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Smith Villazor LLP represents top NBA Agent Aaron Goodwin in civil fraud action against Gordon Rees and two of its former partners

January 13, 2023

Aaron Goodwin, a top NBA agent, and his brother Eric Goodwin, filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court, alleging that the national law firm Gordon Rees Scully & Mansukhani and two of its former partners, C. Anthony Mulrain and Alonzo Llorens, conspired and helped their client Decade S.A.C., LLC execute…

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In Win for Smith Villazor Client, N.Y. Supreme Court Lets Derivative Claims Proceed.

October 19, 2022

Consumer-products brand EOS’s co-founder Sanjiv Mehra’s derivative claims against his former business partner Jonathan Teller can proceed, according to an order of N.Y. Supreme Court Justice Andrea Masley issued on October 18, 2022.  Mr. Mehra filed the derivative action in late 2020, claiming that Mr. Teller was improperly using the business’s…

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Brian Burns Promoted to Counsel

September 9, 2022

Smith Villazor LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Burns to Counsel. Brian joined Smith Villazor in 2017, a year after its founding, and has been a key contributor to the growth and success of the firm. Brian has been involved in the firm’s most high-profile and complex…

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Smith Villazor client receives probationary sentence in first-of-its-kind Bank Secrecy Act prosecution of founders of cryptocurrency derivatives exchange.

June 16, 2022

Smith Villazor represented Ben Delo, one of three co-founders of BitMEX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange founded in 2014. In October 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York charged Ben, the other co-founders, and an employee of BitMEX with violating the BSA because BitMEX failed to…

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Smith Villazor LLP recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers USA 2022: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide

June 2, 2022

Smith Villazor LLP, a leading New York litigation and white-collar defense firm, is proud to be recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers USA 2022: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide in the Litigation: Specialist Firms in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in New York category.  Chambers writes that the the firm has “excellent…

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Smith Villazor Obtains Appellate Win on Behalf of Co-Founder of Consumer-Products Brand EOS in Dispute with New York Law Firm and Two of its Attorneys

March 5, 2022

On March 3, 2022, the New York Appellate Division revived a claim that a New York law firm and two of its attorneys breached their fiduciary duties to Smith Villazor’s clients Sanjiv Mehra and a related trust.  Mr. Mehra is the co-founder of the consumer-products brand EOS, best known for…

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Smith Villazor LLP recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers USA 2021: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide

May 20, 2021

Smith Villazor LLP, a leading New York litigation and white-collar defense firm, is proud to be recognized by Chambers and Partners in the Chambers USA 2021: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide in the Litigation: Specialist Firms in White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in New York category.  Chambers writes that the firm has a “notable…

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Andrew Rodgers Promoted to Counsel

May 4, 2021

Smith Villazor LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Rodgers to Counsel.  Andrew joined Smith Villazor shortly after its founding in 2016 and has been a key contributor to the growth and success of the firm.  Andrew has been involved in the firm’s most high-profile and complex criminal…

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