Jesse Cloyd

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Jesse Cloyd focuses his practice on commercial litigation, corporate bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and insolvency related litigation matters. 

His practice includes a wide range of litigation matters in both federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels, with significant experience in insolvency and restructuring matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, assignments for the benefit of creditors, real property disputes, and collection matters.  Jesse has extensive experience representing debtors, trustees, liquidating trustees, receivers, creditors, secured creditors, official creditor committees, ad hoc committees, and asset purchasers in bankruptcy cases involving a number of industries, including but not limited to, the aviation, commodities, construction, financial services, gaming, not-for-profit, recycling, real estate and retail industries. He also has substantial bankruptcy litigation experience prosecuting and defending numerous adversary and contested proceedings in bankruptcy court involving preferential transfers, fraudulent transfers, objections to discharge and dischargeability, and objections to exemptions.

Representative Experience:

• Represented Florida Gaming Corp., former owner of Miami Jai-Alai, in its chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Through the bankruptcy, Florida Gaming sold its assets for $155 million, and as a result, was able to confirm a plan which paid unsecured creditors in full.
• Represented New Beginnings of South Florida Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, in its successful chapter 11 reorganization. Through the plan, New Beginnings successfully restructured 2.5 million in debt and will pay unsecured creditors in full.
• Represented the liquidating trustee of Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp., in the effort to recover more than $500 million in fraudulent transfers.
• Represented Tousa, Inc. in the prosecution of over 1,500 adversary proceedings to recover avoidable transfers.

Prior Affiliations:

• Salazar Jackson, LLP
• Berger Singerman, LLP


  • Clemson University

    Bachelor of Science in Corporate Finance

  • Nova Southeastern University

    Shepard Broad Law Center – J.D.

Honors & Awards

  • Daily Business Review’s “Most Effective Lawyers” in Bankruptcy Award 2012

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Turnaround Management Association- Member
  • Business Law Section of the Florid Bar-
  • Dade County Bar Association- Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of South Florida- Director
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