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Lynn Welter Sherman


In bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters, clients are looking for a resolution that meets their business and financial objectives. In most cases, the more efficiently you can deliver the desired outcome, the better off your clients will be. This means giving candid advice concerning the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s position, and assessing realistic outcomes. Clients look to me to assess the lay of the land, analyze the legal and business issues and get them to the finish line as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Lynn Welter Sherman represents businesses, financial institutions, individuals, special servicers of securitized commercial mortgages, creditors, trustees, landlords, debtors, committees and other parties. Lynn navigates these clients through all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, loan modifications and restructurings, foreclosures, collection and enforcement of judgments, enforcement of security interests and creditors’ rights litigation.

Lynn has a fondness for challenging cases that involve multiple parties with overlapping issues and competing interests. Emphasizing an honest, practical, straightforward approach to her practice, Lynn focuses on reaching the best outcome for her client, rather than wasting time and money participating in inconsequential matters that don’t yield a direct benefit to her client.

Understanding a client’s business and litigation objectives is essential to providing sound legal advice. Our clients’ strategies and goals are critically important – these are the underpinning to every decision we make in a case.


  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1983
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1989
  • Florida Southern College, B.S., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Business & Corporate Law, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, 2015 
  • Florida Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights 2011-2018
  • Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers®, 2014-2015
  • Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers®, 2014, 2015, 2017 
  • Best Lawyers® - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy 
  • Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers – Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Florida Legal Elite – Florida Trend Magazine

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Business Law Section of The Florida Bar - Chair of Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee, Former Chair of Bankruptcy/UCC Committee, Former Chair of Communications Committee, and member of Executive Council
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Steering Committee for Annual Alexander L. Paskay Seminar
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Florida Network, Board of Directors