Casandra Perez Murena

Of Counsel

Casandra Perez Murena practices in the areas of federal and state court receiverships, complex business litigation, securities litigation and bankruptcy/creditors’ rights.

Ms. Murena represents both federal and state court-appointed receivers in marshaling and distributing assets for the benefit of creditors. Her receivership experience involves working in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Trade Commission to obtain and implement temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and asset-freeze orders, followed by the collection and preservation of assets.  Ms. Murena also practices complex business litigation with a focus on fraudulent transfer actions, investment and business disputes.

Ms. Murena has represented various corporate debtors with all aspects of their bankruptcy cases. Ms. Murena has also assisted in the representation of numerous landlords in the enforcement of leasing rights in bankruptcy cases of large retail store chains.  Ms. Murena speaks Spanish and has experience representing debtors in cross-border corporate restructurings in Latin America. Ms. Murena also speaks conversational Italian.

Ms. Murena was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002. Ms. Murena received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law (J.D., 2002), where she served on the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law and she performed significant amounts of public interest work through the Latin American Law Students Association – National Employment Law Project and the Columbia Law Women’s Association – Domestic Violence Project. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999), graduating as the English Major of the Year.

Practice Areas
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Federal Court Appeals
  • Employment Litigation
  • The Florida Bar (1997)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • The Junior League of Miami
  • Recipient of the 2008 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Bronze Level)
  • Recipient of the 2010 U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award (Silver Level)
  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997)
  • George Washington University (B.A., with honors, 1994)

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