Amanda Chazal Smith represents businesses and individuals in matters related to bankruptcy, debt restructuring, and insolvency. At Stetson University College of Law, Mrs. Smith served as research assistant to Dean Kristen David Adams in researching and preparing updates related to a new edition of the Uniform Commercial Code in a Nutshell. She also received the Alexander L. Paskay Scholarship Award, presented by the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, for outstanding aptitude in the area of Bankruptcy Law, and the Stetson University Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award for excellence in the Advanced Bankruptcy Course.
Since joining Stichter Riedel in 2012, Mrs. Smith has represented clients in a variety of complex bankruptcy and litigation cases. Her experience includes representation of commercial debtors in chapter 11 reorganizations and in contested matters, including confirmation issues. She has represented sellers and purchasers in sale proceedings for specialized goods that include aircrafts, petroleum tankers, and medical supplies. Mrs. Smith has also litigated fraudulent and preferential transfer actions both on behalf of debtor clients and creditor clients. She has also spent time in state trial and appellate courts, including serving as lead counsel in arguments before the Second District Court of Appeal on the topic of negotiable instruments.