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Robert C. Meyer

Practice Areas:

Bankruptcy Trustees Rights
Bankruptcy Chapter 7
Bankruptcy Chapter 11
Chapter 13
Civil Litigation
Consumer Law
Estate Planning
Probate
Tax Controversies.

 

Admitted:

1984, Florida
1985, U.S. District Court
1987, Southern District of Florida
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida

 

Law School:

University of Miami, J.D., 1983
University of Miami, LL.M., in Taxation, 1984.

 

College:

Grinnell College, B.A., 1979

 

Member:

  • Member Bar Associations for Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County and American Bar
  • The Florida Bar (Sections Member for Business and Tax)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Member
  • Emerald Society of South Florida, Inc (Board of Directors, 1995 and President 1996-1997)
  • Adjunct Professor, "Bankruptcy Taxation," LL.M. Taxation Program, University of Miami Law School, 2001
  • Bromeliad Society of South Florida (Board of Directors 2006-2021, President 2009-2010, 2016)
  • Florida Legal Services (Board of Directors 2018-)

 

Articles:

  • "How Bankruptcy Before Divorce May Be Better Than After Divorce" Co-Author with Thomas Gary, The Matrimonial Strategist,Volume XVI, Number 12, November1999
  • "Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy Has Evolved" Business Law Section Quarterly Report, February 2002
  • "Federal Tax Liens 'Stick It' to Entireties" Florida Bar Tax Section Bulletin, Vol XXII, No. 1, September 2003
  • "Disclaimer Statute May Permit Judgment Debtors to Deliver Money to Friends or Family With Nothing to Creditors, But Not Always in Florida" Florida Bar Journal, April 2004
  • "Homestead Protection is Devolving" ABI Committee News, March 2006
  • "Discharge Calculations under the New Code for Those Filing" ABI Committee Notes, August 2006
  • "Section 522(f) Forward to the Past or Back to the Future?" Florida Bar Journal, June 2011
  • "New Ransom Decision Opens or Closes Doors?" ABI Committee Notes, June 2011
  • "Accelerated Payment in Chapter 13 = Modification" Florida Bar Journal, November 2011
  • "Can New Rule 3001.1 Snooker a Secured Creditor?"ABI Journal, February 2012
    "Bankruptcy Service of Process is Complex and Confusing" NABTalk, September 2012
  • "Nonresident Alien Debtor’s’ Exemption Rights in Florida May Exceed Those of Florida Resident Aliens and Floridians" NABTalk, March 2016
  • "ABC Assignee Banned from Filing A Voluntary Bankruptcy Peittion" NACBA, March 2016
  • "Illegality of Marijuana Growing Prohibits Bankruptcy Plan Confirmation" NACBA, March 2016
  • "Will a Surrender in Bankruptcy Terminate Defenses in Florida Foreclosure?" NACBA, March 2016
  • "Clawback Periods May Extend to Six or Ten Years" NACBA, September 2016
  • "Part 1: Divorce Issues in Bankruptcy Often Make Handling Divorce Matters Advantageous"ABI Consumer Journal, February 2017
  • "Part 2: Divorce Issues in Bankruptcy Often Make Handling Divorce Matters Advantageous"ABI Consumer Journal, March 2017
  • "Are Client’s Tax Returns Timely Enough for Discharge?" Florida Bar Journal, May 2017
  • "Post-petition Transferee: Good Faith and Value Defenses May Overcome Avoidance Action" NACBA, May 2018
  • "Small Business Reorganization Act Arrives this Month" ABI Journal, February 2020
  • "How to Interpret 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(*): Unambiguous or Inharmonious" Florida Bar Tax Journal, November 2020
  • "Bankruptcy and Trusts" ABI Journal, February 2021
    "Section 522(b)(3): A Debtor with No Homestead Exemption" ABI Journal, July 2021
  • "Florida Exemptions and How Same May be Lost" Florida Bar Journal, September 2021

 

Awards:

  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association's Put Something Back Pro Bono Award for Bankruptcy 2001
  • The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2004 (Eleventh Circuit)
  • Miami-Dade President's Put Something Back Award, 2004
  • Grinnell College Alumni Award, 2008

 

Reported Cases:

  • In re Faberge Restaurant of Florida, Inc., 222 B.R. 285 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 1997)
  • In re Marco Levy, 221 B.R. 559 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 1998)
  • In re Gonzalez, 206 B.R. 239 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 1997)
  • In re Popek, 188 B.R. 701 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 1995)
  • In re LuRay Richardson, 151 B.R. 613 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 1993)
  • In re Equipment Company of America (ECOA v. Production Supply Company of Florida, Inc.), 135 B.R. 169 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 1991).
  • In re Hartnett v. Mustelier, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25654; 18 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 94
  • In re Hartnett v. Mustelier, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27046; 18 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 183
  • Mejia v. Ruiz, 985 So. 2d 1109 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008)
  • Gillig v. Sallie Mae, Inc. (In re Gillig), Nos. 08-13843-BKC-RBR, 08-1338-BKC-RBR-A, 2008 Bankr. LEXIS 3841, at *1 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. Nov. 24, 2008)
  • Mendizabal v. Hernandez-Abreu (In re Hernandez-Abreu), 506 B.R. 307, 310 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2014)
  • Cont'l Tr. Corp. v. Mukamal, No. 14-24002, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115423, at *1 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 31, 2015)
  • Quartz Hill Mining, LLC v. Estate of Estate of Kemper, 25 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D257 (U.S. S.D. Fla. October 7, 2015)
  • Carter v. Lorenzo, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D20 (U.S. S.D. Fla. March 15, 2016)
  • Anjum v. Mukamal (In re Kumar), 182 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D87 (U.S. S.D. Fla. December 9, 2016)
  • Coastwide Servs., LLC v. Goldberg, 229 So. 3d 404(Fla. 3d DCA 2017)
  • In re Kumar, No. 11-15802-RAM, 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 1578, at *1 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. May 30, 2018)
  • In re Shek, 27 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D170 (U.S. M.D. Fla. November 13, 2018)
  • Advance Sounds & Performance, Inc. v. Evans (In re Evans), 27 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. B380 (U.S. Bankr. S.D. Fla. April 6, 2019)
  • Mass. Dep't of Rev. v. Shek (In re Shek), 947 F.3d 770, 772 (11th Cir. 2020)
  • Liebman v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 625 B.R. 559 (S.D. Fla. 2020)

Robert C. Meyer, P.A.

2221 Coral Way, Second Floor
Miami, FL 33145

Phone: 305-285-8838
Fax: 305-285-8919

Specializing in Bankruptcy Law
and Commercial Litigation

Email: info@RobertCMeyer.com
Web site: www.RobertCMeyer.com

Robert C. Meyer
 

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