Robert A. Soriano: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Robert A. Soriano

Tampa,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
  • Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: 813.318.5700
Fax: 813.318.5900
University Rutgers University, A.B., 1973
Law SchoolSyracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1977
Admitted1978, New York; 1984, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
•Founding Director, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
•Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, American Law Institute
•Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
•Member, New York Bar
•Member, The Florida Bar


Robert A. Soriano focuses his practice on bankruptcy litigation, business restructuring and creditor rights representation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 23 years, was given the highest rating in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, and is listed in Florida Super Lawyers.

Prior to joining the firm, Robert served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Mark A. Costantino, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and practiced in New York at Skadden Arps before coming to Florida.

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, Bankruptcy Law, 2006-2010, 2012, 2015
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1993-2015
• Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Tampa, 2014
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2009-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2006-2015
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, Employee Noncompete Agreements, The Bankruptcy Strategist, November 2014

•Contributing Editor, Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide, LexisNexis
•Contributing Editor, Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization, LRP Publications

•Speaker, The Mix of Bankruptcy and Taxes: A Nuts and Bolts Session to Explore Evolving Bankruptcy Tax Issues and Trends, Institute for Professionals in Taxation's Property Tax Symposium, Tampa, FL, November 11-14, 2012
•Speaker, The Annual Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice, American Bankruptcy Institute

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

06.29.15 Five Greenberg Traurig Tampa Attorneys Named to 2015 Florida Trend Legal Elite
06.23.15 13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Trend Legal Elite
06.12.15 Seven Greenberg Traurig Tampa Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
05.29.15 Five Greenberg Traurig Tampa Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
02.06.15 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Robert A. Soriano to Speak at 39th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar
10.20.14 Greenberg Traurig Celebrates National Pro Bono Week, Holds Week Long Schedule of Events
08.20.14 7 Greenberg Traurig Tampa Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

Published Articles

11.03.14 Employee Noncompete Agreements (Also at Orlando Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented Sovereign Bank, as agent for secured bank group in the Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation Chapter 11 case. Represented numerous purchasers of property in bankruptcy cases and distressed debt. Represented Anchor Glass Container Corporation, as debtor in possession, in two Chapter 11 reorganization cases - a 2002 equity restructuring that left Cerberus Capital in control of the company, and a 2007 restructuring of half a billion dollars of debt. Represented senior secured lenders in the Chapter 11 reorganization case of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. Represented not-for-profit hospital system in a Chapter 11 reorganization case that resulted in repayment of all creditors in full, with interest. The above representations were handled by Mr. Soriano prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

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Office Information

Robert A. Soriano

625 East Twiggs Street, Suite 100
TampaFL 33602


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