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Tamara D. McKeown

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Biography

Tamara D. McKeown has been an attorney in Miami, Florida since 1988, practicing in commercial and complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, business reorganization and debt restructuring, and insurance, employment and personal injury litigation. A Florida native, Ms. McKeown has many years of experience in both large international and small boutique law firms, and became Of Counsel to Aaronson Schantz Beiley P.A. when the firm was founded in March 2011. Ms. McKeown specializes in bankruptcy and reorganizations for businesses and individuals, and all phases of civil, commercial and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including commercial and contract disputes, business failure litigation, professional (accountant and attorney) liability, director and officer liability, commercial lender litigation, employment litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith disputes, personal injury litigation and bankruptcy adversary litigation. She has been AV-rated with Martindale-Hubbell since 2002, a peer-review rating reflecting the highest standard of legal expertise, professionalism and ethics.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. with Honors – 1988
    • Law Review: Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.A. – 1983, 1984
    • Double Major: English, Mass Communications
    • Undergraduate Honors Program
    • Dean’s List

Civic and Pro-Bono Activities

  • Dade County Bar Association Put Something Back Project
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  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Miami-Dade County
    • Member, 2003 to 2010
    • Board of Directors, 2004 to 2010
    • President-Elect, 2006
    • President, 2007
  • South Florida National Parks Trust
    • Board of Trustees, May 2009 to September 2019
    • Advisory Board, October 2019 to present

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Individual Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Litigation
  • Business Failure Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Insurer Bad Faith Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida

Honors

  • AV-rated with Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 to present