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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
Tax Controversies.



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.



Grinnell College, B.A., 1979



  • 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-)



  • "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



  • 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

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