Tampa, Fla., Jan. 24, 2017 – Trenam Law is pleased to announce that its shareholder Lara Roeske Fernandez has been appointed to the board of directors for the American Board of Certification (ABC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the public by improving the quality of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. Fernandez joins many of the nation’s top bankruptcy and creditors’ rights professionals to help lead the organization, which offers specialist certification for attorneys who have met the its rigorous standards of excellence in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. ABC is sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America.
Fernandez, a Florida Bar board certified attorney in business bankruptcy, is the leader of Trenam’s Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Insolvency Practice Group. She serves clients involved in business reorganizations (debtor and creditor representation), bankruptcy litigation, commercial foreclosures and workouts, and loan modifications. She also represents trustees. Additionally, Fernandez has served as a Chapter 11 trustee and liquidation trustee.
Evidenced by this leadership appointment, Fernandez has also earned other peer recognitions in the area of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, including recognition from Chambers USA and Florida Super Lawyers, in which she earned a spot among the state’s Top 50 Women in 2016.
“Lara’s demonstrated leadership on behalf of her clients and in our firm’s Bankruptcy Creditor’s Rights & Insolvency Practice serves as a testament to the good work she will do for the ABC in continuing to raise the standard of excellence in bankruptcy law,” said Marie Tomassi, managing shareholder at Trenam Law.
Fernandez is a member of the divisional advisory board of directors as Synovous Bank. She serves on the Local Rules Lawyers Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, The Florida Bar Business Law Section and Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Fernandez earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University.
ABC has certified nearly 1,000 attorneys in consumer and business bankruptcy and creditor’s rights law nationwide. ABC certification serves the public by allowing potential clients to make an informed decision in choosing bankruptcy and creditors’ rights counsel. In addition, ABC certification encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous ABC standards. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law.
Founded in 1970, Trenam Law ranks among the largest law firms in Florida, with offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Trenam Law works regionally with clients in the following practice areas: bankruptcy, creditors’ rights & insolvency, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law and government contracting, employment law, health care, employee benefits, private client services and real estate transactions and lending. The firm is committed to the service of its clients, the community and the improvement of the legal profession. For more information, visit Trenam Law online at www.trenam.com.