Paul A. Giordano

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Business Litigation

Fort Myers
2320 First Street, Suite 1000
Fort Myers, FL 33901
P 239.338.4267
F 239.337.0970
E pgiordano@ralaw.com
Naples
850 Park Shore Drive
Trianon Centre, 3rd Floor
Naples, FL 34103
P 239.649.6200
F 239.261.3659



Paul A. Giordano

Shareholder, Practice Group Manager, Business Litigation

Phone: 239.338.4267
Fax: 239.337.0970
Email: pgiordano@ralaw.com

Mr. Giordano handles a variety of business, commercial and banking litigation, with a special focus on bankruptcy & creditors' rights, troubled debt restructuring, workouts, and related litigation, partnership disputes, commercial foreclosures, contract and corporate disputes, construction liens, real estate dispute litigation, and general and professional liability lawsuits. He regularly assists national, regional and community banks in stabilizing distressed commercial and industrial properties, from negotiating pre-foreclosure agreements to advocating for the appointment of receivers and judicial sales. He also has experience in insurance coverage litigation, and jury and non-jury trial practice.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to various financial institutions and banks on liquidation of collateral, court-appointed receiverships, prejudgment writs of replevin, as well as restructuring and workouts on large non-performing commercial loans
  • Represented national lender in multi-million dollar Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; protected and enforced cash collateral rights of lender leading to a refinance of the debt and recovery post-confirmation of Plan of reorganization
  • Represented lender in individual Chapter 7 Bankruptcy; successfully resolved dispute regarding priority of liens with competing secured creditor leading to full recovery for lender upon liquidation of debtor’s principal asset
  • Dismissal of lender liability claims against large regional banking institution
  • Successfully prosecuted multimillion dollar foreclosure and defended several lender liability counterclaims
  • Successfully tried a quiet title action to verdict and defended easement counterclaims asserted for over 80 years by defendants

Accomplishments

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell – Judicial Edition, 2016, 2017 & 2018
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation - Bankruptcy (2019)
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2015-2018)
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2013)
  • Selected as Florida Trend's "Legal Elite" for Bankruptcy & Workout (2013 and 2016) and Commercial Litigation (2018)

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • B.A., University of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (2004-2013)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Coastal Conservation Association of Florida
    • Chairman (2016); Vice-Chairman (2015)
    • President (2014)
    • Government Relations Committee (2008 - 2013); State Board Member (2008 - 2013)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Lee County Federal Bar Association
  • Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association, President (2014); Vice President (2013); Secretary (2012)
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • The Bankruptcy Legal Education Series Foundation, Inc., Treasurer (2014-2015); President and Chairman of the Board (2013-2014)
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwest Florida

Presentations

  • "Consumer Potpourri: Hot Topics in Chapter 13; Panel discussion of issues affecting your consumer clients: consequences of assumption and rejection of executory contracts; Chapter 13 update; the incapacitated client; undisclosed assets; proofs of claim and FDCPA; TCPA; revisions to Bankruptcy Rules; advising your clients on post-discharge liabilities; report on the ABI Consumer Commission’s Chapter 7 Committee" – Panelist, 42nd Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar (January 2018)
  • "What Ever Happened to Pre-Packs/Structured Dismissal?; You Can Check In Any Time You Like But Can You Ever Leave? In & Out Quick; Staying Out of Bankruptcy Court: How to Negotiate a Workout Agreement; Pros and Cons of ABC’s" - Panelist, 40th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar (April 2016)
  • "Ethical Dilemmas in the Round, Including Asset Protection, Social Media and Electronic Discovery" - Panelist, 39th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar (March 2015)
  • "Bankruptcy Case Law Update" - Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association (SWFBPA), Fort Myers, FL (June 2014)
  • “Pre-Foreclosure Best Practices” - Panelist, Fourth Annual Bank & Financial Institutions Special Asset Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (February 2014)
  • "Commercial and Residential Evictions in Florida - How To Do Them Right" - Speaker, SES Seminar, Fort Myers, FL

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