Amanda Chazal Smith

Associate

Fort Myers
2320 First Street, Suite 1000
Fort Myers, FL 33901
P 239.338.4252
F 239.337.0970
E achazalsmith@ralaw.com



Amanda Chazal Smith

Associate

Phone: 239.338.4252
Fax: 239.337.0970
Email: achazalsmith@ralaw.com

Ms. Smith represents businesses and individuals in matters related to bankruptcy, debt restructuring, and insolvency. She has represented clients in a number of complex bankruptcy and litigation matters, including the representation of commercial debtors in chapter 11 reorganizations and in contested matters, including confirmation issues.

In addition to her bankruptcy work, Ms. Smith has represented sellers and purchasers in transactions related to specialized goods, including aircraft, petroleum tankers, and medical supplies. She has also litigated fraudulent and preferential transfer actions on behalf of both debtor and creditor clients. Her experience also includes landlord/tenant negotiations and the representation of retailers.

Accomplishments

  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2017 and 2018)
  • Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee - The One Campaign Pro Bono Award (2014 and 2017)
  • C.H. Ferguson M.E. White American Inn of Court - Group Winner of Best Presentation (2013)
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Catherine Peek McEwen, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

Education

  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law
  • B.A., University of Florida, Business Administration/Marketing
  • M.B.A., University of Central Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, board of directors (2017-2018)
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, member
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, member
  • The C.H. Ferguson M.E. White American Inn of Court, past member
  • Turnaround Underground - past board member

Publications

Presentations

  • "Orange is the New Black, Criminal Charges in Bankruptcy Cases," - Program Co-Chair, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2016)
  • "The Intersection of Health Care Law & Bankruptcy," - Program Co-Chair, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2015)
  • "Professionalism in Action," - Thomas M. Cooley Law School (2015)
  • "Student Loan Practice Tips and Malpractice Traps," - Program Chair, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (2014)
  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Seminar - Guest Lecturer, Stetson University College of Law (2014)

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