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Jay B. Verona

Partner
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.676.7213
Fax813.229.1660
jverona@slk-law.com

Assistant

Michelle Hartz
Direct813.227.2256
mhartz@slk-law.com

Jay represents a variety of institutional and small business clients, and both creditors and debtors in a wide array of business and real estate disputes, including:

  • Collections
  • Foreclosure prosecution and defense
  • Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • All types of bankruptcy litigation

Jay also frequently serves as a mediator in connection with bankruptcy, commercial and real estate disputes.

While Jay enjoys a reputation as an aggressive and passionate litigator and advocate, his 36 plus years of experience have also taught him that in nearly every case or dispute, there is a business solution to be had.

Originally from the Detroit area, Jay has practiced law in the Tampa Bay area since 1983, eventually founding his own law firm, Verona Law Group, P.A., in 1993. He lives in Tampa and in his spare time, he enjoys working out.

Published Decisions

  • In re Johnson, 453 B.R. 433 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Inger Sofe Savas Berkow v. Isaevna, 983 So.2d 1242 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2008)
  • In re Ballato, 318 B.R. 205 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2004)
  • In re Lifecare Technologies, Inc., 305 B.R. 88 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2003)
  • In re Crestmark of Pinellas Park, Inc., 218 B.R. 621 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1997)
  • In re Richards, 207 B.R. 266 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1997)
  • In re Cannon, 203 B.R. 768 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1996)
  • In re Today's Woman of Florida, Inc., 195 B.R. 506 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1996)
  • In re Six, 80 F.3d 452 (11th Cir. 1996)
  • In re Six, 195 B.R. 791 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1996)
  • In re Six, 190 B.R. 958 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1995)
  • In re Nobel, 170 B.R. 313 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1995)
  • Ob/Gyn Solutions, L.C. v. Six, 174 B.R. 339 (M.D. Fla. 1994)
  • In re Barrett Home Corp., 160 B.R. 387 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1993)
  • In re Rightmyer, 156 B.R. 690 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1993)
  • In re Jaquis, 142 B.R. 982 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1992)
  • 4-Way, Inc. v. Bryan, 581 So.2d 208 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991)
  • Matter of Celotex Corp., 134 B.R. 993 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1991)
  • In re Jaquis, 131 B.R. 1004 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1991)
  • In re Ingersoll, 124 B.R. 116 (M.D. Fla. 1991)
  • In re Ingersoll, 114 B.R. 758 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1990)
  • St. Petersburg Waterfront Restaurant Corp. v. Bay Pines Enterprises, Inc., 568 So.2d 936 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1990)
  • In re Ingersoll, 106 B.R. 287 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1989)
  • In re Hagle, 89 B.R. 952 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1988)
  • Karpay v. Las Brisas Condominium Assn., Inc., 517 So.2d 756 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1987)
  • Matter of Claar, 72 B.R. 319 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1987)
  • Matter of Maas, 69 B.R. 245 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1986)
  • Matter of George Hunt, Inc., 65 B.R. 627 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1986)
  • Matter of 1600 Pasadena Offices, Ltd., 64 B.R. 192 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 1986)
  • Grooms v. Garcia, 482 So.2d 407 (Fla. 2nd DCA 1985)

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyers in Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Magazine, 2010

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar's Grievance Committee "C" of the Thirteenth Circuit, 2018-2022
  • The Florida Bar's Grievance Committee "E" of the Sixth Circuit, 2011-2013

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Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1982
  • B.A., University of Florida, 1979

Bar and Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 1983
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 1987
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida, 1990

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