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  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, cum laude, 1998
  • University of South Florida, Master of Accountancy, 1999
  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors, 2002
Bar Admissions
  • The Florida Bar (all state courts)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
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Education
  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, cum laude, 1998
  • University of South Florida, Master of Accountancy, 1999
  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors, 2002
Bar Admissions
  • The Florida Bar (all state courts)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
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Attorney Name
Amy Denton Harris
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Biography

Amy Denton Harris specializes in the representation of debtors, assignors, committees, creditors, trustees, assignees, purchasers, and other parties in bankruptcy cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and out of court workouts. She is also active in the firm’s representation of parties in commercial litigation in state and federal court including litigation involving directors and officers. She has been particularly active in the representation of real estate developers and home builders, medical practices and physicians, agribusinesses, and independent and franchised restaurant chains and other food service companies.

Amy Denton Harris joined Stichter, Riedel, Blain, & Postler P.A. in March of 2003 and became a shareholder in 2010. Mrs. Harris received her J.D. with honors in 2002 from the University of Florida. While in law school, Ms. Harris interned for The Honorable Paul M. Glenn and The Honorable Michael G. Williamson, Bankruptcy Judges, Middle District of Florida. She is past Chair of the Accounting Circle Board at the University of South Florida.

"very smart, very articulate in court, and she handles herself very well"

- Chambers USA (2017)
Honors and Distinctions
  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Rated "AV" Preeminent Lawyer (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed by Chambers & Partners, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2015 through 2018
  • Listed as "Up and Coming" by Chambers & Partners, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2013 and 2014
  • Listed as “Super Lawyer” in the Bankruptcy/Insolvency practice by “Florida Super Lawyers,” 2018
  • Listed as “Rising Star” in the Bankruptcy/Insolvency practice by “Florida Super Lawyers,” 2009 through 2017
  • Listed among “Up & Comers” by Florida Trend Florida’s Legal Elite, 2013 through 2016
  • Gold Letter Recipient, Pro Bono Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, for devoting more than 100 hours to pro bono service, 2012
  • Recipient, Program Excellence Award, C.H. Ferguson M.E. White American Inn of Court, 2006 through 2007
  • Listed, National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004 through 2005
Memberships and Community Involvement
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Former Associate Member, C.H. Ferguson-M.E. White American Inn of Court
  • Partnership Chair, Board of Directors for the Accounting Circle, University of South Florida, 2007-2008
  • Former Member, Community Service Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Chair, Board of Directors for the Accounting Circle, University of South Florida, 2006-2007
  • Member, Advisory Council for the School of Accountancy, University of South Florida, 2006-2007
  • Internship: Honorable Paul M. Glenn, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Florida, 2002
  • Internship: Honorable Michael G. Williamson, Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Florida, 2002
  • President, Whispering Lakes Homeowners’ Association, 1998-1999
Government Service
Speaking Engagements
Publications
  • Downsizing the Lease Rejection Cap - The Cramdown, Spring 2017
  • Stern, Sharif, and the Purple Elephant - The Cramdown, Winter 2015
  • Applying the Grubbs “Economic Realities” Test to Non-Residential Real Property Leases – The Cramdown, Winter 2005-2006
  • The Demise of Rules 4004 & 4007 as Jurisdictional Bars – The Cramdown, Fall/Winter 2006
  • Hands Across the Border: Coast-to-Coast Communications in International Insolvency Cases – Stetson University College of Law 5th International Symposium on Bankruptcy, June 12-15 2005 Freiberg, Germany (Co-author with Russell M. Blain & Stephen R. Leslie)
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Representation

Ms. Harris has served as lead counsel or has had an active involvement in the firm’s representation of the following:

  • Barker Boatworks, LLC, a custom boat builder headquartered in Sarasota, Florida
  • Several individual Chapter 11 debtors including physicians, farmers, and business owners
  • C & D Fruit and Vegetable Co., Inc. and Trio Farms, LLC, which own and farm more than 300 acres in Manatee County
  • A & K Energy Conservation, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive lighting maintenance, relamping, and energy services solutions with approximately $18 million in revenues
  • Angela Welch, Chapter 7 Trustee of the bankruptcy estate of James Liston
  • Creditor in Walker Renaissance Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Various creditors in state court collection matters
  • Michael Moecker & Associates in its capacity as assignee in several assignment for the benefit of creditors cases
  • Physician's Choice Laboratory Services, LLC, as assignor in an assignment for the benefit of creditors case
  • Len-Tran, Inc. d/b/a Turner Tree and Landscape, a landscaping, hardscaping, and irrigation company located in Bradenton, FL
  • Several creditors in individual bankruptcy cases
  • Grainger Farms, Inc. and its affiliates, which own and farm approximately 5,000 acres in Collier, Hendry, and Manatee counties
  • Plaintiffs in a state court action for fraud and other tortious conduct
  • Creditor in GPI Manufacturing, LLC and GPI Custom Gunworks, LLC, a gun manufacturer
  • Creditors in WRS Holding Company and its subsidiaries, which provide environmental remediation and civil construction services
  • Crofton & Sons, Inc. and Crofton L&D Meats Holdings, LLC, family-owned meat processors and distributors
  • Howard Avenue Station, LLC, lessee of real property located in the Soho district of Tampa
  • RGR Watkins, LLC, the owner of a 500,000 square foot commercial office park located in Norcross, Georgia
  • USA Broadmoor, LLC, the owner of a 384-unit apartment complex
  • Agri-source Fuels, LLC, a producer of biodiesel and refined glycerin
  • Premier Construction Group, LLC, a real estate development company
  • Secured creditor in MJH Properties, Inc., which owns and manages several multi-family residential properties
  • Flesher Windows, Inc., a window manufacturer
  • GunnAllen Financial, Inc., a brokerage and investment firm
  • PlanFirst Financial Solutions, Inc. and its affiliates, debt consolidation and solutions companies
  • Oikon Hotels Destin, LLC, a Hampton Inn franchised hotel
  • Laketown Wharf Marketing Corporation n/k/a Laketown Wharf, LLC, the owner of a condominium project located in Panama City Beach
  • 23 Dunkin Donuts franchised restaurants in southwest Florida
  • Turtle Creek, Ltd., the owner of an affordable housing apartment complex
  • Arlington Ridge LLC, and its affiliates, owners and developers of a residential community
  • Sam Seltzer’s Steak Houses of America Inc. and its affiliates, owners and operators of 15 Sam Seltzer's Steakhouses
  • Suncoast Roofers Supply Inc., a roofing supply company
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and subsequently the Chapter 11 Trustee for Skyway Communications Holding Corp.
  • Langford-Leake Group, Inc. and its affiliates, owners of 4 Sonic® franchised restaurants
  • Habana Hospital Pharmacy, Inc., a Tampa compounding pharmacy
  • Mack Farms, Inc., a substantial potato and watermelon farming operation located in Polk County, Florida
  • Deb-Lyn, Inc., the owner of 12 Burger King® franchised restaurants
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Esther Weisman Enterprises, Inc., a Tampa based jewelry retailer
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Parkstone Medical Information Systems, Inc.
  • Battery Park Industries, Inc. f/k/a Moltech Power Systems, Inc., a battery cell manufacturer
  • Several real estate developers and home builders in out-of-court workouts and state court foreclosure and deficiency proceedings
Mediation
Reported Decisions
  • In re Aneco Elec. Const., Inc., 2005 WL 3750364 (M.D. Fla. 2005)
  • In re Aneco Elec. Const., Inc., 377 B.R. 338 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2006)
  • In re Cypress Health Sys. Florida, Inc., 536 B.R. 334, 337 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 2015)
  • In re Deb-Lyn, Inc., 2004 WL 452560 (N.D. Fla. 2004)
  • In re GunnAllen Fin., Inc., 443 B.R. 908, 910 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011)
  • In re Laketown Wharf Mktg. Corp., 433 B.R. 401 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Laketown Wharf Mktg., Corp., 433 B.R. 419 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., 2010 WL 4025873 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010)
  • In re Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., 2011 WL 5326534 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011)
  • In re Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., 470 B.R. 228 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2012)
  • In re Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., 493 B.R. 872 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Williamson v. Moltech Corp., 2007 WL 1701366 (N.D. Fla. 2007)