AUTHORS

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Ben Widlanski
Ben Widlanski is a partner at KTT who focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation, class actions, and Ponzi scheme and financial fraud recoveries. Prior to his time at KTT, Ben was an assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, where he litigated, prosecuted, and investigated hundreds of federal criminal actions. Ben is also a former United States Army officer, and a graduate of Columbia University and Columbia Law School.
bwidlanski@kttlaw.com​

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Dwayne Robinson
Dwayne is a trial-tested lawyer who has represented clients in dozens of appeals in federal and state court, including at oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. He has represented clients who have matters simultaneously pending in trial court and appellate court in the same or related cases, assisting them with advancing their litigation goals on multiple fronts.
drobinson@kttlaw.com

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Tal Lifshitz
Tal concentrates on complex litigation while specializing in class actions, financial fraud, and Ponzi schemes. Prior to joining the firm he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth A. Marra, and currently serves as a Director of the Board for the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
tjl@kttlaw.com

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Daniel S. Maland
Daniel represents individuals, public and private companies in complex litigation, receivership matters, class actions and government investigations. A third generation Miamian, Daniel practiced for several of New York’s largest and oldest “white shoe” firms, and held a federal clerkship before returning home to Miami and joining KTT. Daniel consults on cyber security, blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, is a member of Florida’s blockchain and cryptocurrency task force, is conversant in Spanish and German, and is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.
dmaland@kttlaw.com

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Robert Neary
Robert focuses on complex litigation including class actions on behalf of investors or consumers. Robert, along with other colleagues, successfully litigated over twenty class action cases against major banks and insurance companies regarding their lender-placed insurance practices that led to hundreds of millions of dollars of class relief being made available to homeowners across the country. Robert also has experience representing investors in FINRA arbitration matters against brokers. He currently serves on the Consumer Protection Committee with the Florida Bar.
rn@kttlaw.com

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Mindy Y, Kubs
Mindy concentrates on bankruptcy matters and related commercial litigation. Her practice has included the representation of commercial and consumer debtors in all aspects of the bankruptcy process and related litigation, including pre-bankruptcy workouts; local Chapter 7 trustees in the administration of debtor estates; and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Mindy also has considerable experience drafting appellate briefs for submission in both state and federal court, including the United States Supreme Court.
myk@kttlaw.com

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Evan Stroman
Evan focuses on complex litigation and has represented defrauded individual and institutional clients who were lured into Ponzi schemes, lost millions of dollars due to a fiduciary’s wrongful conduct, or who were fraudulently induced to enter into deceptive contracts with foreign manufacturers. As a CPA and former auditor, Evan is experienced in recognizing the improper flow of cash through an organization and pinpointing fraudulent activity.
estroman@kttlaw.com

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Maia Aron
Maia focuses on complex, high-stakes litigation, including financial fraud, contract disputes, and other business torts. She was part of the team that represented more than 70 investors, who collectively lost $190 million investing with Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott Rothstein, who ran a Ponzi scheme. The team recovered over 95% of losses, interest, and attorney fees, an unprecedented result. Maia is a native Spanish speaker, is proficient in Portuguese and Hebrew, and is involved in advising and representing the firm’s international clients.
ma@kttlaw.com

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Stephanie Gomez
Stephanie represents companies and international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. She focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation, real estate litigation and contract disputes. Stephanie is fluent in Spanish, has limited proficiency in French and is the Vice Chair of the Federal Bar Association International Law Section.
sgomez@kttlaw.com

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John Criste
John focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He also has experience in various aspects of construction litigation. John received his Bachelor of Arts in political Science from Stanford University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.
jcriste@kttlaw.com

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Latasha Gethers Hines
Latasha focuses ber practice on complex commercial litigation, healthcare and real estate disputes. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida where she is a member of the Student Hall of Fame. She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997.
lgh@kttlaw.com

Rachel Sullivan
Rachel focuses her practice on investor fraud and consumer finance class action lawsuits, but also has extensive experience with commercial litigation matters arising from contractual disputes, common law fraud, securities fraud, violations of RICO, and corporate governance disputes. Most recently, Rachel was a member of the KTT team that litigated more than two dozen force-placed insurance class actions against major mortgage lenders to successful settlements, and she is currently representing investors in class action litigation involving two nationwide Ponzi schemes.
rs@kttlaw.com