Tampa, Fla. – November 29, 2022 – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Tampa Shareholder Donald Kirk was named a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He will be formally inducted at the association’s annual meeting on March 24, 2023, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary public service association of United States and international insolvency professionals who are invited to join as fellows based on a proven record of the highest standards of expertise, leadership, integrity, professionalism, scholarship, and service to the bankruptcy and insolvency practice, and to their communities. Kirk will join as a member of the 34th Class. In total, there are less than one thousand fellows.
Kirk is board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, and is a former president of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. He was co-chair of the Florida Bar’s Proceeding Supplementary Task Force, and played a key role in revising Florida’s proceeding supplementary judgment execution statute. He also chaired the American Bar Association’s successful effort to draft a model asset purchase agreement for bankruptcy sales. Recently, Kirk became the latest recipient of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Chair’s Award for his involvement in the business bankruptcy committee and his many successes as chair of the section’s publications board.
At Carlton Fields, Kirk serves as chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice, and co-chairs the Business Litigation Practice. He represents clients in high-value insolvency and financial restructuring matters, officer and director fiduciary duty litigation, and commercial litigation. He regularly represents secured lenders, purchasers of assets from troubled companies, debtors, fiduciaries, and other stakeholders in multiparty disputes and reorganizations.
About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields has approximately 330 attorneys and government and financial services consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its insurance practice, including life and financial lines, property and casualty, reinsurance, and title insurance; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.carltonfields.com. (Carlton Fields practices law in California through Carlton Fields, LLP.)