Tampa, Fla. – March 4, 2013 – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Donald R. Kirk joined the firm today in its Tampa office as a shareholder. Kirk practices in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group and concentrates his practice on the representation of businesses in all aspects of bankruptcy cases including bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and contract disputes.
Kirk previously served as chair of Fowler White Boggs’ Business and Appellate Litigation practice group. In that role, he also oversaw the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice.
“I am proud to have been a Fowler White Boggs shareholder and alumni. I am equally proud to continue my practice with Carlton Fields,” said Kirk. “Carlton Fields offers its clients a unique value proposition — a broad platform, serving clients nationally, with great energy and collegiality.”
Robert N. Gilbert, chair of Carlton Fields’ Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice group added, “Donald is a well-respected lawyer in the community. His move to our firm not only complements our vibrant bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice, but provides additional depth to all phases of creditors’ rights and debtor representation.”
Kirk is board certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. He is vice chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Use and Disposition of Property Subcommittee and past president of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. Kirk is also a member of the Hillsborough County Economic Development Corporation’s Financial Services and Cross Business Functions Task Force, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Tampa Bay.
Kirk received his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1996 (Order of the Coif), and his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1993.
About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in major business centers in the Southeast and in New York, Carlton Fields offers to its clients more than 300 attorneys and government consultants.