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Mr. Murena is an experienced receivership attorney and business litigator who focuses his practice on federal and state court receiverships, bankruptcy trustee work, corporate restructuring and workouts, creditors’ rights, assignments for benefit of creditors, and commercial, securities and fraud litigation.

Mr. Murena has spent the majority of his career representing federal and state court-appointed Receivers, Distribution Agents and other fiduciaries, as well as defrauded investors including class representatives, in a variety of receivership matters, government enforcement actions, and civil and commercial litigation. In bankruptcy proceedings he frequently represents bankruptcy Trustees and individual and corporate creditors, including banks and their financial institutions and private lenders, and has represented liquidating trustees, creditors committees and corporate debtors-in-possession in Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations. In assignment for benefit of creditors proceedings, Mr. Murena either servers as Assignee or represents individuals or companies seeking to purchase the business or assets of the assigned company. In litigations matters, he represents corporate entities ranging from small businesses to public companies and private individuals including plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes, securities and fraud litigation, and SEC, CFTC and FTC enforcement actions. Mr. Murena has extensive experience in state and federal court, at both the trial and appellate levels.

After graduating from law school in 1998, Mr. Murena served as the Law Clerk to 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.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    18 years, 40 cases
  2. Investment Fraud: 20%
    16 years, 10 cases
  3. Chapter 11: 20%
    18 years, 12 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    14 years, 8 cases
  5. Debt Agreements: 10%
    18 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($300-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Mr. Murena is extremely intellligent , meticulous, and a creative problem solver. His work is top quality and his reputation is impeccable. He provides clients with honest answers and a realistic perspective of their legal positions. I highly recommend Mr. Murena for all types of commercial litigation matters, and specifically, for matter relating to fraud, debtors/creditors' rights, predatory lending, and foreclosure defense.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Damian & Valori, LLP

1000 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1020
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing199806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Legal Elite 2009Florida Trend Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDamian & Valori, LLP2007 - Present
AttorneyTew Cardenas LLP1999 - 2006
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul. G. Hyman, Jr.United States Bankruptcy Court1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Italy-America Chamber of Commerce SoutheastMember2008 - 2008
Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Bankruptcy/UCC CommitteeN/A2007 - 2008
Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Business Litigation CommitteeN/A2006 - 2008
Educate TomorrowVolunteer & Contributor2006 - 2008
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of FloridaN/A1999 - 2008
American Bar AssociationN/A1999 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
E.S. Bankest, LLC v. United Beverage Florida, LLC (In re United Container, LLC), 284 B.R. 162 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2002)Litigation remanded to State Court
Flemming v. Air Sunshine, Inc., 311 F.3d 282 (3d Cir. 2002)Judgment for Defendant affirmed
Harbaugh v. Greslin, 436 F. Supp. 2d 1315 (S.D. Fla. 2006), aff'd, 218 Fed. Appx. 950 (11th Cir. 2007)Case dismissed with prejudice; affirmed on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal - Business Law Section of the Florida BarCase Law Update 2008: An Update of Florida Case Law Relevant to Business Law in the State of Florida2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of FloridaSociology, Communications, CriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1995