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- Chambers USA 2017

Overview

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.

  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
  • Bankruptcy Litigation & Appeals
  • Bankruptcy Tax Planning
  • Chapter 11 Reorganizations
  • Chapter 7 Liquidations
  • Defense of Directors & Officers in Insolvency Related Litigation Claims
  • Defense of Fraudulent & Preferential Transfer Claims
  • Financial Restructuring & Workouts
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Planning
  • Receiverships
  • Representation of Creditors' Committees
  • Representation of Insolvency Fiduciaries (Trustees, Receivers, Examiners, Etc.)
  • Representation of Secured Creditors in Foreclosure & Insolvency Cases

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In the Media: Interview with Bill Rochell
American Bankruptcy Institute|May 2017

Events: Everything you want to know about jobs and opportunities in Bankruptcy
The American College of Bankruptcy |November 2016|Patricia Ann Redmond

Events: Dade County Bar Association 2016 Bench & Bar Conference
Hyatt Regency Miami |February 2016

Firm Announcements: Stearns Weaver Miller Names Five New Shareholders
September 2015

Events: Dade County Bar Association 2015 Bench & Bar Conference
Hyatt Regency - Downtown Miami |February 2015

Events: Consumer Bankruptcy Workshop
Dade Legal Aid |February 2014|Kristopher E. Pearson

Events: Scary Nightmares for Secured Lenders
American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop |July 2013|Eric J. Silver

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