William K. "Keith" Fendrick

William K. "Keith" Fendrick

Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2001

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
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Keith Fendrick is a Partner in the Holland & Knight Tampa office and a member of the Bankruptcy Practice Group. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, and commercial litigation. Mr. Fendrick has represented financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, and creditor groups in numerous large Chapter 11 cases around the country. He has also worked with secured and unsecured creditors in workouts, non-bankruptcy corporate reorganizations, and acquisitions of troubled businesses.

Mr. Fendrick has also been appointed as a receiver for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In that capacity, he has taken over the management and liquidation of a business, the collection of assets, and the pursuit of claims and recovery of monies for the creditors and investors of the business. He has also represented receivers in state court receiverships involving Ponzi schemes and fraudulent business activities.

Mr. Fendrick is a former director of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. He has been a panelist at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and has spoken at seminars in Florida asset protection, creditors' rights and remedies, and bankruptcy law.


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


  • University of Houston, J.D., graduated 1984
  • Auburn University, B.A., graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar


  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Bankruptcy

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

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Tampa (2017)

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

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy


  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2004-2009, 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2013
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2013

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