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JASON A. BURGESS

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BIO

Jason is the only attorney in north Florida that is Board-Certified in both business bankruptcy and consumer bankruptcy.  He concentrates his practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and complex bankruptcy litigation. While in law school and for a time after graduation, Jason practiced in the creditor’s rights area, representing many of the nation’s largest financial institutions. He later decided to use his knowledge of the creditor’s side for the debtor’s advantage, and now concentrates his practice on helping businesses and individuals reorganize. Jason is often called upon as a Chapter 11 consultant for complex debtor and creditor bankruptcy cases. He has also been appointed as a Subchapter V Chapter 11 Trustee for both the Middle District of Florida and Northern District of Florida and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

 

EDUCATION

ABI Bankruptcy Mediation Certificate Holder from St. John's University School of Law, Gov. Hugh Carey Dispute Resolution Center,

LL.M. in Business Transactions from

the University of Alabama School of Law,

J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law, and

B.A. from the University of Alabama

COURT ADMISSIONS

Florida

Texas

Tennessee

District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas

PROFESSIONAL HONORS & DISTINCTIONS

Board Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy  Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification

Certified Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court

40 Under 40, 2021Honoree by the American Bankruptcy Institute
Super Lawyer 2013 - 2021 by Super Lawyers Florida

Rising Stars 2012 by Super Lawyers Florida

Next Generation 2013 at National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale

Pro Bono Attorney Recognition Pin 2017 & 2019 by the Florida Bar
Orlando’s No. 1 Best Lawyers 2015 by Orlando Style Magazine
Orlando Legal Elite Rising Star 2014 by Orlando Style Magazine
Top 40 Bankruptcy Lawyer Under 40 - 2014 by American Society of Legal Advocates
Superb Rating by AVVO
Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights 2012 by The American Lawyer
Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights 2012 by Corporate Counsel
Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights 2012 by The National Law Journal

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Author, "How to Spot and Avoid Hidden Landmines in Commercial Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases." Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Strategies 2015 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing the Trends, Strategies, and Risks in Chapter 7 Liquidations (Inside the Minds). Boston. Aspatore Books, 2015, 21-36. Print.

Author, "Changes in the Eleventh Circuit May Help More Clients Save Their Homes." Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Law 2015: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year. Boston: Aspatore Books, 2015. 47-54. Print.

Author, The Two Theories of 1111(b), ABI Secured Credit Committee Newsletter Vol. 11, Num. 2, September 1, 2014.

Author, "Avoiding Pitfalls and Overcoming Challenges When Filing a Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Case." Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Strategies 2014 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing the Trends, Strategies, and Risks in Chapter 7 Liquidations (Inside the Minds). Boston. Aspatore Books, 2014, 41-54. Print.

 

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2021 Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Seminar, A Conversation About Subchapter V. What It Is, What It Isn't & What It Could Be.

2021 Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Webinar, Small Business Reorganization: Practice Pointers and Strategies.

2021 Business Law Section of the Florida Bar Webinar, Antiquated or Adequate? An Overview and Examination of Florida's Bankruptcy Exemptions.

2019, 2020, & 2021 11th Circuit Community Outreach Program, Summer Series: Bankruptcy Practice for Students.

2020 Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar and Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Webinar, The Many Perspectives of the Small Business Reorganization Act.

2019 American Inns of Court, Chester Bedell Chapter Keynote Speaker, Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners and Judge Glenn's Most Memorable Cases.

2019 Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Seminar, Mediation as an Effective Cost Saving Measure in Ch. 11.

2018 National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees Annual Seminar, Making an Assumption.  Leases and Contracts in Chapter 13 - When and How Should Debtors Assume or Reject.

RECENT LARGER CASE REPRESENTATION

In re 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc., Southern District of New York, representation of pre-petition and post-petition supplier.

In re Southern Foods Group, LLC ("Dean Foods"), Southern District of Texas, representation of pre-petition and post-petition supplier and critical vendor.

In re Stein Mart, Inc., Middle District of Florida, representation of pre-petition and post-petition landlords.

In re Washington Prime Group, Inc., Southern District of Texas, representation of pre-petition claimants.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT
Co-Founder, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Pro Se Clinic

Former Adjunct Professor, Business Law, FSCJ

Past-President, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Assoc.

Committee Member, Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy District-Wide Steering Committee

Committee Member, Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Local Rules Advisory Committee

Jacksonville Coordinator, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)

Committee Member, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, Bankruptcy/UCC Committee Exemption Study Group

Committee Member, Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Student Loan Program Steering Committee

Former Committee Member, Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Local Rules Committee

Volunteer, Jacksonville Legal Aid Veteran's Clinic

Volunteer, ABA Military Pro Bono Project

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

DreamStarter, Wolfson Children's Hospital

Director, Okoa Refuge, Inc.

Former Board Member, Community Dev. Board for the City of Atlantic Beach, Florida

Certified Youth Baseball Coach, The Ripken Way for Babe Ruth Baseball

Certified Youth Soccer Coach, U.S. Youth Soccer Association

Mission Trip Leader, The Church of Eleven22

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ANGELA M. SCOTT

ASSOCIATE

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BIO
Angela, a Florida native, is an Associate Attorney with the Law Office of Jason A. Burgess where she practices bankruptcy. Prior to joining the firm, Angela worked as a Law Clerk at a personal injury firm gaining experience in civil litigation. Now she uses those skills to help clients in their bankruptcy cases and in dealing with their related bankruptcy issues. 

EDUCATION

Pursuing LL.M. in Business Law, Florida State University School of Law (Exp. May 2022)
J.D., Florida Coastal School of Law
B.A., University of Central Florida

COURT ADMISSION
Florida

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

MEMBERSHIPS/DISTINCTIONS

Best Lawyers, 2021 Best Lawyers - Bankruptcy Law

Chair Member, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Assoc.

Member, Central Florida Assoc. of Women Lawyers

Member, Hispanic Bar Assoc. of Central Florida

Member, Seminole County Florida Assoc. for Women Lawyers

Member, National Assoc. of Chapter 13 Trustees

Volunteer, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

Jacksonville Board Member. International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

 

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019 Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Hot Topics in Chapter 13

2018 Florida State College at Jacksonville, Legal Studies Assoc. Meeting Bankruptcy Presentation