Securities and Exchange Commission v. Nadel et al
Consent MOTION to Substitute Attorney by La Bellasara Condominium Association, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Garcia, Martin)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
Case No.: 8:09-cv-87-T-26TBM
ARTHUR NADEL; SCOOP CAPITAL,
LLC; SCOOP MANAGEMENT, INC.
SCOOP REAL ESTATE, L.P.; VALHALLA
INVESTMENT PARTNERS, L.P.;
VALHALLA MANAGEMENT, INC.;
VICTORY IRA FUND, LTC; VICTORY
FUND, LTD; VIKING IRA FUND, LLC;
VIKING FUND, LLC; and VIKING
ATTORNEY HUNTER W. CARROLL's
CONSENTED MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL
Attorney Hunter W. Carroll, counsel of record for interested party La Bellasara
Condominium Association, Inc. ("La Bellasara"), moves pursuant to local rule 2.03 to
substitute counsel. In support, undersigned states:
Undersigned is counsel of record for La Bellasara. La Bellasara is a
condominium association in Sarasota County.
As further detailed in the Receiver's Amended, Unopposed, Verified Motion
for Approval of Sale of Real Property Located in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida [Doc.
1175], the Receiver took title and later sought to sell a unit in the condominium over which
La Bellasara is the governining condominium association. The Court permitted the sale or
the unit and transferred "[a]ny and all existing claims, liens, and encumbrances relating to the
property, including any held by . . . La Bellasara Condominium Association, Inc. . . to the
proceeds of the sale ordered herein[.]" [Doc. 1177].
The proceeds of those funds remain in a segregated account and the matter has
not been resolved. La Bellasara has an interest in the dispotion of those funds.
On October 30, 2015, Governor Scott notified undersigned that he was
appointing undersigned to a vacancy on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court for the State of
Florida. This appointment requires undersigned to withdraw from all cases. It appears
undersigned's commission is going to be dated November 23, 2015.
Martin Garcia has now filed a notice of appearance on behalf of La Bellasara.
La Bellasara has consented to Mr. Garcia being substituted as counsel of
record and to relieve undersigned from further responsibility in this matter. See Exhibit 1.
As noted in the the rule 3.01(g) certificate, there is no objection from
Receiver's counsel or counsel for the SEC to the relief requested in this motion.
WHEREFORE, Hunter W. Carroll requests that the Court permit the substitution of
Martin Garcia as counsel of record for La Bellasara Condominium Association, Inc. and to
relieve Hunter W. Carroll of any further responsibility in this matter. Undersigned further
requests that the Court act on this motion immediately given the quick turn-around time
before undersigned assumes judicial office.
MEMORANDUM OF LAW
Local rule 2.03 permits withdrawal of an attorney on 10 days' notice to the client and
opposing counsel. Here, La Bellasara Condominium Association, Inc. has agreed to the
substitution of attorneys. Opposing counsel does not object. Accordingly, undersigned
requests that the Court act on this motion without waiting 10 days.
LOCAL RULE 3.01(g) CERTIFICATION
On November 4, 2015, undersigned counsel contacted Jared Perez, counsel for the
Receiver, concerning this motion. Counsel for the Receiver has adived that he does not
object to the relief requested. On November 4, 2015, undersigned counsel spoke with Mr.
Bob Levenson, counsel for the SEC. Counsel for the SEC has advised that he does not object
to the relief requested.
/s/ Hunter W. Carroll
Hunter W. Carroll, FBN 0297630
1626 Ringling Blvd., Ste. 300
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone ~ (941) 366-8888
Facsimile ~ (941) 954-7777
Attorneys for La Bellasara Condominium
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I CERTIFY on this 6th day of November, 2015, that I electronically filed the
foregoing with the Clerk of Court by using the CM/ECF system, which will send a notice of
electronic filing to all counsel of record.
/s/ Hunter W. Carroll
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