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Trial Practice

For many cases, settlement is simply not a possibility. Unlike many other law firms, the attorneys at MNR actually handle jury trials, bench trials, and final arbitration hearings on a regular basis.  Specifically, MNR attorneys have experience trying cases in federal and state courts throughout the country, as well as arbitrations before JAMS and FINRA. Many of our clients have retained us solely to try cases, after having had another lawyer represent them through the pre-trial phases.  Even in those cases that settle before trial, our reputation and ability to try a case assists in reaching a favorable result because opposing counsel is fully aware of our willingness and skill in handling cases that go to trial.

Featured Capabilities

Collectively, MNR attorneys have tried more than 100 cases to verdict and are not afraid to battle in court when necessary.

MNR Recent Cases:

  • SUCCESS! Madrigal v. Kendall Healthcare Group:  After TRIAL, MNR’s clients obtained over $12 million in statutory appraisal proceedings following a squeeze-out merger that liquidated their shares.  The clients were offered $3.3 million pre-trial.
  • U.S. v. Pisoni: MNR obtained an acquittal of 12 of 13 criminal charges against Mr. Pisoni following a five-week trial. Mr. Pisoni was charged with participating in a sweepstakes fraud. His one count of conviction is still being reviewed by the district court.
  • U.S. v. Hernandez: Representation of Bart Hernandez, a certified Major League Baseball player agent, charged with alien smuggling, among other counts. MNR was successful in 2020 in obtaining a compassionate release for Mr. Hernandez.
  • Successful resolution during trial of a suit filed by the United States Department of Justice against an individual for not timely filing Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs). The Justice Department sought $3 million in penalties.  After trial, while the jury was deliberating, the matter settled for a $1 million fine.  The lawsuit was the first of its type whereby the IRS was seeking a penalty against a Taxpayer for not having reported a bank account in which the Taxpayer did not have a financial interest in the account.
  • U.S. v. Michael Samuda: Representation of title attorney Michael Samuda, who was charged in West Palm Beach with mortgage fraud by the Department of Justice.   After a two week trial, a jury acquitted Mr. Samuda of all substantive charges.
  • U.S. v. Mackenzie: Representation of a district manager of a major pharmaceutical company accused of violating the anti-kickback statute by bribing Massachusetts physicians and hospital employees. The client was acquitted on all counts after a four-month federal trial.
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