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Buddy D. Ford, Esquire has an excellent reputation as an experienced business attorney in the state of Florida, as well as in other jurisdictions. Mr. Ford is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification. He has litigated in Federal Court in Las Vegas, Nevada; Medford, Oregon; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Wilmington, Delaware; Lexington, Kentucky; and throughout various Federal Courts in the State of Florida. He has represented a wide array of clients from simple to complex business bankruptcy reorganizations; individual bankruptcies' representing Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 Debtors and Creditors. His clients have included, debtors, creditors, committees of creditors, receivers, banks and other lending institutions and trustees.
Mr. Ford clerked for the Honorable Joe Lee, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky and served as a Chapter 7 Trustee from 1987 through 1997 in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. He has served as attorney for creditors' committees; served as Chapter 11 Trustee; represented Chapter 7 Trustees; and has administered thousands of bankruptcy cases during his professional career.
His Debtor representation ranges from individuals and small businesses to large corporations, including publically traded companies, hotels and motels.
His Creditor representation has included major lending institutions such as First Union National Bank, N.A.; Barnett Bank; SouthTrust Bank; NCNB; U.S. Bank; and numerous credit unions.
Mr. Ford served as a two-term County Commissioner in Pike County, Kentucky; was the recipient of the Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom (2004); recipient of the Florida Businessman of the Year Award by the Business Advisory Council of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) (2003); appointed to the Congressional Business Commission (2003); was appointed to the Presidential Business Commission by the NRCC (2004); received the Florida Republican of Year Award from the NRCC (2000); recipient of the National Leadership Award (2000); member of the American Bar Association and National Business Institute.
Honors and Awards
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1987||09/29/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|Top 100 Lawyers||Top 100 Registry||2019|
|Top 100 Bankruptcy Lawyer - FL||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2018|
|Recognizing Excellence in Bankruptcy Law||Lawyers of Distinction||2018|
|Best of Tampa Bay, 2017 Profile Series||Tampa Bay Times||2017|
|Best of Business Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyers 2013||Small Business Community Association||2013|
|INDO US||Chamber of Commerce Northeast Florida||2013|
|Client Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|2012 Sustaining Law Firm||Bay Area Legal Services||2012|
|Presidential Business Commission||NRCC||2004|
|Florida Businessman of the Year Award||NRCC, Business Advisory Council||2003|
|Florida Republican of the Year Award||NRCC||2000|
|National Leadership Award||NRCC||2000|
|Owner||Buddy D. Ford, P.A.||1991 - Present|
|Chapter 7 Trustee||U.S. Trustee||1987 - 1997|
|County Commissioner||Pike County, Kentucky||1984 - 1986|
|Law Clerk||United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Kentucky, Honorable Joe Lee||1983 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Certification - Business Bankruptcy||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Reorganizations dominated Buddy Ford’s massive 2010 bankruptcy case load||2011|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||Business Chapter 11 Filings and Reorganizations are Booming||2008|
|Tampa Bay Business Journal||$200M Bankruptcy Petition Plays Out||2008|
|University of Kentucky College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|University of Louisville||B.S.||1977|
|Indo-US Chamber of Commerce of NE FL Legal Panel||Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - Hotel Reorganization||2013|
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