B. Michael Bachman, Jr. - Shareholder


B. Michael Bachman, Jr. joined Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. in 2009 and became a shareholder with the firm in 2013. Mr. Bachman handles bankruptcy matters and commercial transactions at the firm, specializing in commercial real estate transactions. He regularly represents debtors, creditors, purchasers and other parties in bankruptcy cases and complex out-of-court workouts and debt restructurings and represents individual and corporate clients in all aspects of purchase, sale, leasing and financing transactions. Mr. Bachman advises both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of operating companies and other assets both in and out of bankruptcy cases. He leads firm efforts in title, survey and zoning due diligence with respect to commercial real estate acquisitions and is a title agent for several national title insurance companies.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bachman concentrated his practice in the areas of transactional real estate law and commercial lending work. He represented institutional lenders in the negotiation and documentation of loan transactions, including construction, permanent and mezzanine lending, asset-based financing, loan workouts and restructuring debt obligations. Mr. Bachman also represented commercial real estate developers in connection with their acquisition, development, financing, and disposition of real property for office, hotel, retail, residential, condominium and mixed use projects.

Mr. Bachman is a 1999 Honors graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Business Management and a Minor in English. Mr. Bachman received his J.D., cum laude, in 2005 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Bachman was a member of the Senior Editorial Board of the University of Florida Journal of Technology Law and Policy and was a member of Phi Delta Phi.


  • Florida State University, 1999, with Honors; B.S., Business Management; Minor, English
  • University of Florida, J.D., 2005, cum laude
  • The Florida Bar (all state courts)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2020 - 2021
  • Listed, Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, Bankruptcy and Workout, 2020
  • Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy: Business
    • “Super Lawyer” – 2017 – 2021 editions
    • “Rising Star” – 2012 – 2015 editions
  • Listed, Top Lawyer in Real Estate Law, Tampa Magazine, 2016 – 2019, and 2021 editions
  • Member, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges 2012 Next Generation Program
  • Recipient, 2011-2012 Exceptional Pro Bono Service award given by the Supreme Court of Florida, the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association
  • Member, Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, Real Estate Investment Council of Tampa Bay
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Bar Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
  • Volunteer, Bay Area Legal Services
  • Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, the Exchange Club of Tampa
  • “Everything You Need to Know About the Small Business Reorganization Act and Sales of Assets and the Assignment and Assumption of Leases and Contracts in Chapter 11 Proceedings,” Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar Executive Council Meeting and Committee Meetings, Commercial Real Estate Meeting (December 3, 2020)
  • “Executory? Dischargeable? Navigating HOA and Timeshare Claims in Bankruptcy, ” Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Seminar (2019)
  • Trademark Law: Conventional Controls in a Virtual Marketplace, 9:2 J. Tech. L. & Pol’y (2004)