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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Save the Date: View from the Bench
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Save the Date: 2022 Annual Retreat
A Message from the President
Hayley Harrison, 2021-2022 BBA President
It is my honor to serve as BBA President and to usher this organization back to what I hope will be a sense of normalcy. It’s been a long road, but our organization has thrived in an incredibly challenging climate. I am looking forward to bringing back some of our long-standing traditions, while also shaking things up a bit. While we have all managed to stay connected, thanks to technology, throughout the pandemic, I have a newfound appreciation for our in-person programming and the community that this organization has fostered.
Last year, we focused on the wellness of our members, which we intend to continue. Another of the BBA’s goals this year is to focus on encouraging diversity in our bar, as well as the practice of bankruptcy in general. I will be asking the Board to form a special committee focused on addressing issues related to the BBA’s long-range planning and increasing our connections with underserved constituents.
In that same vein, I hope that each and every one of our members will take the opportunity to get involved this year. Participate in our programming, share your thoughts and ideas and connect with your colleagues and friends. Don’t forget to take a pro bono case (or two!)
Most importantly, I want to express my sincere gratitude to each and every one of you who adds tremendous worth to our organization. To our sponsors for ensuring that we are able to continue our mission of providing value to our membership. To our Judges and court staff for keeping our cases running smoothly. To our Board for your dedication to our bankruptcy community and ongoing efforts to better our bar. And of course, to our members who make all of this possible!
Looking forward to an exciting year of reconnection!
2021-2022 BBA President
Latest News from our Sponsors
Attorneys Jerry M. Markowitz, Thomas Ringel, Candis Trusty, Ross R. Hartog and Grace E. Robson Named 2022 Best Lawyers® In America
Five attorneys with the law firm of Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty + Hartog, were once again selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers® in America. The lawyers include bankruptcy attorney and managing shareholder Jerry M....
Immediate Past President, Eric Silver, selected as a 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree by the South Florida Business Journal
Eric Silver, BBA Immediate Past President and Partner at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, has been selected as a 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree by the South Florida Business Journal.
The Florida law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A. (MRTH), with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, has elevated six attorneys to Senior Partner and Partner, and created a six-member Executive Committee that will monitor, review...
Managing Shareholder Jerry M. Markowitz Named in 2021 Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 1, 2021 – Florida Trend magazine released its annual Florida Legal Elite list for 2021, recognizing the top 1.3 percent of Florida’s lawyers. Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog’s managing shareholder Jerry M....
Nine Attorneys at the law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Fort Lauderdale have been named 2021 Florida Super Lawyers. The bankruptcy attorneys named include shareholders Jerry M. Markowitz, Ross R. Hartog and partners Adrian...
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