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Meet The Team

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Meet The Team

Yonathan Nathanson
Senior Manager

Yonathan Nathanson was born in Israel before coming to Florida as a young child. After leaving school at the age of 15, Mr. Nathanson was accepted into the University of Oxford at 17 after a period of self-directed study at home. At Oxford, he studied Jurisprudence with Law Studies in Europe, which included a year abroad at Leiden University in the Netherlands. After obtaining an Honors degree from Oxford, Mr. Nathanson completed his LLM with Distinction (the highest possible classification) at University College London, focusing on international trusts, fiduciary duties, and unjust enrichment.

 

Mr. Nathanson moved back to Florida following the completion of his studies and joined Mager Paruas. Since joining, he has worked on the firm’s largest and most important litigation cases.

 

Yonathan@MagerParuas.com

Joseph F. Poklemba
Senior Managing Director of Litigation

Joseph Poklemba concentrates his practice in commercial litigation matters. Mr. Poklemba also has experience with banking and real estate litigation.

 

Mr. Poklemba regularly represents lenders and financial institutions in a variety of consumer finance litigation matters in federal and state court, including disputes under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA and FDCPA, state law UDAP claims, and a variety of common law claims. He is experienced with motions practice, oral argument, the discovery process, trial practice and post-trial work.

 

Mr. Poklemba is a graduate of Nova Southeastern School of Law (J.D. 1995) and Drexel University School of Business (M.B.A. Systems Management 1985). In addition he is a member of The Florida Bar who is also licensed to practice before The United States Supreme Court, The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Mr. Poklemba is an active member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.  He currently serves on the Real Property Litigation and Real Estate Financing & Lending Committee. In addition, he is also an active supporter of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY).  AACY is a national resource for children and adolescents who are caring for ill, injured, aging, frail or disabled family members. Its Caregiving Youth Project model combines healthcare, education and the community as it supports student-caregivers in school, out of school and at home.

 

Joe@MagerParuas.com

Blanca P. Greenstein
Director of Litigation and Operations

Blanca P. Greenstein was licensed by the Florida Bar to practice law in 1998.  She has been practicing law in the financial services arena for over 20 years.  She specializes in the areas of commercial and civil litigation with particular emphasis in the areas of consumer and mortgage finance law. She has represented numerous financial institutions in various proceedings, including foreclosure and bankruptcy. Prior to the opening of her own firm, Ms. Greenstein was a Managing Shareholder with the law firm of Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. for five years. She also served as Senior Counsel over Litigation for a prominent loan servicer (and publicly traded company) thereby providing her extensive experience with regard to litigation and settlement management.

 

Ms. Greenstein has extensive experience working with small and large businesses. She offers assistance with business formation, the development of business processes, contract drafting, real estate transactions, tax preparation and planning, IRS audit defense, and equine litigation. Additionally, she provides representation to corporate clients engaged in complex commercial, financial, and transactional practices.

 

In addition, Ms. Greenstein is also involved in the community.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and was Chairperson of the Small Business Committee for the Chamber. In addition, she has been involved with  Junior Achievement, Pink Strides and Successful Women’s Mastermind Alliance.  She has also authorized several articles on business and equine issues.

 

Se habla Español. Ms. Greenstein speaks highly proficient Spanish.

 

Blanca@MagerParuas.com

Cody J. Liese, Esq.
Lead Litigator, Civil Litigation Division

When two parties enter into an agreement with one another, each participant should be able to rely on the other to fulfill the obligations they agreed to undertake. Mr. Liese helps these parties to hold others to their word, whether it be written on verbal.

 

Mr. Liese considers himself to be a dedicated advocate for those seeking help in today’s legal world. He takes the time to review clients’ potential cases in order to determine the best method to move forward whether it be litigation, making a demand, moving forward on one’s own or hiring another attorney with particular experience in a specific field. He takes the time to explain the options so the client can make a well informed decision that is best for them.

 

Mr. Liese is a 2013 graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in both political science and international affairs. In 2017, he graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law and began practicing law that same year with Mager Paruas, LLC in Hollywood, Florida. He is admitted to practice law throughout the State of Florida, focusing primarily in Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has experience in different civil litigation area including business litigation, contract disputes, property damage and hurricane claims, personal injury and more.

 

Cody@MagerParuas.com