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USA Guide 2022
Florida Bankruptcy/Restructuring
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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Berger Singerman

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, a former Chapter 7 panel trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, and a former Chair of both the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and its Bankruptcy/UCC Committee.




Chambers Review

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Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Florida: South
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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 aviation and healthcare sectors as well as in retail and hospitality. Active in cross-jurisdictional matters, such as Chapter 15 filings and issues arising from cross-border Ponzi schemes.

Work Highlights

Provided by Berger Singerman
  • Berger Singerman represented Toojay's in its Chapter 11 cases, including a structured sale transaction.

  • Berger Singerman acted as special litigation counsel to the Chapter 7 trustee for Providence Financial Companies. The firm brought an adversary proceeding against two law firms and an accounting firm for aiding and abetting fraud, equitable accounting and turnover claims.

Notable Practitioners

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Paul Steven Singerman
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Paul Steven Singerman
Star Individuals

Paul Singerman enjoys a stellar reputation in the market for his advice on Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 filings. His broad client base includes debtors, creditors and trustees.
"He has a high-powered brain to analyze complex situations quickly. He's a fast learner who thinks through cases strategically, foresees which direction to take and what's a good exit strategy. His negotiation skills are incredibly sophisticated and he's a force to be reckoned with as an adversary." "Paul is a good communicator and tough negotiator with years of experience in dealing with complex issues in all manner of industries. He's an excellent attorney and businessperson who can advocate for positions from the legal side and advise clients on the business side."

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Jordi Guso
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Jordi Guso is an experienced bankruptcy litigator and negotiator. He is highly sought after by companies and nonprofit organizations for his ability to advise on domestic and international matters.
"Jordi is an all-round personable, highly effective, skilled bankruptcy attorney who brings a sense of certainty, quality and calm to a case." "He is a consensus builder who finds ways to get people to agree on an approach. He's very direct in court, which makes him effective."

Ilyse Homer
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Ilyse Homer
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Ilyse Homer frequently represents trustees, debtors and creditors in bankruptcies and business reorganizations.
"She's an effective combination of being tenacious and well organized." "She is a strategist and taskmaster who is good at communicating with her team, identifying issues and ensuring they're taken care of in a timely, effective, efficient way."

Christopher A. Jarvinen
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Christopher A. Jarvinen
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Christopher Jarvinen has extensive experience in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He is particularly skilled handling Chapter 11 cases.
"A skilled, talented bankruptcy attorney who is a specialist in reorganizing businesses in the retail industry." "He's detail-focused, responsive and practical."

Brian G Rich
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Brian G Rich
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Brian Rich is a well-regarded bankruptcy practitioner. He regularly represents trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 filings.
"He works very hard and knows how to get the best outcome for his client in the process. He advises his clients in a seamless manner." "He's hard-working and can figure out how to get a deal done."

James D Gassenheimer
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James D Gassenheimer
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James Gassenheimer focuses his bankruptcy practice on litigation. He acts on behalf of clients in a broad range of sectors, from healthcare to aviation.
"He develops a good litigation strategy and has a resolution-driven mindset." "He has a quiet confidence that allows him to be an effective negotiator for his clients."

Ranked Lawyers at
Berger Singerman

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Florida

Bankruptcy Litigation

Paul Steven Singerman
Paul Steven Singerman
Star Individuals
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Jordi Guso
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Band 1
Ilyse Homer
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Ilyse Homer
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Band 2
James D Gassenheimer
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James D Gassenheimer
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Band 2

Florida: North & Central

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Brian G Rich
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Brian G Rich
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Florida: South

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Paul Steven Singerman
Paul Steven Singerman
Star Individuals
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Jordi Guso
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Band 1
Christopher A. Jarvinen
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Christopher A. Jarvinen
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Band 2
Ilyse Homer
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Ilyse Homer
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Industries

Provided by Berger Singerman

commercial aviation

distribution

healthcare

hospitality

private equity

real estate and real estate related restructuring matters

retail