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Steven Lewis Beiley

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Steven L. Beiley

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Debtor and creditors rights including formal Ch. 11 reorganizations and Ch. 7 liquidations, out-of-court workouts and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors representing Assignors, Assignee and Third Party Purchasers as well as Bankruptcy Trustees.

    20 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    Pre-suit and litigation matters in state, federal and bankruptcy court throughout the State of Florida

    32 years

  3. Banking
    Representation and counseling of financial institutions.

  4. Foreclosure
    Representation of both lenders and borrowers in both residential and commercial matters with an emphasis on modifications and workouts.

Steve is a founding partner at Aaronson Schantz Beiley P.A. and is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review and Judicial Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell with more than 30 years of legal experience. He has also been recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine since 2006, as a Florida Super Lawyers® for more than 10 years and has earned an Avvo rating of 10.0. His current practice is dedicated primarily to the representation of: small and mid-size businesses, developers and entrepreneurs in out-of-court workouts, debt restructuring, Ch. 11 and Ch. 7 bankruptcies, and commercial litigation. Other practice areas include the representation of Assignors, Assignees and creditors in state court Ch.ents for the Benefit of Creditors proceedings throughout Florida; creditors, trustees and targeted preference action defendants in bankruptcy cases in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; court-appointed Receivers in state court litigation; and, regional and community banks in the prosecution of commercial and residential foreclosures and in defense of banking related litigation. He previously served as outside general litigation counsel to Florida’s largest bank and other regional financial institutions, national companies and closely held corporations in banking, contract disputes and complex commercial litigation matters. Steve is a member of the Federal Bar and Bankruptcy Bar for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Steve is a long-standing member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida and the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and is currently under consideration by the Florida Supreme Court for recommended appointments to The Florida Bar's Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the Eleventh Circuit and as a Florida Bar Fee Arbitrator and Grievance Mediator.  He is a former chair and vice-chair of two Florida Bar Grievance Committees, a former Dade County Bar Association Director and multiple Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award recipient, a former Guardian Ad Litem, a Leadership Miami graduate, and a past President of the Gator Club® of Miami and member of the University of Florida Law Alumni Council.  Steve’s community service also includes the formation of the not-for-profit Community Foundation of Pinecrest, Inc. of which he has served as Chairman for more than a dozen years and for nearly a decade he served as an officer and director of Switchboard of Miami, Inc.  He attended the University of Florida and Florida State University as an undergraduate receiving a bachelor of science degree with an emphasis on Finance and earned his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1991.

Steve is married to a public school teacher and has 3 children.

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Aaronson Schantz Beiley P.A.
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3450
2 S. Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL, 33131


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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Steve is a wonderful zealot advocate for his clients. He has common sense approach to matters. I consulted with Steve in a business matter and he gave me good sound cost effective advice on how to proceed. He is the attorney I would recommend if you need a breakdown of your case and guidance in how to proceed successfully.
Posted by Carlos | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
After meeting different attorneys to handle my complex case, I decided and even some attorneys recommended me to go to Steven Beiley to take care of my case. They were no wrong, he did an outstanding job. He's there for you at any time you need him, he answer emails and phone calls every single time, very knowledgeable. Thanks Steven.
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Posted by Jose | July 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary attorney: committed, smart, experienced, personable, patient, discreet. Steven handles sensitive matters with effectiveness and care. He helped me through a restructuring with his partner Larry and they were really extraordinary. I can’t recommend enough.
Response from Steven Beiley July 30, 2020
Thank you, Jose! It was a pleasure working with you and I am glad we were able to help you the way we did. I look forward to assisting you or your colleagues in the future, should the need arise. Be well.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Foreclosure Defense
I am very appreciative of Steven Beiley’s tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to my defending my foreclosure over the past few years and am glad to have had such a successful outcome. I am happy to finally close the chapter on something that had been the cause of so much stress. Thanks to Mr. Steven Beiley and Mr. Larry Schantz for making this happen!
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Posted by Albert | December 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Steve is a great professional who shows genuine interest in his client’s wellbeing. We had the best experience working with him- his attention to follow up and solutions-driven approach was always evident. We strongly would recommend Steve to any friend or family member seeking his services.
Posted by Luis | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steven Beiley, as well as his partner Lawrence Schantz and attorney Samuel Capuano are, in my opinion, the best team anyone could have on their side. They guided me through a difficult bankruptcy with the desired results. Direct, discreet, personable and experienced. Highly recommended.
Posted by Andre | August 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Sometimes life throws you a curveball
When I thought I had no options, Steven showed me otherwise. Bankruptcy is NOT the only option, and may not even be a good one. There are so many intricacies in the legal world, it feels like all odds are against you. And they are! I suggest you to hire a good Attorney, someone trustworthy. I surely recommend Steven.
Posted by Reginald | July 26, 2015
Steven Gave Me A Fresh Start
I came to Steve after several lawyers told me that I should throw myself at the mercy of creditors. I was in debt for an enormous amount and creditors were out for blood. While other attorneys were moaning about the difficulty of my legal position,. Steve advised me to fight for my legal rights with creditors.. He fought and negotiated an agreement for pennies on the dollar.. I couldn't believe the great settlement that was reached. Now, I am happy and have moved on with my life Thank you Steve..
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Response from Steven Beiley July 28, 2015
Thanks, Reggie. I got a lot of satisfaction helping you and your wife get the fresh start you deserved. I am here for you should you need my advice or assistance in the future. Be well.
Posted by Sylvia | July 18, 2015
Steven L. Beiley -an attorney who is professional, responsive & effective.
Steve was invaluable in helping us through a difficult time. After our seller defaulted on our purchase agreement and we were left homeless, we didn’t know which end was up. We were dealing with the sentiments of leaving our home of ten years behind, finding temporary living arrangements, moving, school registration, and the overwhelming emotions involved in knowing our two young sons would be displaced for an indefinite period during the upheaval. On top of all of that, we needed to set up a will to be sure our children would be well provided for, in the event we could no longer do it ourselves. Steve walked us through the process and made it easy. He answered our questions, no matter how trivial (even on the weekend!), and took time out of his day to meet with us. No one wants to be involved in litigation, but knowing that Steve was handling the mediation, we could focus on finding our next home, and spending time together.
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Response from Steven Beiley July 22, 2015
Thank you, Sylvia. Very nice of you to say. I'm very happy I was able to deliver the best possible results for you in this instance and look forward to assisting you and your husband again in the future.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Aaronson Schantz Beiley P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Adorno & Yoss
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Director
  • Camner Lipsitz & Poller, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Senior Associate
  • Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman & Waldman, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Senior Attorney
  • Cole, White & Billbrough n/k/a Cole Scott Kissane, P.A.
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • Manuel R. Morales, Jr. P. A.
  • 1991 - 1997
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science with an emphasis on Finance
  • 1988
  • University of Florida
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • In Re: SFLR and SFOD
  • Substantively consolidated and successfully confirmed joint Ch. 11 Plan
  • SPE v. JD
  • Reversed previously entered summary judgment
  • In Re: MG
  • Complete Discharge
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  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Community Foundation of Pinecrest, Inc.
  • Founding President
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United Stated District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Vice-Chair, Grievance Committee 11P
  • 2019 - 2022
  • University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council
  • Director
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Dade County Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2018
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chair, Grievance Committee 11P
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2010
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Director
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • 10.0 Rated
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review and Judicially Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • 1996
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  • University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Rehabilitation By Incarceration: Why our criminals are not being reformed
  • 1990

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Lawyers Network
  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Steve on several matters and find him to an effective and efficient advocate for his clients. He adheres to high ethical standards and possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively practice in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked closely with this lawyer and I highly recommend him. In fact, if I needed a lawyer myself, I would hire Steve."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Steve Beiley for 20+ years. He is extremely knowledgeable and very dedicated. I have referred people to him and know first hand he does an excellent job of protecting his clients and is aggressive in getting the best results for them. I would highly recommend him."
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Miami Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Steven Lewis Beiley
Steven Lewis Beiley
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 31 years
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