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Andrea S. Hartley

Partner 
Chair, Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Andrea Hartley is an experienced litigator specializing in bankruptcy and creditors' rights. She served as National Chair of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Division, which is comprised of 17,000 members. Andrea is the past Chair of the ABA Women Rainmakers, a Fellow of the ABA, and past President of the Dade County Bar Association. Andrea has extensive experience in a wide range of bankruptcy and insolvency matters including business reorganizations and liquidations, workouts, debt restructurings, assignments for the benefit of creditors and creditors' rights. She regularly represents lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, commercial landlords, suppliers, vendors, official committees, and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court. Andrea also has substantial experience with fraudulent conveyance and preferential transfer litigation. Andrea is a featured speaker throughout the United States on bankruptcy and workout issues including at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Florida Bar Association, and Dade County Bar Association.
 
Representative Experience
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Buffets, LLC and its affiliated debtors - Representation of Buffets, LLC one of the largest operators of buffet style restaurants in the United States with approximately 150 stores operating in more than 25 states. Buffets is the primary obliger on several term notes with an aggregate principal amount of $46,168,000 as well as having over $60 million in unsecured debt.
 
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ProLogis - Representation of ProLogis, one of the largest REIT's in the world. ProLogis owns and operates warehouse facilities throughout the United States and abroad. Currently represents ProLogis in the following bankruptcy cases: Borders, Inc., RoomStore, Inc., Movie Gallery, Inc., and Tweeter Opco, LLC.
 
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South Florida Stadium Corp. - Representation of South Florida Stadium Corp. in numerous bankruptcy cases including Adelphia, Inc. and Nationsrent, Inc. Also involved in the representation of South Florida Stadium Corp. with respect to the stadium naming rights in the Fruit of the Loom bankruptcy case.
 
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Marineland Ocean Resort, Inc. - Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in a matter involving a Plan of Reorganization that provided for a 100% distribution to unsecured creditors.
 
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Atlas Air, Inc. - Representation of National City Leasing with respect to its aircraft engine lease and 8 figure claim.
 
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LRA Group, Inc. f/k/a Lillie Rubin Affiliates, Inc. - Representation of the Debtor in its Chapter 11 case. The Debtor operated a chain of stores involved in the retail sale of high-end women's clothing throughout most of the United States.
 
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S&R Aerospace, Corp. - Representation of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Commercial Financial Services, Inc., a secured lender, in a state court replevin and the bankruptcy case of S&R Aerospace, Corp., an aircraft parts dealer.
 
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Florida West Airlines, Inc. - Representation of the Chapter 11 Trustee in successfully confirming a Chapter 11 plan.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2017, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006, 2012-2017, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
 
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National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Emerging Leader, 2014
 
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Chambers USA 2012-2013, Ranked in Florida for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
 
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Business Leader Magazine 2012, Recognized as a "South Florida Women Extraordinaire"
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Speaker, "Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Evidence"
 
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ABA Business Law Section, Speaker, "The 1, 2, 3s of Financial Statements"
 
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ABA Business Law Section, Panelist, Institute for the New Business Lawyer
 
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ABA Business Law Section, "Present Use of Legislative History"
 
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The Florida Bar, Speaker, "How Bankruptcy May Impact Commercial Litigation"
 
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University of Miami, Speaker, "Everything You want to Know About How Bankruptcy Affects Your Business Law Practice"
 
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The Florida Bar, Speaker, "Basic Bankruptcy Code and Rules You Must Know In A Nutshell"
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Law Practice Division, Chair (2009-2010)
 
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American Bar Association, Business Law Section Fellow, Business Bankruptcy Co-Chair of Programs Sub-Committee
 
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The Florida Bar, Bankruptcy U.C.C. Committee, Member
 
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Dade County Bar Association, President (2011-2012)
 
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Bankruptcy Bar Association for Southern District of Florida, Member
 

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Andrea S. Hartley

Practice
Bankruptcy & Reorganization
Education
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1990
B.S., University of Florida, 1987; with honors
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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