Charles A. Postler - Shareholder


Charles A. Postler is widely regarded as one of the foremost lawyers in the State of Florida for handling large and complex business transactions. Much of his practice is devoted to the representation of parties buying or selling operating companies or other significant assets through asset purchase agreements or stock purchase agreements. He has represented parties in sale and purchase or financing transactions in a wide variety of matters – from the sale or acquisition of public companies and billion-dollar multi-national commercial enterprises to luxury resorts and 150 foot Feadship yachts. He is equally adept at handling these transactions in traditional merger and acquisition contexts and in large (and occasionally contentious) chapter 11 cases. In the chapter 11 context, he routinely handles the drafting of plans of reorganization and disclosure statements in many of the firm’s largest cases, as well as transactional documents, debtor in possession financing documents, and plan confirmation funding documents. Mr. Postler’s practice is not limited to transactional work. He makes regular bankruptcy court appearances and recently headed up the firm’s successful representation of two publicly traded companies, Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and Biovest International, Inc. and has represented several hospitals in successful chapter 11 cases. Mr. Postler joined the firm as a partner in 1991 after working eight years with the law firm of Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker, P.A. in Tampa, Florida, where he was a partner at the time of his departure. During his tenure with the Fowler, White law firm, he specialized in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporation and banking law. Also while at Fowler, White, he served as co-counsel with the Stichter, Riedel law firm in the Trust America Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.


  • Spring Hill College, Summa Cum Laude, 1978
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1984, with honors
  • Chief Tax Editor, University of Florida Law Review
  • 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
  • Member, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association/Section on Corporation, Banking and Business Law
  • Member, Florida Bar/Business Law Section
  • Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth 
  • Member, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Real Estate Investment Council of Tampa Bay

Charles A. Postler has headed up or been actively involved in the firm's representation of the following debtors in possession in Chapter 11 cases:

  • Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Axcess Medical Imaging Corporation
  • American Ship Building Company
  • Bicoastal Corporation
  • Biovest International, Inc.
  • Cargo Transportation Service, Inc.
  • Doctors’ Hospital of Tampa, Ltd.
  • GeoPharma, Inc.
  • JumboSports Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Inc
  • Scrub Island Development Group Limited
  • Silas Creek Retail, Inc.
  • Tampa Shipyards, Incorporated
  • Teltronics, Inc.
  • Total World Telecommunications, Inc.
  • U.S. Plastic Lumber Corporation
  • Viasource Communications, Inc.

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