Profile submitted by Don M Stichter
Don M. Stichter is the founder of the firm and served as its Managing or Co-Managing Shareholder for over forty-one years and now serves in an Of Counsel capacity. Prior to specializing in insolvency law, Mr. Stichter had significant experience in representing parties in non-bankruptcy matters in federal and state courts, first with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa and then in private practice. Mr. Stichter represented the debtors in possession in the Hillsborough Holdings (Jim Walter Homes) cases, among the largest Chapter 11 cases ever filed in the State of Florida and involving more than $3 billion in assets and liabilities.
Founder and past-President, the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. One of first three Florida Lawyers selected as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Named in 2001 by Hillsborough County Bar as Most Outstanding Lawyer. First recipient of the highest award of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (the Douglas P McClurg Award) for outstanding life-time contribution to the bankruptcy bar. Recipient of the 2015 Professionalism Award given by the 13th Judicial Circuit.