James C. Moon. Partner.
Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Receivership and Assignments, Creditors’ Rights
. Overview. About James C. Moon
James “Jim” Moon has extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex civil and cross-border litigation matters in both state and federal courts for sophisticated national and international clients. He has handled all aspects of litigation from inception through trial and appeals to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim has handled a wide variety of litigation matters including prosecuting and defending foreclosure actions, pursuing contract and tort claims against large financial institutions such as banks and their professionals. Jim has successfully pursued, and defended against all manner of fraudulent transfer and preference litigation in both state and federal courts. In addition, Jim represents debtors, panel trustees, official and ad hoc committees and individual creditors in complex bankruptcy cases brought under chapter 11 and chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.
A recognized leader and activist in the LGBTQ community, Jim serves as Vice Chairman and national board member of “A Wider Bridge,” a national civil rights organization advocating for LGBTQ rights inside Israel and support for Israel among the community of nations. Jim also serves as Vice-Chairman of the SAVE Foundation, and Secretary for SAVE, Inc., collectively South Florida’s leading organizations dedicated to protecting LGBTQ against discrimination. Jim also serves on the Board of SAVE, South Florida’s leading organization dedicated to protecting LGBTQ against discrimination and has served on the board of the Outshine Film Festival. In addition, Jim has been recognized as a leading progressive advocate for Israel by AIPAC, lecturing and writing about the progressive case for support for the State of Israel.
Prior to his legal career, James served for approximately 10 years in the United States Navy aboard ballistic missile and fast-attack submarines as a communications and cryptographic specialist. He also is a Gulf War veteran.
University of Connecticut, School of Law, J.D. with honors 2000
International Law Programme, Leiden University, Leiden, NL, 1999
University of Connecticut, B.G.S, 1995
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
Member, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2016
Florida Super Lawyers, 2011-2020
Winner, Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition, 1998
Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
Past Chair, Inclusion/Mentoring/Fellowship Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
Second Vice Chair, Bankruptcy/UCC Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
Publications and Panels
Panelist, “The FAILLA Fallout: What Consumer Bankruptcy Practitioners Need to Know About Surrender,” 25th Annual Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Seminar, May 2017.
“Surrender, Reaffirmation and Right to Defend a Post-Discharge Foreclosure Action,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, December 2015.
“One Size Does Not Fit All: Information Sharing Requirements for Official Committees Pursuant to Section 1102(b)(3),” Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, September 2007.
“When a creditor is not a creditor: Failure to file a proof of claim may jeopardize party in interest standing,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, December 2005.
“Fifth Amendment Apogee: How the Supreme Court’s Ruling in United States v. Balsys Checked American Ideas of Personal Liberty at Our Borders,” 32 Conn.L.Rev. 351 (1999).
Southern District of Florida
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
. Office Number. 305.358.6363 . Fax number. 305.358.1221 . Email. email@example.com Representative Matters. Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Corporate. Represented 1433 Collins, LLC, the purchaser of the senior secured loan in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of The Carlton Hotel which loan 1433 successfully sold during the bankruptcy case.. Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Financial Fraud, Commercial Litigation, Creditors' Rights. Represented largest victim in Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Scott Rothstein and Rothstein Rosenfeldt & Adler, P.A. law firm in Fort Lauderdale.. Bankruptcy. Represented multiple Chapter 7 Trustees in avoidance and turnover actions.. Bankruptcy. Represented Marvel-Schebler Aircraft Carburetors as special litigation counsel in the bankrutpcy case of AVStar Fuel Systems, Inc. in dispute involving trademark violations.. Bankruptcy. Represented Airline Container Leasing in defense of action alleging preferences and fraudulent transfers of over $1 million.. Bankruptcy. Represented Pescanova, Inc., one of the top 50 seafood commerce companies in the United States, as creditor in the bankruptcy case of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc.. Bankruptcy. Represented Presidential Homeowners Association, Inc. in bankruptcy cases of Presidential Club, LLP and Presidential Golf Maintenance Association, Inc. Sought and obtained dismissal of the bankruptcy cases of the debtors.. Bankruptcy. Represented 21 Asset Management Holding, LLC in bankruptcy case of 2638 Singer Island, LLC. Sought and obtained bad faith dismissal of the bankruptcy case of the Debtor.. Commercial Litigation. Represented Turks & Caicos corporation defendant through appeal to the Eleventh Circuit in a dispute involving allegations of fraud and corruption.. Commercial Litigation. Represented multiple individual and corporate plaintiffs, including Berjaya Group (Cayman) Limited and Prime Gaming Philippines, Inc. in litigation against Duffy's Holdings, Inc. involving allegations of breaches of a stock purchase agreement regarding the multi-national restaurant chain of Roadhouse Grill, Inc.. Commercial Litigation, Financial Fraud. Represented EMI Resorts, Inc. and 20 related company defendants through two appeals to the Eleventh Circuit in action alleging wire fraud, money laundering and other violations of RICO in an amount of $170 million. Successfully defended the action through the ultimate dismissal of the action by the plaintiffs.. News. Hollywood condo-hotel could be sold out of bankruptcy. March 13, 2020. Meland Budwick, P.A.’s James C. Moon Appointment to Board of Directors for Minority Mentoring Foundation. March 7, 2019. Rejection of Songwriter Publishing Agreements in Bankruptcy. January 8, 2019. Meland Budwick, P.A.’s James C. Moon Appointed to Board of Directors of LGBTQ Advocacy Organization. June 6, 2018. Meland Budwick, P.A.’s James C. Moon Named to Florida Trend Legal Elite. April 5, 2018. Meland Budwick, P.A.’s James C. Moon Appointed Chair-Elect of Inclusion/Mentoring/Fellowships Committee of Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. April 5, 2018. James Moon Joins Board of Directors. December 7, 2016. Surrender, Reaffirmation and Right to Defend a Post-Discharge Foreclosure Action. December 1, 2015. Bankruptcy Judge Sides With Owner on Home Surrender. August 24, 2015. Meland Budwick, P.A., adds three new law partners. January 10, 2011. Southern District Bankruptcy Bar Elects James Moon as President and Daniel Gonzalez as second Vice President. August 26, 2010. Voices of the recession. September 15, 2009. MRB. Contact us, Our attorneys, careers. About. Firm overview, Our Values, Community involvement, Representative matters. Pracrtice. Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Receiverships and Assignments, Bankruptcy and Restructuring. In the News, Announcements, Film Videos. 2018 Meland, Russin, Budwick. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.