|University ||Wake Forest University, B.A., English, Latin, 2007|
|Law School||University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 2010|
|Admitted||2010, 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.
•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.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
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...
Detroit Bankruptcy Update: Restructuring the Restructuring Plan
Scott St. Amand,J. Ellsworth Summers, August 6, 2014
On Friday July 25, 2014, the City of Detroit released a revised restructuring plan that provides for a reserve fund that may enhance the recovery for certain classes of unsecured creditors. The plan also creates a post-bankruptcy “monitor” whose role and responsibility would be to...
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