Mccalla Raymer Leibert Pierce is a leading provider of legal services to the financial services and mortgage banking industries in the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey and New York. Since formation in 1982, the firm has been committed to providing clientele with superior and efficient representation. The firm handles a full range of regulatory compliance issues, legislative issues, residential and commercial foreclosures, retail closings, commercial transactions, commercial litigation, bankruptcies, evictions, and related litigation matters for many of the nation's largest financial institutions. In concentrating the practice on the representation of banks, credit unions, investors, hedge funds, and large mortgage servicing entities, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce has earned a reputation as a leader in the financial services and mortgage banking industries, working in tandem with its clients to achieve their goals and minimize their risk.
Henkel & Cohen, P.A. is a Miami law firm with two founding partners, Tim Henkel and Ira Cohen, both former Federal law clerks and each of whom has been practicing law for over 30 years. The firm represents clients on transactional matters, business counseling, contract preparation and review, and intellectual property (trademark and copyright). Henkel & Cohen also handles business litigation in both state and Federal trial and appellate courts, in arbitration proceedings, and in trademark proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to counseling growers, lenders, and produce marketing companies on the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, the firm has since 1994 been regularly represents produce businesses in Federal Court PACA Trust enforcement proceedings, breach of contract matters arising from the trading of produce and growermarketer disputes, PACA reparation complaints, USDA disciplinary complaints against PACA licensees, and business torts.
Geoffrey K. Milne is the Managing Litigation Partner of the Connecticut Litigation Group for McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Milne has represented banks, mortgage companies, and servicers in lender liability, business torts, mortgage fraud, title insurance and consumer related claims under truth in lending, fair credit reporting, and fair debt collection matters through trial and appeal in Connecticut and Federal Courts. Attorney Milne extends his expertise in these matters at various national litigation conferences. In addition to this, Mr. Milne has been recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer involving business and creditor’s rights litigation from 2011-2018.
Timothy “Tim” Henkel has been practicing law for 31 years, including the representation of produce companies for 25 years. After serving as a judicial law clerk for a Federal Judge in Fort Lauderdale, Tim worked for two boutique commercial litigation firms in Miami, prior to joining his partner Ira Cohen to form Henkel & Cohen. Tim graduated college from the University of Virginia and obtained his law degree in 1988 from George Mason University School of Law where he was an editor of the law review, graduated tenth in his law school class, and won a moot court competition. Tim is a member of the Virginia, Florida, and California Bars. He is a proud member of the “Broccoli Bar,” as one of the small number of attorneys in the U.S. that regularly represents produce companies including on matters involving the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and the USDA’s PACA regulations.