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Robert N. Gilbert



Bob Gilbert is primarily engaged in the practice of bankruptcy law in which he represents creditors, landlords, franchisors, creditors' committees, trustees, and debtors. A significant portion of his practice is also devoted to out-of-court workouts, compositions, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. 

He also has had substantial experience in general commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, including matters involving commercial paper, secured lending, and letters of credit.

Robert Gilbert is experienced across a range of bankruptcy matters and is noted for his representation of creditors, trustees, landlords and franchisors. Sources say: "He's a good guy, capable and smart."


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2006–2020)
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2005–2006, 2009)
  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • West Palm Beach "Lawyer of the Year," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2022, 2024)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2005–2024)
  • Chambers USA (2004–2018)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
    • President (1989–1990)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (1990–2017)
  • Former Advisor, Caribbean Law Institute, concerning proposed bankruptcy law reforms among its member countries in the Caribbean basin
  • Acting as trustee in the liquidation of a stockbroker under the Securities Investor Protection Act
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Palm Beach Atlantic University



  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1980)
  • Alma College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1977)

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