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Edmund S. Whitson III

Partner

Clients come to me with challenging business issues, and I enjoy working through the details to help reach a resolution. Whether I am helping a client recover assets or work out the details of a complex business transaction, I approach my role as a member of the client’s team, advocating for their interests as my own.

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

In the litigation sphere, Ed is a tireless advocate for his clients. He 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.

Ed’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.

Additionally, Ed has represented a variety of clients, including large hospitals, physician groups and other health care providers in mergers, acquisitions and affiliation transactions.

Education

  • University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1991
  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S., 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Acknowledgements

American Bankruptcy Institute
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
Florida Trend Legal Elite (2014–2015)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Hillsborough County, Florida, Administrative Hearing Officer
American Bar Association Business Law Section
Southern District Bankruptcy Bar Association
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association

Citibank v. Dalessio, 756 F.Supp.2d 1361 (2010)
S.E.C. v. Physicians Guardian Unit Investment Trust (M.D. Fla. 1999)
In re Anchor Glass Corp., (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2000)
In re Irish Bank Resolution Corp. (Bankr. D. Del. 2014)