Developer Alex Sapir allegedly broke a cardinal rule in actual property associated to the waterfront Miami Seaside dwelling he as soon as shared together with his spouse.
Sapir, developer of the luxurious Surfside rental constructing Arte, introduced in an actual property agent to indicate the home — with out his spouse Yanina Sapir’s consent, based on courtroom filings.
Yanina filed for divorce from Alex in April, citing a “loveless” marriage and looking for equitable distribution of their belongings. Alex and Yanina, who had been married in Miami Seaside in 2010, have two kids.
In a movement filed final week in Miami-Dade Circuit Courtroom and obtained by The Actual Deal, Yanina’s legal professional, Barbara Diaz of Olshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, asks the courtroom to enter an order that provides Yanina unique use and possession of the marital dwelling.
“The husband might think about himself an actual property ‘mogul,’ however he isn’t the mogul of this case,” the movement reads. Sapir is the son of the late Tamir Sapir, founding father of the New York Metropolis-based Sapir Group. Alex leads the agency, and the equally named Sapir Corp.
Alex Sapir hasn’t lived within the Miami Seaside dwelling since Yanina filed for divorce, based on the movement.
Yanina alleges that Alex deliberately organized the displaying for a time when she would not be dwelling, and allowed potential consumers to “have full and unfettered entry to the house” with out her information or consent.
“Given the events mutual determination to dissolve their marriage, it stands to purpose that Mr. Sapir would undertake efforts to indicate the house to those that could also be ” in buying the property, his legal professional, Jason Marks of Kluger Kaplan, stated in an announcement to TRD. “This rings notably true given Ms. Sapir’s public efforts by her to deprive Mr. Sapir from coming into his own residence to spend time together with his kids.”
The movement additionally asks the courtroom to require that Alex Sapir pay his spouse’s legal professional’s charges and prices associated to the matter. Yanina’s legal professional, Robert Olshan, didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
The fashionable, 7,300-square-foot Venetian Islands home was in-built 2018 by former System One driver turned spec dwelling developer Eddie Irvine. An organization linked to the Sapirs paid $17.3 million for the 0.4-acre property the 12 months the home was accomplished.
That and the adjoining dwelling instantly north are each owned by a belief in Yanina Sapir’s title. The belief acquired the smaller, older dwelling in December 2021 for simply over $11 million, and it has been in the marketplace with prime Miami Seaside dealer Dora Puig since concerning the time Yanina filed for divorce. It is asking about $14 million.
The movement alleges that Alex’s actions violate the so-called “establishment order,” which states that neither partner will “conceal, injury nor get rid of any asset, whether or not collectively or individually owned.”
Yanina initially filed a movement in June of final 12 months to request unique use and possession of the property, however didn’t pursue a listening to after Alex assured her he would comply and not using a courtroom order, based on the filings.
Sapir has confronted different authorized battles with household. In November, Sapir and his ex-brother-in-law of his, Rotem Rosen, settled their yearslong dispute after a New York choose dismissed Rosen’s claims. They included that Rosen was owed $103 million from Tamir Sapir’s property for his job as CEO of the household’s actual property empire throughout the monetary disaster. The ruling choose gave Sapir the clear higher hand in negotiations, however phrases and particulars of their settlement weren’t disclosed.