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AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Congratulations go to Aaron Resnick, Esq., who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. An AV Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognition of highest levels of skill and integrity by an attorney.

Aaron Resnick, Esq. commented on the recognition: “The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. I am thankful to my peers who nominated me for this distinction, and proud to have earned this, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating and the respect of my fellow attorneys and the judiciary.”

Aaron Resnick, Esq. is a commercial/business litigation attorney. In 2016, Acquisition International Magazine announced that Mr. Resnick was a winner of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards and named the “Best Business Litigation Attorney” for Florida. In 2016, Mr. Resnick was also recognized by Florida Trend magazine as one of its 2016 Florida Legal Elite™ and Super Lawyers Magazine named Mr. Resnick one a Super Lawyer having previously been recognized by it as one of its Florida Rising Stars. He was also honored as Corporate America’s 2016 Legal Elite.

Kodak Black Sued for Skipping a Concert to Go on Vacation

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A.’s recent lawsuit for clients suing famous rap artist Kodak Black was recently featured in the Broward New Times.

The Firm’s clients sued Kodak Black and others when he allegedly fail to show for a concert in February 2016.  From Broward New Times: “The promoters’ lawyer, Aaron Resnick, gave the following statement to New Times via email:

‘The text message was completely out of the blue and without warning,” he said. His clients, according to Resnick, were shocked and “equally disappointed and dismayed that numerous Kodak Black fans, who purchased tickets to see him, would be let down by his decision and not be able to see him perform live.'”

Aaron Resnick, Esq. Guest Speaker for the University of Miami Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity

Tonight, Attorney Aaron Resnick, Esq. will be a guest speaker for the University of Miami Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. Phi Alpha Delta fosters the relationships between undergrads interested in law, law students studying law, and lawyers practicing law.

The University of Miami chapter of Phi Alpha Delta has been nationally recognized as one of the leading chapters in the United States.

Prominent PAD alums include Presidents Taft, Wilson, Harding, Truman, Carter, and Clinton; Justices Ginsburg and Breyer; Senator Hilary Clinton, Congressman Bob Barr, and several other members of both houses; the late Johnnie Cochran. Nearly one out of every six attorneys in the US is a member of PAD.

 

Law Offices of Aaron Resnick Sponsoring the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Nightmare on the Beach 2013 – “Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia”

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. is a proud sponsor of the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Nightmare on the Beach 2013 – “Fantasmi Della Villa Vecchia”. Aaron Resnick, Esq. is a co-founder and board member of the Little Lighthouse Foundation, www.thelittlelighthouse.org.

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Aaron Resnick, Esq. on Host Committee for Beats After Sunset @ the Bass Museum

Aaron Resnick, Esq. is one of the hosts for this Friday night’s Beats After Sunset @ the Bass.

There will be beats by djs: courtesy cocktails (21+) | mixologist and great exhibits.

The Bass Museum of Art is a renown art museum in Miami Beach, Florida featuring a collection of Antiquities, Renaissance, and Baroque art and also provides educational programs and teacher resources that aim to inspire a new generation of creative artists. Aaron Resnick is a member of the Silver Director’s Circle and has sat on the executive committee for the Art Crowd. Currently, he also is on the host committee for the monthly Beats After Sunset @ the Bass.

Check out a video here: http://www.bassmuseum.org/learn/for-adults/beatsaftersunset/

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick is one of the few South Florida firms with an Art Law division.

For more information, please contact:

melissa brown
public relations and marketing manager
bass museum of art
2100 collins avenue
miami beach, fl 33139
t 3056737530 x 1010
c 540.588.7238
mbrown@bassmuseum.org
www.bassmuseum.org

Aaron Resnick Interviewed on Cuba’s Allowing its Athletes to Play Professionally Abroad

Attorney Aaron Resnick, Esq. was interviewed on Al Jazeera English for a story on Cuba permitting its athletes to play professionally abroad. The story can be found here.

Aaron Resnick is the head of Resnick Sports is a Division of the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. Sports and entertainment are multibillion-dollar enterprises that require business judgment and legal skills to support unique creative endeavors. The Firm has represented over 80 current and former professional athletes from the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. Sports law is an umbrella term used to describe the legal issues at work in the world of both amateur and professional sports. Sports law overlaps substantially with labor law, contract law, competition or antitrust law, and tort law. Issues like wealth preservation, defamation and privacy rights are also an integral aspect of sports law.

Resnick Sports views making a living as an athlete or entertainer as a business. At Resnick Sports we protect our clients and ensure that they understand the legal aspects of the business relationships they enter into with agents, teams, sponsors, production companies, book publishers, managers, music clubs and record companies.

Resnick Sports’ lawyers work closely with firm-wide colleagues practicing in corporate, intellectual property, criminal, wealth preservation, labor, public finance, construction, hospitality and real estate law to tailor solutions to clients’ specific concerns. The Firm work closely with their clients and their respective agents, financial advisors and business managers to help ensure their clients are fully protected and have legal representation 24 hours a day 365 days a week. The Firm has locations in Florida and in New York, and is able to represent athletes throughout the country.

The attorneys at the Firm honed their experiences at the top law firms in the United States, and provide athletes with weekly consolations, as well as comprehensive legal representation in all areas of the law including but not limited to contract work, business disputes, real estate, criminal defense, estate planning (wills, trusts, and estates), asset preservation/protection planning, tax controversies and all forms of transactional law.

Aaron Resnick Receives Avvo Superb Rating

Aaron Resnick has received an Avvo Superb Rating. The Avvo Rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a professional’s profile, including a professional’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Resnick is the managing partner of the boutique law firm, the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A., and founder of Faction Capital. His law practice concentrates on business and commercial matters, and sports and entertainment law. His current practice also includes the personal representation of a number of current and former professional athletes in the National Football League, the National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, as well as members of the arts, fashion and entertainment world.
Resnick, a graduate of Leadership Miami, is a leader in the Miami’s legal and cultural arts scene. Resnick was awarded the “Shining Star” Award by the Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc. This award each year honors the top Miami business professional supporting the arts and cultural community. Resnick was the founding chairperson of the Friends of the New World Symphony, and now serves permanently on its Executive Committee. He served on the executive committee for numerous young patron groups in South Florida including, but not limited to: Best Buddies of South Florida, Big Brothers Big Sister’s Impact Circle, Art Crowd of the Bass Museum, the Green Room Society for the Center for Performing Arts, the Tropees of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Jewish Legal Society of Miami, and the MOCA Shakers amongst others. He is a Regional Board Member of the Maccabi World Union and a member of the Ben Gurion Society of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Currently, he is a member of the Silver Director’s Circle for the Bass Museum,the President’s Circle for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maestro’s Circle for the Friends of the New World Symphony, and a Supporting Member of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (and a member of the Green Room Society). Resnick is a board member of the Little Lighthouse Foundation, www.littlelighthouse.org, which is a Miami based charity that seeks, identifies and provides support to children and their families with health, educational, and financial challenges.

Mr. Resnick received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with honors from Emory University and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida.

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Resnick is one of the owners of Faction Capital, LLC, a distressed asset consulting firm, and AJAX Entertainment, LLC, a marketing company targeting young professionals and patrons of the cultural arts.

Awards & Recognition

Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite
Super Lawyers Magazine Florida Rising Stars
Super Lawyers Magazine Super Lawyer
Film, Recording and Entertainment Council Entertainment Law Award
South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Attorneys
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Business Professionals
“Shining Star” Award by the Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc.
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter”

 

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Aaron Resnick, Esq. Named to Friends of the New World Symphony National Council

The Friends of the New World Symphony named Aaron Resnick, Esq. to its National Council for 2013-2014. Mr. Resnick was the founding Chairperson for the Friends of the New World Symphony.

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, is dedicated to the artistic, professional and personal development of outstanding young musicians. As a result of its unique educational environment, the New World Symphony has achieved an international reputation for creating new models of orchestral training and performance. New World Symphony has built a global community of the world’s finest performers, educators and composers who impart their knowledge and insight to the Fellows both in Miami Beach and via Internet2. In addition to its regular performances in Miami Beach and Miami, the New World Symphony has performed in prestigious venues throughout the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, London’s The Barbican, Paris’ Bastille Opera, Cité de la Musique and Opéra Comique, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Rome’s National Academy of Santa Cecilia. In January 2011, NWS opened its new campus, a laboratory for the education, presentation and performance of classical music, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry.

Resnick is the managing partner of the boutique law firm, the Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A., and founder of Faction Capital. His law practice concentrates on business and commercial matters, and sports and entertainment law. His current practice also includes the personal representation of a number of current and former professional athletes in the National Football League, the National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, as well as members of the arts, fashion and entertainment world.

Resnick, a graduate of Leadership Miami, is a leader in the Miami’s legal and cultural arts scene. Resnick was awarded the “Shining Star” Award by the Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc. This award each year honors the top Miami business professional supporting the arts and cultural community. Resnick was the founding chairperson of the Friends of the New World Symphony, and now serves permanently on its Executive Committee. He served on the executive committee for numerous young patron groups in South Florida including, but not limited to: Best Buddies of South Florida, Big Brothers Big Sister’s Impact Circle, Art Crowd of the Bass Museum, the Green Room Society for the Center for Performing Arts, the Tropees of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Jewish Legal Society of Miami, and the MOCA Shakers amongst others. He is a Regional Board Member of the Maccabi World Union and a member of the Ben Gurion Society of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Currently, he is a member of the Silver Director’s Circle for the Bass Museum,the President’s Circle for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maestro’s Circle for the Friends of the New World Symphony, and a Supporting Member of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (and a member of the Green Room Society). Resnick is a board member of the Little Lighthouse Foundation, www.littlelighthouse.org, which is a Miami based charity that seeks, identifies and provides support to children and their families with health, educational, and financial challenges. Mr. Resnick received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science with honors from Emory University and a Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida.

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Resnick is one of the owners of Faction Capital, LLC, a distressed asset consulting firm, and AJAX Entertainment, LLC, a marketing company targeting young professionals and patrons of the cultural arts.

Awards & Recognition

Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite
Super Lawyers Magazine Florida Rising Stars
Film, Recording and Entertainment Council Entertainment Law Award
South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Attorneys
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Business Professionals
“Shining Star” Award by the Arts & Business Council of Miami, Inc.
American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division “Star of the Quarter”

 

Aaron Resnick, Esq. Lawsuit Featured In Courthouse News Service

Aaron Resnick, Esq.‘s Lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County, Florida was featured in the Courthouse News Service Entertainment Law Digest in an article titled: “Former Madame to the Stars Sues Her Ex”. You can read the entire lawsuit at:

http://www.entlawdigest.com/2013/05/01/2338.htm

The article states in part:

“The former alleged madam to the stars Michelle Braun sued her ex-husband, claiming he defrauded her and their children after she financed his businesses and paid him “an annual nanny salary” of $250,000. Braun sued ex-husband David Fioravanti and his business partner Jing-Rerng Chiang, in Palm Beach County Court, for herself and her two minor daughters.

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In her complaint, Braun claims that her ex-husband, whom she supported throughout the marriage, squandered assets that belonged to their daughters, and let his business partner take control of companies she and Fioravanti had founded together.

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Braun claims Fioravanti mismanaged the restaurants, and sold the girls’ shares to his bookkeeper-turned-partner Chiang, without her consent or knowledge. She claims that Fioravanti and Chiang diverted money from the companies to other businesses, bankrupted one of them, closed one, and lost the territory exclusivity.”

Resnick has handled a number of high profile cases for

 

FINRA Arbitration Claim Filed Against Success Trade Securities for Ponzi Scheme Related Claims

The Law Offices of Aaron Resnick, P.A. along with the law firm Erez & Sonn, PA announced that it is filing a FINRA arbitration claim against Success Trade Securities, Inc. (“Success Trade”) located in Washington D.C.. The claim involves sales by Success Trade of promissory notes to primarily professional athletes and the misuse of funds. According to Yahoo Sports, this appears to be a Ponzi scheme which has victimized investors, including some of the Firms’ clients.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/not-for-attribution/federal-investigators-looking-alleged-18-million-investment-scam-212514480.html

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/not-for-attribution/feds-nfl-nba-players-ensnared-18-million-investment-181232863.html

According to Rand Getlin’s Article multiple NFL and NBA players were ensnared in this $18 million dollar investment scheme.

Here is part of the article:

“Financial regulators overseen by the U.S. government have ordered an investment firm with prominent NFL and NBA clients to halt fundraising after allegedly selling $18 million in fraudulent and unregistered promissory notes.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has accused Success Trade Securities and its owner, Fuad Ahmed, of lying about key facts surrounding investments secured by 58 clients. FINRA did not release the names of the athletes ensnared in the scam, however, an 18-month investigation by Yahoo! Sports determined that a large portion of those involved were players represented by Jade Private Wealth Management.

While Jade’s client list has fluctuated, the investment firm boasted more than 70 NFL players at one point, including among others, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, New York Giants wideout Victor Cruz, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, as well as former stars such as running back Clinton Portis and defensive end Adewale Ogunleye.”

FINRA’s Complaint alleges that Ahmed and Success Trade misrepresented that they were raising $5 million through the sale of promissory notes and continued to make this representation, even as the sales exceeded the original offering by more than 300 percent. Most of the notes promised to pay an annual interest rate of 12.5 percent on a monthly basis over three years, with some notes promising to pay interest as high as 26 percent.