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Lawrence M. Schantz

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Re-Organizations
  • Debt Restructuring


Larry Schantz is a Partner in the Firm's Miami office and a member of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Department. His practice focuses on financial problems, creditors' rights, out-of-court workouts and restructuring debts. Mr. Schantz is a recognized bankruptcy specialist in corporate reorganizations and negotiations. He has practiced in business reorganizations, Chapter 11 and out-of-court workouts for more than 40 years.

Mr. Schantz is a Certified Mediator for the Circuit Court and County Court in and for Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County, Florida. He has been consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and a recent survey by the American Research Corporation of Florida attorneys selected Schantz as one of the Leading Florida Attorneys in the area of Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial Creditor/Debtor.


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1963
    • Honors: Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Honors: President, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • University of Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1960
    • Honors: With High Honors

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1972
  • Florida, 1973
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • New York

Professional Associations

  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, Past President and Member
  • Southern District Law League of America
  • Board of Directors Temple Emanu-El of Greater Miami, Associate Chairman
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member


  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers in 2006 and 2007
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Leading Florida Attorneys in the area of Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial Creditor/Debtor, American Research Corporation of Florida attorneys

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Florida Friends of the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, President
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation Board of Directors, Member
  • Temple Emanu-El of Greater Miami, former President/Member

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Delta Pi