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Adriana Riviere-Badell is an experienced advocate who concentrates her practice on high-profile contentious trust and estate disputes, complex multi-jurisdictional civil litigation — including appellate proceedings — and international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, with a focus on Latin America.
Ms. Riviere-Badell has handled civil and criminal appellate matters before several state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. She achieved a significant victory in Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal on behalf of the co-trustees of a revocable trust in an intensely contested high-value trust and estate litigation. She also successfully argued a complex jurisdictional issue that established favorable precedent for a leading healthcare company in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In addition, Ms. Riviere-Badell has been involved in some of the highest-profile cases in South Florida, including the successful representation of Raoul Weil, the former head of global wealth management at UBS who was acquitted of conspiracy to defraud the IRS, and the representation of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in its highly publicized suit against Biogenesis.
Before joining Kobre & Kim, Ms. Riviere-Badell practiced at Hunton & Williams LLP, representing clients in complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and antitrust-related matters.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Riviere-Badell was a financial associate with a large accounting firm, where she specialized in fraud investigations, corporate bankruptcy, corporate recovery, and related litigation issues.