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  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, cum laude
  • University of South Florida, Master of Accountancy
  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors
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  • 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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Position
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Education
  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, cum laude
  • University of South Florida, Master of Accountancy
  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors
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 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, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Florida, and The Honorable Michael G. Williamson, Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Florida. She also is licensed as a certified public accountant, having passed all four parts of the examination on her first attempt (something accomplished by a small percentage of applicants). She is past chair of the Accounting Circle Board at the University of South Florida. She regularly represents debtors, committees, creditors, trustees, 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 borrowers and guarantors in state court litigation initiated by lenders. She has been particularly active in the representation of independent and franchised restaurant chains and other food service companies in Chapter 11 cases. 

"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 for 2015 and 2016
  • Listed as "Up and Coming" by Chambers & Partners, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring for 2013 and 2014
  • Listed as “Rising Star” in the area of Bankruptcy/Insolvency practice by “Florida Super Lawyers” for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016
  • Listed as Florida's Legal Elite “Up & Comers” by Florida Trend's 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Florida Legal Elite
  • Recipient, Program Excellence Award, C.H. Ferguson-M.E. White American Inn of Court, 2006-2007
  • Listed, National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004 -2005
Memberships and Community Involvement
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar 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
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 headed up or has had an active involvement in the firm's representation of the following in Bankruptcy Court:

  • A & K Energy Conservation, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive lighting maintenance, re-lamping, and energy services solutions with approximately $18 million in revenues
  • Michael Moecker & Associates in its capacity as assignee in several assignments 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 individual Chapter 11 debtors
  • 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
  • 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 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 franchise hotel
  • Laketown Wharf Marketing Corporation n/k/a Laketown Wharf, LLC, the owner of a condominium project
  • 23 Dunkin Donuts franchised restaurants
  • 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 in Skyway Communications Holding Corp.
  • Langford-Leake Group, Inc. and its affiliates, owners of 4 Sonic® Franchise Restaurants
  • Habana Hospital Pharmacy, Inc., a local compounding pharmacy
  • Mack Farms, Inc., a farming operation
  • Deb-Lyn, Inc., the owner of 12 Burger King® franchised Restaurants
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Esther Weisman Enterprises, Inc.
  • 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

She has also been actively involved in the firm's state court practice and in out-of-court workouts.

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).