Scott M. Grossman: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Scott M. Grossman

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
    Contact InfoTelephone: 305-579-0500
    Fax: 305-579-0717
    University University of Florida, B.S., Accounting, with honors, 1996; University of Florida, M.Acc., 1996
    Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1999
    Admitted1999, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    Professional & Community Involvement

    • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President-Elect, 2014-2015
    • First Vice President, 2013-2014
    • Second Vice President, 2012-2013
    • Secretary, 2011-2012
    • Treasurer, 2010-2011
    • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Member, American Bar Association


    Scott M. Grossman is a seasoned bankruptcy and restructuring attorney based in the firm's Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. Scott represents distressed companies, debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, official committees, defendants in insolvency-related litigation, and purchasers of distressed assets.

    His wide-ranging experience includes real estate, hospitality, financial fraud, and bank holding company bankruptcy cases, as well as litigating and advising clients with respect to bankruptcy tax matters, Florida's Constitutional homestead exemption, fraudulent transfer and preference claims, and discharge and dischargeability issues. While primarily involved in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Scott has also advised and represented clients with respect to out-of-court workouts and restructurings, Chapter 7 liquidations, receiverships, and assignments for the benefit of creditors under state law.

    Some of Scott's noteworthy representations include the debtor in the Chapter 11 case of BankUnited Financial Corporation; the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the Chapter 11 case of HearUSA, Inc.; defendants and other investors in the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC case; secured creditor Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company in the Marriott Sawgrass Chapter 11 case; and the purchaser of the Versace Mansion in the Casa Casuarina Chapter 11 case.

    Scott began his legal career as a Trial Attorney in the Attorney General's Honors Program with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, where he litigated federal tax controversies in Bankruptcy Courts and Federal District Courts.

    Areas of Concentration

    • Bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring
    • Bankruptcy litigation
    • Bankruptcy tax matters
    • Creditors' and debtors' rights
    • Commercial litigation

    Awards & Recognition

    • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011-2016
    • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network's Turnaround Atlas Awards, Turnaround of the Year - Small Markets for the restructuring and sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC (dba Liberty Medical), 2015
    • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2015
    • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-2015
    • Rising Star, 2009 and 2012
    • 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
    • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009

    Previous Employment

    • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section, Southern Region, 1999-2004 (Attorney General's Honors Program)

    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    10.28.15 Greenberg Traurig's Scott M. Grossman to Speak at AIRA's Advanced Restructuring & Plan of Reorganization Conference
    08.28.15 Greenberg Traurig's Scott Grossman Sworn in as President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
    08.25.15 25 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
    08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
    07.06.15 Greenberg Traurig Receives Accolade at 2015 Turnaround Atlas Awards
    06.12.15 22 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    05.27.15 Six Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale 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

    Published Articles

    07.21.14 Separate Classification Gone Too Far
    06.09.14 Questions Left Unanswered In High Court's Arkison Ruling


    08.18.14 Bankruptcy Court Lacks Subject Matter Jurisdiction to Determine Tax Refund Claim Requested by Post-Confirmation Liquidating Trustee
    09.06.13 Seventh Circuit sides with Sixth Circuit in Stern Split

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures


    • Co-Author, Separate Classification Gone Too Far, Law360, July 21, 2014
    • Author, Justices Clear Up Post-Stern Procedural Uncertainties, Daily Business Review, July 15, 2014
    • Quoted, Supreme Court Decision Clears Bankruptcy Confusion, The Deal Pipline, June 11, 2014
    • Co-Author, Questions Unanswered In High Court's Arkison Ruling, Law360, June 9, 2014
    • Camp Bowie Empowers Debtors In Ch. 11 Confirmation, Law360, February 28, 2013
    • Will Changes to Homestead Exemptions Really Thwart Abuse? 44 Bankr. Ct. Dec. (LRP) 23 at A1, July 19, 2005
    • Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005: Changes to State Law Homestead Exemptions and General Overview of Changes to Individual Chapter 11 Cases, Bankruptcy Reform 2005: Expert Analyses Examining and Predicting the Impact on the Commercial Practitioner, at 53 (Kate Colangelo and F. Joseph Fraracci, LLB, eds.), LRP Publications, 2005


    • Speaker, Tax Consequences of 363 Asset Sales, AIRA's Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference, New York, NY, November 2, 2015
    • Speaker, Evidence and Expert Testimony in Federal Court, National Business Institute, Miami, October 29, 2008 (Also at Fort Lauderdale Office)

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations: BankUnited Financial Corporation in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of this savings and loan holding company. The Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the HearUSA, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Trustee for Southeast Banking Corporation, returning over 100 cents on the dollar to unsecured creditors and confirming a $1.6 billion Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization. Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company, as secured creditor of the Marriott Sawgrass resort hotel, with claims of approximately $195 million. Gramercy Investment Trust, as secured creditor of two hotels in related bankruptcy cases, with claims of approximately $100 million. Purchasers of South Beach hotels from bankruptcy estates, including the Betsy Ross Hotel, the Breakwater and Edison Hotels, and the Versace Mansion. Defendants and investors in the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC case. KBC Financial Products (Cayman Islands), Ltd., in the Palm Beach Finance Partners, L.P. and Palm Beach Finance II, L.P. bankruptcy cases, defending asserted avoidance action claims in excess of $125 million. The Chapter 7 Trustee for the estate of Abraham D. Gosman, in the liquidation of a former health care magnate'smultimillion-dollar estate, which included a 6 1/2-acre oceanfront mansion, millions of dollars of artwork, and controlling interests in several hundred corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities, resulting in a significant return to unsecured creditors. Entertainment news website in the Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. bankruptcy case (the O.J. Simpson If I Did It book case).
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    Office Information

    Scott M. Grossman

    333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
    MiamiFL 33131


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