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Hywel Leonard

Hywel Leonard

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Overview

Hywel Leonard represents businesses, lenders, and landlords in commercial disputes, complex arbitrations and in matters involving creditors' rights, bankruptcy, real estate work-outs, and foreclosures.

Hywel has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, and Florida Trend's Legal Elite. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Experience

  • In re: Tarpon Lakeside Development, Inc., No. 8:11-bk-17475-KRM (Bankr. M.D. Fla. Dec. 21, 2012) Order denying confirmation of debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan and dismissing case after contested confirmation hearing.

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy (2006-2019)
  • Listed in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers , Bankruptcy and Restructuring (2010-2011)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite (2008 and 2011)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2012 and 2014-2018)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar 
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
    • Business and Banking Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    •  Business Law Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Insol
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • Florida State University College of Law (J.D., high honors, 1979)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Wales (LL.B., magna cum laude, 1973)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts

Background

  • Practiced as a barrister in Cardiff, Wales (1974-1978)

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