Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. Featured in Sun-Sentinel, and Other News Outlets

August 19, 2013


Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. has been featured in the Sun-Sentinel’s Business Section on July 19, 2013, wherein the merger between Law Office of Ruben E. Socarras, P.A. and Marshall Grant, P.L., as well as the representation of owner of the former Versace Mansion in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, are highlighted.  The Sun-Sentinel article can be read below. The firm has also been featured in various articles regarding the high-profile bankruptcy of the former Versace Mansion, which was once listed for 125 million, that will be sold at auction on Sept. 17, 2013.  The high profile case has been featured on the NBC’s the Today Show, Fox, NY Times, South Florida Business Journal, Daily Business Review, and other media outlets.  The Today Show clip can be seen by clicking here.


By Cindy Kent Sun Sentinel

Recently, the Law Office of Ruben E. Socarras P.A. merged with the bankruptcy law and corporate and commercial restructuring and litigation law firm of Marshall Grant P.L., forming Marshall Socarras Grant P.L at 197 S Federal Highway, Suite 300, in Boca Raton.

Adam Marshall, Ruben Socarras, Joe Grant, Tracy Coffman, Jason Throne, Lawrence Pecan and Stacie Daley expand the practice to 7 lawyers. Socarras operated his Boca Raton firm for two and a half years and before that, was a partner at Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Additionally, Marshall Socarras Grant, which represents Casa Casuarina LLC, the owner of the former Versace mansion on Miami Beach, won a recent decision to sell the property at a bankruptcy auction slated for Sept. 17. The debtor, Casa Casuarina, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 1.

In the past, the residence was owned by Gianni Versace, the Italian fashion designer who was fatally shot at his doorstep in 1997. More recently, the 23,000-square-foot mansion, now known as Casa Casuarina, featured a 10-room boutique hotel which closed earlier this year.

According to firm partners Grant and Marshall, the property has been emersed in legal battles, including a foreclosure by mortgage holder VM South Beach LLC and litigation involving the bankruptcy of Fort Lauderdale Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein’s law firm, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA, because Rothstein bought a $1 million interest in the mansion using his investors’ money.

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