Originally from Coral Springs, Florida, Mr. Pugatch attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he became a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Men's Music Fraternity and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration in May of 2000. After receiving his B.A. he remained in Gainesville, and in July 2003 graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Before joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Pugatch completed an externship with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida under the tutelage of the Bankruptcy Judge Michael Williamson, and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Paul Glenn.
Craig Pugatch is a partner in Rice Pugatch Robinson and Schiller, P.A.; a South Florida based law firm which is well respected for its sophisticated business practice with a focus on insolvency matters, business reorganizations, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and all aspects of commercial litigation. In addition to the above, the firm provides a broad base of services to its clientele including litigation and transactional solutions in real estate, commercial affairs, labor law, and estates and trusts.
Mr. Pugatch practices in both state and federal court with a focus on insolvency law, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy reorganization. Mr. Pugatch represents both creditor and debtor business interests as well as Trustee’s and other fiduciaries in connection with business litigation and transactional solutions.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||09/08/2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||N/A|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida||Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The Grace Baptist Church of Cutler Ridge||Confirmed Plan of Reorganization|
|Tavor Holdings, LLC||Joint Venture 363 Sale|
|ABC Cutting Contractors||363 Sale|
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|University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy||The Lost Art of Chapter 11 Reorganization||2008|
|The Bankruptcy Strategist||Involuntary Petitions Under BACPA: Much Ado About Nothing?||2007|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|