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Edmund S. Whitson III has joined the firm’s Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice as a Partner. He will practice from the firm’s Tampa, Fla. office.

Whitson has advised clients throughout the United States in complex litigation matters in both district and bankruptcy courts. He has a great deal of experience representing banks, receivers and financial institutions in matters involving asset recovery, asset sales and fraudulent transfer litigation. He has also worked extensively with insurance company and private equity group clients in this area.

Whitson represents companies in sophisticated collection/garnishment and judgment recovery litigation and is highly experienced in creditors’ rights, landlord-tenant, commercial lending and real estate lending and development issues. Whitson also has experience representing clients in real estate disputes and litigation, as well as in noncompete litigation.

Whitson’s experience includes counseling clients in contract negotiation and preparing legal opinions in connection with federal New Markets Tax Credit transactions and Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act financings.

Whitson received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida Fredric F. Levin College of Law in 1991. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.