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Lynn Welter Sherman

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Bankruptcy attorney Lynn Sherman joined Adams and Reese in 2012 as a Partner in the firm’s Tampa office. Practicing law since 1983, Lynn represents financial institutions, special servicers of securitized commercial mortgages, creditors, trustees, landlords, debtors committees, and other parties in all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, loan modifications and restructuring, foreclosures, collection and enforcement of judgments, enforcement of security interests, and creditors’ rights litigation.

Licensed in both Florida and New York, Lynn has been recognized among the top Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights attorneys by Florida Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America®, Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, and listed among “Tampa Bay’s Top Attorneys” by Tampa Bay Magazine. In 2014, 2015 and 2017, Lynn was ranked among the Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers® and also the Top 100 Overall Florida Super Lawyers®.

Lynn is a frequent speaker and author on matters involving creditors’ rights, secured transactions, and bankruptcy law.

Lynn’s representative experience includes:

  • Representation of Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in complex bankruptcies and related appeals.
  • Representation of financial institutions and secured creditors in foreclosures, restructuring, defending lender liability counterclaims, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, including stay relief, cash collateral, post-petition financing, dismissal, and obtaining title to assets through contested confirmation of creditor’s plans of reorganization.
  • Representation of lenders in litigation involving yield maintenance minimums, recourse provisions, and springing guaranties.
  • Representation of bidders in connection with Section 363 asset sales in national Chapter 11 cases involving developers and national homebuilders.
  • Representation of creditors in defending consumer claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other consumer statutes.
  • Representation of secured lenders in enforcement of Article 9 security interests and commercially reasonable sales of collateral.

Lynn is active in the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar.  She is a member of the  Executive Council as the 2015-2016 chair of the Bankruptcy/UCC Committee of the Business Law Section. She also served as the Section's former Communications Chair. Lynn is a former adjunct professor at her alma mater, Stetson University College of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 1983. She also received an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 1989.

Lynn received her bachelor of science at Florida Southern College in 1980.

In her spare time, Lynn enjoys traveling, kayaking, and boating.

Presentations and Seminars

  • Obtaining a Fresh Start:  Discharge and Dischargeability, The Florida Bar CLE Committee and Young Lawyers Division Basic Law Seminar, March 31, 2017
  • Uniform Commercial Code Basics, The Florida Bar Basic Transactional Law 2016 CLE, March 24, 2016, Tampa, Florida