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.


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The BBA is a resource to lawyers, judges, accountants & other industry professionals. 

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A Message from the President

Eric Silver, 2020-2021 BBA President

Dear BBA Members,

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!
Last, and certainly not least, I want to say thank you. To our sponsors for providing the resources necessary to execute our initiatives and deliver value to our members. To our Judges and court staff for keeping cases moving along under the most challenging of circumstances. To our Board for getting involved and making a difference. To our members for making the BBA special.
Here’s to unprecedented times and innovative results.

Stay safe and see you all soon, on Zoom. 

Eric Silver

2020-2021 BBA President

Latest News from our Sponsors

Announcing Meland Budwick, P.A.

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Michael Lessne featured in the Daily Business Review

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April Hosford Stone Joins Agentis

April Hosford Stone CORAL GABLES – July 22, 2020 – Agentis is happy to announce that attorney April Hosford Stone has joined the firm, working in both the Litigation and Dispute Resolution and the Restructuring and Insolvency practices. “We have...

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Thank You 2020-2021 BBA Annual Sponsors

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Patrons of the BBA

Jason A. Welt P.A
Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A.


Friends of the BBA

Leiderman Shelomith Alexander + Somodevilla
Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel

Upcoming Events

Table of 8

Virtual Table Co-hosts : The Honorable Scott Grossman, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern...

BBA Officers

Eric Silver

Eric Silver


Hayley Harrison

Hayley Harrison

President Elect

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

First Vice President

Carlos Sardi

Carlos Sardi

Second Vice President

Michael Lessne

Michael Lessne


Felipe Plechac-Diaz

Felipe Plechac-Diaz


Brett Lieberman

Brett Lieberman

Immediate Past President