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Former President, Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association


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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 70%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 30%
    29 years, 300 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Mark Philip Smith

    I do not do bankruptcy law so it is welcome relief to have a bankruptcy lawyer that I can refer my client's who need a bankruptcy lawyer to.All of the clients I have sent to Brian have nothing but good things to say about him and thank me for the referral.


    Mark Smith Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard Llerena

    I have been privileged to have observed Mr. Zinn and observe the quality of his contributions. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients.


    Richard Llerena Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info


1342 Colonial Boulevard, Suite K-230
Fort Myers, FL, 33907


FLMember in Good Standing200506/21/2016
NYResigned 198807/10/2016
NJResigned Without Prejudice198707/28/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Hon. Alexander L. Paskay Professionalism AwardSouthwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association2011
Equal Justice MedalLegal Services of New Jersey2005
New Jersey Monthly MagazineNew Jersey Super Lawyer2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerZinnlaw2011 - Present
AttorneyGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.2005 - 2011
AttorneyCohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP1990 - 2005
AttorneyEvans Hand Allabough & Amoresano1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
Lee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals AssociationFormer President2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Fyock, 391 B.R. 882 (Bankr. M.D.Fla. 2008)N/A
In re West, 352 B.R. 905 (Bankr. M.D.Fla. 2006)N/A
In re Schwartz, 185 B.R. 479 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1995)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy LitigationClass Actions and Class Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical Science / AstrophysicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
“Dealing with Debt: Bankruptcy and Other Options”Bankruptcy and Debt2009
“Effects of Bankruptcy on the Construction Industry”Bankruptcy and Construction2006
“How to Handle Consumer Bankruptcy Cases"Consumer bankruptcy issues2004