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Bankruptcy/Restructuring — Florida


Berger Singerman - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Remains a market-leading practice across a wide range of large and complex bankruptcy and restructuring issues. Offers expertise across areas such as company and fiduciary assignments, debtor Chapter 11 cases, restructurings and distressed M&A. Also possesses a strong offering in bankruptcy litigation and related appellate work. Continues to be active in the for-profit education sector, as well as in retail and hospitality.

Strengths One client comments: "The Berger Singerman team is comprised of intelligent professionals who demonstrate dedication to their clients. Working with their team is enjoyable and also very efficient."

Another source says: "They have a depth of resources and provide exceptional value in representing their clients. They are responsive, thorough and completely dedicated to the best interests of their clients. They have the capacity to handle a very wide variety of complicated litigation."

Notable practitioners

Paul Steven Singerman is hailed as a "superstar" in the bankruptcy arena and regularly handles a variety of high-value, high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He is described as "exceptionally organized, methodical and prepared," as well as "a tremendous advocate who provides outstanding customer service."

Jordi Guso is described as "the cream of the crop" by one commentator, who notes his "priceless counsel" in bankruptcy matters. He primarily represents financially distressed businesses, alongside a broader client base spanning official committees, secured creditors and purchasers.

Brian Rich "impresses with his talent" according to market sources, who also highlight his "solutions-minded" approach. He is an experienced debtors' counsel, frequently handling Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.

Howard Berlin is well regarded for his experience in business law, alongside considerable expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He also acts for clients on business disputes.

Ilyse Homer combines solid experience in bankruptcy, insolvency and a broad range of commercial litigation disputes. Commentators praise her "great work ethic" and describe her as "pragmatic and very responsive."

Isaac Marcushamer acts for a range of clients, including trustees, distressed companies and investors. Market sources highlight his skill in disputes work, saying he is "highly qualified in litigation, drafting and negotiations."

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Berger Singerman's Business Reorganization Team’s experience, size, depth and national reputation distinguish Berger Singerman. We have worked hard to earn reputations for quality and consistently excellent results. Berger Singerman‘s Business Reorganization Team is one of the largest business reorganization practice groups in the Southeastern United States and has been involved in most of the largest bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructuring matters in our region. In addition, its Business Reorganization Team regularly handles restructuring and work out matters in other jurisdictions within the United States and abroad.

Key Service Areas
•Bankruptcy Litigation
•Complex Business Reorganizations
•Distressed Investments
•Receiverships and Trustee Representations
•“Loan to Own” Transactions, and Distressed Asset and Business Acquisitions
•Out of Court Work Outs
•Representations of Creditors and Creditors’ Committees
•Fraud, Misappropriation and Ponzi Scheme Matters

Berger Singerman's Business Reorganization Team includes two former Chief Bankruptcy Judges, three former bankruptcy judicial law clerks, two former district court law clerks, a former Chapter 7 panel trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, and two former Chairs of both the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and its Bankruptcy/UCC Committee.




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Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises on a wide variety of complex bankruptcy transactions and related litigation, acting for a broad spectrum of debtors, trustees, purchasers and creditors. Areas of expertise include Chapter 11 cases, directors' liability matters and malpractice issues arising out of insolvency. Involved in cases across the USA, including in Delaware and New York, and maintains a strong cross-border practice, especially in Latin America matters.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's "dedication and skill" in bankruptcy matters.

Notable practitioners

The "wonderful" Paul Battista is well versed in the full gamut of bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency issues, including litigation work. He is characterized by peers as "a very strong negotiator" who is "very business-minded and very likable."

John Genovese cochairs the firm's reorganization and bankruptcy practice and specializes in complex commercial litigation. He has significant experience in Chapter 11 cases and litigation concerning Ponzi schemes.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Represents a mixture of clients with a strong blend of secured creditor, creditors' committee and debtor work. Possesses noteworthy expertise in insolvency-related litigation, as well as distressed asset purchases. Draws upon its strong national and international presence to offer clients comprehensive coverage in bankruptcy matters, including substantial expertise in proceedings involving Latin America.

Strengths Sources report: "They have excellent technical knowledge, complemented by a business-minded view toward compromise."

Clients add: "They are an extremely well-composed team of professionals who are always available for advising and brainstorming."

Work highlights Represented US Bank in its capacity as indenture trustee in connection with a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by Zerga Phin-Ker, with respect to bonds issued by Red River Health Project Development.

Advised Puerto Rico Electric & Power Authority on its ongoing restructuring of approximately $9 billion of municipal debt and related operational restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Mark Bloom has a stellar reputation in contentious and non-contentious bankruptcy matters, with notable expertise acting for debtors, trustees and creditors on national and cross-border matters. Sources highlight his "very business-focused" approach as a key strength, with peers characterizing him as "a great lawyer and a great guy."

John Hutton focuses on litigious bankruptcy work, with notable expertise in matters concerning municipal bonds, real estate and the hospitality sector. Clients say he is "very proactive" and appreciate his "practical and sound advice."

Scott Grossman has solid experience in Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as advising clients on matters such as fraudulent transfer claims and tax issues. Sources praise his "excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness," saying he is "effective and efficient."

Clients describe Paul Keenan as "very experienced and well respected." He represents both debtors and creditors on matters including bankruptcy cases, loan workouts, asset sales and foreclosures. He offers considerable experience in cross-border matters, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its focus on representing secured and unsecured creditors in complex bankruptcy matters. Noted for its litigation expertise in Chapter 11 cases, alongside experience in fraud-related claims and Ponzi schemes. Also handles out-of-court workouts, as well as advising debtors, receivers and assignees in receiverships for the benefit of creditors.

Strengths Sources report: "They're one of the best bankruptcy firms, they can handle basically any case. It's a wonderful firm that gets results."

One client says: "The firm provides outstanding bankruptcy advice and information for the company."

Notable practitioners

John Kozyak is a seasoned bankruptcy lawyer, with deep experience acting for business owners, lenders and creditors. He offers particular expertise in real estate matters. Market sources say: "Everyone respects him and leans on every word he says."

Corali Lopez-Castro is lauded for her expertise in bankruptcy reorganization, debt restructuring and liquidation matters. Sources describe her as a "great mediator" and commend her "very insightful" and "collaborative" approach.

The "well-respected" Charles Throckmorton leads the firm's bankruptcy department and is recognized for a strong bankruptcy, creditors' rights and commercial litigation practice. He earns particular acclaim for his writing skills, with one source describing him as "the best brief writer I've ever seen."

David Rosendorf offers strength in commercial bankruptcy disputes and wider insolvency litigation matters, with clients appreciating his "very thoughtful and smart" representation. His practice includes expertise in fraud disputes and involuntary bankruptcies as well as pursuing and defending fraudulent transfer actions.

David Samole is described as a "smart, pragmatic and strong lawyer" by interviewees, who note his "wealth of knowledge and experience" in bankruptcy matters. He has particular expertise in the healthcare sector, alongside wider strengths acting for clients in the real estate, hospitality, banking and construction industries.

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Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Deep bench offering a wide bankruptcy and restructuring service, with extensive experience in commercial litigation both inside and outside the bankruptcy courts. Additional areas of expertise include transactional matters, workouts, corporate reorganizations and Chapter 11 proceedings. Noted for its representation of debtors, creditors, trustees and other significant market participants.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Don Stichter is widely regarded as a leading authority on Florida insolvency law. His considerable experience includes representing debtors in possession in Chapter 11 cases, alongside broader commercial litigation.

Managing shareholder Harley Riedel commands respect for his track record in major bankruptcy cases, with interviewees commending his "great courtroom presence." He offers a wealth of expertise in workouts and Chapter 11 cases, frequently acting for a range of debtors, creditors and buyers. Market sources characterize him as "a top lawyer who will get the deal done."

Russell Blain offers clients an excellent track record in major Chapter 11 cases, alongside wider abilities in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy litigation nationwide. He also serves as a mediator in commercial and bankruptcy disputes.

Elena Ketchum is highly regarded for her expertise representing debtors in possession in Chapter 11 matters, as well as her wider insolvency and commercial litigation practice. She also frequently acts for clients on corporate transactional work and commercial loan matters.

Stephen Leslie maintains a dynamic practice representing lenders, purchasers and creditors' committees in high-value Chapter 11 cases and workouts. He has additional expertise in commercial litigation and appellate proceedings relating to bankruptcy claims.

Edward Peterson represents debtors, creditors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts, as well as state court proceedings. He offers notable experience in major Chapter 11 cases.

Charles Postler advises on transactional work, including the acquisition and sales of assets in large Chapter 11 cases. He also offers skills representing clients in bankruptcy courts.

Amy Denton Harris has experience representing a broad range of clients in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts and assignments for the benefit of creditors. Fellow practitioners say: "She's very smart, she understands the financial field and she does a great job."

Scott Stichter has a practice that extends across bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. He regularly acts for a broad variety of debtors, committees, creditors and buyers.

Susan Sharp earns praise from commentators for her "helpful and responsive" approach to bankruptcy and restructuring work. She is regularly called upon by clients for her abilities in Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.

The "very smart" Daniel Fogarty has a burgeoning reputation in the field. He is active in workouts and bankruptcy cases, acting for debtors, committees, creditors, buyers and other parties.

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Akerman LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its market-leading strength in Ponzi scheme work and fraud-related insolvency issues, with wider experience in foreclosures, workouts and receiverships. Focuses primarily on the representation of creditors and trustees, including major national and international financial clients, alongside work for commercial landlords, suppliers, vendors and purchasers of distressed companies and assets.

Strengths Clients say: "Akerman attorneys are prompt, efficient and prepared."

Commentators further praise the team's "high-quality work product and good accessibility."

Work highlights Appointed as receiver of Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain Hotel in Vermont to negotiate a settlement agreement with investors, following securities fraud claims alleging the misuse of funds raised through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program.

Continued to advise the plan administrator of Trico Marine Services on the liquidation of the company's estates and international subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Jules Cohen draws from over three decades of experience to advise secured creditors and buyers in a range of bankruptcy proceedings. Commentators describe him as "a tremendous source of wisdom" and say he is "respected by the legal community for good reason."

The "very talented" Michael Goldberg is acclaimed for his extensive receivership and trustee practice. He has particular expertise in cases involving Ponzi schemes and wider fraud matters. Interviewees say: "He has an outstanding understanding of technical issues and communicates well with clients."

Jacob Brown is "very well respected" for his bankruptcy practice, which includes workouts and business reorganizations. He has particular expertise in representing commercial landlords in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters across the US.

Brian Gart is highly experienced in bankruptcy and restructuring matters both in and out of court. He offers notable expertise in complex restructurings and distressed asset transactions for private equity houses and investment funds.

John Macdonald earns praise for his "truly impressive technical knowledge and effectiveness." His bankruptcy practice focuses on the financial services industry where he frequently advises on workouts, restructurings and foreclosures.

Andrea Hartley chairs the firm's bankruptcy and reorganization practice. She represents a range of parties both in and out of court and in reorganizations, liquidations, workouts and debt restructurings. Market commentators see her as a "talented lawyer," who is "very competent and very smart."

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Akerman serves as bankruptcy counsel or receiver in complex insolvency cases, helping parties maximize recoveries nationwide. With a leading banking and finance practice, the group regularly represents global financial institutions, mortgage holders, and other secured creditors as well as court appointed committees, trustees, creditors, purchasers, and other stakeholders in workouts, receiverships, and Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Service Offerings

  • Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Buyers of Bankruptcy Assets (363 Sales)
  • Chapter 11 Debtors
  • Commercial Landlord-Tenant Bankruptcy
  • Creditors Committees
  • Debtor-in-Possession Financing
  • Executory Contracts
  • Mortgage Warehouse Financing Workouts
  • Preference & Fraudulent Transfers Litigation Defense
  • SEC Receiverships
  • Secured Creditors
  • State Court Liquidations (ABCs)
  • Tax Credit Projects in Bankruptcy
  • Workouts & Restructuring

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Baker & Hostetler LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Possesses extensive bankruptcy and restructuring experience across a range of industry sectors, with particular expertise in the energy, hospitality and timeshare fields. Maintains a solid reputation for its handling of large and complex debtor mandates and is recognized for its national and international bankruptcy practice. The team works closely with the firm's bankruptcy groups in New York, Los Angeles and Cleveland to provide comprehensive coverage across the USA.

Strengths One source says: "I appreciate that they are very practical; they don't get bogged down in minutiae, but instead focus on maximizing value. They are delightful to work with."

Clients say: "The team is bright and capable, with a strong work ethic."

Work highlights Continued to represent Orange County Environmental and subsidiary company Russo & Sons in connection with its Chapter 11 case for three landfills sites.

Advised Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations on the development of a Chapter 11 plan of liquidation.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth Green is hailed as an "encyclopedia of bankruptcy knowledge" by market sources, who describe her as "creative and strategically minded." She leads the national bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights practice at the firm, bringing a wealth of experience representing debtors, creditors and fiduciaries in high-stakes and high-value matters. Peers laud her "poise and competency before the court" and say: "She is a very smart lawyer who has lots of credibility and breadth of experience and advocates well for her clients."

Jimmy Parrish maintains a broad practice in insolvency and corporate bankruptcy work, representing clients across industries including manufacturing, aviation, healthcare and energy. Interviewees call him "a gifted advocate," saying: "He is a talented lawyer who knows how to get things done in a timely and efficient manner."

Tiffany Payne Geyer regularly acts as debtor's counsel in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 matters, alongside wider experience advising trustees, lenders and other creditors on bankruptcy cases. She is particularly experienced in the healthcare, energy and hospitality sectors.

Andrew Layden is a highly regarded associate with a growing reputation for this bankruptcy practice. He represents various parties in Chapter 11 cases and has particular strength in the oil and gas sector. Commentators describe him as "intelligent as well as pragmatic."

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Bilzin Sumberg - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well known for its representation of all parties in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, including creditors' committees, debtors and trustees. Experienced across the full range of related work, with highly regarded strengths in insolvency litigation, Chapter 11 cases, distressed asset purchases and out-of-court workouts. Offers particular experience acting for clients in the real estate, healthcare, technology and leisure sectors.

Strengths Sources report: "They are strong advocates for their clients and they can handle any matter that pops up in the industry."

Interviewees describe the team as "smart, thorough and efficient."

Work highlights Represented Shands Hospital at the University of Florida on its acquisition of a multi-location cardiovascular practice which was subject of the Chapter 11 case for the Institute for Cardiovascular Excellence.

Advised secured lender Deutsche Bank Trust Company on the enforcement of its rights under a mortgage secured by two West Virginia hotels, following the borrower's entry into Chapter 11 proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Scott Baena is a seasoned practitioner in bankruptcy and restructuring work, with a wealth of experience in significant insolvencies throughout the country. He focuses on acting for clients on creditors' rights work, workouts and commercial loan matters.

Jay Sakalo has "strong technical knowledge in a variety of areas" according to interviewees, who also describe him as "very easy to work with." His practice sees him frequently representing sponsors, borrowers, and lenders in a variety of bankruptcy and finance matters.

Jeffrey Snyder represents a full range of parties in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, including debtors, trustees, creditors, creditors' committees and purchasers. Market sources describe him as "tremendously valuable as an attorney and a business adviser," and say: "His analytic insight is excellent, he gets right to the heart of the matter quickly and sees the big picture."

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Meland Russin & Budwick PA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished boutique with considerable abilities in large-scale bankruptcy and restructuring matters in South Florida, with notable skills in financial fraud litigation. Acts for an array of clients including debtors, creditors and trustees on Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and workout matters, with particular expertise in the hospitality and development industry. Able to draw upon the firm's strength in real estate, finance and corporate law to offer comprehensive bankruptcy coverage.

Work highlights Represented Tangshan Ganglu Iron & Steel Company to handle a claim to recover $48.65 million lent to US Capital/Fashion Mall, following US Capital/Fashion Mall's Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Acted for the bankruptcy trustee for Petters Company to oversee litigation concerning the company's participation in a Ponzi scheme.

Notable practitioners

Michael Budwick is a leading light in bankruptcy matters, with renowned abilities in complex fraud litigation and wider insolvency matters. He is frequently called upon by a range of major investors, creditors, trustees and receivers.

Peter Russin's bankruptcy practice sees him represent a variety of debtors, lenders, creditors' committees and trustees in bankruptcy work. He also has an active transactional practice and regularly acts for asset purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings.

Solomon Genet offers strengths acting for plaintiffs and defendants in litigation concerning financial fraud, insolvency and wider bankruptcy matters. His clients include debtors, creditors and financial fiduciaries.

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Nationally noted attorneys

Meland Russin & Budwick is nationally recognized for its representation of a diverse array of clients in some of the most complex, large-scale bankruptcy and business reorganization matters in the United States. The firm also is held in particularly high regard for its significant litigation wins and its extensive experience in some of the country's largest and widely publicized financial fraud cases.

Practice areas

The firm represents trustees, debtors in possession, creditor committees, and creditors in cases under Chapter 7 and Chapter 11. Its team of top-ranked bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys recognize that bankruptcy and business reorganization are interdisciplinary areas of the law, and their high-profile achievements in these areas are a shining example of the way their team approaches every client matter.

Effective legal counsel

In great measure, the success of Meland Russin & Budwick's bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys may be attributed to their ability to draw upon the deep knowledge and experience of their colleagues at the firm across diverse areas of law, including commercial litigation, corporate law, real estate, and finance, as they handle all aspects of bankruptcy and business reorganization for their clients. In this way, the firm's attorneys provide effective, efficient legal counsel and innovative, practical strategies and tactics to help clients overcome obstacles and seize opportunities in challenging situations.

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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognized for its coverage of a broad spectrum of bankruptcy and restructuring-related issues, both in and out of court. Operates a highly regarded creditor practice as well as representing a variety of other key stakeholders in bankruptcy litigation and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Acts for a broad range of clients, including airlines, international financial institutions and retail organizations.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm has an excellent team. The attorneys are bright, pragmatic and excellent communicators."

Work highlights Advised the former directors and officers of Connect Transport following claims filed by the company's Chapter 7 trustee alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and loyalty.

Represented Fisher Island Investments in litigation in the bankruptcy district and circuit courts concerning ownership of the alleged debtors in involuntary bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable practitioners

The "impressive" Patricia Redmond is highly experienced in bankruptcy litigation, appellate proceedings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. She's equally adept handling out-of-court restructuring and workouts. Interviewees deem her "an extraordinary lawyer" who is "one of the most well-regarded attorneys in this space."

Drew Dillworth specializes in business restructuring work and is also well versed in workouts, debt restructuring and insolvency litigation. Clients say: "He is committed to his clients, pragmatic and an excellent communicator."

Eric Silver is described as "a bright lawyer" who is "very practical and results oriented." He acts for clients including court-appointed fiduciaries, secured and unsecured creditors and purchasers of distressed assets in both restructuring and litigation matters.

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Stearns Weaver Miller’s Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Department counsels clients throughout the State of Florida and has represented clients in connection with many of the state’s largest bankruptcies. We have both the trial skills and the business acumen necessary to successfully resolve bankruptcy issues through negotiation or litigation. When representing creditors, particularly secured creditors in foreclosure proceedings, we do not allow the filing of bankruptcy proceedings to intimidate or delay our clients in pursuing their rights and obtaining expeditious results. Our creditor practice includes the representation of United States and foreign banks and other institutional creditors. With aggressive yet practical counsel, we have achieved excellent results for our clients in workouts and bankruptcy reorganizations. Our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Department includes the representation of large national and regional companies in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. We represent airlines, manufacturing and retail concerns, financial institutions, and one of the nation's largest hotel management concerns. We also handled two of the largest Chapter 11 reorganizations ever administered in the Southern District of Florida.

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Bast Amron LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Litigation boutique with an impressive bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Punches above its weight in its representation of debtors, creditors, creditors' committees and fiduciaries. Advises on a strong mix of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings, as well as directors' and officers' liability matters. Sector-specific experience pertaining to the technology, energy and chemicals industries, among others.

Work highlights Acted for the creditors' committee of Mosaic Management Group, Mosaic Alternative Assets and Paladin Settlements to negotiate a plan of reorganization with the debtor and other creditors.

Continued to advise Les Osborne in his role as the Chapter 7 trustee of Liberty International.

Notable practitioners

Brett Amron's practice focuses on bankruptcy disputes and wider commercial litigation, acting for a range of creditors, trustees and receivers. He garners accolades for his "strategic thinking" from respondents, who describe him as "very effective and wonderful to work with."

Jeffrey Bast offers solid expertise in Chapter 11 matters, where he often represents debtors and creditors' committees. Interviewees single him out as "effective and creative" and value his "deep experience and pedigree" in bankruptcy matters.

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Burr & Forman LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded for its representation of debtors, special equity and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 proceedings. Offers expertise across a wide range of bankruptcy and restructuring work, including distressed asset purchases and litigation in state and federal courts. The firm's client base comprises a number of well-known banks and investment companies.

Strengths Sources report: "They are very good lawyers, who are smart and reasonable."

Clients add: "They are well-versed and effective in workouts and bankruptcy work."

Work highlights Represented Focus Management Group in its capacity as the court-appointed receiver following claims filed by US Bank against Campus Book Rentals concerning a defaulted loan. The firm advised on multiple asset sales to benefit US Bank as the secured creditor.

Acted for AC Magnum Coral to secure a settlement in a conversion and replevin lawsuit brought by Preferred Materials. The suit followed the eviction of Preferred Materials from a concrete block manufacturing plant leased from the former property owner, whom AC Magnum successfully defeated in a foreclosure case.

Notable practitioners

Denise Dell-Powell's practice focuses on workouts, bankruptcy court proceedings and wider litigation matters, where she represents both creditors and alternative lenders. Market commentators say she is "collaborative and very easy to work with."

Clients describe Eric Golden as "an effective litigator and a superior communicator," commending his "detailed" manner in bankruptcy work. He acts for lenders and creditors in litigation and loan workouts.

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GrayRobinson, PA - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Versatile practice with an especially high profile on creditor representation. Also acts for a range of banking clients and distressed companies, who call upon the firm's highly respected Chapter 11 expertise and impressive bench strength. Benefits from an extensive litigation practice, with attorneys who are experienced in bankruptcy courts across the USA and in cross-border insolvency matters.

Strengths Sources say: "The service provided was superb; they are totally client-focused."

Interviewees report: "They are a very dedicated team who achieve excellent results in a timely manner and are easy to work with."

Work highlights Represented a group of creditors to execute an involuntary petition against Onix Capital.

Acted for the trustee of a bankruptcy originated in the United Kingdom to advise on a petition seeking recognition of the UK proceedings. The individual debtor claimed that he did not have a center of main interest or establishment in the United States sufficient to permit recognition under Chapter 15.

Notable practitioners

Roy Kobert is esteemed as a "strong and innovative advocate" by interviewees, who highlight his "articulate and very bright" manner as key strengths. Sources add: "He possesses expert technical knowledge of bankruptcy law and he works diligently to achieve results."

Steven Solomon is proficient in Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court workouts and restructuring issues, where he acts for debtors, trustees, lenders and purchasers of distressed assets. Interviewees regard him as "very attentive, responsive and knowledgeable" and single out his "excellent communication and strong negotiation skills."

Jason Burnett is highly regarded for his expertise representing debtors in Chapter 11 cases, alongside experience acting for creditors, trustees and committees in wider bankruptcy proceedings. He also advises clients on commercial litigation matters.

Robert Schatzman is appreciated by clients for "really understanding the bankruptcy code and applying it to real-life situations." His expertise lies in complex business bankruptcy matters, restructurings, Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. Sources also commend his "excellent communication and interpretation of legal issues."

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As the only firm with lawyers in every major city in Florida, our clients have access to boutique firm experience with all the additional support of a full-service law firm. We are well-positioned to effectively and efficiently dedicate the right resources to advise and guide our clients with any bankruptcy or insolvency matter. By covering all bankruptcy courts in Florida, we are well versed in local rules, local practice and the nuances of our
Florida bankruptcy judges.

We are experienced bankruptcy attorneys with diverse skills for clients with varying needs. We are currently involved in some of the most complex and significant bankruptcy cases and state court actions in Florida. Unlike bankruptcy-only boutiques, our strength lies in our ability to access resources, knowledge and
skills unique to our 300 lawyers practicing in more than 70 areas of law.

We have great depth in representing the interests of all constituents in a bankruptcy case: Creditors’ Committees, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, strategic asset purchasers, debtors, secured and unsecured creditors and landlords and litigants in adversary proceedings. In addition, we are well-known counsel to receivers and all parties to Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors. We have particular experience handling multifaceted cases in the financial, health care, hospitality, airline, real estate (including condominiums, timeshares, and commercial), retail and electronics industries, as well as cross-border insolvency matters.

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Holland & Knight LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Comprehensive practice with a substantial focus on the representation of major secured creditors, including a number of leading banks and financial institutions. Offers additional experience representing Chapter 11 debtors, creditors' committees and trustees. Actively involved in insolvency-related litigation, including directors' and officers' liability. Able to draw on resources and expertise from offices throughout the state.

Strengths One client reports: "The quality of partners in the various practice areas is fantastic, and the seamless movement from one partner to another as your needs change is excellent."

Sources add: "They are always able to understand the practical, business and financial issues as well as being able to apply the law. They do a great job in being able to see the big picture."

Work highlights Acted for FirstBank Puerto Rico in the Scrub Island Chapter 11 proceedings, in connection with a $150 million loan secured by islands and a resort in the British Virgin Islands.

Advised Warburg Pincus to defend claims that it received a fraudulent transfer of $39 million, in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Universal Health Care Group.

Notable practitioners

Leonard Gilbert is a prolific mediator in cases related to insolvency. He represents a range of secured and unsecured creditors' committees and equity interests in bankruptcy proceedings, alongside roles representing banks and other financial institutions and public bodies.

Rod Anderson advises a broad range of creditors, purchasers, debtors and landlords in bankruptcy proceedings and workouts. He also represents clients in litigation in bankruptcy courts as well as state and federal courts.

Noel Boeke is highly regarded for his capabilities across a broad array of bankruptcy-related matters, including workouts, and asset transactions. He offers additional expertise in litigation, M&A and wider commercial matters.

Keith Fendrick is "extremely respected by the judiciary" according to interviewees, who commend his "creative, calm and levelheaded" approach. His practice encompasses Chapter 11 cases, litigation matters, asset transactions and loan workouts.

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Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog P.A. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Boutique firm with considerable expertise across a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including creditors' and debtors' rights, restructurings and workouts. Highly regarded for its strengths in Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and fiduciary work, alongside notable experience advising high net worth individuals on cases both in and out of court.

Strengths Sources describe the team as "practical, knowledgeable and experienced."

Work highlights Advised the liquidating trustee of All American Semiconductor in all aspects concerning the administration of the estate.

Represented the assignee for the benefit of creditors of Italkitchen International on the operation and sale of the company and subsequent litigation claims to recover alleged fraudulent transfers.

Notable practitioners

Jerry Markowitz focuses on creditors' and debtors' rights, with in-depth experience in bankruptcy, workouts and reorganizations as well as mediation. Sources report: "He is a seasoned veteran with an encyclopedic knowledge of bankruptcy law. He's able to apply that knowledge to craft a strategic approach to any situation."

Ross Hartog offers comprehensive bankruptcy experience, having acted as a representative for all parties in a broad range of bankruptcy proceedings. He frequently serves as a Chapter 7 and 11 trustee and acts as a receiver and assignee for the benefit of creditors. "He's so practical in his approach, he gets straight to the heart of the issue," say peers.

Grace Robson is highlighted for her strengths in corporate reorganizations and wider bankruptcy matters, with a focus on debtor-creditor relations and litigation. Sources commend her ability to "quickly assess situations and implement a strategy to advance her client's interests."

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Smith Hulsey & Busey - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Involved in commercial bankruptcy and restructuring work for debtors, creditors and trustees. Highly active in litigation, including fraudulent conveyance claims, objections to exemptions and preference matters. Also advises distressed business on restructuring alternatives and corporate governance. Clients include creditors' committees, lenders and commercial landlords.

Strengths Sources commend the "extremely thorough and knowledgeable" attorneys at the firm.

Peers say: "They're very effective and bright lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Wells Fargo in defending a $37.5 million fraudulent transfer claim brought by the Chapter 11 trustee of Universal Healthcare Group.

Advised the assignee of Elkins Construction on investigations regarding the estate's assets and the subsequent disposition of assets.

Notable practitioners

Firm chairman Stephen Busey is a bankruptcy litigation specialist, alongside wider expertise in commercial litigation work. Interviewees describe him as "extremely knowledgeable."

James Post earns praise for his "efficient" manner and his "impeccable client service." He represents a range of creditors, debtors, and equity interests in bankruptcy litigation.

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Trenam - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished team representing a full range of clients in bankruptcy matters, including debtors, creditors and trustees. Areas of expertise range from class action litigation to preference and fraudulent transfer actions, with notable experience in healthcare insolvencies. Offers additional capabilities in areas such as construction and real estate law.

Strengths One client notes: "Their entrepreneurial mindset helps to develop an out-of-the-box strategy, and they are able to explain complex matters in easy-to-understand terms."

Sources report: "They have a total team approach. It's very disciplined and focused legal representation."

Work highlights Acted for Publix Super Markets in its capacity as the anchor tenant of a shopping center facing Chapter 11 proceedings to challenge the assumption and assignment of Publix's lease.

Represented creditor DAWN REO in two companion Chapter 11 cases to negotiate favorable treatment of DAWN's secured claim and secure the dismissal of a lender liability claim brought by the debtors.

Notable practitioners

Lara Fernandez frequently represents financial institutions, private equity investors and trustees in reorganizations, workouts and litigation. Interviewees describe her as "engaging and very effective," with clients appreciating her "great research abilities" and "sensible recommendations."

Lori Vaughan focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation matters, representing a range of clients in federal and state courts. One impressed observer says: "She's a good communicator and a very experienced litigator."

Stephanie Lieb is characterized as "a hard worker" by market sources, who highlight her "excellent technical knowledge and extraordinary deal-making skills." Her expertise centers on corporate bankruptcy issues, including representing lenders in commercial foreclosures and judgment enforcement proceedings.

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Agentis PLLC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Boutique firm offering bankruptcy and restructuring services to a broad array of debtor, trustee and creditor clients. Offers strong capabilities in connection with both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings. Broad range of sector experience, including in healthcare, retail, franchise and telecommunications.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Robert Charbonneau offers considerable experience in restructuring issues, loan workouts and bankruptcy litigation. His also frequently acts for statutory committees and investors acquiring distressed debt.

Jacqueline Calderin works both in and out of court on bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters. Her clients include debtors, secured creditors, committees and purchasers of assets.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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What the team is known for Solid bankruptcy practice with notable experience advising indenture trustees on developer insolvencies and in handling debtor in possession financing matters. Its wider client base also includes lenders, debtors, creditors' committees and purchasers of distressed assets. Possesses strong insolvency litigation capabilities, especially in avoidance suits, contested confirmations and claims litigation.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's "great resources and excellent research."

Work highlights Represented Bank of America as a lender in a Delaware Chapter 11 case filed by a seller of recreational vehicles. The firm advised on exit financing, a Chapter 11 plan negotiation and subsequent restructuring and related litigation.

Acted for Larry Hyman as the assignee for the benefit of creditors in a state court insolvency proceeding regarding four chemicals companies.

Notable practitioners

Robert Glenn has vast experience in loan enforcement litigation, including lender liability cases and foreclosures matters. Market commentators describe him as "top-notch in the bankruptcy sector" and laud his "very practical and results-oriented" approach.

Edwin Rice receives plaudits for his "very thoughtful" demeanor and as a lawyer who is "very good at strategy." He has wide-ranging experience in the sector, with notable strengths in mortgage foreclosure issues, workouts and lending-related litigation.

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Bradley attorneys have extensive regional and national experience in representing debtors and lenders in Chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy commercial litigation, out-of-court workouts, and restructurings.

We regularly serve as counsel to businesses with unsecured claims and complex contractual relationships with Chapter 11 debtors; bondholders and indenture trustees in reorganization and liquidation cases; lenders involving criticized loans to businesses across various industries and secured by collateral of all types; and clients acquiring distressed businesses, assets, and loans.

Our clients include major financial firms and organizations, as well as numerous regional and local banks and lenders. We also serve businesses across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, utilities construction, real estate, automotive, manufacturing, and retail. Our attorneys regularly counsel municipalities and other public entities in restructuring matters, including – most notably – Jefferson County, Alabama, in one of the most prominent municipal bankruptcies in the country.

We handle a broad range of legal matters for these clients, including negotiated, out-of-court workouts; negotiated or contested Chapter 11 plans, debtor-in-possession financing; Section 363 sales; stay relief; and receiverships.    

In addition, our attorneys have experience in dealing with all types of assets, including real estate, accounts, inventory, equipment, and intellectual property.

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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Proficient in a broad range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, including notable strengths in secured lending issues, debtor in possession financing and Chapter 11 work. Counts a number of well-known lenders among its clients, alongside roles acting for debtors, creditors' committees and purchasers. Also highly capable in insolvency litigation proceedings.

Strengths Sources report: "They're willing to think outside the box, they're attentive and they understand their client's position."

Interviewees further commend this "high-quality team" for its "capacity and expertise in various disciplines."

Work highlights Acted for BMO Harris Bank on prosecution of several adversary proceedings seeking to deny discharge and recover alleged fraudulent transfers from a debtor.

Advised Juniper Landscaping on its acquisition of a bankrupt competitor landscape company via a contested bankruptcy auction.

Notable practitioners

John Emmanuel specializes in Chapter 11 cases and wider commercial litigation matters, with notable expertise in creditors' rights issues and real estate litigation. Clients say he is "highly effective," as well as "creative and provides very good client service."

The "fantastic" Scott Underwood works primarily on Chapter 11 cases and related litigation disputes. Clients say: "He is very good at navigating the complexity of bankruptcy cases and excellent in accomplishing client objectives."

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Buchanan’s Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights team is best known for its well-rounded practice with strong secured lending, Debtor-in-Possession financing, Chapter 11 Debtors and creditors’ committee experience.  We represent many of the largest financial institutions in the nation. One of our Florida team members is Board Certified by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification (ABC). ABC is the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization and is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. It is accredited by the American Bar Association. We handle the entire life cycle of a distressed credit, from out of court restructurings, to recovery litigations and bankruptcies. We handle the entire life cycle of a distressed credit, from out of court restructurings, to recovery litigations and bankruptcies.

Our Florida team brings substantial debtor experience. Two team members are Fellows of American College of Bankruptcy. Fellow nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession.

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Carlton Fields - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced across creditor and debtor work, with a long history in the field. Acts for both secured and unsecured parties as well as advising directors and officers on claims for breach of fiduciary duty. Also has strong litigation experience and enjoys a growing reputation for its expertise in liquidation matters.

Notable practitioners

Donald Kirk is called upon by a range of secured lenders, purchasers, debtors and creditors' committees on bankruptcy work and restructurings. He also regularly represents clients in litigation matters and in handling government investigations.

Robert Gilbert is a veteran bankruptcy practitioner with notable expertise in disputes work and wider commercial litigation matters. He also handles out-of-court workouts, compositions and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

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Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Orlando corporate and business law firm with significant expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring. Represents both sides of the debtor-creditor divide in a range of insolvency matters. Handles a broad range of work, including debt restructurings, refinancings, asset sales and Chapter 11 reorganizations.

Notable practitioners

Scott Shuker regularly represents corporate debtors and both secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy issues. He offers additional skills in government contracts work and wider business law matters.

Justin Luna handles financing matters, restructurings, out-of-court workouts and wider insolvency issues. He also offers skills in litigation work, with experience handling disputes concerning fraudulent transfers, preferences and commercial issues.

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RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN, PLLC - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Southern Florida boutique firm with extensive experience across a range of bankruptcy litigation matters, including preferences, turnover, dismissal and conveyances. Also advises on reorganization cases and Chapter 11 proceedings. Clients include trustees, debtors and creditors, including both institutional and noninstitutional lenders.

Notable practitioners

Chad Pugatch acts for trustees, creditors and debtors on bankruptcy matters, with clients benefiting from his three decades of experience in the industry. Commentators describe him as a "very practical lawyer who knows how to get results" and highlight his "great ability to analyze situations."

Arthur Halsey Rice is a highly experienced bankruptcy practitioner who focuses on acting for lenders in workouts, restructurings, and contested Chapter 11 cases. His clients include banks, hedge funds and private equity investors.

Craig Pugatch advises on litigation and transactional work concerning bankruptcies, insolvency issues and reorganizations. His clients include debtors, creditors, and fiduciaries.

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Salazar Law - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its ability to represent all parties in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Particular experience representing debtors and trustees in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, as well as restructuring matters and out-of-court workouts. Also advises on the purchase of distressed assets.

Notable practitioners

Luis Salazar focuses on complex, high-value Chapter 11 reorganizations and also handles out-of-court restructurings and workouts. He is also called upon to represent debtors and creditors in litigation matters, with experience in state and federal courts nationwide.

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Shraiberg, Landau & Page P.A. - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Boutique firm with notable experience across bankruptcy, restructuring and business litigation. Acts on reorganizations both in and out of court, with a focus on matters involving midmarket companies including retailers, manufacturers and restaurants. Represents both creditors and debtors, as well as landlords, trustees and institutional lenders.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Bradley Shraiberg has particular expertise in debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations, alongside experience advising officers and directors on corporate governance issues. His clients also include a range of investors, lenders and creditors.

Philip Landau is deemed "diligent, effective and a hard worker" by fellow practitioners. His practice encompasses workouts, Chapter 11 work and wider insolvency litigation matters.

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Shutts & Bowen LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Southern Florida law firm with extensive experience across a range of bankruptcy litigation matters, including preferences, turnover, dismissal and conveyances. Wider areas of expertise include debt restructurings, Chapter 11 reorganizations, refinancing matters and asset dispositions. Represents debtors and creditors, including both institutional and noninstitutional lenders.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "great knowledge, insight and understanding of business needs."

Sources also highlight the firm's "professional and well-prepared" practitioners.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Brumby leads the firm’s creditors’ rights and bankruptcy group. He advises businesses on matters relating to distressed companies, including debt recovery and restructuring. Interviewees describe him as "very resolution-oriented" and value his "creative, practical solutions to legal and business issues."

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White & Case LLP - Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong national offering in bankruptcy and restructuring matters, with a notable team in Miami. Leverages its deep resources nationwide to advise on large bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, with considerable expertise in cross-border restructurings. Continues to undertake high-profile bankruptcy filings in the energy sector.

Strengths Clients praise the "creative litigators" in the bankruptcy practice.

Notable practitioners

Thomas Lauria is widely lauded for his work in bankruptcy and insolvency, especially in complex corporate restructuring matters. Interviewees say he is "very creative, very tenacious and client-focused." He is based in both the New York and Miami offices and serves as global head of the firm's financial restructuring and insolvency practice.

John Cunningham is highly experienced in corporate bankruptcy and regularly handles cross-border workout matters. His clients include creditors' committees, bondholders, lenders and wider investors.

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Senior Statesperson

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Baena is a seasoned practitioner in bankruptcy and restructuring work, with a wealth of experience in significant insolvencies throughout the country. He focuses on acting for clients on creditors' rights work, workouts and commercial loan matters.

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Francis L. Carter, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Francis Carter of Francis L. Carter, P.A. is a highly regarded mediator and settlement counselor who is specialized in bankruptcy and civil business matters.

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Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jules Cohen draws from over three decades of experience to advise secured creditors and buyers in a range of bankruptcy proceedings. Commentators describe him as "a tremendous source of wisdom" and say he is "respected by the legal community for good reason."

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Leonard H Gilbert

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Leonard Gilbert is a prolific mediator in cases related to insolvency. He represents a range of secured and unsecured creditors' committees and equity interests in bankruptcy proceedings, alongside roles representing banks and other financial institutions and public bodies.

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Senior Statesperson

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

From the Chambers USA guide

John Kozyak is a seasoned bankruptcy lawyer, with deep experience acting for business owners, lenders and creditors. He offers particular expertise in real estate matters. Market sources say: "Everyone respects him and leans on every word he says."

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Senior Statesperson

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner Don Stichter is widely regarded as a leading authority on Florida insolvency law. His considerable experience includes representing debtors in possession in Chapter 11 cases, alongside broader commercial litigation.

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Star Individuals

Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "wonderful" Paul Battista is well versed in the full gamut of bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency issues, including litigation work. He is characterized by peers as "a very strong negotiator" who is "very business-minded and very likable."

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Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing shareholder Harley Riedel commands respect for his track record in major bankruptcy cases, with interviewees commending his "great courtroom presence." He offers a wealth of expertise in workouts and Chapter 11 cases, frequently acting for a range of debtors, creditors and buyers. Market sources characterize him as "a top lawyer who will get the deal done."

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Paul Steven Singerman

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Steven Singerman is hailed as a "superstar" in the bankruptcy arena and regularly handles a variety of high-value, high-profile bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He is described as "exceptionally organized, methodical and prepared," as well as "a tremendous advocate who provides outstanding customer service."

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Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Russell Blain offers clients an excellent track record in major Chapter 11 cases, alongside wider abilities in out-of-court workouts and bankruptcy litigation nationwide. He also serves as a mediator in commercial and bankruptcy disputes.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Bloom has a stellar reputation in contentious and non-contentious bankruptcy matters, with notable expertise acting for debtors, trustees and creditors on national and cross-border matters. Sources highlight his "very business-focused" approach as a key strength, with peers characterizing him as "a great lawyer and a great guy."

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Meland Russin & Budwick PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Budwick is a leading light in bankruptcy matters, with renowned abilities in complex fraud litigation and wider insolvency matters. He is frequently called upon by a range of major investors, creditors, trustees and receivers.

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Smith Hulsey & Busey

From the Chambers USA guide

Firm chairman Stephen Busey is a bankruptcy litigation specialist, alongside wider expertise in commercial litigation work. Interviewees describe him as "extremely knowledgeable."

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Genovese Joblove & Battista, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

John Genovese cochairs the firm's reorganization and bankruptcy practice and specializes in complex commercial litigation. He has significant experience in Chapter 11 cases and litigation concerning Ponzi schemes.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Glenn has vast experience in loan enforcement litigation, including lender liability cases and foreclosures matters. Market commentators describe him as "top-notch in the bankruptcy sector" and laud his "very practical and results-oriented" approach.

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Michael I Goldberg

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very talented" Michael Goldberg is acclaimed for his extensive receivership and trustee practice. He has particular expertise in cases involving Ponzi schemes and wider fraud matters. Interviewees say: "He has an outstanding understanding of technical issues and communicates well with clients."

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Elizabeth A Green

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Elizabeth Green is hailed as an "encyclopedia of bankruptcy knowledge" by market sources, who describe her as "creative and strategically minded." She leads the national bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights practice at the firm, bringing a wealth of experience representing debtors, creditors and fiduciaries in high-stakes and high-value matters. Peers laud her "poise and competency before the court" and say: "She is a very smart lawyer who has lots of credibility and breadth of experience and advocates well for her clients."

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Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Jordi Guso is described as "the cream of the crop" by one commentator, who notes his "priceless counsel" in bankruptcy matters. He primarily represents financially distressed businesses, alongside a broader client base spanning official committees, secured creditors and purchasers.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Lauria is widely lauded for his work in bankruptcy and insolvency, especially in complex corporate restructuring matters. Interviewees say he is "very creative, very tenacious and client-focused." He is based in both the New York and Miami offices and serves as global head of the firm's financial restructuring and insolvency practice.

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Corali Lopez-Castro

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

From the Chambers USA guide

Corali Lopez-Castro is lauded for her expertise in bankruptcy reorganization, debt restructuring and liquidation matters. Sources describe her as a "great mediator" and commend her "very insightful" and "collaborative" approach.

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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

The "impressive" Patricia Redmond is highly experienced in bankruptcy litigation, appellate proceedings and Chapter 11 reorganizations. She's equally adept handling out-of-court restructuring and workouts. Interviewees deem her "an extraordinary lawyer" who is "one of the most well-regarded attorneys in this space."

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Charles W Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

From the Chambers USA guide

The "well-respected" Charles Throckmorton leads the firm's bankruptcy department and is recognized for a strong bankruptcy, creditors' rights and commercial litigation practice. He earns particular acclaim for his writing skills, with one source describing him as "the best brief writer I've ever seen."

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Bush Ross, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Warren is president of Bush Ross, PA and is called upon for his extensive knowledge of Chapter 11 reorganizations, both in and out of the courtroom. His practice also incorporates appellate work, arbitration and mediation.

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Band 2

Sequor Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Leyza Blanco of Sequor Law is a "well-respected" bankruptcy practitioner who handles a variety of debt restructurings, out-of-court workouts and real estate work. Clients say: "She is great at sensing the issues and is extremely bright."

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Band 2

Cimo Mazer Mark PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Cimo of Cimo Mazer Mark PLLC has a broad practice which encompasses bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights work and commercial litigation. A peer notes his "terrific" reputation and labels him as "one of the most tenacious bankruptcy lawyers you'll ever meet."

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Band 2

Denise Dell-Powell

Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Denise Dell-Powell's practice focuses on workouts, bankruptcy court proceedings and wider litigation matters, where she represents both creditors and alternative lenders. Market commentators say she is "collaborative and very easy to work with."

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Band 2

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Drew Dillworth specializes in business restructuring work and is also well versed in workouts, debt restructuring and insolvency litigation. Clients say: "He is committed to his clients, pragmatic and an excellent communicator."

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Band 2

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

From the Chambers USA guide

John Emmanuel specializes in Chapter 11 cases and wider commercial litigation matters, with notable expertise in creditors' rights issues and real estate litigation. Clients say he is "highly effective," as well as "creative and provides very good client service."

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Band 2

Christopher A Jarvinen

Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Jarvinen has a dynamic practice encompassing Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 cases, as well as bankruptcy litigation and out-of-court restructuring. He has additional experience in cross-border matters. Market sources see him as "the consummate gentleman," saying that he is "brilliant and exceptionally prepared."

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Band 2

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Donald Kirk is called upon by a range of secured lenders, purchasers, debtors and creditors' committees on bankruptcy work and restructurings. He also regularly represents clients in litigation matters and in handling government investigations.

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Band 2

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Roy Kobert is esteemed as a "strong and innovative advocate" by interviewees, who highlight his "articulate and very bright" manner as key strengths. Sources add: "He possesses expert technical knowledge of bankruptcy law and he works diligently to achieve results."

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Band 2

Jerry M Markowitz

Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jerry Markowitz focuses on creditors' and debtors' rights, with in-depth experience in bankruptcy, workouts and reorganizations as well as mediation. Sources report: "He is a seasoned veteran with an encyclopedic knowledge of bankruptcy law. He's able to apply that knowledge to craft a strategic approach to any situation."

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Band 2

Messana PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Messana of Messana PA has a varied client base, including corporate and individual debtors, corporations, financial institutions, creditors and purchasers. He advises on litigation, receiverships, reorganizations and wider bankruptcy matters.

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Band 2

DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Craig Rasile is based in the Miami and New York offices of DLA Piper LLP (US). He is recommended by clients for his "extremely intelligent and intuitive" approach. Sources also describe him as "well versed in technical matters, very commercial and extremely effective in court."

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Band 2

David L Rosendorf

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

From the Chambers USA guide

David Rosendorf offers strength in commercial bankruptcy disputes and wider insolvency litigation matters, with clients appreciating his "very thoughtful and smart" representation. His practice includes expertise in fraud disputes and involuntary bankruptcies as well as pursuing and defending fraudulent transfer actions.

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Band 2

Meland Russin & Budwick PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Russin's bankruptcy practice sees him represent a variety of debtors, lenders, creditors' committees and trustees in bankruptcy work. He also has an active transactional practice and regularly acts for asset purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings.

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Band 2

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Jay Sakalo has "strong technical knowledge in a variety of areas" according to interviewees, who also describe him as "very easy to work with." His practice sees him frequently representing sponsors, borrowers, and lenders in a variety of bankruptcy and finance matters.

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Band 2

Salazar Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Luis Salazar focuses on complex, high-value Chapter 11 reorganizations and also handles out-of-court restructurings and workouts. He is also called upon to represent debtors and creditors in litigation matters, with experience in state and federal courts nationwide.

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Band 2

Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Shuker regularly represents corporate debtors and both secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy issues. He offers additional skills in government contracts work and wider business law matters.

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Band 2

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Solomon is proficient in Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court workouts and restructuring issues, where he acts for debtors, trustees, lenders and purchasers of distressed assets. Interviewees regard him as "very attentive, responsive and knowledgeable" and single out his "excellent communication and strong negotiation skills." 

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Band 2

Soriano Law, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Soriano of Soriano Law, P.A. handles bankruptcy, litigation and restructuring work. Sources say he is "very well respected" in the market.

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Band 2

Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Wolfson of Foley & Lardner LLP has broad experience across insolvency and bankruptcy litigation, including breach of contract, commercial foreclosure and lender liability matters. He also offers strengths in out-of-court loan workouts and restructurings.

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Band 3

Bast Amron LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brett Amron's practice focuses on bankruptcy disputes and wider commercial litigation, acting for a range of creditors, trustees and receivers. He garners accolades for his "strategic thinking" from respondents, who describe him as "very effective and wonderful to work with."

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Band 3

Bast Amron LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Bast offers solid expertise in Chapter 11 matters, where he often represents debtors and creditors' committees. Interviewees single him out as "effective and creative" and value his "deep experience and pedigree" in bankruptcy matters.

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Band 3

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacob Brown is "very well respected" for his bankruptcy practice, which includes workouts and business reorganizations. He has particular expertise in representing commercial landlords in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters across the US.

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Band 3

Robert Charbonneau

Agentis PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing partner Robert Charbonneau offers considerable experience in restructuring issues, loan workouts and bankruptcy litigation. His also frequently acts for statutory committees and investors acquiring distressed debt.

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Band 3

John K Cunningham

White & Case LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Cunningham is highly experienced in corporate bankruptcy and regularly handles cross-border workout matters. His clients include creditors' committees, bondholders, lenders and wider investors.

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Band 3

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Gart is highly experienced in bankruptcy and restructuring matters both in and out of court. He offers notable expertise in complex restructurings and distressed asset transactions for private equity houses and investment funds.

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Band 3

Sequor Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Grossman is a founding shareholder at Sequor Law and focuses on representing lenders on loan matters and the enforcement of judgments. His practice also includes experience of Chapter 15 cases.

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Band 3

John B Hutton III

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

John Hutton focuses on litigious bankruptcy work, with notable expertise in matters concerning municipal bonds, real estate and the hospitality sector. Clients say he is "very proactive" and appreciate his "practical and sound advice."

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Band 3

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Elena Ketchum is highly regarded for her expertise representing debtors in possession in Chapter 11 matters, as well as her wider insolvency and commercial litigation practice. She also frequently acts for clients on corporate transactional work and commercial loan matters.

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Band 3

Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Lehman of Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency and insurance coverage matters. He also advises clients on commercial litigation.

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Band 3

Leshaw Law, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

James Leshaw of Leshaw Law, P.A. focuses on mediation and arbitration. He is "an excellent lawyer" according to peers and brings a wealth of experience in contract disputes and bankruptcy matters.

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Band 3

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Leslie maintains a dynamic practice representing lenders, purchasers and creditors' committees in high-value Chapter 11 cases and workouts. He has additional expertise in commercial litigation and appellate proceedings relating to bankruptcy claims.

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Band 3

Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Levine is of counsel to Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP and is a seasoned practitioner in commercial litigation and bankruptcy work. His clients include creditors, trustees, debtors and financial institutions.

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Band 3

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Macdonald earns praise for his "truly impressive technical knowledge and effectiveness." His bankruptcy practice focuses on the financial services industry where he frequently advises on workouts, restructurings and foreclosures.

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Band 3

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jimmy Parrish maintains a broad practice in insolvency and corporate bankruptcy work, representing clients across industries including manufacturing, aviation, healthcare and energy. Interviewees call him "a gifted advocate," saying: "He is a talented lawyer who knows how to get things done in a timely and efficient manner."

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Band 3

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Peterson represents debtors, creditors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts, as well as state court proceedings. He offers notable experience in major Chapter 11 cases.

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Band 3

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Postler advises on transactional work, including the acquisition and sales of assets in large Chapter 11 cases. He also offers skills representing clients in bankruptcy courts.

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Band 3

RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Chad Pugatch acts for trustees, creditors and debtors on bankruptcy matters, with clients benefiting from his three decades of experience in the industry. Commentators describe him as a "very practical lawyer who knows how to get results" and highlight his "great ability to analyze situations."

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Band 3

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Rich"impresses with his talent" according to market sources, who also highlight his "solutions-minded" approach. He is an experienced debtors' counsel, frequently handling Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings.

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Band 3

Bradley Shraiberg

Shraiberg, Landau & Page P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner Bradley Shraiberg has particular expertise in debt restructuring and corporate reorganizations, alongside experience advising officers and directors on corporate governance issues. His clients also include a range of investors, lenders and creditors.

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Band 3

Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Terzo of Broad and Cassel LLP has expertise in insolvency and Chapter 7 and 11 cases, with specialist knowledge in the healthcare sector. He also advises on litigation matters, with experience in preference and fraudulent transfer disputes.

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Band 3

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "fantastic" Scott Underwood works primarily on Chapter 11 cases and related litigation disputes. Clients say: "He is very good at navigating the complexity of bankruptcy cases and excellent in accomplishing client objectives."

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Band 3

Leon Cosgrove LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Zaron of Leon Cosgrove LLP has a varied practice which includes representing secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, trustees, debtors and individual directors and officers. He advises on matters including workouts, restructurings, asset sales and statutory liquidations.

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Band 4

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rod Anderson advises a broad range of creditors, purchasers, debtors and landlords in bankruptcy proceedings and workouts. He also represents clients in litigation in bankruptcy courts as well as state and federal courts.

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Band 4

Clark Partington

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Bates is based in the Penascola office of Clark Partington and has expertise in insolvency, distressed business matters and special asset cases. Sources deem him "bright and hard-working" and praise his "extensive knowledge" in the field.

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Band 4

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Howard Berlin is well regarded for his experience in business law, alongside considerable expertise in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He also acts for clients on business disputes.

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Band 4

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Noel Boeke is highly regarded for his capabilities across a broad array of bankruptcy-related matters, including workouts, and asset transactions. He offers additional expertise in litigation, M&A and wider commercial matters.

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Band 4

Shutts & Bowen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Brumby leads the firm’s creditors’ rights and bankruptcy group. He advises businesses on matters relating to distressed companies, including debt recovery and restructuring. Interviewees describe him as "very resolution-oriented" and value his "creative, practical solutions to legal and business issues."

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Band 4

Jacqueline Calderin

Agentis PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacqueline Calderin works both in and out of court on bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters. Her clients include debtors, secured creditors, committees and purchasers of assets.

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Band 4

Amy Denton Harris

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Amy Denton Harris has experience representing a broad range of clients in bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts and assignments for the benefit of creditors. Fellow practitioners say: "She's very smart, she understands the financial field and she does a great job."

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Band 4

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Lara Fernandez frequently represents financial institutions, private equity investors and trustees in reorganizations, workouts and litigation. Interviewees describe her as "engaging and very effective," with clients appreciating her "great research abilities" and "sensible recommendations."

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Band 4

Meland Russin & Budwick PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Solomon Genet offers strengths acting for plaintiffs and defendants in litigation concerning financial fraud, insolvency and wider bankruptcy matters. His clients include debtors, creditors and financial fiduciaries.

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Band 4

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Gilbert is a veteran bankruptcy practitioner with notable expertise in disputes work and wider commercial litigation matters. He also handles out-of-court workouts, compositions and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

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Band 4

Burr & Forman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients describe Eric Golden as "an effective litigator and a superior communicator," commending his "detailed" manner in bankruptcy work. He acts for lenders and creditors in litigation and loan workouts.

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Band 4

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Grossman has solid experience in Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as advising clients on matters such as fraudulent transfer claims and tax issues. Sources praise his "excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness," saying he is "effective and efficient."

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Band 4

Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Ross Hartog offers comprehensive bankruptcy experience, having acted as a representative for all parties in a broad range of bankruptcy proceedings. He frequently serves as a Chapter 7 and 11 trustee and acts as a receiver and assignee for the benefit of creditors. "He's so practical in his approach, he gets straight to the heart of the issue," say peers.

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Band 4

Jennis Law Firm

From the Chambers USA guide

David Jennis of Jennis Law Firm is adept at commercial bankruptcy and related litigation. He also offers considerable expertise in workouts and restructuring.

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Band 4

Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Pedro Jimenez of Jones Day represents debtors, creditors and buyers on restructuring matters, with considerable expertise in cross-border matters. Interviewees appreciate his "technical knowledge and commercial awareness," with sources further highlighting his "effectiveness and client service."

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Band 4

Jones Law Office, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jason Jones of Jones Law Office, P.A. is a prominent litigator, with notable strengths in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He is also commended for his work representing debtors and his expertise in Chapter 11 cases.

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Band 4

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients describe Paul Keenan as "very experienced and well respected." He represents both debtors and creditors on matters including bankruptcy cases, loan workouts, asset sales and foreclosures. He offers considerable experience in cross-border matters, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Band 4

Shraiberg, Landau & Page P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Landau is deemed "diligent, effective and a hard worker" by fellow practitioners. His practice encompasses workouts, Chapter 11 work and wider insolvency litigation matters.

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Band 4

Smith Hulsey & Busey

From the Chambers USA guide

James Post earns praise for his "efficient" manner and his "impeccable client service." He represents a range of creditors, debtors, and equity interests in bankruptcy litigation.

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Band 4

Arthur Halsey Rice

RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur Halsey Rice is a highly experienced bankruptcy practitioner who focuses on acting for lenders in workouts, restructurings, and contested Chapter 11 cases. His clients include banks, hedge funds and private equity investors.

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Band 4

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edwin Rice receives plaudits for his "very thoughtful" demeanor and as a lawyer who is "very good at strategy." He has wide-ranging experience in the sector, with notable strengths in mortgage foreclosure issues, workouts and lending-related litigation.

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Band 4

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

From the Chambers USA guide

David Samole is described as a "smart, pragmatic and strong lawyer" by interviewees, who note his "wealth of knowledge and experience" in bankruptcy matters. He has particular expertise in the healthcare sector, alongside wider strengths acting for clients in the real estate, hospitality, banking and construction industries.

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Band 4

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Stichter has a practice that extends across bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. He regularly acts for a broad variety of debtors, committees, creditors and buyers.

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Band 4

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Lori Vaughan focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation matters, representing a range of clients in federal and state courts. One impressed observer says: "She's a good communicator and a very experienced litigator."

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Band 4

Linda Worton Jackson

Pardo Jackson Gainsburg, PL

From the Chambers USA guide

Linda Worton Jackson chairs the bankruptcy, restructuring and corporate transactions group at Pardo Jackson Gainsburg, PL. She handles Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases and advises creditors, debtor and lenders.

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Band 5

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jason Burnett is highly regarded for his expertise representing debtors in Chapter 11 cases, alongside experience acting for creditors, trustees and committees in wider bankruptcy proceedings. He also advises clients on commercial litigation matters.

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Band 5

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Keith Fendrick is "extremely respected by the judiciary" according to interviewees, who commend his "creative, calm and levelheaded" approach. His practice encompasses Chapter 11 cases, litigation matters, asset transactions and loan workouts.

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Band 5

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrea Hartley chairs the firm's bankruptcy and reorganization practice. She represents a range of parties both in and out of court and in reorganizations, liquidations, workouts and debt restructurings. Market commentators see her as a "talented lawyer," who is "very competent and very smart."

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Band 5

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Ilyse Homer combines solid experience in bankruptcy, insolvency and a broad range of commercial litigation disputes. Commentators praise her "great work ethic" and describe her as "pragmatic and very responsive."

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Band 5

Mateer & Harbert P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Jon Kane of Mateer & Harbert P.A. maintains an active bankruptcy and creditors' rights practice, both in and out of court. He offers additional expertise in real estate and estate planning matters.

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Band 5

Isaac Marcushamer

Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Isaac Marcushamer acts for a range of clients, including trustees, distressed companies and investors. Market sources highlight his skill in disputes work, saying he is "highly qualified in litigation, drafting and negotiations."

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Band 5

Tiffany Payne Geyer

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tiffany Payne Geyer regularly acts as debtor's counsel in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 matters, alongside wider experience advising trustees, lenders and other creditors on bankruptcy cases. She is particularly experienced in the healthcare, energy and hospitality sectors.

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Band 5

RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Craig Pugatch advises on litigation and transactional work concerning bankruptcies, insolvency issues and reorganizations. His clients include debtors, creditors, and fiduciaries.

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Band 5

Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Grace Robson is highlighted for her strengths in corporate reorganizations and wider bankruptcy matters, with a focus on debtor-creditor relations and litigation. Sources commend her ability to "quickly assess situations and implement a strategy to advance her client's interests."

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Band 5

GrayRobinson, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Schatzman is appreciated by clients for "really understanding the bankruptcy code and applying it to real-life situations." His expertise lies in complex business bankruptcy matters, restructurings, Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. Sources also commend his "excellent communication and interpretation of legal issues."

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Band 5

Seese, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Seese of Seese, P.A. is well regarded for his abilities in reorganizations, with notable experience in Chapter 11 proceedings. He also frequently handles bankruptcy litigation work.

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Band 5

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Susan Sharp earns praise from commentators for her "helpful and responsive" approach to bankruptcy and restructuring work. She is regularly called upon by clients for her abilities in Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.

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Band 5

Adams and Reese LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lynn Sherman of Adams and Reese most often represents trustees, financial institutions and creditors in bankruptcy work. She offers considerable expertise in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, workouts, loan restructuring and litigation. Interviewees describe her as "a great lawyer," as well as "tough, smart and effective."

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Band 5

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Snyder represents a full range of parties in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts, including debtors, trustees, creditors, creditors' committees and purchasers. Market sources describe him as "tremendously valuable as an attorney and a business adviser," and say: "His analytic insight is excellent, he gets right to the heart of the matter quickly and sees the big picture."

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Up and Coming

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart" Daniel Fogarty has a burgeoning reputation in the field. He is active in workouts and bankruptcy cases, acting for debtors, committees, creditors, buyers and other parties.

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Up and Coming

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephanie Lieb is characterized as "a hard worker" by market sources, who highlight her "excellent technical knowledge and extraordinary deal-making skills." Her expertise centers on corporate bankruptcy issues, including representing lenders in commercial foreclosures and judgment enforcement proceedings.

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Up and Coming

Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Justin Luna handles financing matters, restructurings, out-of-court workouts and wider insolvency issues. He also offers skills in litigation work, with experience handling disputes concerning fraudulent transfers, preferences and commercial issues.

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Up and Coming

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Silver is described as "a bright lawyer" who is "very practical and results oriented." He acts for clients including court-appointed fiduciaries, secured and unsecured creditors and purchasers of distressed assets in both restructuring and litigation matters.

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Associates to watch

Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Layden is a highly regarded associate with a growing reputation for this bankruptcy practice. He represents various parties in Chapter 11 cases and has particular strength in the oil and gas sector. Commentators describe him as "intelligent as well as pragmatic."

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