collar litigation boutique firm with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the firm announced Monday.Meantime, things must be going well at the new firm as Neiman is eating lots of sushi. Via the DBR:
Jeffrey Marcus, Jeffrey Neiman and Daniel Rashbaum, who met while working several years ago at the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Florida, opened the doors of their new firm last week. Collectively, they say they have tried more than 75 cases to verdict.
“For me, personally, being able to partner with two very talented white collar lawyers with the experience we all have was a tremendous opportunity,” Marcus, who most recently headed the white collar group at Kenny Nachwalter PA, told Law360.
In other news, the Sun-Sentinel covers the sentencing of psychic Rose Marks:
When Fort Lauderdale attorney Jeff Neiman had a craving for sushi, he jumped in his car and drove to Sushi Rock Cafe a mile up Las Olas Boulevard.
Now, Neiman can just walk to Sky Thai Sushi, the first and only sushi restaurant within walking distance of Fort Lauderdale's power lunch crowd.
"It fills a void for what we need in walking steps of our downtown—good quality sushi," said Neiman, who just formed a litigation boutique with two other former federal prosecutors, Jeffrey Marcus and Daniel Rashbaum. "Given its location, it's going to be hard for Sky Thai Sushi not to attract attorneys and other professionals."
Convicted psychic swindler Rose Marks was sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison Monday for defrauding clients of her family's fortune-telling businesses out of more than $17.8 million.
Looking frail and downtrodden, Marks, 62, of Fort Lauderdale, sobbed as she apologized to her victims, her family and everyone she hurt, saying her former clients had been some of her best and closest friends.
"At the time, I didn't realize what I was doing was wrong," she said, begging the judge for mercy. "Now, I realize that I caused a lot of hurt and disappointment."
Handcuffed, dressed in dark blue jail scrubs and with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, Marks began to cry even before the judge got on the bench. At times, she looked like she was having a difficult time breathing.
Marks has been locked up since September when a jury found her guilty of 14 charges after a bizarre monthlong trial.
Finally, the Tampa Bay Times is covering the pressing of Florida Senators for confirmation of judges:
The liberal group Progress Florida has organized letter campaigns to Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson urging them to help speed along five judicial nominees.
"Any observer of lawmaking in Florida has learned by now that no matter what happens in our Legislature, the final decision when it comes to laws that affect our day-to-day lives is more often than not made by a judge. That’s why our courts matter," said Mark Ferrulo, the group's executive director.