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Hayley G. Harrison

SunTrust International Center

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

Miami, Fl 33131



Hayley Harrison concentrates her practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, and commercial litigation. Hayley primarily represents bankruptcy trustees in their administration of Chapter 7 debtor cases, including all aspects of analyzing avenues of recovery, the sale of bankruptcy estate assets, and the pursuit of avoidance actions and other litigation claims. She also advises debtors, secured and unsecured creditors and interested parties in relation to their rights in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings and out of court proceedings.

Representative Matters

  • Special litigation counsel to Curator for the Probate Estate of Victor Posner asserting claims against surety bond for removed personal representative’s breaches of fiduciary duty, which resulted in a recovery of $12 million for creditors
  • Special counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee in liquidation of precious metals Ponzi scheme, including prosecution of avoidance claims against over 75 transferees, and investigation and prosecution of substantive consolidation claims against non-debtor entities
  • Represented Chapter 7 debtor in negotiating $2.2M settlement with trustee, resulting in obtaining discharge and dismissal of 15 pending adversary proceedings
  • Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee in over 200 individual and corporate chapter 7 cases, including investigation and prosecution of avoidance actions, objections to exemptions and discharge, and other litigation claims
  • Represented Liquidating Trustee in Advanced Blast Protection, Inc. Chapter 11 case

Awards and Recognitions

  • Florida Super Lawyers- Rising Stars, Bankruptcy: Business, 2016-2019
  • Florida Trend, Florida’s Legal Elite, 2018-2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, University of Miami School of Law Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, 2019

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
    • First Vice President, 2019-2020
    • Second Vice President, 2018-2019
    • Secretary 2017-2018
    • Treasurer, 2016-2017
    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyers’ Committee 2013-2016
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation



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J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, Public Relations and Business

Business Background

Law Clerk, Bast Amron LLP
Law Clerk, Markowitz, Ringel, Trusty & Hartog, P.A.
Judicial Intern, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
Legal Extern, Santa Fe College, Office of General Counsel, Gainesville, Florida
Summer Associate, Stearns Weaver Miller

Admitted To

Florida Bar
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida