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Attorney Matthew B. Hale

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Matt Hale is a practical business restructuring attorney who deals regularly in all aspects of complex commercial insolvency matters and related litigation.

Matt focuses on assisting businesses and their owners in navigating the restructuring process, both in-court and out-of-court. More broadly, he represents debtors, creditors, committees, and trustees in business bankruptcy cases, seeking to maximize value for stakeholders. Matt prides himself on developing creative solutions to complicated problems.

In addition to his bankruptcy practice, he also represents fiduciaries and other parties in Florida assignment for the benefit of creditors cases and receivership cases. Matt also advocates for clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including fraudulent transfer actions, preference actions, litigation against directors and officers, complex creditor enforcement litigation, business owner disputes, real estate litigation, and contract disputes.

Matt Hale joined Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. after serving as a term law clerk for the Honorable Karen S. Jennemann, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida. He 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 Law Review 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.

Matt lives in South Tampa with his wife and two little girls. Outside the office, he enjoys any opportunity to go fishing or play golf. Matt’s interests also include backcountry hiking in remote locations. He has hiked the John Muir Trail (211 mi.) through the Sierra Nevada mountains in California and has summitted Mt. Rainier in Washington.

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