Scott M. Grossman

Scott M. Grossman

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Scott M. Grossman is an experienced bankruptcy/restructuring attorney and litigator, with a tax background. He represents distressed companies, debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, official committees, defendants in avoidance actions and purchasers of distressed assets.

Scott has worked on bankruptcy cases across various industries, including real estate, hospitality, health care, banking, technology, energy and financial fraud. He also litigates and advises clients on bankruptcy tax issues, Florida’s homestead exemption and fraudulent transfer and preference claims. While primarily involved in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Scott also represents clients in out-of-court workouts and restructurings, Chapter 7 liquidations, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and insolvency-related litigation.

Concentrations

  • Bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring
  • Bankruptcy litigation
  • Bankruptcy tax matters
  • Creditors' and debtors' rights
  • Insolvency-related commercial litigation
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Trigeant Ltd. and affiliates in Chapter 11 reorganization involving $100 million sale of Texas oil refinery and disposition of cross-border claims (S.D. Fla.)
  • BankUnited Financial Corporation and affiliates in Chapter 11 cases and related litigation (S.D. Fla.)
  • Liberty Medical, a nationwide provider of medical supplies and equipment, in its Chapter 11 reorganization case (Del.)
  • Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the HearUSA, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case (S.D. Fla.)
  • $197 million secured creditor Goldman Sachs Mortgage Company in the Marriott Sawgrass resort hotel Chapter 11 case (M.D. Fla.)
  • $100 million secured creditors Gramercy Investment Trust in two related hotel Chapter 11 cases (M.D. Fla.)
  • Secured creditors and majority equity holders in the R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. Chapter 11 case (M.D. Fla.)
  • Secured creditors in single-asset real estate Chapter 11 cases (M.D. Fla.)
  • Secured creditor/purchaser of famed Versace Mansion from Casa Casuarina bankruptcy estate (S.D. Fla.)
  • Purchaser of South Beach’s Betsy Ross Hotel from a bankruptcy estate (S.D. Fla.)
  • Purchaser of South Beach’s Breakwater and Edison Hotels from a bankruptcy estate (S.D. Fla.)
  • Stalking horse bidder in Westport Holdings Tampa continuing-care retirement community Chapter 11 case (M.D. Fla.)
  • Chapter 7 Trustee for Southeast Banking Corporation, returning 119% dividend to creditors from proceeds of litigation settlements with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and liquidation of other assets (S.D. Fla.)
  • The Chapter 7 Trustee for the estate of Abraham D. Gosman, in the liquidation of a former health care magnate’s multimillion-dollar estate, which included a 6 ½-acre oceanfront mansion, millions of dollars of artwork and controlling interests in several hundred corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities (S.D. Fla.)
  • Defendants and investors in the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC Ponzi scheme case (S.D.N.Y.)
  • KBC Financial Products (Cayman Islands), Ltd., in the Palm Beach Finance Partners, L.P. and Palm Beach Finance II, L.P. bankruptcy cases, defending asserted avoidance action claims in excess of $125 million (S.D. Fla.)
  • Entertainment news website TMZ.com in the Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. bankruptcy case (the O.J. Simpson "If I Did It" book case) (S.D. Fla.)
  • Judgment creditors in proceedings supplementary actions to avoid fraudulent transfers and collect on judgments (Fla.)
  • Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section, Southern Region, (Attorney General's Honors Program) 1999-2004

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2011-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2012-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-2018
    • "Rising Star," 2012
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2016
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, "Turnaround of the Year — Small Markets" for the restructuring and sale of ATLS Acquisition, LLC (dba Liberty Medical), 2015
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
    • Immediate Past President, 2016-2017
    • President, 2015-2016
    • President-elect, 2014-2015
    • First Vice President, 2013-2014
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 1999
  • MAcc, University of Florida, 1996
  • B.S., Accounting, with honors, University of Florida, 1996
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida