Scott M. Grossman

Scott M. Grossman: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Scott M. Grossman is an experienced bankruptcy/restructuring attorney and litigator, with a tax background. He represents distressed companies, debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, official committees, defendants in avoidance actions and purchasers of distressed assets.

Scott has worked on bankruptcy cases across various industries, including real estate, hospitality, healthcare, banking, technology, energy and financial fraud. He also litigates and advises clients on bankruptcy tax issues, Florida's homestead exemption, and fraudulent transfer and preference claims. While primarily involved in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Scott also represents clients in out-of-court workouts and restructurings, Chapter 7 liquidations, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and insolvency-related litigation.


•Bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring
•Bankruptcy litigation
•Bankruptcy tax matters
•Creditors' and debtors' rights
•Insolvency-related commercial litigation

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011-2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
• Rising Star, 2012
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 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, 2012-2016
•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

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


•Speaker, talk Talk a la Carte, American Bankruptcy Institute's Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Amelia Island, FL, July 22, 2016
•Speaker, Tax Consequences of 363 Asset Sales, AIRA's Advanced Restructuring and Plan of Reorganization Conference, New York, NY, November 2, 2015

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.14.16 22 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.01.16 Six Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

11.20.15 Greenberg Traurig Wins 2 M&A Advisor Awards

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

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

Noteworthy Experience

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

(Also at Fort Lauderdale Office)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Restructuring & Bankruptcy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305-579-0500  Phone
305-579-0717  Fax
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.S., Accounting, with honors, 1996; University of Florida, M.Acc., 1996
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1999
Year of First admission:
1999, 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
•Immediate Past President, 2016-2017
•President, 2015-2016
•President-elect, 2014-2015
•First Vice President, 2013-2014
•Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
•Member, American Bar Association

Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Chapter 11 Reorganizations: Trigeant Ltd. and affiliates in Chapter 11 reorganization involving $100 million sale of Texas oil refinery and disposition of cross-border claims (S.D. Fla.); BankUnited Financial Corporation and affiliates in Chapter 11 cases and related litigation (S.D. Fla.); Liberty Medical, a nationwide provider of medical supplies and equipment, in its Chapter 11 reorganization case (Del.); Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the HearUSA, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case (S.D. Fla.); $197 million secured creditor Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company in the Marriott Sawgrass resort hotel Chapter 11 case (M.D. Fla.); $100 million secured creditors Gramercy Investment Trust in two related hotel Chapter 11 cases (M.D. Fla.); Secured creditors and majority equity holders in the R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. Chapter 11 case (M.D. Fla.); Secured creditors in single-asset real estate Chapter 11 cases (M.D. Fla.); Distressed Asset Sales: Secured creditor/purchaser of famed Versace Mansion from Casa Casuarina bankruptcy estate (S.D. Fla.); Purchaser of South Beach's Betsy Ross Hotel from a bankruptcy estate (S.D. Fla.); Purchaser of South Beach's Breakwater and Edison Hotels from a bankruptcy estate (S.D. Fla.); Stalking horse bidder in Westport Holdings Tampa continuing-care retirement community Chapter 11 case (M.D. Fla.); Chapter 7 Liquidations: Chapter 7 Trustee for Southeast Banking Corporation, returning 119% dividend to creditors from proceeds of litigation settlements with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and liquidation of other assets (S.D. Fla.); The Chapter 7 Trustee for the estate of Abraham D. Gosman, in the liquidation of a former health care magnate's multimillion-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 (S.D. Fla.); Bankruptcy Litigation: Defendants and investors in the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC Ponzi scheme case (S.D.N.Y.); 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 (S.D. Fla.); Entertainment news website in the Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. bankruptcy case (the O.J. Simpson If I Did It book case) (S.D. Fla.); Insolvency-related Commercial Litigation: Judgment creditors in proceedings supplementary actions to avoid fraudulent transfers and collect on judgments (Fla.)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (2)
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    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 07/22/09 in Bankruptcy on 07/22/09

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    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/22/10 in Bankruptcy Litigation on 07/22/10

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