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KEITH T. APPLEBY
Shareholder
Tampa

501 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1700
Tampa, Florida 33602

T (813) 222-1157
F (813) 222-3066

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Keith Appleby’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, foreclosures, commercial, corporate, and general business litigation.  Keith’s practice includes representation of businesses in all aspects of bankruptcy and liquidation cases. Mr. Appleby is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Keith's experience in bankruptcy and creditors' rights includes representation of financial institutions, receivers, equipment lessors, landlords, secured and unsecured parties in bankruptcy reorganizations, and other commercial litigation. Keith also represents financial institutions, merchant services processors, and vendors in preferential and fraudulent transfer lawsuits.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, March 2015 to Present
  • Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, Practice Group Leader for the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group
    November 2012 to March 2015
  • Fowler White Boggs P.A., Tampa, FL
    Shareholder, February 2005 to November 2012

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

   Presentations
  • “You Paid How Much? Valuation Issues in Business and Consumer Cases”, Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute, 41st Annual Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Seminar, February 2017.
  •  "Business Restructuring: A Potpourri of Current Problems in Restructuring." Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute, 38th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice, March 21, 2014.
  • "Domestication of Foreign and Out-of-Country Judgments." Speaker, Judgment Enforcement Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • "Garnishment." Speaker, Judgment Enforcement Seminar, Lorman Education Services, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • "Ethics-Allowable Marketing or Improper Solicitation after Universal Building Products." Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute, 35th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice, March 12, 2011.
  • "Avoidable, Preferential and Fraudulent Transfers." Speaker, Bankruptcy Seminar, Lorman Education Services, February 4, 2010.
  • "Avoiding Discharge of Judgments in Bankruptcy." Speaker, Bankruptcy Seminar, Lorman Education Services, February 4, 2010.
  • "Ethics in Foreclosure." Speaker, Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop, National Business Institute, September 15, 2009.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar
  • Member, District-Wide Steering Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida (term through December 31, 2017)
  • Bankruptcy Law Educational Series Foundation: Board of Directors (2012-2014), President (2014), Vice President (2013)
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association: Board of Directors (2009-2014), Chairman (2013-2014), President (2012-2013), Vice President (2011-2012), CLE Committee Chair (2010-2011), Editor-In-Chief of The Cramdown Newsletter (2009-2010)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Stetson University College of Law, Stetson Lawyer Association Advisory Board, 2010 – Present
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights
  • Bankruptcy Litigation & Settlement
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency Matters
EDUCATION
  • J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2004, Phi Delta Phi
  • MBA, Stetson University College of Law, 2004
  • B.S., University of Central Florida, 1992, Finance
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Florida
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
DISTINCTIONS
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers® in America, 2017-2018
  • Super Lawyers®, 2013-2017; Business Edition 2013  
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2009-2012
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2012-2016
  • Chambers & Partners, 2013