TAMPA – December 17, 2020 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney continues to expand its Florida footprint with the additions of Mark Kornfeld, shareholder and Jordan Maglich, counsel to the firm's Tampa office. Kornfeld and Maglich bring with them significant complex commercial litigation expertise, including asset recovery, securities, equity receiverships, and Ponzi schemes. Kornfeld serves as the current court-appointed federal equity receiver and Maglich as receiver's counsel for the In Re Kinetics receivership.
"Mark and Jordan are excellent litigators whose insight and expertise will be a great addition to our Tampa office. Their practices will also be complementary to our financial industry focus and be of high value to clients in that sector," said Hala A. Sandridge, shareholder, Litigation and co-head of Buchanan's Tampa office.
"Buchanan's Litigation section is known for delivering for our clients in high-stakes, complex cases, and we are pleased to add Mark and Jordan's considerable talents to our bench. They have been involved in a number of high-profile cases and their experience will further grow our financial services litigation capabilities in Florida and nationwide," added Gretchen L. Jankowski, co-chair Buchanan's Litigation section.
Kornfeld is a skilled dispute resolution expert whose clients include financial services, investment bankers, hedge fund managers, media companies, emerging companies, construction and real estate developers, Fortune 500 and private equity companies, executives and board officers. Kornfeld was also one of the few attorneys in the world to interview Bernie Madoff in prison as part of the Trustee's investigation. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A. from Vassar College.
Maglich has developed a comprehensive practice focused on financial services and securities litigation matters, including working with broker/dealers and their associated persons on litigation and regulatory matters, counseling individuals and entities dealing with regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, and representing receivers appointed at the request of state and federal regulators in matters involving allegations of investment fraud or wrongdoing. He regularly practices in arbitration forums and state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and has extensive experience in fraud matters and wrongdoing involving financial malfeasance. Maglich received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, M.B.A from the University of Miami School of Business and B.A. and B.S. from the University of Florida.
"Buchanan's geographic depth of related expertise, especially in Florida and the East Coast, as well as the firm's national platform will be immensely advantageous to our clients. The firm's strategic industry pillars offer us the opportunity to expand our practice and grow the Tampa office," said Kornfeld. "We were also impressed with Buchanan's team first culture, firm management and growth, and we are looking forward to working with new colleagues in every market."
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