Jeffrey P. Bast
He is a very knowledgeable corporate and bankruptcy attorney who brings multidisciplinary skills to cases. He is clinical in his analysis of a matter and comes up with practical solutions.” “He can litigate if something is contested, but can also negotiate and resolve cases if need be.”
Jeff has been practicing in the insolvency and litigation arena for more than 25 years. He guides business clients through all types of insolvency-related issues including bankruptcy and bankruptcy avoidance, emphasizing corporate reorganization, workouts, and liquidation. Through his experience in commercial litigation, Jeff knows his way around the courtroom, but he also knows that his clients are often better served by staying out of court. For this reason, Jeff’s initial focus is often avoiding bankruptcy when possible. Jeff’s business background makes him well-suited to guiding his clients with insolvency-related transactions as well. Indeed, Jeff has extensive experience with all aspects of bankruptcy sales, acquisitions, and financing. Jeff represents corporate and individual debtors, shareholders, trustees, receivers, indenture trustees, and creditors’ committees, as well as secured and unsecured creditors in workouts, reorganizations, and litigation.
After law school, Jeff completed two bankruptcy judicial clerkships in Texas and Florida. He then practiced law in the restructuring groups at two international law firms, working his way up to equity partner at both firms. In 2008, Jeff left the big firm life to start his own solo practice. In 2009, he founded Bast Amron LLP with his partner Brett Amron. The firm is now widely recognized as one of South Florida’s top boutique firms delivering sophisticated advice to an array of clients with complex commercial disputes.
Jeff is a frequent speaker and writer both in the U.S. and abroad on topics related to insolvency. Jeff has been recognized by his peers and numerous publications for professional excellence including: Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Partners, Martindale Hubble, South Florida Legal Guide, and Florida Super Lawyers.
One Southeast Third Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., University of Florida, with honors, Accounting
Partner, Jeffrey Bast, P.A.
Partner, Hunton & Williams
Partner, Holland & Knight
Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
New York Bar
U. S. Supreme Court
U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida
U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas
Areas of Practice
Outside General Counsel