Welcome to the Bankruptcy Bar Association of The Southern District of Florida
The Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida (BBASDFL) was established in 1980. It is the largest voluntary association of bankruptcy professionals in the Southern District of Florida. With hundreds of members, the BBASDFL organizes events to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and sponsors initiatives to improve the bankruptcy system for the public.
Serving South Florida Bankruptcy Attorneys
The BBA is a resource to lawyers, judges, accountants & other industry professionals.
Happy Hour: American Social
Join us for Happy Hour!American Social690 SW 1st Ct, Miami, FL 33130Wednesday, March 29, 20236 PM...
SAVE THE DATE: Roadways to the Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy or Magistrate Judge?
Roadways to the Bench
Roadways To The Bench April 3, 2023, at 4 PM (registration deadline March 15, 2023) Location:...
Pro Se Clinic
Pro Se Clinic
2023 BBA Annual Retreat
Register for the 2023 BBA Retreat below. You must be logged in to register. If you haven’t renewed...
Save the Date: BBA 2023 Retreat
Details coming soon. Location: The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón 2600 Tiburón Drive Naples, FL...
Pro Se Clinic
Pro Se Clinic
A Message from the President
Michael Dunn, 2022-2023 BBA President
Dear BBA Members,
Welcome to the 2022-2023 BBA term! It is my honor to lead our organization in the coming year. On behalf of our board of directors, we look forward to a year filled with excellent programming, CLEs, community engagement, and of course, quality time with our colleagues and friends.
While times may be uncertain, over the past several years the BBA has proven agile and effective – thriving through adversity to enhance the practice of bankruptcy law, foster positive professional relationships among our membership, and improve the bankruptcy system for our community.
To that end, we will build on a robust foundation – continuing meaningful initiatives like health & wellness, diversity & inclusion, and expanding pro bono involvement. We’ll also implement new (and revitalized) initiatives to promote financial literacy, offer high quality educational programming, and foster professional development for young and future bankruptcy professionals.
To our members, I encourage each of you to get involved! Take part in our programming, connect with colleagues and friends, take on a pro bono case, volunteer for a committee, join us for a happy hour. Every member deserves to find value and meaning from their affiliation with the BBA. And if we don’t have something that fits the bill, give me a shout! It is my goal to afford every member an opportunity to take part in the BBA in a way that works for them, however big or small.
And above all else, I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to all our stakeholders – our members, sponsors, Judges and court staff. We are so fortunate to have a caring and committed community of professionals – it is because of you that the BBA continues to be a preeminent voluntary bar organization.
Looking forward to another great year together!
2022-2023 BBA President
Latest News from our Sponsors
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Attorney David Blansky
Joins Dunn Law, P.A. in Miami as a Senior Attorney
Miami, FL – September 19, 2022 – Bankruptcy and Insolvency attorney David Blansky has joined Dunn Law, P.A. as a Senior Attorney. David focuses his practice on insolvency with an emphasis on bankruptcy and commercial litigation and regularly...
Attorneys Jerry M. Markowitz, Thomas Ringel, Candis Trusty and Ross R. Hartog Named 2023 Best Lawyers® In America
Miami, FL – August 25, 2022 – Four attorneys with the law firm of Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, were once again selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers® in America. The lawyers include bankruptcy attorney and...
Seven Attorneys at Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog Named 2022 Florida Super Lawyers
Two Attorneys Named to Top 100 Florida and Miami Lists Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 28, 2022 – Super Lawyers Magazine, a consumer's guide to the best attorneys, has released its annual Florida Super Lawyers edition...
President Hayley Harrison and Treasurer Alan Rosenberg Honored by the Daily Business Review’s Florida Legal Awards
May 23, 2022 – The Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida is proud to announce that President Hayley Harrison and Treasurer Alan Rosenberg have been recognized by the Daily Business Review as lawyers "On the Rise." The Daily...
Lynn Tavenner Receives Inaugural Judge Ninfo CARE Award for Financial Literacy Efforts
March 30, 2022 – Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) is proud to announce the inaugural recipient of its Hon. John C. Ninfo, II Award, Lynn Tavenner of the law firm of Tavenner and Beran, PLC in Richmond, Va. The award, named after CARE’s...
Thank You 2022-2023 BBA Annual Sponsors
Patrons of the BBA
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
Kenneth A. Welt, Fiduciary
Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A.
Tabas & Silver, P.A.
Underwood Murray PA.
Friends of the BBA
Beighley, Myrick, Udell + Lynne PA
Fox Rothschild LLP
Furr & Cohen, P.A.
Linda Leali, P.A.
NAI Miami + NAI Fort Lauderdale
Thomas L. Abrams P.A. | Gamberg & Abrams
Carlos E. Sardi
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Immediate Past President