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.
A Message from the President
Eric Silver, 2020-2021 BBA President
It is my honor to welcome you to a new BBA term. I am eager to continue our important initiatives in an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment. While much has changed in the past few months, our purpose has not. We are lucky to live in a time where, in the throes of a global pandemic that is keeping us physically apart, advancements in technology make staying connected and engaged possible (if not easy). Leveraging that technology, we have some exciting plans for the upcoming year, as we continue to pivot to an online platform for the immediate future. Please stay tuned for details on more BBA virtual programming coming soon, including the installation of our new Board, continuing legal education, BBA happy hours, and more.
Given the impact of the pandemic on our physical and mental health, one of the BBA’s goals this year is to focus on the wellness of our members. So this year I will be asking the Board to constitute a special Wellness Committee that will focus on delivering resources to our members to address these important and timely issues. If you are interested in serving on this special committee, or if you have ideas on how it can be of service, please reach out to me.
Along those lines, I want to call on each and every one of our members to get involved this year. Join a committee. Attend a virtual event. Call with an idea. Email with a proposal. Take a pro bono case!
Stay safe and see you all soon, on Zoom.
Latest News from our Sponsors
Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog Selected a Top Law Firm in Florida in the 2021 Chambers USA Ranking for Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Three Attorneys Individually Recognized
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 21, 2021 – The law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog is pleased to announce that it has once again been ranked among the top law firms in Florida for its Bankruptcy/Restructuring practice in the 2021...
Mike Schuster has joined the Denver office of Ballard Spahr. He is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He has represented clients in all phases of insolvency, debt...
Mary Ida Townson Appointed U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S....
Bankruptcy & Insolvency Attorney and Mediator Jerry M. Markowitz Elected to the Board of Directors as Vice President of Membership of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
Bankruptcy & Insolvency Attorney and Mediator Jerry M. Markowitz, Managing Shareholder of the law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, has been elected to a two-year term as Vice President of Membership of the American Bankruptcy Institute...
McLaughlin & Stern LLP has a new leader and special counsel in place to help continue to grow its bankruptcy practice, including continuing to work on key Chapter 11 cases in Delaware's busy bankruptcy court. The firm, which has offices in New...
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