Grace Robson is an expert in bankruptcy law. She is a Board-Certified Bankruptcy attorney with over 17 years of experience representing corporate debtors, trade and institutional creditors, trustees, receivers, and creditors’ committees. She focuses her practice on corporate reorganization and bankruptcy, debtor-creditor relations and litigation. Grace has been involved in all facets of reorganization-related representations, including pre-filing consultation, filing complex corporate bankruptcy cases, post-bankruptcy financing, and asset purchase agreements.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a not for profit organization that provided free and confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and information and referral services in connection with sale of assets as part of state court assignment for the benefit of creditors
  • Counsel to chapter 11 debtors consisting of real estate holding company, skilled nursing facility and hospital – assets sold during case.
  • Counsel to the bankruptcy trustee of Banah International Group, Inc., a wholesaler of various sugar products, and assisted in the section 363 sale of over 2,000 metric tons of sugar.
  • Counsel to the chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee of a 90-unit residential apartment building and assisted the trustee obtain confirmation of a chapter 11 plan
  • Counsel to the chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee of a 52-unit residential apartment building; assisted the trustee with a sale of the apartment building and confirmation of a chapter 11 plan
  • Counsel to an attorney disciplinary board who successfully obtained a judgment of nondischargeability regarding fees and costs against a disbarred attorney
  • Counsel to chapter 11 debtor with restructuring of debt on real property through confirmed chapter 11 plan
  • Counsel to real estate developer to reach amicable settlements with lenders holding guarantees of business-loans totaling over $80 million
  • Counsel to regional landscaping company in connection with out of court workout with secured lender
  • Counsel to cruise line during its chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Counsel to restaurant chain during its chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Counsel to developers of vacation and second home communities and sale through their chapter 11 cases
  • Counsel to owners of aviation engine repair facility where creditors were paid in full, with a distribution to the owners

Reported Decisions

  • In re Daisy Menendez, 2016 WL 1417807 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. April 7, 2016)
  • In re Feingold, 730 F.3d 1268 (11th Cir. 2013)
  • Bosshardt v. Goldberg, 2013 WL 394878 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Vuini v. Zions Bank and Access Group (In re Vuini), 2012 WL 5554406 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2012)
  • Caresource, Inc. v. Brooks (In re Brooks), 2012 WL 3781134 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2012)
  • Island Place Apartments, LLC v. First Home View Corp. and 1551 NE 167 St, LLC (In re Greater Miami Neighborhoods, Inc., 2008 WL 2444530 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2008)
  • In re Patriot Aviation Services, Inc., 384 B.R. 649 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2008)
  • Rachel v. Gleason, 2007 WL 2774333 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2007)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Bankruptcy, Creditor Rights Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization, 2013-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
    • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2017-2018
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Miami, 2017-2018
  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law
  • Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, Bankruptcy & Workout Category, 2011-2018
  • South Florida Legal Guide – Top Up and Comer, 2011-2013; Top Lawyer, 2015-2018
  • Featured in the Daily Business Review, 2018

Publications

  • Individual Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute (A. Rosenberg and P. Redmond, Ed., 2018)
  • Dischargeability of Fines Imposed in Connection with Attorney Discipline, S.D. Fla. Bankr. Bar J., Vol. 3 (2014)
  • Agricultural Bankruptcy – An Option for Family Farmers, Daily Bus. Rev., August 17, 2012
  • A Chapter 7 Discharge Is Not Entitled to Lien Avoidance in Subsequent Chapter 13 Case, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Vol. XXX, No. 6 (July/August 2011)
  • Collection of Attorneys’ Fees by Creditors – Effect of Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (2007), 34th Annual Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (Seminar Materials)
  • Co-Editor, Norton Bankr. L. and Practice 2d, Chapters 5 – 8 (2006 – 2008)
  • Actions Against Former Committee Members Alleged Breach of Fiduciary Duty for Support of a Plan and Ramifications, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., Vol. XXIV, No. 3
  • Presidential Elections – The Right to Vote and Access to the Ballot, 29 Nova L. Rev. 571 (Spring 2005)

Speaking Engagements

  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, developed continuing legal education program with the Honorable Elizabeth S. Strong entitled “Pro Bono in the Digital Age: The Benefits of Technology and Ethical Issues Implicate by its Use,” October 2017
  • American Bar Association Spring Meeting, Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and Bankruptcy, April 2017
  • Broward County Bar Association, Common Tax Issues in Bankruptcy, March 2017
  • Broward County Bar Association, December 2015
  • NBI Seminar, Top 9 Complications in Bankruptcy, March 2013
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association Seminar, Bankruptcy Basics and Beyond, February 2013

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Pro Bono Services Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association – 2012 – Present
    • Member of the “Individual Chapter 11,” “Small Business,” and “Legislation” subcommittees
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
    • Director, 2007 – 2012, 2016 – Present
    • Liaison to Pro-Bono Committee, 2017 – Present
    • Broward Chair, CARE Program, 2017 – Present
    • Co-chair, Pro-Bono Committee, 2011- 2013
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Women’s Law Association
    • Secretary 2009 – 2010