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 BankUnited Financial Corporation in its Chapter 11 case; the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the HearUSA, Inc. Chapter 11 case; defendants and other investors in the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC case; Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company in the Marriott Sawgrass Chapter 11 case; and an affiliate of Nakash Holdings, LLC, in the Casa Casuarina (the Versace Mansion) 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 tax matters
•Creditors' and debtors' rights
Awards & Recognition
•Listed,Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2014
•Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011-2014
•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Florida Super Lawyers, 2014
•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,TheLegal 500 United States, 2009
•Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section, Southern Region, 1999-2004 (Attorney General's Honors Program)
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•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, Evidence and Expert Testimony in Federal Court, National Business Institute, Miami, October 29, 2008
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05.29.14 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
05.29.14 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Scott M. Grossman Elected President-Elect of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
05.28.14 Six Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
08.16.13 24 Fort Lauderdale Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014
06.11.13 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included In 2013 Chambers USA Guide
06.06.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Scott M. Grossman Elected First Vice President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 176 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
06.09.14 Questions Left Unanswered In High Court's Arkison Ruling
09.06.13 Seventh Circuit sides with Sixth Circuit in Stern Split (Also at Fort Lauderdale Office)