Jules S. Cohen
Jules S. Cohen
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801

Jules S. Cohen has practiced Bankruptcy Law for more than 30 years. He regularly represents banks and other lenders as secured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings in all types of businesses. In addition, he represents buyers of assets from bankruptcy cases and defendants in preference suits. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since its beginning 17 years ago and is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law.

Braniff Airlines, Inc. - Representation of an aircraft lessor, an aircraft manufacturer, Sony Corporation, and other parties in the Chapter 11 case of Braniff Airlines. The total debt in the case was $1 billion.
Gencor Industries, Inc. - Representation as co-counsel in representing a lender group which had a secured claim of $114 million against an affiliated group of manufacturing companies in their Chapter 11 case.
Terion, Inc. - Representation of a $20 million shareholder creditor in the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of this high tech company.
Golden Gem Growers, Inc. - Representation of SunTrust Bank concerning a $35 million dollar loan on inventory and receivables of a citrus processing company which filed Chapter 11.
Dupont Center - Representation of the Texas Teachers Retirement System as a holder of a $55 million mortgage on one of the most valuable high-rise office buildings in downtown Orlando in negotiating a deed in lieu of foreclosure.
AirNet, Inc. - Representation of a multi-million dollar shareholder-creditor in a successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
Sheraton Twin Towers - Representation in which appointed by the Bankruptcy Judge in the Chapter 11 case of the Sheraton Twin Towers Hotel, an 850 room hotel in the tourist area of Orlando, as examiner with expanded powers.
Joseph M. Caruso Sr. and Jr. - Representation of SunTrust Bank, Central Florida, N.A., as an $8 million creditor in Chapter 7 bankruptcies of a father and son in investigation and litigation of numerous transfers and concealments of assets.
Ocala Ford, Inc. - Representation of Ford Motor Credit Company as the main creditor, holding a claim of $8 million secured by a lien on new and used car inventories, parts, accounts receivable, and other assets.
Princeton Hospital - Representation of Health Care Financial Partners, one of the major secured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Princeton Hospital, one of the major hospitals in the Orlando area.

Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, The American Board of Bankruptcy Certification
The Best Lawyers in America 1983-2014, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy
The Best Lawyers in America 2013, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Bankruptcy in Orlando
Chambers USA 2003-2013, Ranked in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2013, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
The Best Lawyers in America 2011, Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law in Orlando
Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2004-2010, Listed for Bankruptcy and Workout
Super Lawyers Magazine 2006, Listed in "Top 100 Super Lawyers in Florida"
Orlando Business Journal 2005, Selected "Best of the Bar" for Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association 2003, Professionalism Award
Orlando Business Journal 2002, Selected "Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Orlando"
Orange County Bar Association 1995, Professionalism Award
American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Board Member Emeritus
The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
Corporate Counsel, Recognized as "Top Lawyer" for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Chambers USA 2007-2011, Ranked nationwide for Leisure & Hospitality

Corporate LiveWire: Expert Guide Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Author, "The Danger of Cramdown for Secured Creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy," 2013
Orlando Chamber of Commerce's First Monday, Speaker, "Bankruptcy Filing in Central Florida Increase," January 2002
The Florida Bar Journal, Author, "The Use of The Florida Homestead To Defraud Creditors," December, 1998
Vault & Gavel, Florida Bankers Association, Author, "Bankruptcy-What Lenders Need to Know," Spring 1997
Orlando Business Journal, Author, Accounts Still Collectible Even with Bankruptcy," February 28, 1997
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Speaker, "Lenders Leases & Mortgages In Real Estate Bankruptcies," 1996
Real Estate Review Course, Florida Bar Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, 1993-1995
Orlando Business Journal and Legal Bulletin of Florida Bankers Association, Author, "Collecting Money From People Who File Bankruptcy"
Orlando Business Journal, Author, "What Happens When the Business You Have a Contract with Files Bankruptcy"
52 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 259, Author, "Shareholders Advances: Capital or Loans?"
Lecturer, "Bankruptcy," The Florida Bar, Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, National Business Institute, and other organizations
The Fund Concept 23, Lawyer Title Guaranty Fund, Author, "The New Bankruptcy Code," May 1979
Basic Practice Under the New Florida Corporation Law, The Florida Bar, Author, "Insolvency and Termination of Corporate Existence," 1976
49 Florida Bar Journal 36, Author, "The Proposed Bankruptcy Administration," 1975

American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Member
The Florida Bar, Member
Orange County Bar Association, Member
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Member
The Florida Bar, Business Law Section and Bankruptcy Committee, Past Chair

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Jules S. Cohen

Bankruptcy & Reorganization

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1962
B.A., University of Florida, 1959; Political Science, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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