On March 09, 2010, John Anthony squared off against April Charney at the monthly luncheon meeting of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association at the University Club in Downtown Tampa. The event was attended by over 200 lawyers and judges in the Tampa Bay area, and was moderated by Herbert R. Donica.
Ms. Charney has received a Federal grant to tour Florida lecturing to attorneys and others about defenses to foreclosure and other loan enforcement actions by financial institutions.
Our firm represents 30 financial institutions as of the date of the debate, and so both sides were fairly represented. Anthony’s main theme centered on the fact that lender liability claims and defenses add to the expense of loan administration, but selfdom enhance the result for borrowers or their creditors.
Refuting many of Charney’s federally funded falsehoods, our Firm does many millions of dollars of loan restructures, forbearance agreements, and other consensual resolutions every week, with clients who seek business resolutions and do not assert frivolous and divisive claims against our clients.
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
— Veteran Trial Lawyer and Fifteen-Year Client
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