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TV Lawyer, Ex-Israeli Commando Forge a $33 Billion SPAC Deal

  • Miami attorney John Ruiz stands to make $23 billion in merger
  • Early investor discussions put valuation at about $10 billion
John H. Ruiz
John H. RuizPhotographer: MSP Recovery
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John H. Ruiz is on no one’s list of Wall Street big shots.

Over the years the Miami lawyer has hosted a Spanish language cable-TV show, owned a high school sport website and worked on class-action lawsuits. At one point, his luxury cigarette boat was repossessed, according to a published report — an episode Ruiz has called a misunderstanding.