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Scott N. Brown

SunTrust International Center

One S.E. Third Ave., Ste. 1400

Miami, Fl 33131

T:305.379.7904

F:305.379.7905

Scott has been practicing in the bankruptcy/insolvency field for almost 16 years. He concentrates his practice on fiduciary representation, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy litigation and business reorganization. Scott has been a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee since 2011 and has also served in a variety of other fiduciary roles including as Chapter 11 trustee, Examiner, Receiver, and Assignee. Scott is also active in a variety of industry and community organizations and is a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida.

Representative Matters

Bankruptcy:

  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in liquidation of Astor & Black Custom, LLC, custom men’s suit manufacturer including pursuit of potential multi-million dollar litigation claims against certain officers and directors Investigation and prosecution of accounting malpractice and professional negligence claims in chapter 7 liquidation of wholesale computer supply company
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in over 1000 individual and corporate chapter 7 and 11 cases, experienced in investigating and prosecuting avoidance claims, objections to exemptions and discharges, and a variety of other litigation claims.
  • Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee –in liquidation of mortgage lender, including prosecution of avoidance claims against over 50 transferees, and investigation and prosecution of substantive consolidation claims against non-debtor entities
  • Chapter 11 Examiner in reorganization of homeowners association, In re Majorca Isles Master Association, Inc. Counsel to various trade creditors and taxing authorities in reorganization of Florida home builder, Mercedes Homes, Inc.

Reported Decisions:

  • Carpenter v. Brown (In re Carpenter), 2013 WL 4047017 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Kapila v. S&G Financial Services, LLC and Merrick Financial Group, LLC (In re S&G Financial Services of South Florida, Inc.), 451 B.R. 573 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Mukamal v. Weisenfeld (In re Joseph J. Weisenfeld), 2011 WL 1048563 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • In re Cotillion Investments, Inc., 343 B.R. 344 (Bankr. S.D. Fla 2006)

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers In America- Listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation– Bankruptcy 2013-2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, 2015-2018
  • South Florida Legal Guide– Listed among Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy, 2015-2018
  • Florida Trend, Florida’s Legal Elite, Bankruptcy and Workout, 2014-2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Florida’s Rising Stars, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2009-2018
    • Top 100 in Florida 2017
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV® Preeminent™

Speaking Engagements:

  • Moderator, Practice from the Perspective of a Chapter 7 Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Counsel for Debtors and Creditors, Miami, June 2018
  • Panelist, Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy, Seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back, Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida, and The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, February 2018
  • Panelist, A Trustee’s Control Over And Rights To A Debtor’s Controlled Business Entities: Substantive Consolidation of Non-Debtor Entities with a Debtor’s Bankruptcy Estate, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, New Orleans, April 2017
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Seminar, The Great Debate: CH. 7 vs. CH 13, Miami, February 2016
  • Speaker, Broward County Bar Association, Recent Reported Cases in Bankruptcy, Ft. Lauderdale, December 2015
  • Moderator, Practice from the Perspective of a Chapter 7 Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Counsel for Debtors and Creditors, August 2015
  • Speaker, Recent Reported Cases in Bankruptcy, Broward County Bar Association, Miami, February 2016
  • Panelist, The Law & Lore of Rule 2004, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees seminar, Spring 2014
  • Panelist and Moderator, University of Miami School of Law Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, 2010-2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, 2014-2015
  • Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Florida Bar Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee 2015-2016

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Education

J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, magna cum laude
B.B.A., Emory University

Business Background

Partner, Tabas, Freedman, Soloff, Brown & Rigali, P.A.
Associate, Tabas, Freedman, Soloff & Miller, P.A.
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, C.M.I. Enterprises, Inc.

Admitted To

Florida Bar
District of Columbia Bar
U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida