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Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Experienced Attorneys who Understand the Intricacies of Bankruptcy and Credit

Clients turn to Dean Mead for a multitude of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues. Bankruptcy, insolvency, and debtor-creditor matters often require in-depth corporate banking, tax, probate, and real estate law knowledge. At Dean Mead, our Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Team understands all dimensions of insolvency issues, whether in bankruptcy cases, foreclosures, lender liability claims, receiverships, adversary proceedings, or out-of-court restructurings. Our team represents institutional lenders, multi-state lenders, and holders of securitized loans, servicers, and secured and unsecured creditors in all state and federal courts in Florida. We have foreclosed thousands of properties across varying industries in the residential and commercial sectors.

Our depth of bankruptcy experience covers a wide range of services, including:

  • Negotiation of plans of reorganization
  • Litigation concerning confirmation of disputed plans of reorganization
  • Liquidation plans
  • Prepackaged plans
  • Representation of creditor and bondholder committees
  • Cram-down litigation
  • Litigation involving unexpired leases and executory contracts
  • Litigation avoidance actions
  • Debtor-in-possession financing
  • Valuation proceedings
  • Post-petition financing
  • Acquisitions of stock and assets
  • Asset sales
  • Going-out-of-business sales
  • Automatic stay litigation
  • Objections to discharge
  • Bankruptcy appeals

Our attorneys are not only skilled at navigating bankruptcy protection procedures but also in state court matters concerning creditor/debtor issues such as residential and commercial foreclosure, replevin, garnishment and attachment, lien priority disputes, tax sale issues, surplus funds actions, quiet title actions, and eviction/writ of possession actions.

“Lien enforcement and bankruptcy are fundamental aspects of the real estate and business world, but they can be complex and costly without the right representation,” said Leslie White, Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group.


Business Litigation

Committed to Successfully Resolving our Clients’ Litigation Matters The rise of disputes across every business sector, from service contracts to partnership disputes, has increased the demand for skilled, experienced, and reputable legal counsel. To serve our broad range of clients, from successful business people to large corporations, Dean Mead’s Business Litigation Group provides specialized legal…


Dean Mead’s Commercial Real Estate Department has extensive experience in real estate finance and represents financial institutions and borrowers throughout Florida. We routinely structure a variety of commercial lending transactions, including real estate acquisition and development loans, agribusiness loans, and lines of credit to national home builders and other developers. We also have extensive experience…

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