Scott St. Amand

Contract Attorney
Jacksonville,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

University Wake Forest University, B.A., English, Latin, 2007
Law SchoolUniversity of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 2010
Admitted2010, Florida; Middle District of Florida; United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

Bar Association Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Florida Bar Association
•Jacksonville Bar Association


Mr. St. Amand is a member of Rogers Towers' Litigation Department and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning and general litigation.

Previous Professional Experience

Prior to joining Rogers Towers, Mr. St. Amand worked at Brennan, Manna & Diamond, P.L. practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, transactions and labor law. During law school, Mr. St. Amand received a research fellowship conducting an empirical study of federal pleading standards. Mr. St. Amand also spent a year and a half as a law clerk to the Chesterfield County Attorney's Office and Chesterfield County School Board Attorney in Chesterfield, Virginia, concentrating on local government, land use and planning, education, and constitutional law. Prior to law school, Mr. St. Amand spent three summers as a law clerk at the Jacksonville law firm of Pajcic & Pajcic, focusing on catastrophic personal injury and motor vehicle crash worthiness cases.

Legal Certifications
•American Bankruptcy Institute

Awards & Distinctions
•Chair, Communities in Schools of Jacksonville Young Professional's Board
•Leadership St. Johns, Class of 2014
•Editor-in-Chief, Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest
•Recipient, QUEST Research Fellowship
•Recipient, Presidential Scholarship for Excellence in Writing
•Member, Eta Sigma Phi Honor Society

Publications & Presentations
•Serial Strippers Take National Stage: Fourth Circuit Permits Lien-Stripping in Chapter 20, XXXII ABI Journal 6, 14, July 2013.
Protecting Neglect: The Constitutionality of Spiritual Healing Exemptions to Child Protection Statutes, 12 RICHMOND JOURNAL OF LAW AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST 139, 2009.
•'Down' Is Out 'Off' Is In: Stripping Liens after McNeal , XXXI ABI Journal 6, July 2012.


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Bankruptcy Trustee Lacks Standing to Bring Derivative Claim Against Bank’s Directors After Bank’s Closure and Receivership by FDIC
Scott St. Amand, October 8, 2014
In April of 2010, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency closed First National Bank Myrtle Beach, S.C., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beach First National Bancshares, a bank holding company, and named the FDIC as its receiver. As a consequence of the bank’s failure, Bancshares filed for...

Non-Dischargeable Tax Debt Not Special Class of Unsecured Creditors
Scott St. Amand,J. Ellsworth Summers, August 28, 2014
In numerous previous posts, we have noted that the purpose of the Bankruptcy Code is to help the “honest but unfortunate debtor.” Like gerrymandering, certain “creative” debtors have attempted to classify their non-dischargeable debt as a separate, special class of unsecured...

Discharging the Brunner Test: Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy
Scott St. Amand,J. Ellsworth Summers, August 15, 2014
Twenty-seven years ago the Second Circuit was faced with a debtor who proposed to use the Bankruptcy Code to avoid her student loan debt - only five months after graduation. The Second Circuit came down harshly on Ms. Brunner and established an “undue hardship” test, which few debtors...

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Scott St. Amand

1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 1500
JacksonvilleFL 32207-9020


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