Steven L. Beiley

Founding Partner

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Biography

Steven L. Beiley is a Partner in the Firm's Miami office. He is a member of both the bankruptcy and insolvency department, and the financial institutions practice group. Mr. Beiley's primary areas of practice include debtors and creditors' rights, out-of-court workouts, debt restructuring, commercial litigation and the representation and counseling of financial institutions. He has represented both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors and out of court workouts. Mr. Beiley has also served as outside general litigation counsel to several financial institution including Florida's largest bank for whom he provided representation and counseling for more than six years, involving contract disputes, title insurance claims, creditors rights and workouts, fraud, corporate transactions, real estate and construction litigation, the prosecution of residential, consumer and commercial foreclosures, and the defense of claims and suits brought by borrowers, third parties and regulators dealing with compliance and litigation under BSA, TILA and RESPA, as well as subpoena and grand jury subpoena compliance, writs of garnishment, government seizures and levies.

Mr. Beiley's legal expertise, professionalism and ethics have been recognized and awarded by his peers with an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell; as one of Florida's Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine since 2006; and as one of Florida's Super Lawyers for 2007.

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. – 1991
    • Law Journal: Journal of Law and Public Policy, Associate Editor
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. – 1988
    • Major: Finance
  • University of Florida
    • A.A. – 1986

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Workouts
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking & Financial

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida

Honors

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, 2006
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami Graduate
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers

Professional Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Director, 1994 to 1996
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member, Banking and Corporate Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Chair, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • The Florida Bar, Member, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2000 to 2003
  • Gator Club of Miami, President, 1998 to 1999
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association, Director

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Put Something Back
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Chair
  • Community Foundation of Pinecrest, Inc., Chairman
  • Switchboard of Miami, Inc, Director
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • University of Florida College of Law, Alumni Council

Representative Clients

  • Mercantile Bank
  • BankUnited, FSB
  • Eagle National Bank
  • Univision Communications, Inc.
  • AFL-CIO Miami Area Local 172

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi