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Brian David Zinn

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.9   28 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 34 years
    New York - NY 36 years
    New Jersey - NJ 36 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    20%
    Represents debtors, creditors, trustees. Practice also includes bankruptcy litigation.

    37 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    10%
    Represents debtors, creditors, trustees. Practice also includes bankruptcy litigation.

    37 years, 500 cases

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    10%
    Represents debtors, creditors, trustees. Practice also includes bankruptcy litigation.

    37 years, 500 cases

  4. Construction and development
    10%
    Lawsuits over contract matters, real estate matters, foreclosures, and construction matters.

    37 years, 100 cases

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Lawsuits over contract matters, real estate matters, foreclosures, and construction matters.

    37 years, 100 cases

  6. Foreclosure
    10%
    Lawsuits over contract matters, real estate matters, foreclosures, and construction matters.

    37 years, 100 cases

  7. Litigation
    10%
    Lawsuits over contract matters, real estate matters, foreclosures, and construction matters.

    37 years, 500 cases

  8. Real estate
    10%
    Lawsuits over contract matters, real estate matters, foreclosures, and construction matters.

    37 years, 100 cases

  9. Debt collection
    5%
    Assists both debtors and creditors in consumer and business collection.

    37 years, 100 cases

  10. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%
    Lawsuits over contract matters, real estate matters, foreclosures, and construction matters.

    37 years, 500 cases

Former President, Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Top Contributor 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2016 2015 2014 + 2 ...
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011

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Location

ZinnLaw
2891 Center Pointe Drive, Suite 304
Fort Myers, FL, 33916
ZinnLaw
1415 Panther Lane
Naples, FL, 34109
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quite pleased with representation
I hired this firm relative to a contract dispute (non payment). First, I found their fees to be very reasonable and not exorbitant. Very fair in this regard. The conclusion resulted in me getting the payment I was due; something that I was not successful trying to accomplish on my own. A lawsuit was necessary, however, prior to going to court, the other party succumbed and paid their obligation. I’m confident that without ZinnLaw representation, I would still be struggling with this. I would not hesitate to use this firm again should the need arise.
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Posted by Donna | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Zinn Assisted us Thru Worst Time With Understanding and Great Advice
Brian Zinn helped us through some very difficult times and with his guidance he helped us make the best decisions for our situation. He is very knowledgeable and thorough, and definitely “knows his stuff.” If I need legal assistance in the future I would not hesitate to hire Brian Zinn.
Posted by Lainie | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Brian Zinn is an amazing lawyer. He is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough attorney. Brian wastes no time getting back to me when I bombarded him with my emails, texts and phone calls. He even answered me on the weekend. Brian made an unpleasant & difficult situation (filing for Bankruptcy) so painless. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a Bankruptcy or Litigation attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent. Professional.
Brian was a pleasure to work with. He knows the law and always took the extra steps to help when we needed it most. I would highly recommend Brian Zinn to anyone needing a civil attorney.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Explained everything in an easy to understand way, was quick to respond to emails, and brought me great relief
Posted by Linda B. | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!!
Brian is very knowledgeable about bankruptcy law and helped me through what I worried was a very complicated and intimidating process. I had many questions for him during the process. Brian returned calls responded promptly to my emails. He is professional and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend his law firm to others and would seek his counsel again. Thank you Brian!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney...Awesome Job!
After extensive search for the right attorney, I settled on Brian Zinn to handle my BK case. Having had "bad attorney's" in the past for other issues, I was careful to study his reviews and qualifications. After my first meeting with him, I knew he was the right guy for the job. He made me feel comfortable (about a very uncomfortable position)...without being condescending about my situation. Brian is a "no nonsense" kind of lawyer who has strong knowledge of the law. He is both professional and quick and gets the job done efficiently and correctly the first time. I was an emotional basket case going through this alone and Brian had a way of putting me at ease and building confidence. He helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life ...giving me a fresh start in life...something I will always be grateful for! I would honestly, without hesitation recommend him to others.
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Posted by Penny | April 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service!
Brian helped me out during what was a difficult situation with happily a successful outcome. He kept me informed through every step of the process. I'm so glad he was there.
Posted by Jennifer | February 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patient and informative
Although I ended up not having to hire Brian Zinn, I wont hesitate to should my circumstances change. Brian offered me a great deal of information and education in our consultation that will be useful as I move forward with my future. He was patient and compassionate during a difficult time. He is diligent in returning phone calls and emails. If this is the level of attentiveness given to someone like me who wasn't even yet an actual client, I am confident that those who choose to hire him are choosing well.
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Posted by Marcie | October 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
I recently used Brian Zinn for my bankruptcy proceedings. He made me feel at during a very stressful situation. He explained the entire process for me step-by-step. He responded to all my calls and emails right away, even at night and on the weekends. He also continued to protect my interests even after the bankruptcy was over from two annoying creditors.
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Posted by Randall | June 1, 2015
Highly competent Proffessional !!!
I will highly recommend Brian Zinn to anyone I know or meet who is in need of legal assistance in his areas of practice. He is surprisingly quick and concise with a response to any communication. He has a strong knowledge of the law and will instill confidence in his abilities at your initial consultation. I was fortunate to have had the benefit of his expertise in solving my legal problems. It was a pleasure to work with Brian and I have no doubt that others can look forward to a similar experience.
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Posted by Molly | October 31, 2014
Makes the Process Painless
Brian was the attorney that my husband and I retained when filing our Chapter 13 bankruptcy in August 2009. He was with a larger firm at the time and when he decided to go start his own practice we had the choice to stay with the larger firm or remain with him. The choice was easy. Brian is very knowledgeable and compassionate. He made a very unfortunate situation seamless. He is always willing to answer our various questions via phone or email and kept up informed when needed. I would recommend anyone that is seeking bankruptcy counsel that they obtain Brian Zinn as their attorney.
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Posted by Steve | February 21, 2014
I am proud to have the opportunity to recommend Brian Zinn, as he was recommended to me by the best.
Experienced, intense, hardworking, fast on his feet and successful. Did a great job for me!!!I I would be very confident with him representing me in front of the Judge!
Posted by Marcia | April 29, 2013
Great Lawyer
Was very responsive to our needs. Always got back to us promptly.
Posted by James | December 12, 2012
Brian Zinn review
I was very pleased with the way Brian handled the entire process. He was, without a doubt, the right man for the job. A+ for sure!
Posted by Joe | August 30, 2012
Persional Bankruptcy
Brian was truly concerned with my problem,and was quick to help me,his knowledge of the law and its rules was first class.I had gone to other lawyers and was told they couldn't help, but Brian did his research and proved he was top notch...Thank You Brian!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2012
Highly Recommended!!
Brian Zinn was very helpful and smart as well as prompt in helping us with filing banckruptcy. He made us feel comfortable in an uneasy situation. I would recommend him to anyone. He is the best at what he does. We were very confident everything was being prepared correctly and on time & with our interest first on his mind.
Posted by Tracy | May 1, 2012
Highly recommended!
I looked for direction from Brian when I was transitioning into a new career that required a detailed and quite lengthy contract. Brian was very meticulous while considering my best interest during contract negotiations. He was very responsive on short notice, readily available and made what could have been a daunting process seamless. His determination, positive attitude and attention to detail has allowed me to move forward with my new career without concern from a contractual standpoint.
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Posted by joe | March 27, 2012
Angels do exist
Brian Zinn is the best lawyer i ever got to know. The work he did was excellent. Don't know what would have happen if i did not hire him my life was falling apart at that time.Thank you again for everything. Joe & Linda
Posted by kevin | February 29, 2012
bankruptcy.
brian did a great job.he helped me get through a very unpleasent time!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Zinnlaw
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP
  • 1990 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Evans Hand Allabough & Amoresano
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Fyock, 391 B.R. 882 (Bankr. M.D.Fla. 2008)
  • In re West, 352 B.R. 905 (Bankr. M.D.Fla. 2006)
  • In re Schwartz, 185 B.R. 479 (Bankr. D.N.J. 1995)
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Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association
  • Former President
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Hon. Alexander L. Paskay Professionalism Award
  • Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association
  • 2011
  • Equal Justice Medal
  • Legal Services of New Jersey
  • 2005
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Class Actions and Class Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • “Dealing with Debt: Bankruptcy and Other Options”
  • Bankruptcy and Debt
  • 2009
  • “Effects of Bankruptcy on the Construction Industry”
  • Bankruptcy and Construction
  • 2006
  • “How to Handle Consumer Bankruptcy Cases"
  • Consumer bankruptcy issues
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Brian
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many cases to Attorney Brian Zinn and will continue to refer cases based on his outstanding customer service and knowledge of bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"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."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Well respected."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Brian for approximately five years in the bankruptcy field. Brian is, put simply, an exceptional lawyer and person. His considerable experience shows in his even-temperedness, preparation and respect among his peers. I would enthusiastically recommend Brian to any client seeking exceptional advice and guidance."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I got to know Brian when I was as an associate at Cohn Lifland, and worked with him there on a variety of civil litigation matters. Brian impressed me as a highly skilled litigator who prepares thoroughly, and is tenacious, eloquent and persuasive on behalf of his clients. In our professional dealings I have always found him to be courteous, responsive and forthright. Since we parted paths, I have relied on his expertise when presented with bankruptcy questions. Prospective clients can be confident of being well-served by him."
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Fort Myers Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Brian David Zinn
Brian David Zinn
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation
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