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The Firm’s attorneys combine over a century of specialized experience
About Anthony & Partners
Our Firm’s areas of practice include Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights, Complex Litigation, Nursing Home Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Personal Injury Defense, Product Liability Defense, Community Association Litigation, Commercial Real Estate and Lending Transactions, Business Transactions, Secured Transactions, Collections, and Sophisticated Collection Activities, serving clients statewide in both State and Federal venues. The Firm’s attorneys combine 133 years of specialized experience focusing in these areas as members of the Florida Bar. In loan enforcement, lender liability, and restructure contexts, we presently handle commercial credits ranging in size from $50,000 to $150,000,000.
Areas of Practice
We are proud that two among us have clerked for Federal Bankruptcy Judges before coming to the Firm. When loan enforcement litigation and debt restructure are pursued, obligors commonly seek bankruptcy relief. Whenever possible, the Firm seeks results for its non-debtor clients that can be achieved with minimal time, expense, rancor, and uncertainty.
Loan enforcement litigation typically occurs in state court, but is also at times pursued in federal court when jurisdiction exists. The Firm has represented more than fifty financial institutions and comparable lenders in litigation to recover on notes, recover on guaranties, foreclose mortgage liens, replevy personal property, and address all manner of affirmative defenses.
Prepared loan documents and closed a $4.8 million Tampa Bay community bank refinance of a portfolio of 5 industrial buildings owned by a limited partnership. Prepared loan documents and closed a $1.5 million increase of a home builder’s revolving line of credit for a Tampa Bay community bank.
Our society is aberrantly plagued by frivolous litigation. Our business environment suffers when parties to distressed lending relationships resort to frivolous “lender liability” litigation as a method of achieving business objectives.
SPECIALTY RECOVERY LITIGATION AND COLLECTIONS
The Firm takes seriously the rights of creditors to initiate involuntary bankruptcy cases under certain circumstances. We have multiple examples of seven figure recoveries obtained by members of the Firm that stem solely from adversarial judgment enforcement activity with no ultimate expense borne by the client creditor.
The Firm's attorneys possess considerable experience in several legal specialties. Please visit our Practice Areas page for more information.
A few years ago, I obtained a $5,500,000 judgment for a client of mine against some people who I believed were insolvent...
A few years ago, I obtained a $5,500,000 judgment for a client of mine against some people who I believed were insolvent. I asked John Anthony if he would accept 20% of the net recovery together with all attorneys’ fees and costs as a contingent fee for collecting the judgment. He accepted, and he made over $1,000,000. I am glad he did, because our client and I were paid in full. Now, I have recently obtained a judgment of over $60,000,000 against some other people, and my client and I have once again entrusted the matter to John Anthony. He knows how to collect assets by way of enforcing a judgment, and I know no one better.
- Veteran Trial Lawyer and Fifteen-Year Client
“I have worked with John since 1995. At the time, I was a panel chapter 7 trustee. In the years since, I have been involved in hundreds of business insolvency matters as a professional fiduciary appointed by Federal and State courts. John has been a lawyer for me in all of these fiduciary capacities. He has represented me as chapter 11 trustee in a large case that involved investigation and pursuit of gross business mismanagement. In connection with that case, the former principal of the business was recently sentenced to approximately 250 years in jail. He has represented me as assignee for benefit of creditors, as a chapter 7 trustee, and in other related fiduciary capacities...
- Professional Insolvency Fiduciary and Certified Forensic Accountant
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