Since joining Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler P.A. as a shareholder in 1985, Mr. Blain has led the firm's representation of clients in numerous large Chapter 11 cases. His practice, which involves out-of-court workouts and consultation with and advice to clients, as well as litigation in bankruptcy courts, is statewide, and he has served as lead counsel in the representation of debtors in possession in the largest cases ever filed in the Northern District of Florida. He is the immediate past chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and is a past president of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Mr. Blain is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top 100 lawyers in the State of Florida. He is also listed in the bankruptcy and insolvency category by "Best Lawyers in America," by Chambers & Partners "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," by Florida Trend magazine's "Florida Legal Elite," and by "Who's Who - Legal." He has spoken on bankruptcy topics for The Florida Bar and various other seminar sponsors.
Mr. Blain was born in Tampa, Florida, and was educated at Vanderbilt University, where he received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1974, and at the University of Florida, where he received his J.D. in 1977. He served as Senior Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review, and his law review note was selected for publication and received the Gertrude Brick Law Apprentice Award. He is a member of Phi Delta Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa. Mr. Blain was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1977.