Pat is a bankruptcy law attorney admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida, including the bankruptcy courts of all three districts. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
During the past 33 years, Pat has represented debtors, creditors, creditors' committees and trustees in virtually every type of chapters 7 and 11 case. He has experience with health care, manufacturing, construction, real estate and retail cases, as well as cases involving stockbroker (SIPC) liquidations, Ponzi schemes, and offshore schemes. He has also tried hundreds of cases and evidentiary hearings in the bankruptcy courts and has more than 40 decisions in his clients' favor published in West's Bankruptcy Reporter. Pat successfully represented the defendant in the only jury trial that has been held in the Southern District of Florida bankruptcy courts. A lecturer on topics of bankruptcy and commercial litigation, he is the author of a Sanders Award-winning article (1994) on mortgage foreclosures as fraudulent transfers.
He has particular experience in bankruptcy cases involving fraud, fraudulent transfers, misappropriations and exemption planning.
Pat is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Law School. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida (past president), the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Broward County Bar Association.
Awards & Recognitions
•The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2016
•Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2015
Articles & Publications
• Supreme Court to Consider Second Mortgage Strip Offs, Daily Business Review, December 16, 2014
• Chapter 20 Lien-Stripping Approved by Eleventh Circuit, Commercial Law World, November 2014
• Commingled Funds in Corporate Debtor's Accounts Not Subject to Forfeiture, Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy, June 19, 2013
72 GrayRobinson Attorneys Make the 2016 Best Lawyers in America List
68 GrayRobinson Attorneys Listed Among Florida Super Lawyers
Sixty-Four GrayRobinson Attorneys Make the 2015 Best Lawyers in America List
76 GrayRobinson Attorneys Listed Among Florida Super Lawyers