On March 21, 2016, the firm filed Chapter 11 Petitions for Central Beef, Inc. and two related companies. For many years, it has been the largest purchaser of cattle and the largest producer of beef in the State of Florida, the second largest in the Southeast, and the 18th largest in the country, with annual revenues reaching $180 million. At various times, Central Beef’s market share of the Florida beef processing market approached 80%. Central Beef is actively seeking a purchaser of its assets.
The firm’s representation in these cases is headed by Harley Riedel and Matthew Hale.