John A. Anthony




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John is the managing member of Anthony & Partners, LLC, Tampa, Florida’s premier bankruptcy and creditors’ rights firm. He covers the statewide needs of his clients from Pensacola to Key West and his practice includes areas of chapter 11 reorganizations, complex chapter 7 liquidations, assignments for the benefit of creditors, loan restructures, state court loan enforcement litigation, and lender liability defense in state and federal courts. From 2001-2009, John chaired a statewide 22-lawyer creditors’ rights department of a large law firm. In the aftermath of the economic crisis that began in 2008, he has positioned Anthony & Partners, LLC to address the full range of needs for financial institutions.



Coming Soon


39th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar – Friday, March 6, 2015
38th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Seminar – Friday, March 14, 2014
John Anthony Squares off Against April Charney – March 9, 2010


John was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1987. He oversees Anthony & Partners, LLC which has a broad range of experience and expertise in servicing lenders and other non-debtor entities in bankruptcy and related areas. He frequently writes and speaks on subjects important to the lending industry.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1987)

Georgetown University, B.A. (1984)


The Florida Bar (Corporate Banking and Business Law Section)

Federal Bar Association

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Hillsborough County Bar Association (Corporate Banking and Business Law Section)

American Bar Association

American Bankruptcy Institute (1993 – Present)

Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (1993 – Present)

Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors 1993-1996)

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Polk County Bar Association

Lakeland Bar Association

The Cramdown (Editor, 1994 – 1996)

Martindale Hubbell rated AV since 1983, peer review rated “preeminent” in terms of proficiency and legal ethics

Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 8x winner: LE 2010, 2012, 2014-2019


Liquidation of Commercial Real Estate Leases and Other Valuable Contract Rights in Bankruptcy 
(September, 2014)

Mediation Principles in Bankruptcy
(May, 2014)

Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately?  When Marital Issues Intersect with your Bankruptcy Case 
(January, 2013)

Standing, Securitization, Illegal Charges, and Improper Fees in Residential Mortgage Related Proof of Claims 
(March, 2010)

Nationwide Economic Trends and Projections 
(November, 2008)

TBBBA Luncheon with Pam Bondi 
(May 2010)

Article 9 Issues in a Bankruptcy Context   
(November 2007)


Author, “A Practical Guide to Representation of Secured Creditors in Florida Bankruptcy Context” (1999)

Author,  Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law and Procedure in Florida” (1998)

Author,  Insiders’ Guaranties May Expose lenders to an Extended Preference Recovery Period” (1990)

Author,  U.S. Supreme Court Provides Insight for Courts Applying Cram Down Provisions of Bankruptcy Code” (2004)

John has produced articles and has made presentations to lawyers and bankers on a quarterly basis for more than ten years.

* Numerous notable publications are available upon request.

Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, July 2012

Co-authored “Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2015.3(c) Requirements, Compliance and Enforcement Overview,” The Cramdown (Spring 2012).

Author, “Lenders Are from Mars, Borrowers Are from Venus,” Florida Trend Magazine, October 20, 2012

Author, “Bases Loaded,” Florida Trend Magazine, August 20, 2014

Author, “Acquisition Mode,” Florida Trend Magazine, October 3, 2014

Author, “The Day After Your Day In Court,” Florida Trend Magazine, November 1, 2014


Tampa Connection, Class of 1993

Massachusetts State Board of Education, Member


  • Bankruptcy Representations and Debt Restructured
  • Lender Liability / Complex Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Specialty Recovery Litigation and Collections
  • Business Transactions
  • Representation of Fiduciaries