Noel R. Boeke is a business lawyer who focuses on solving a
wide range of business problems. He specializes in bankruptcy, creditors' rights
litigation, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and documenting
loan transactions. He also has experience in business contract negotiations and
Uniform Commercial Code issues.
Mr. Boeke has represented various types of business clients, financial
institutions and other creditors, including commercial banks, private equity
funds, finance subsidiaries of manufacturers, corporations, receivers,
bankruptcy trustees, special servicers, chapter 11 debtors and creditor
committees. His practice includes a wide range of representation of these types
of clients in litigation, bankruptcy, negotiation of loan workouts, asset sales
and purchases, and documentation of debtor-in-possession financing, and other
loan transactions and security interests. Mr. Boeke also handles litigation in
federal, bankruptcy and state courts, and at arbitration, with a focus on
creditors' rights issues, including credit litigation, lien enforcement,
commercial mortgage foreclosures, fraudulent or preferential transfer actions,
consumer finance defense litigation, defense of actions involving debt
collection practices, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other types
of credit litigation. Mr. Boeke has also provided a wide variety of services to
lenders and creditors with respect to perfection and enforcement of their rights
under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Mr. Boeke has also represented numerous clients in merger and acquisition
transactions, including buyers and sellers of businesses, assets and loans. His
practice includes representation of lenders in real estate loan transactions and
other commercial loan transactions, whether unsecured or secured by personal
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Boeke served more than seven years in
the U.S. Navy. He served two years on the Headquarters Staff of the Naval
Nuclear Propulsion Program in Washington, D.C., primarily assisting in the
annual planning, award and administration of Naval shipbuilding and engineering
services contracts. Mr. Boeke then served five years at Newport News
Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, as the on-site contracts and financial
representative for all nuclear-related shipbuilding, overhaul and business
matters at the shipyard.
Mr. Boeke is past president (2007-2009) of the Florida Chapter of the
Turnaround Management Association ("TMA"), an international nonprofit
organization dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. He has
also served on the National TMA Board since 2010, and was vice president for
Education in 2011. He was co-chair of the TMA Annual Conference for 2010,
chairman of the TMA Southeast Regional Conference (2009/2010/2011) and prior
co-chair of the TMA Spring Conference (2009). Mr. Boeke was a member of Vistage
f/k/a The Executive Committee, President's Forum (TEC #2223) from 2006-2012.
Mr. Boeke serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Leo University. He also
serves on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit. He is currently a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
Leadership Tampa Class of 2013.
During law school, Mr. Boeke served as notes editor of the Georgia Law
Review. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.