Mr. Murena is a Federal Court-appointed Receiver, Receiver’s counsel, and business litigator with extensive experience in both Federal and State Court, at the trial and appellate levels. He has spent most of his career representing Federal and State Court-appointed Receivers, Monitors, Distribution Agents and other fiduciaries, as well as defrauded investors, in government enforcement actions brought by the SEC, CFTC and FTC based on securities, commodities and consumer fraud, and in asset recovery litigation and class actions arising therefrom. Mr. Murena also represents individuals, small businesses, and public companies in litigation matters involving fraud, business torts, secured transactions, and real property.
Mr. Murena also routinely represents Trustees in Bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings and has represented a broad range of interests in Bankruptcy Court, including Liquidating Trustees, Creditors Committees, individual and corporate creditors, including financial institutions and private lenders, and corporate debtors-in-possession in Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations. In addition, Mr. Murena has significant experience in Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors proceedings, in which he serves as (i) the fiduciary, tasked with operating, winding down or selling the company that is the subject of the proceeding, liquidating assets and distributing proceeds to creditors, (ii) counsel for the subject company, or (iii) counsel to the party seeking to purchase the subject company or its assets.
After graduating from law school in 1998, Mr. Murena served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul G. Hyman, Jr., United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Subsequently, he joined a prominent Miami-based law firm and focused his practice on complex commercial litigation, receiverships and bankruptcy.
Mr. Murena was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 and is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits. Mr. Murena received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1998), where he served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Florida Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995), graduating in the top 1% of his class.