TAMPA, FL – Shumaker Lawyer Andrew S. Ballentine has been elected Treasurer of the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA), continuing his longstanding commitment to the FBA. Andrew joined the FBA Orlando Chapter in 2014 as a Law School Liaison and has since served as Special Projects Director (2017-2019), Director at Large (2020-2021), and Vice President of Programming (2019-2020 and 2021-2022). In addition, Andrew is Secretary of the FBA Bankruptcy Law Section (2022-2023), and he was a 2021-2022 Member at Large. Andrew also served on the FBA National, State, and Local Government Relations Section Committee, where he was Secretary (2016-2017), Deputy Chair (2017-2019), and Chair (2019-2021).
“Being a part of the Federal Bar Association has been a tremendous opportunity to meet and interact with my peers, learn from more senior attorneys, judges, and others through our programs—both in preparation and by attending—and to give something back to the community and the profession,” said Andrew. “I have had opportunities to work alongside some extraordinary individuals and look forward to continuing to do so.”
In his law practice, Andrew has diverse experience in civil and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and appellate cases. He focuses on a variety of complex bankruptcy matters, including the representation of debtors and unsecured, secured, and governmental creditors in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings. In addition, Andrew represents creditors on Unsecured Creditor Committees in large, complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies. Andrew also represents clients in general civil and commercial litigation matters, including contract and general business disputes.
Andrew has experience representing small business owners, individuals, local governments, insurance companies, medium and large corporations, and nationwide institutional clients in a wide range of matters.
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