May 13, 2020

Roetzel & Andress Announces New Office Location; Adds Three Shareholders

Roetzel & Andress, LPA, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is pleased to announce the addition of an office in Winter Park, Florida. This office is the firm’s third location in Florida in addition to Naples and Fort Myers. The office strengthens the firm’s footprint in the state with three shareholders, W. Glenn Jensen, Jason Johnson and Eric Werrenrath.

Located at 941 W. Morse Blvd., Suite 100, the new Winter Park office will provide greater opportunities for Roetzel’s attorneys to assist clients in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, real estate, commercial finance, commercial lending, and general and commercial litigation. 

“Fortunately, we have the ability to continue our strategic growth during this time of change and uncertainty in the legal marketplace,” said Roetzel Chairman and CEO Bob Blackham. “The addition of these three outstanding lawyers enables us to serve our clients in Central Florida and throughout the country in the creditors’ rights arena which is poised to see substantial growth over the coming months.” 

Mr. Jensen is rejoining the firm, as he previously worked for Roetzel from 2006-2018 as a shareholder. He will focus his practice in the areas of commercial finance, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial and real estate litigation. His commercial lending experience includes representing commercial lenders in multi-million-dollar credit loans involving all aspects of commercial real estate and loan transactions with business collateral. In bankruptcy and commercial litigation, his clients include creditor groups of all kinds, including CMBS special servicers, financial institutions, private equity funds and FDIC loss share participants. Mr. Jensen’s representation of these parties includes matters involving loan workouts, debt restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, foreclosures, receiverships, and enforcement of creditors’ rights. 

Mr. Johnson, Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, focuses his practice on commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation and mediation. A former law clerk to a United States Bankruptcy Judge and former President of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Mr. Johnson represents commercial lending institutions, REITs, hedge funds, private equity groups, financial services corporations, equipment lessors, commercial landlords, real estate developers, and other creditors and businesses. He has extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, commercial foreclosure and workout proceedings, and commercial litigation, which include cases involving client assets exceeding $50-billion-dollars and claims exceeding $1-billion-dollars. In addition, he handles “white collar” criminal matters. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator, Mr. Johnson is a seasoned mediator of complex commercial litigation and commercial restructuring cases.

Mr. Werrenrath is also making a return to Roetzel, previously working as an associate attorney for eight years. He practices in the areas of creditors’ rights, commercial lending, commercial real estate, commercial bankruptcy and general business litigation. He has extensive experience with all facets of commercial lending, including closing various types of commercial loans for local and national banks and credit unions, restructuring loans before and after default, working out distressed loans, and enforcing defaulted loans through litigation and arbitration. Mr. Werrenrath has broad experience representing creditors, including local and national lenders in various proceedings, such as commercial foreclosures, actions to enforce guarantees in state and federal courts, deficiency judgment proceedings, arbitrations, bankruptcies and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

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