Court Orders Recognition of $36M Moscow Court Judgments in Miami, Florida State Court

George Benaur, Benaur Law LLC

Benaur Law LLC is currently engaged in a litigation on behalf of Lake Holding & Finance S.A. in state court in Miami, Florida, involving enforcement of certain Moscow Court Judgments against debtor Mikhail Belyak in the total amount of over $36 million.  On July 7, 2020, the Court entered the annexed order overruling Mr. Belyak’s objections to the domestication of the judgments and ordered that, pursuant to Florida’s Out-of-Country Foreign Money-Judgment Recognition Act, “Moscow Judgments are hereby domesticated in the state of Florida and recognized as valid Florida judgments pursuant to Florida Statute § 55.604(5).” We are continuing our work together with local counsel Robert Hantman, Esq. of Hantman & Associates, and Eric Assouline, Esq. and Greg Popowitz, Esq. of Assouline & Berlowe, P.A., in pursuing judgment enforcement actions, including claims seeking to set aside fraudulent transfers in connection with over $22M in real estate purchases made by Mr. Belyak, his wife and his daughter, through certain companies and/or partnerships, in Florida.

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