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Provided by Robert Schatzman

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Practice Areas

Banking & Finance

Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

Professional Memberships

The Florida Bar

The American Bar Association

Commercial Law League of America

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, Member and Past President

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Economic Society of South Florida, Member

Progress Board of Miami, President

University of Miami, Citizens Board

University of Miami President's Council

American Jewish Committee, Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Experience

Robert has practiced business bankruptcy Chapter 11 and out-of-court workout and restructuring law for more than 35 years. He has represented debtors, court-appointed committees, secured creditors, asset acquisitions in 363 sales, chapter 11 plan proponents, and various special interests in high-profile and public cases in Florida and Delaware as well as in other bankruptcy courts in other jurisdictions. He has litigated and defended bankruptcy Chapter 5 causes of action. In addition to his bankruptcy practice, he has represented both debtors' and creditors' committees in sophisticated out-of-court workouts.

Robert has represented both assignees and assignors in assignments for the benefit of creditors in state courts. Since 1991, he has been listed as a leading Florida attorney in Best Lawyers in America in the field of bankruptcy law. In 1999, he was the recipient of the prestigious President's Cup Award from the Commercial Law League of America.

Robert presently serves as a mediator on the Bankruptcy Court Panel of Mediation in Delaware. He provides services in mediations for complex Chapter 11 controversies, confirmation issues and adversary proceedings, including avoidance actions.

Awards

AV Preeminent® rated

Martindale-Hubbell

Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2012-2021

Chambers USA

Best Lawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1989-2022

Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyer, 2006-2009, 2014-2019

Florida Super Lawyers

Education

University of Miami

B.A.

1967

University of Miami

J.D.

1971

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

USA

Bankruptcy/Restructuring - Florida: South
5
Band 5

Robert Schatzman is a longstanding bankruptcy practitioner who is sought after to advise debtors and creditors. He is well placed to handle Chapter 11 cases.
"He is a very experienced Chapter 11 attorney who is knowledgeable in that space. He will litigate if he has to, but he's good at negotiating and getting deals done."

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