Robert A. Schatzman Attorney At Law

Robert A. Schatzman - Attorney at Law


T 305.416.6880
F 305.416.6887
Miami 333 SE 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

Robert has practiced business bankruptcy Chapter 11 and out-of-court workout and restructuring law for more than 35 years. He has represented debtors, court-appointed committees, secured creditors, asset acquisitions in 363 sales, chapter 11 plan proponents, and various special interests in high-profile and public cases in Florida and Delaware as well as in other bankruptcy courts in other jurisdictions. He has litigated and defended bankruptcy Chapter 5 causes of action. In addition to his bankruptcy practice, he has represented both debtors' and creditors' committees in sophisticated out-of-court workouts.

Robert has represented both assignees and assignors in assignments for the benefit of creditors in state courts. Since 1991, he has been listed as a leading Florida attorney in Best Lawyers in America in the field of bankruptcy law. In 1999, he was the recipient of the prestigious President's Cup Award from the Commercial Law League of America.

Robert presently serves as a mediator on the Bankruptcy Court Panel of Mediation in Delaware. He provides services in mediations for complex Chapter 11 controversies, confirmation issues and adversary proceedings, including avoidance actions.

  • Education
    • University of Miami, B.A. (1967)
    • University of Miami, J.D. (1971)
    • Completed Extensive Circuit Court Mediation Training Program, Certified by the Florida Supreme Court
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • The American Bar Association
      • Chapter 11 Subcommittee, Member 
      • Chapter 11 Task Force Subcommittee, Member
      • Secured Creditors Subcommittee, Member
    • Commercial Law League of America
      • Board of Governors (1990-1994)
      • Recording Secretary (1997-1998)
      • Bankruptcy Section Chair (1999-2000)
      • U.S. Trustee Cooperation Committee, Chair (1987-1990)
      • U.S. Nominating Council (1987-1990)
      • Southern Region Executive Council (1991)
      • President, Fund for Public Education (1995-1997)
      • Board of Associate Editors (1993-present)
    • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, Member and Past President
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Mediation Panel Registry
    • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
    • Economic Society of South Florida, Member
    • Progress Board of Miami, President (1982-1983)
    • University of Miami, Citizens Board
    • Temple Beth Am
      • President (2005-2007)
      • Board of Trustees, Chair (2011-2013)
    • University of Miami President's Council (2012-Present)
    • American Jewish Committee
      • Board of Directors (2012- Present) 
      • Executive Committee (2018-Present) 
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2012-2024
    • Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2024
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2009, 2014-2019
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • "Tools and Resources for Today's Real Estate Professional: Survival School Basics: Workouts, Restructuring and Making It Work," Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean Seminar, June 2009
    • "Turnaround Management Association Presentation on Complex Real Estate Out-of-Court Workouts," Jacksonville, Florida, July 9, 2009
    • "Real Estate Panel: The Benefits of Out-of-Court Workouts for Real Estate," Miami, Florida, November 18, 2009