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Jules S. Cohen
Jules S. Cohen
Partner 
420 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801
 
Tel:
407.423.4000
Fax:
407.843.6610
 
 

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.
 
Representative Experience
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Terion, Inc. - Representation of a $20 million shareholder creditor in the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of this high tech company.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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AirNet, Inc. - Representation of a multi-million dollar shareholder-creditor in a successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, The American Board of Bankruptcy Certification
 
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Chambers USA 2003-2014, Ranked in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2015, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 1983-2015, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2014, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Bankruptcy in Orlando
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2011, Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law in Orlando
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2004-2010, Listed for Bankruptcy and Workout
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006, Listed in "Top 100 Super Lawyers in Florida"
 
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Orlando Business Journal 2005, Selected "Best of the Bar" for Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
 
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Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association 2003, Professionalism Award
 
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Orlando Business Journal 2002, Selected "Best Bankruptcy Attorney in Orlando"
 
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Orange County Bar Association 1995, Professionalism Award
 
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American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
 
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Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Board Member Emeritus
 
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The Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow
 
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Corporate Counsel, Recognized as "Top Lawyer" for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
 
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Chambers USA 2007-2011, Ranked nationwide for Leisure & Hospitality
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Corporate LiveWire: Expert Guide Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Author, "The Danger of Cramdown for Secured Creditors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy," 2013
 
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Orlando Chamber of Commerce's First Monday, Speaker, "Bankruptcy Filing in Central Florida Increase," January 2002
 
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The Florida Bar Journal, Author, "The Use of The Florida Homestead To Defraud Creditors," December, 1998
 
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Vault & Gavel, Florida Bankers Association, Author, "Bankruptcy-What Lenders Need to Know," Spring 1997
 
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Orlando Business Journal, Author, Accounts Still Collectible Even with Bankruptcy," February 28, 1997
 
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American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Speaker, "Lenders Leases & Mortgages In Real Estate Bankruptcies," 1996
 
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Real Estate Review Course, Florida Bar Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, 1993-1995
 
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Orlando Business Journal and Legal Bulletin of Florida Bankers Association, Author, "Collecting Money From People Who File Bankruptcy"
 
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Orlando Business Journal, Author, "What Happens When the Business You Have a Contract with Files Bankruptcy"
 
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52 American Bankruptcy Law Journal 259, Author, "Shareholders Advances: Capital or Loans?"
 
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Lecturer, "Bankruptcy," The Florida Bar, Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, National Business Institute, and other organizations
 
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The Fund Concept 23, Lawyer Title Guaranty Fund, Author, "The New Bankruptcy Code," May 1979
 
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Basic Practice Under the New Florida Corporation Law, The Florida Bar, Author, "Insolvency and Termination of Corporate Existence," 1976
 
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49 Florida Bar Journal 36, Author, "The Proposed Bankruptcy Administration," 1975
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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Orange County Bar Association, Member
 
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Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Business Law Section and Bankruptcy Committee, Past Chair
 

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Jules S. Cohen

Practice
Bankruptcy & Reorganization
Education
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1962
B.A., University of Florida, 1959; Political Science, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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