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  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1988, with honors; Associate Managing Editor of the Law Review; Moot Court Board; Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
  • Vanderbilt University, B.S., 1985, cum laude
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  • Florida, 1988
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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 11th Cir.
  • M.D. Fla.
  • N.D. Fla.
  • S.D. Fla.
  • C.D. Ill.
  • E.D. Mich.
  • Tax
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Ivan Reich
Special Counsel
Miami Center, Suite 2600
201 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131-4341
305.679.5723 tel
305.679.5710 fax

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Ivan Reich is special counsel in Jones Walker LLP's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and is resident in the firm's Miami office. Mr. Reich focuses his practice in bankruptcy matters and corporate reorganizations. He has experience litigating bankruptcy matters relating to banking, lender liability, securities asset protection, foreclosures, and both state and federal appeals.

Mr. Reich was an adjunct professor at Nova Southern University‚Äôs Sheppard Broad Law Center, where he taught bankruptcy law. He has also taught business law at Broward Community College. 

Prior to his legal career Mr. Reich worked as a staff member on the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee for former Vice President Albert Gore, Jr., as well as on his senatorial and presidential campaigns.

Noteworthy

  • Named to the "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend in 2010
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Bankruptcy (listed annually since 2008)
  • Finalist for the South Florida Business Journal's "Up and Comer" attorney of the year in 2000 and 2001
  • Recipient of the Southwest Broward Regional Chamber of Commerce Chairperson's Award in 2000 and 2001
  • Graduate of Leadership Broward
  • Graduate of both Miramar/Pembroke Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Program and Political Training Institute
  • Recipient of the Pinnacle and Chairperson's Award by the Miramar/Pembroke Chamber of Commerce in 1998

Published Opinions

  • Prezioso v. Cameron, 559 So.2d 423 (Fla. 4th DCA 1990)
  • Tufo v. Oxford Resources Corp., 603 So.2d 112 (Fla. 4th DCA 1992) 
  • Bentor Industries Corp. v. Crown USA, Inc., 616 So.2d 589 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1993)
  • In re Doctors' Hosp. of Tampa, Ltd., 183 B.R. 312 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 1995)
  • Gimelstob Realty, Inc. v. Sechrest Co., Inc., 676 So.2d 83 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996)
  • McDonald's Corp. v. Bukele, 960 F.Supp. 1311 (N.D.Ill. 1997)
  • Puzzitiello v. Concord Asset Group, Inc., 694 So.2d 157 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
  • PPI, Inc. v. Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 698 So.2d 306 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997)
  • Tsiperfal v. Ohio Sav. Securities, Inc., 756 So.2d 1087 (Fla. 4th DCA  2000)
  • Callaway Land & Cattle Co., Inc. v. Banyon Lakes C.  Corp., 831 So.2d 204 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
  • Moran v. Schurger, 849 So.2d 1184 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2003)
  • In re Ramon, 2004 WL 2713052 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 2004)
  • In re Balboa Street Beach Club, Inc., 319 B.R. 736 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 2005)
  • In re Steffens, 342 B.R. 851 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 2005)
  • In re Jensen, 333 B.R. 906 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 2005)
  • Guerra v. Ramon, 2005 WL 2465606 (S.D.Fla. 2005)
  • In re Steve A. Clapper & Associates of Fla., 339 B.R. 789 (M.D.Fla  2006)
  • In re Chira, 343 B.R. 361 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 2006)
  • In re Ramon, 2006 WL 1975999 (11th Cir. Fla. 2006)
  • In re Ameri P.O.S. Inc., 355 B.R. 876 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 2006)
  • In re Chira, 367 B.R. 888 (S.D.Fla. 2007)
  • In re Enron Corp., 379 B.R. 425 (S.D.N.Y. 2007)
  • In re Hawkins, 377 B.R. 761 (Bankr.S.D.Fla.,2007)
  • In re Chira, 378 B.R. 698 (S.D.Fla. 2007)
  • In re Berwick Black Cattle Co., 394 B.R. 448 (Bankr.C.D.Ill. 2008)
  • United Enterprise Fund, LP v. Modern Business Associates, Inc. Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2008 WL 4790537 (M.D.Fla. 2008)
  • In re Chira, 567 F.3d 1307 (C.A.11 (Fla.) 2009)
  • Koslow v. Sanders, 4 So.3d 37 (Fla.App. 2 Dist. 2009)

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, in one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history, in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Fernwell Group Health, Inc. (Miami), American Financial Group of Aventura (Miami), Shores of Panama, Inc. (Panama City), Berwick Black Cattle Co. (Peoria, Illinois), Tutor Time Learning Systems, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale), and Conseco Finance Corp. (Chicago).

News

Presentations

  • Panel Speaker: "Creditors' Committees: Opportunities & Pitfalls", April 17, 2009

Publications

  • "Making the Case for Bankruptcy Venue Reform"
    The Florida Bar Out-of-State Division, State-to-State Newsletter, Spring 2013

Memberships

Professional

  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Member; Past Chair, Commercial Litigation Section; Past Board of Directors) 
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar
  • Commercial Law League of America (Member; President, 2012-2013; Board of Governors, 2010-2011; Past Recording Secretary; Past Chair, Bankruptcy Section; Past Chair, Young Members Section; Past Chair, Southern Region; Past Chair, Presidential Advisory Committee; Past Chair, National Meetings Committee; Past Governmental Affairs Committee)
  • Dade County Bar
  • The Florida Bar (Member; Past Editorial Board, Florida Bar Journal; Business Litigation Committee; Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (Member; Past Participant, Coordinating and Joint Planning Committee)

Civic

  • B'nai Brith Justice Unit
  • B'nai Brith Youth Organization (Past Chair of Adult Advisory Board and Leadership Action Network)
  • Broward Alliance (Past Board of Directors)
  • Broward County Democratic Executive Committee
  • Central Agency for Jewish Education (Past Board of Directors)
  • City of Pembroke Pines Economic Development Board
  • David Posnack Hebrew Day School (Past Board of Directors; Past Legal Counsel; Past Chair, Security Committee)
  • Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce (Member; Past Chair; Past Chair-Elect; Past Vice-Chairman; Past Board of Directors; Past Chairman of Government Affairs; Past Member, Trustees and Bylaws Committees; Past Legal Counsel)
  • Town of Davie Police Pension Board 
  • Town of Davie Water Advisory Board