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Specializing in insolvency and complex commercial matters since 1974

Attorneys

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Position
Associate
Education
  • University of Florida, B.S. (2010)
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (2013)
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

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Position
Associate
Education
  • University of Florida, B.S. (2010)
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (2013)
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

Attorney Name
Matthew B. Hale
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Biography

Matthew Hale deals regularly in all aspects of complex commercial insolvency matters, primarily representing debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.  Mr. Hale also represents parties in fraudulent transfer actions and preference actions.  Outside of bankruptcy, Mr. Hale has been involved in state court assignment for the benefit of creditors proceedings, receivership proceedings, real estate litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation, and other general commercial litigation.  He also has transactional experience in workouts and distressed sale transactions.

Matthew Hale joined Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. in 2015 after serving two years as law clerk to the Honorable Karen S. Jennemann, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida.  Mr. Hale received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law, where he served as an editor of the Florida State University College of Law and earned invitation to the Order of the Coif. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Economics, from the University of Florida. While in law school, Mr. Hale served as a judicial intern for both Chief Judge Jennemann and the Honorable Arthur B. Briskman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida. He also earned book awards in Federal Jurisdiction, Taxation, Law and Economics, and Supreme Court Opinion Writing.

Honors and Distinctions
Memberships and Community Involvement
  • Florida Bar Business Law Section, Vice Chair of Communications Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association, TMA Florida Board Member, NextGen Chair
  • Federal Bar Association, Eleventh Circuit Writer for the Circuit Writer's Project
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Eleventh Circuit Editor - ABI Volo Project
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Connection Class of 2017
  • Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay
Government Service
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen S. Jennemann, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Karen S. Jennemann, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Arthur B. Briskman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida
Speaking Engagements
  • Electronic Exhibits in the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Courts CLE, Moderator, July 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Nondischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy, Florida A&M University College of Law, October 2014
Publications
  • Clark v. Rameker: Supreme Court Says Inherited IRAs are not “Retirement Funds,” Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court, Matthew B. Hale, Court Connection, July 2014
  • Can We Dismiss Structured Dismissals? The Scope of Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp, Matthew B. Hale, The Cramdown, Summer 2017
  • Supreme Court Preview: Redefining “Actual Fraud” in Husky International Electronics v. Ritz, Matthew B. Hale, The Cramdown, Spring 2016
  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off: Structure Dismissals in Chapter 11 Cases, Russel M. Blain, Daniel R. Fogarty, & Matthew B. Hale, Article for Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute 2016
Publications and Speaking Engagements
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Mediation
Reported Decisions