Andres Munoz - Romano Law

Andres Munoz

Litigation Partner

Andres Muzon Romano Law

Admitted

New York (2006)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2007)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2007)

Florida (2021)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2021)

Law School

New York Law School, J.D. (2005)

New York Law School Law Review, Case Comments Editor

University

Boston University B.S., (2002)

Areas of Practice

Andres Munoz is an intellectual property and commercial litigator.  He is the Chair of our Fort Lauderdale office, and he has over a decade of experience handling complex matters for clients ranging from individuals to large corporations.  He has litigated in state and federal trial courts in New York and across the nation, as well as arbitral forums.

Andres’ experience is broad and includes matters relating to contracts, partnership disputes, financial fraud, bankruptcy, and intellectual property disputes (theft of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement).  He has also represented corporate directors and officers facing government investigations.  With the rise of blockchain technology, Andres has developed a keen interest in blockchain-related matters, including cryptocurrency, DeFi, and NFT projects.

Andres has previously worked as a litigator in two large nationwide law firms and as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York City.  As a prosecutor, Andres investigated and prosecuted hundreds of cases, taking many of these cases to trial.

Andres is currently a member of the New York City Bar Association, where he has served as member of the Judiciary Committee and the Minorities in the Courts Committee.

Andres was born and raised in Queens, New York.  Outside of the law, he enjoys spending time with his family and amateur home repair.  He also appreciates spending time in the outdoors and a well-told story.

Blog Entries

  • Confession of Judgment in New York

    Updated: January 25, 2022 A confession of judgment is an instrument used to secure the full payment of an agreed upon settlement amount.  It often arises when one party to a settlement agreement has concerns about the other party’s ability to provide full payment.  Usually, this is in instances where the settlement amount is broken


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  • NFTs: Collectibles or Securities?

    Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have been around since 2014, but their entry into the public spotlight has been marked by several high-profile sales in recent years. Christie’s history-making auction of Beeple’s “Everydays—The First 5,000 Days,” a digital work of art that sold for $69.3 million earlier this year, is an example. NFT interest also experienced a


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  • What You Should Know About NFTs

    Non-fungible tokens or NFTs have become hot commodities in recent years. Celebrities, artists, and entertainment companies are offering NFTs for millions of dollars in some cases and collectors are buying them up. However, this is a new and evolving area. As a result, there are people on both sides that do not fully understand what


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  • When Must Florida Employers Pay Employees for Their Unused Paid Time Off?

    Getting paid for sick, personal, or vacation days is a valuable employee benefit, but generally, employees do not have a right to paid time off in Florida. Furthermore, even if they get paid time off, they may not be entitled to be paid out for any accrued but unused time if their employment ends. There


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  • Can You Sue a Cryptocurrency Exchange?

    Investments in cryptocurrency have seen an astronomical rise over the last decade.  This rise has been fueled by the growing acceptance of cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ether, among mainstream investors and companies, such as Tesla Inc., Mastercard Inc., and BNY Mellon.  Bitcoin has also been deemed legal tender by at least one country, and others


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  • Baseball Pitching Signs as Trade Secrets? Texas Court to Make the Call

    Former Blue Jays pitcher Michael Bolsinger has not played Major League Baseball since a tough outing against the Houston Astros on Aug. 4, 2017.  Coming in as relief in the fourth inning, Bolsinger gave up four hits, four runs, three walks to the Astros, who eventually went on to win the 2017 World Series.  It


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  • El Salvador Will Be the First Country to Use Bitcoin as Legal Tender

    On September 7, 2021, El Salvador will be the first sovereign nation to start using Bitcoin as unrestricted legal tender.  This significant move comes after lawmakers in the Central American country’s legislature voted by a “supermajority” in favor of the Bitcoin Law in early June.  The U.S. dollar will remain El Salvador’s official currency and


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  • Investors Beware: Cryptocurrency Litigation is on the Rise

    Dramatic price increases in cryptocurrencies are driving interest among investors.  This interest has been fueled by celebrities, social media influencers and the media.  Despite the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, there is still a significant degree of uncertainty in the relevant legal landscape.  This is primarily because the regulation of digital currencies is still evolving.  The


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  • Smart Contracts: What Are They and Will They Replace Traditional Contracts?

    Smart contracts are one of the most popular and interesting areas being developed in the rapidly growing blockchain industry.  Depending on the particular situation or transaction, their application can be a great alternative to traditional contracts, which are sometimes complex, slow, and expensive.  Smart contracts, however, are not suited for all transactions and, sometimes, a


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