Scott A. Stichter - Shareholder


Scott A. Stichter joined Stichter Riedel in 1987 and became a shareholder in 1993.  He regularly represents debtors, committees, creditors, trustees, buyers and other parties in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. In addition, Mr. Stichter has represented assignors and assignees on assignment for the benefit and creditor proceedings.

 Mr. Stichter was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts.  Mr. Stichter received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1987, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Team.

He is the recipient of pro bono awards from the Florida Bar Association and Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr.Stichter was a past President of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. He regularly speaks on insolvency issues.


  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1984
  • Wake Forest University, J.D. 1987, member of the Moot Court Board and the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Team<
  • The Florida Bar (all state courts)
  • United States District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Listed as Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law by Tampa Magazine, 2016, 2019 and 2021
  • Recipient, Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, which recognizes one lawyer in each judicial circuit for providing outstanding pro bono service.
  • Recipient, Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Award, presented by Hillsborough County Bar Association which recognizes one Hillsborough County lawyer for outstanding pro bono services over an extended period of time
  • Listed, Chambers & Partners, “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring - 2013-2022
  • Listed, Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite”- 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013-2015, 2017-2021
  • Listed, Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America in the area of Bankruptcy, Business Reorganization, and Bankruptcy Litigation- 2010-2021
  • Listed as a Florida Super Lawyer in the area of Insolvency and Bankruptcy practice (Top 100 Florida, Top 50 in Tampa Bay) - 2009-2022
  • Rated "AV" (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Directors (2004-2008 and 2011-2019)
    • Secretary (2014-2015)
    • Treasurer (2015-2016)
    • Vice President (2016-2017)
    • President (2017-2018)
    • Chair (2018-2019)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Alumni Council, Wake Forest University College of Law, 1994-2003
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Bay Area Legal Services Board of Directors (2013-2015)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Florida Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Tampa Economic Club (past president)

Scott A. Stichter has lead or had significant involvement in the firm's representation of:

  • Affiliated of Florida, Inc.
  • The American Ship Building Company
  • Anthony Distributing Company, Inc.
  • Antonio Deon Tarver
  • Banyon 1030-32, LLC
  • Caribbean Select, Inc.
  • CHC Industries, Inc., f/k/a Cleaners Hanger Company
  • Clearwater Cylinder Head, Inc.
  • Cordoba Ranch Development, LLC
  • Crofton & Sons, Inc. 
  • East Coast Brokers & Packers, Inc.
  • Fontainbleau Las Vegas Holdings, LLC
  • Grainger Farms, Inc. 
  • Hillsborough Holdings Corp.
  • HRK, LLC
  • Independent Wholesale, Inc.
  • Koger Properties, Inc.
  • Laser Spine, Inc.
  • McDill Columbus Corp.
  • Nitram, Inc.
  • North American Archery Group, LLC
  • Senior Care Group, Inc.
  • Touch 1 Communications, Inc.
  • Westport Holdings Tampa, Limited Partnership
  • USA Broadmoor, LLC

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