Leonard H. Gilbert

Leonard H. Gilbert


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 1993

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Equipment Finance Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Real Estate

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
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Leonard H. Gilbert is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office. He practices in the areas of banking, commercial finance, asset based lending, creditors' rights, insolvency, arbitration and commercial litigation, as well as maintaining an active transactional practice. He is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group. Mr. Gilbert’s emphasis has been in the representation of financial institutions and other institutional lenders. In his bankruptcy practice, Mr. Gilbert has represented numerous state, national and international banks and other financial institutions and public bodies, secured and unsecured creditors' committees and equity.

Mr. Gilbert frequently speaks on legal topics pertaining to his practice and has lectured extensively. He has written for various law reviews, was an editor of Collier on Bankruptcy, has lectured for The Florida Bar, the American Bar Institute, Sections of the American Bar Association, PLI, the International Bar Association, UNC School of Law's Banking Institute, the International Insolvency Institute and the American Bar Foundation.

In addition, Mr. Gilbert is a certified circuit civil mediator and is on the mediator roster for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Location

  • 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 4100
    Tampa, FL 33602

Education

  • Harvard University, LLB, graduated 1961
  • Emory University, Bachalor of Arts, graduated 1958

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Former Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association - House of Delegates, Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Cheatwood Inn of Court - Member
  • American College of Bankruptcy - Fellow
  • Working Group on Legal Opinions - Secretary and Vice-Chair
  • International Insolvency Institute - Officer, Director, Secretary
  • American Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • International Bar Association - Co-Chair, Section of Insolvency Law; Banking Committee Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Tampa (2019)
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Tampa (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Special Focus

  • Chapter 12
  • Commercial

Awards:

  • Douglas P. McClurg Professionalism Award, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, American College of Bankruptcy, 2011
  • Who's Who Legal 100: Insolvency & Restructuring, 2014
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Herbert G. Goldburg Award for Distinguished Career, 2016
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trent magazine, 2013
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2008-2016
  • Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2013, 2015
  • The International Who's Who of Insolvencey & Restructuring Lawyers, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Litigation - Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2014

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