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John A Moffa

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   35 reviews

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About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    We handle Chapters 7, 11 and 13. We do debt negotiation, Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors and represent bankruptcy trustees.

    31 years

Board Certified - Business Bankruptcy - American Board of Certification

Board Certified - Consumer Bankruptcy -American Board of Certification

Concentration in Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors (ABCs)

Formerly worked for the US Department. of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee

Representing Debtors in Chapters 11, 7 and 13.

Representing Creditors in Chapters 11 & 7

Representing Trustees in Chapters 11 & 7

Representing Assignees, Assingors and worked as Assignee in ABCs

Adjunct Professor (4 years) teaching Bankruptcy Workshop at Nova Southeastern University.

Licensed for 30 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 02/23/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Bankruptcy Knowledge
Mr. Moffa and his team were very helpful to bankruptcy process, gave information to compile paperwork, made sure all was correct, even advised to bring quarters for courthouse parking. Overall process was smooth.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
perfect in EVERY way
I contacted the law office of Mr. John A Moffa, Mr. Moffa was in court but another superior attorney, Mr. Stephen Breuer consulted with me. Mr Breuer is an outstanding attorney, he is very easy to talk with, he is extremely patient but at the same time extremely sharp. What I really liked about Mr. Breuer is that he really listens to the facts BEFORE answering my questions. This is VERY VERY IMPORTANT, because every case is different, each with it's own set of facts. You should always want an attorney that understands YOU, rather than statistics. Mr. Breuer is very conscientious AND thorough, also exemplary qualities in an attorney. Because he is so very intelligent he empowers you to be confident during difficult times. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the law , he REALLY puts the needs of his clients first. our phone call was not rushed, in fact just the opposite. He was very patient and was willing to spend what ever amount of time that was necessary to make sure that I fully understood the law and the legal concepts that pertained to my case.
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Posted by Sherry | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Professional
From first contact, the administrative staff of Mr.Moffa acted with kindness and professionalism. The office atmosphere is calm and welcoming. Mr.Moffa listened to the pertinent facts of my case, answered my questions both general and specific, and then provided me with his informed opinion. Phone calls were returned as promised. Patience,understanding, and professionalism are the attributes exhibited by every person representing this firm.
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Posted by Patricia | July 20, 2015
You're in Great Hands with John and his Team!
Finding John was truly a blessing! I knew in our first meeting that he I could trust him. He is everything you would want in an attorney – experienced, straightforward, sincere, understanding, available, and responsive (emails/phone calls always returned promptly). John and his team are extremely professional, caring, and patient. I had to delay my case a bit due to a divorce I was also going through, but John and his team always stayed in touch and picked right back up, moving things forward when I was ready to proceed. John and his team helped me through such a difficult and painful time in my life. I am extremely grateful for John helping me to get my life back. I highly recommend him; he is awesome!
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Posted by Bill | July 12, 2015
John Moffa
John is what a true attorney was designed to be. He is one of the most honest attorney's I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with and I have dealt with hundred's of them during my 25 years in law enforcement. he also truly cares about his clients and is an outstanding attorney that I would never hesitate to recommend to family, friends and anyone.
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Posted by Paul | June 26, 2015
A Rare Find
John is knowledgeable and friendly. He is totally trustworthy, which is difficult to find these days. He has a way of understanding your case and has a team to help him research to find you the victory you deserve
Posted by Sharon | June 26, 2015
John was my light at the end of the tunnel.
I was not the easiest person to deal with due to the fact that I thought bankruptcy was a dirty word! I can't tell you how many times John and I went over the same thing. He never lost his patience with me and always had such a calming tone to his voice that made me feel like this WAS going to be okay. We were faced with the possibility of losing everything, including our home. John and his staff took my hand and walked me through every step of the process. There was never a question that didn't get answered even though it was already asked many times! Moving forward two years I can tell you I have my life back. It's such a pleasure to know there won't be a knock at the door and oh yes, I actually answer my phone now! A very special Thank You to John and his staff for helping me through one of the darkest times in my life.
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Posted by Cathy | June 25, 2015
This gentleman and his staff are so professional that I would trust him with my life. He has brought me and husband out darkness. I'm so grateful that he took the time to assist me with attorneys that I trusted and did nothing but cause me and my family heartache. This team is no#1. Thanks and may God continue to bless you any your staff.
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Response from John Moffa February 26, 2016
We handled this matter to make a statement that poor lawyering in bankruptcy needs to be "punished" By the time this lady found us, her "bankruptcy attorney" had lost her home to a foreclosure sale her trying to save it. We went after her prior attorney and were able to achieve a settlement of over $30,000 for this lady. We cannot allow bad lawyering to hurt people. She deserved better!
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Posted by Brad | June 25, 2015
Moffa, Bonacquisti & Breuer are the best in town!
I’ve interviewed many BK attorneys in the Broward region. All of whom have claimed to have a notable grasp on BK law… After meeting with Moffa, Bonacquisti & Breuer, I soon realized that the five plus other BK attorneys that I met with had literally zero grasp of what they were doing. Moffa, Bonacquisti & Breuer quickly went through our situation and cleared up all the nonsense that the other BK attorneys told us to be true. They are exceedingly competitive in price and incredibly genuine. Not to mention we would have NEVER received a confirmed plan if we would have used anyone else. We couldn’t be more happy with our decision and highly recommend them. Brad & Branden
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Response from John Moffa February 26, 2016
This was a complicated Individual Chapter 11 case with numerous properties. We ended up with OVER 600 voting classes due to the number of recorded judgments, but we were able to confirm a plan that valued most of the properties at the current market value and re-worked the mortgages to more favorable terms and rates. Most of the mortgages were made "assumable" in the confirmed Plan.
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Posted by Allen | June 25, 2015
Allen J Saks President Saks Assoc Inc
John Moffa is a 20 on a 10 scale He has been a great help to me with his good advice & knowledge. He and his excellent staff always have prompt anf CORRECT answers to my questions They are up to date on the latest laws and are an invaluable source of information. THE BEST YOU CAN FIND!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2014
We found John Moffa thru this website. He and his office staff exceeded our highest expectations. We think the world of them and would absolutely recommend them! 5 stars isn't enough
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2014
Chapter 7 Discharged in 4 months
Look no further for a bankruptcy attorney. You will not be disappointed. John Moffa is true professional. He was straight forward and knowledgeable. We received our chapter 7 discharge in December 2013 about 4 months after we were told by another attorney that she would not file chapter 7 for us. John explained to us that most attorneys dont understand the bankruptcy law the way he does because of his experience. Give John Moffa a call before you hire an attorney.
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Posted by Jack | July 19, 2013
Knowledgeble, responsive
Excellent response to every question with concise, correct information. My case was settled to my complete satisfaction. Mr. Moffa explained exactly what would happen in my case and what he would do for me. He did an excellent job of submitting the necessary documents and keeping me informed as the case progressed. He explained his fees thoroughly and kept to them. When I asked a question, his reply was never more than 24 hours away.
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Posted by John and Maureen | June 3, 2013
professional and knowledgeable
Mr. Moffa and his staff were trustworthy,confident and knowledgeable. They gave us comfort and support during a trying time.
Posted by Gabriel | May 31, 2013
John and his partner Mark helped me at a very difficult time
John helped me at a time in our lives where we could not see daylight. John and his partner, as well as his office staff, were there for us any time we had a question. It is a few years later and I still feel like I can call and they would respond. They are not all about the money but rather about helping people who are in the worst of circumstances. They gave us back our dignity.
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Posted by Richard & Monica | May 31, 2013
Exceptional Law Office
Moffa & Bonacquisti provided exceptional service and support. They demonstrated understanding and caring during a very difficult period for our family. Their office exemplifies the very best of the legal profession.
Posted by James | May 30, 2013
Great professional office. John was extremely knowledgeable in all areas regarding my case. He kept me well informed and told me what to expect. I highly recommend John Moffa to represent you in any legal matters within his areas of expertise.
Posted by Kevin | March 2, 2012
Was in big trouble and about to lose everything,
John meet with me 4 times at his expense to discover if and how he would be able to help me. I had 15 LLC's and millions in debt and personal guaranteed. We set a plan that got me out of trouble by reorganization of all my debt and closing the LLC's that were under water. Great job, delivered on every promise.
Posted by Juan M | February 14, 2012
Great honest lawyer
John and his Team were great in handling my bankruptcy case, very knowledgeable and professional, always kept me informed of the case progress and up to date.
Posted by Lester T | November 28, 2011
Fast resolution
Nothing much to say except that he resolved my lawsuit and settlement within 4 weeks. Never EVER had such a terrific result in such short order.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 600-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Moffa, Bonacquisti & Breuer, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • John A Moffa, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Moffa & Moffa
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Attorney
  • United States Trustee
  • 1992 - 1996
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  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Lehigh University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Legal Cases

  • Interstate Investment Group, LLC
  • Approximatley $1,000,000.00 brought into the bankruptcy estate to date with litigation forthcoming
  • Oceans Casino Cruises/SunCruz
  • Expect a benefit to creditors below the administrative level
  • Dalimil Janata
  • Debtor's discharge denied. All general unsecured creditors paid in full. CIty of Hollywood received hundreds of thousand of dollars paid toward "code violaiton" and city was thrilled.


  • Florida Bar, Seventeenth Circuit Grievance Committee "G"
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Legal Assistant's Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2015
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Performance Rating
  • US Department of Justice/Office of the US Trustee
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Performance Rating
  • US Department of Justice/Office of the US Trustee
  • 1994
  • Book Award - Bankruptcy Workshop
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1991
  • Book Award - Civil Clinic
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Individual Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • 2012
  • Broward CPAs
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (10)
Endorse John
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in the State of Florida. He is extremely competent to represent debtors, creditors and trustees. His customer service is also impeccable as he returns calls and emails promptly."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. John is easy to talk to, practical and very knowledgeable. I continue to refer clients to him and always get good feedback. he is never too busy to talk to me or to a client off the clock"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John has the experience, intellect and dedication to help you with any bankruptcy matter you may have."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Experience is one of the most important attributes of successful practice and John is as experienced as they come. He is also one of those lawyers who offers the personal touch. Clients can be comfortable they will get one on one attention."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for a long time and he is an excellent bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Moffa is a very knowledgeable and experienced Bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He was very gracious and responded very knowledgeably to a tough bankruptcy question that few would have had any real knowledge of and I believe he is a very competent attoreny in this field."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred cases to John Moffa for years and people thank me profusely for sending them over to John. He is highly competent and highly professional and he takes great pride in being a lawyer. Consequently, he is the only attorney I refer bankruptices to."
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Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer John A Moffa
John A Moffa
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 30 years