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Steven M. Berman

Partner
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2332
Fax813.229.1660
sberman@slk-law.com

Assistant

Krystal Hunter
Direct813.676.7216
khunter@slk-law.com

Steven M. Berman has focused his practice as a business bankruptcy litigator representing creditors, distressed debt lenders, trustees, committees and business entities litigating disputes in bankruptcy court.  Steve is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification in both Creditors' Rights Law and Business Bankruptcy Law and is a member of both the Florida and California Bars.

Published Decisions

  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 2015 WL 8259409 (M.D. Fla. 2015)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 530 B.R. 816 (2015)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 527 B.R. 497 (2015)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 527 B.R. 479 (2015)
  • In re Steffen, 611 Fed.Appx. 677 (2015)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 2015 WL 556411 (M.D. Fla. 2015)
  • In re SuperMedia, Inc., 2014 WL 7403448 (D. Delaware 2014)
  • Corrections Corp. of America v. Scharrer, 523 B.R. 259 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Trans Health Management Inc. v. Nunziata, 2014 WL 7202711 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 515 B.R. 857 (2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 515 B.R. 874 (2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 2014 WL 4452711 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 515 B.R. 352 (2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 2014 WL 2882522 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 512 B.R. 690 (2014)
  • In re Surtronics, Inc., 2014 WL 2581159 (E.D. N.C. 2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 509 B.R. 956 (2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 509 B.R. 387 (2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 508 B.R. 224 (2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 507 B.R. 359 (2014)
  • In re Steffen, 552 Fed.Appx. 946 (11th Cir. 2014)
  • Scharrer v. Fundamental Administrative Services, LLC, 2014 WL 105101 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Trans Health Management, Inc. v. Webb ex rel. Webb, 132 So.3d 1152 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 501 B.R. 770 (2013)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 500 B.R. 147 (2013)
  • Scharrer v. Fundamental Administrative Services, LLC, 2013 WL 3943156 (M.D. Fla. 2014)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 492 B.R. 571 (2013)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 494 B.R. 548 (2013)
  • In re Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc., 489 B.R. 451 (2013)
  • In re Steffen, 2013 WL 461344 (M.D. Fla. 2013)
  • In re Steffen, 2012 WL 6600190 (M.D. Fla. 2012)
  • In re Steffen, 500 Fed.Appx. 877 (11th Cir. 2012)
  • In re Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 456 B.R. 703 (M.D. Fla. 2011)
  • In re Hydratech Utilities, Inc., 2010 WL 5146284 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Split Second Towing & Transport Inc., 201 WL 3385482 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Key Developers Group, LLC, 434 B.R. 712 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • Steffen v. Berman, 2010 WL 2293235 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Steffen, 426 B.R. 907 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Steffen, 2010 WL 1718122 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Leli, 425 B.R. 670 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Leli, 425 B.R. 673 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Leli, 420 B.R. 568 (M.D. Fla. 2009)
  • In re Steffen, 406 B.R. 148, (M.D. Fla. 2009)
  • In re Alford, 403 B.R. 123 (M.D. Fla. 2009)
  • In re Specialty Property Development, Inc., 399 B.R. 857 (M.D. Fla. 2008)
  • In re General Mortg. Corp. of America, Inc., 399 B.R. 708 (M.D. Fla. 2008)
  • In re Southwest Florida Heart Group, PA, 2008 WL 2512817 (M.D. Fla. 2008)
  • In re General Mortg. Corp. of America, Inc., 384 B.R. 617 (M.D. Fla. 2008)
  • U.S. v. Gill, 2007 WL 2310780 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
  • In re Alford, 381 B.R. 345 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
  • In re Strickland, 2007 WL 7140149 (N.D. Ga. 2007)
  • In re Southwest Florida Heart Group, PA, 2007 WL 924472 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
  • Park Nat. Bank v. University Centre Hotel, Inc., 2007 WL 604936 (N.D. Fla. 2007)
  • In re Alford, 381 B.R. 336 (M.D. Fla. 2007)
  • In re John Richards Bldg. Co., LLC, 2006 WL 3230009 (E.D. Mich. 2006)
  • In re Lezdey, 332 B.R. 217 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
  • In re Grubbs Const. Co., 328 B.R. 873 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
  • In re Optical Technologies, Inc., 325 B.R. 651 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
  • W.C. Riviera Partners, LC. v. W.C.R.P., LC., 912 So.2d 587 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005)
  • In re Grubbs Const. Co., 319 B.R. 698 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
  • In re Pro Greens, 2005 WL 419702 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
  • In re Adell, 2004 WL 2931390 (M.D. Fla. 2004)
  • In re Adell, 2004 WL 2931393 (M.D. Fla. 2004)
  • In re Pro Greens, 297 B.R. 850 (M.D. Fla. 2003)
  • In re Premier Sports Tours, 283 B.R. 601 (M.D. Fla. 2002)
  • In re Premier Sports Tours, 283 B.R. 598 (M.D. Fla. 2002)
  • In re Conrad, 279 B.R. 326 (M.D. Fla. 2002)
  • In re Conrad, 279 B.R. 320 (M.D. Fla. 2002)
  • In re Wachsmuth ex rel. Gussen, 272 B.R. 766 (M.D. Fla. 2001)
  • In re Section 20 Land Group, Ltd., 261 B.R. 721 (M.D. Fla. 2001)
  • In re Singer Furniture Acquisition Corp., 261 B.R. 745 (M.D. Fla. 2001)
  • In re Section 20 Land Group, Ltd., 261 B.R. 718 (M.D. Fla. 2000)
  • In re Section 20 Land Group, Ltd., 261 B.R. 711 (M.D. Fla. 2000)
  • In re Section 20 Land Group, Ltd., 252 B.R. 819 (M.D. Fla. 2000)
  • In re Section 20 Land Group, Ltd., 252 B.R. 812 (M.D. Fla. 2000)
  • In re Celotex Corp., 224 B.R. 853 (M.D. Fla. 1998)
  • In re Bilzerian, 195 B.R. 806 (M.D. Fla. 1996)
  • In re Bilzerian, 188 B.R. 44 (M.D. Fla. 1995)
  • Bilzerian v. Shinwa Co. Ltd., 184 B.R. 389 (M.D. Fla. 1995)

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, serving on several Committees and Task Forces as well as frequent lecturer
  • American Board of Certification, Board of Directors
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association
  • San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Guest lectures for the Advanced Bankruptcy Seminars at the University of Florida Levin College of Law as well as the Stetson University College of Law

News Releases

06.09.2016Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and 2016 Florida Rising Stars
04.28.2016Steven M. Berman Panelist at 40th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar
04.26.2016Steven M. Berman Speaker at 2016 Bankruptcy Battleground Southwest
02.10.2016Steven M. Berman Guest Lecturer at University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
10.07.2015Steven M. Berman Spoke at Certified Bankruptcy Assistant Program
06.12.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars
03.31.2015Steven M. Berman and J. Todd Timmerman Guest Lecturers at University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
09.17.2014Massive Bankruptcy Case Involving National Nursing Home Chain Goes to Trial in Tampa
08.13.2014Steven M. Berman Featured Speaker at 22nd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
06.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
04.11.2014Steven M. Berman Spoke at 38th Annual Judge Alexander Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Conference
04.10.2014Steven M. Berman Guest Lecturer at University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
06.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
04.09.2013Steven M. Berman Panelist at American Bankruptcy Institute Battleground West Conference
01.24.2013Steven M. Berman Guest Lecturer at University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
11.28.2012Shumaker Attorneys Hosted Bankruptcy Seminar
11.19.2012Steven M. Berman Participated in JAG Corps Bankruptcy Training
11.19.2012Steven M. Berman Presented at Bankruptcy Seminar
11.16.2012Steven M. Berman Spoke to National Water Products Group
05.17.2012Steven M. Berman Guest Lecturer at University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
03.05.2012Steven M. Berman to Speak at 36th Annual Judge Alexander l. Paskay Seminar
02.14.2012Steven M. Berman Panelist at 20th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West
01.20.2012Steven M. Berman Spoke at TBBBA Luncheon
10.17.2011Steven M. Berman Appointed to American Bankruptcy Institute Battleground West Advisory Board
09.27.2011Steven M. Berman Participating in JAG Corps Bankruptcy Training
09.15.2011Steven M. Berman Participated in ABI Southwest’s Second Annual Great Debates
06.20.2011Steven M. Berman Elected to Board of California Bankruptcy Forum
03.11.2011Steven M. Berman Panelist for San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
03.10.2011Steven M. Berman Spoke at 35th Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Seminar
06.24.2010Steven M. Berman to Speak at San Diego Bankruptcy Forum Workshop
06.15.2010Steven M. Berman Panelist at 26th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference
06.07.2010Steven M. Berman Panelist at 22nd Annual Insolvency Conference, California Bankruptcy Forum
01.27.2010Steven M. Berman Appointed to the Advisory Board of the American Bankruptcy Institute
01.26.2010Steven M. Berman Elected President of the San Diego Bankruptcy Bar Forum
01.12.2010Steven M. Berman Elected to Board of Directors of the American Board of Certification
09.30.2009Steven M. Berman Will Participate as a Panelist for the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum Auto Mega Case Program
08.25.2009Steven M. Berman Speaking on Evidence and Litigation Skills at American Bankruptcy Institute's Southwest Regional Conference
06.09.2009Steven M. Berman Guest Lecturer at Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
05.26.2009Steven M. Berman Participant in California Bankruptcy Forum Annual Conference
05.01.2009Steven M. Berman Spoke at Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute
12.01.2008Steven M. Berman to Speak at Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute

Publications

03.16.2012"Evidence and Experts in the Challenging World of Valuation"
01.01.2010"Strategic Challenges in Business Bankruptcy Litigation," Inside the Minds™: Navigating Recent Bankruptcy Law Trends, Thompson Rueters/Apastore

Events and Presentations

10.06.2015Certified Bankruptcy Assistant Program
09.12.201523rd Annual ABI Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
10.29.2012"Staying Ahead of the Curve in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Proceedings," Bankruptcy Seminar, Charlotte, North Carolina
04.06.2012Guest Lecturer, University of Florida College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
03.16.2012"Evidence and Experts in the Challenging World of Valuation," 20th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West
03.15.2012"Business Bankruptcy Fundamentals (Part 1)," Panel Discussion at the 36th Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice
01.19.2012Speaker, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association New Lawyers Brown Brag Luncheon
09.27.2011"JAG Corps Bankruptcy Training"
09.10.2011"ABI Southwest’s Second Annual Great Debates"
03.15.2011Panelist, "Bankruptcy Appellate Practice: Putting the Appeal back in Appeals," San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
03.10.2011Speaker, 35th Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Seminar
01.25.2011Guest Lecturer, "The Plight of Richie Rich, Daddy Warbucks and Marriam Goldigger," Stetson University College of Law Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
09.24.2010"Current Developments in Consumer Bankruptcy Cases," presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Southwest Regional Conference
06.24.2010"Current Challenges in Evidentiary Presentations – Part I," presented at the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum
06.09.2010Panelist, "Mock Trial Evidentiary Hearing," 26th Annual Bankruptcy & Restructuring Conference presented by the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
05.21.2010"What Do You Mean I Can’t Get This Into Evidence?" presented at the 22nd Annual Insolvency Conference presented by the California Bankruptcy Forum
03.05.2010"Confirmation Strategies, Including Gift Plans, Class-Skipping and Third Party Releases," presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Spring Meeting
10.05.2009Panelist, San Diego Bankruptcy Forum’s Auto Mega Case Program
09.10.2009"Evidence and Litigation Skills," presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Southwest Regional Conference
05.15.2009Panelist, "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Year (associate)?" California Bankruptcy Forum Annual Conference
04.24.2009Guest Lecturer, University of Florida Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar
04.01.2009"Reclamation and §503(B)(9): Issues in the Aftermath of Phar-Mor v. McKesson," presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Spring Meeting
04.01.2009"Issues Facing Unsecured Trade Creditors and Trends in Reclamation Claims Litigation," presented at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Annual Spring Meeting

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Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1990
  • B.S., Multinational Business Operations, Florida State University, 1987

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • Florida, 1990
  • All State Courts Florida
  • All State Courts California
  • All Federal District Courts Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • All Federal District Courts Northern, Eastern and Southern District of California
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

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