Law Firm News – Bankruptcy Attorneys Join Adams and Reese Tampa Office

20 May 2012 – Adams and Reese LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partner Lynn Welter Sherman and Special Counsel Tiffany DiIorio, both previously creditors’ rights and bankruptcy attorneys with the law firm of Shutts & Bowen.

Licensed in both Florida and New York, Sherman has been recognized among the top bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorneys by Florida Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®, Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, and listed among “Tampa Bay’s Top Attorneys” by Tampa Bay Magazine.

Sherman is a frequent speaker and author on matters involving creditors’ rights, secured transactions, and bankruptcy law. Practicing law since 1983, she represents financial institutions, special servicers of securitized commercial mortgages, creditors, trustees, landlords, debtors, and other parties in all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, loan modifications and restructuring, foreclosures, enforcement of judgments, enforcement of security interests, and creditors’ rights litigation.

“Lynn is a premier, veteran bankruptcy attorney who is well-known and well-recognized throughout the state of Florida for her bankruptcy and creditors’ rights work, and we are excited to have her join Adams and Reese,” said Tampa Office Partner in Charge Louis Ursini III.

Sherman is active in the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. She is a former adjunct professor at her alma mater, Stetson University College of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 1983. She also received an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 1989, and earned her bachelor of science at Florida Southern College in 1980.

Practicing law since 2003, DiIorio represents creditors, trustees and debtors in various bankruptcy-related matters within the state of Florida, including all Florida state courts and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, trustee representation, business bankruptcy, creditors’ rights litigation and commercial litigation.

She represents clients in negotiations of contracts and leases defending and prosecuting various breaches of contract actions and representation of various clients in matters concerning the Uniform Commercial Code. DiIorio served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge Paul Glenn, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

“Tiffany’s successful bankruptcy practice early on in her career, along with Lynn’s experience of corporate, commercial, financial and bankruptcy law, will both serve as tremendous assets to our regional bankruptcy practice across the firm,” Ursini said.

DiIorio is an active member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers. She serves as co-coach to her alma mater Stetson University College of Law’s award-winning Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Team. DiIorio received her bachelor of arts in criminology from the University of Florida in 2000.

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top law firms – “The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the “NLJ 250” list of the nation’s largest law firms.

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