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J. Ryan Yant

J. Ryan Yant



Ryan Yant focuses on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law, and has substantial courtroom experience. He has represented both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcies. He has also handled associated contested matters and adversary proceedings, with an emphasis on personal and corporate Chapter 11 debtor representation.

In court, Ryan has handled all aspects of client representation and case management from beginning to end. This has included hearings, depositions, mediations, and negotiations with opposing parties. He has also drafted all documents necessary for representation, including complaints, answers, plans, disclosure statements, confirmation orders, motions, responses, objections, applications, and proposed orders.

Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Ryan was a law clerk to the Honorable K. Rodney May and the Honorable Roberta A. Colton of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • Stetson University (MBA, with honors, 2013)
  • University of Florida (B.S., cum laude, 2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Hon. K. Rodney May, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Hon. Roberta A. Colton, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable K. Rodney May, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida (2016–2017)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Roberta A. Colton, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida (2017–2018)
  • Associate, Buddy D. Ford, P.A., Tampa, FL (2014–2016)
  • Fellowship Attorney, St. Michael's Legal Center, Tampa, FL (2013–2014)


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