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Paul Steven Singerman

Attorney

Current Position

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Shareholder
Berger Singerman
1450 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1900
Miami, FL 33131
USA

Tel: 305-714-4343
Fax: 305-714-4340
Email: singerman@bergersingerman.com

Class: XIV (2003)Circuit: Eleventh

Education

University of Florida, B.A. (with High Honors) (1979)
University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (with Honors), Order of Coif (1983)
Admitted to The Florida Bar (1983); U.S. Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida

Professional Career

Shareholder, Co-CEO, Berger Singerman, P.A. (1997-)
Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (1992-97)
Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan (1983-91)

Affiliations

The Florida Bar: Business Law Section (1986-)
Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association: Director (1997-04); Chair, Pro Bono Committee (1990-00)
The Bankruptcy Bar Foundation of the Southern District of Florida, President (2000-)
American Bankruptcy Institute
The American Law Institute
American Bar Association: Section of Business Law, Business Bankruptcy Committee and Commercial Financial Services Committee
Commercial Law League of America
Florida Association of Managing Partners
The Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court

Publications

"Creatively Rethinking Law Firm Growth," Inside the Minds: Strategies for Growing a Law Firm, 2010 Ed., Aspatore Books Contributing author
"Collection of Attorneys' Fees by Creditors-Effect of Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (2007)," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 34th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Apr 2008 Author
"Recent Developments in Chapter 11 Cases," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 34th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Apr 2008 Author
"Non-Consensual Third-Party Plan Releases After Metromedia Fiber Network," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 32nd Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Apr 2006 Author
"Continuing Viability of Limits and Limits on Key Employee Compensation Programs Under BAPCPA-Success Fees," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 32nd Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Apr 2006 Author
"Actions Against Former Committee Members: Alleged Breach of Fiduciary Duty for Support of a Plan and Ramifications," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Apr 2005 Author
"Duties of Directors of a Failing Company," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 31st Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Apr 2005 Author
"Substantive Consolidation in Bankruptcy," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 31st Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Apr 2005 Author
"Managing Competing Interests in Local Court Involving Multi-Jurisdictional Insolvency Cases," Stetson College of Law: 4th Annual International Symposium on Bankruptcy, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Jun 2004 Author
"Using Bankruptcy Judges as Neutrals," A Joint Program of the Subcommittees on Labor & Employment Law and Litigation and ADR Task Force entitled "The Elephant in the Room: Creative Alternative to Managing & Resolving Bankruptcy Claims, Controversies and Liabilities," Author Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Seattle, Washington (April 2004)
"Overseas Assets," Prepared for and Presented to the Bankruptcy Trustee Association Training Seminar for the Office of the United States Trustee, Region 21, Boca Raton, Florida Jan 2004 Author
"Financing Options for Debtors: Use of Cash Collateral and Debtor-in-Possession Financing," Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 29th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules, Atlanta, Georgia Mar 2003 Author
"Issues that Arise When Committee Counsel Learns of Fears that a Committee Member may be 'Bought and Paid For' by the Debtor," Program entitled "Reality Bankruptcy: Survivors, Moles, Trickle Down and Hold-Ups," Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Los Angeles, California Apr 2003 Author
"Can an Asset Protection Plan Survive in Bankruptcy," American Bar Association Creditors' Rights Subcommittee, San Francisco, California Aug 2003 Author
"Selected Claims Resolution Issues," 73rd Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, San Francisco, California Oct 1999 Author
"Bankruptcy First-Day Orders: The Beginning or the End of the Case?" American Bar Association National Satellite Seminar on Bankruptcy First Day Orders Apr 1999 Author
"Selected Procedural and Jurisdictional Bankruptcy Issues," Florida Bar Seminar on Chapter 11 May 1990 Author
"Future Claims in Bankruptcy," The National Law Journal Nov 1995 Author
"Practice Guide to Bankruptcy Litigation for Commercial Litigators," Florida Bar seminar on Business Reorganization Dec 1992 Author
"Voluntary Surrender of Collateral-An Alternative to Bankruptcy," Florida Bar seminar on Program on Bankruptcy and Insolvency Issues May 1990 Author

Awards

Chambers & Partners USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers (2003-09); recognized as a "Star Individual" (2009)
Expert Guides, Legal Media Group, recognized as the top Insolvency and Restructuring lawyer in Florida
American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter, (2003-)
Florida's SuperLawyers, (2006-09)
Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite (2004-09)
South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers (2005-10)
The American Law Institute, (2001-)
Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of continuing support and outstanding contribution to "Put Something Back," a joint pro bono project of the Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit and the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, (Mar 1999)