Squire, Sanders & Dempsey is seeking to recover nearly $73,000 from the estate of the late Steel Hector & Davis partner Sherwin P. Simmons, a prominent tax lawyer who died of leukemia last May at age 75.

In a February lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Squire Sanders said the amount represents the unpaid balance on a $230,000 loan made to Simmons in 2001 to help him stave off personal bankruptcy.