David Jennis is known for his experience, intelligence, and integrity. Recognized by the American Board of Certification as a certified business bankruptcy attorney, and AV Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale‐Hubbell, Jennis has extensive experience in a wide variety of insolvency and business litigation issues. His tenacity and unwavering dedication to obtaining successful outcomes for his clients has established him amongst the best bankruptcy lawyers in Florida.
Admitted to State Courts of Florida
Admitted to U.S. District Court in Florida (Northern, Middle and Southern Districts)
Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Juris Doctorate, with Honors, 1988
Activities: Member of Holderness Moot Court Bench and
National Moot Court Team
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1985
Commercial Bankruptcy; Corporate Restructuring; Workouts; Business Litigation
Presentations & Publications
Re-Imagine Your Future Under Subchapter V: A Chapter 11 Survival Tool – Florida Institute of CPAs (June 2021)
Re-Imagine Your Future Under Subchapter V: A Chapter 11 Survival Tool – St. Leo University (February 2021)
Procedural Issues Including Withdrawal of the Reference, Jurisdiction (Stern v. Marshall and jurisdictional issues and Safety Harbor Issues), Venue, and Abstention – Stetson University College of Law (February 2021)
It’s a Trap! Small Business Confirmation Requirements – The Cramdown (Spring 2020)
The “Core” of Bankruptcy Jurisdiction and the Impact of Stern v. Marshall – Stetson University College of Law (January 2020, February 2019)
Everything You Need to Know About Attorneys’ Fees and Sanctions in Bankruptcy – 2020 Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar (January 2020)
To Be or Not to Be? Counting a Wholly Unsecured Claim in a Chapter 13 Following a Chapter 7 – ABI Young and New Member Committee Newsletter (October 2018)
Ethics and Privilege Issues: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth – 42nd Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar (January 2018)
How Efficient Is Your Market? When to Apply the Till Rate in Chapter 11 Cases – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (June 2013)
Standards of Value in “Dirt-for-Debt” Chapter 11s – Don’t Make a Rash Decision – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (April 2012)
How Disposable Is Your Individual Chapter 11 Debtor’s Income? – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (October 2011)
Make Yourself “Necessary”: How to Get Paid as Debtor’s Counsel in Individual Chapter 11s – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (June 2011)
Application of Absolute-Priority Rule and New-Value Exception in Individual Chapter 11s – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (June 2011)
Dealing with Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy – Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association (October 2010)
Tax Issues and Considerations in Bankruptcy Cases – West Coast Chapter of FICPA (December 2008)
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind / Avoiding Legal Pitfalls – Palm Beach County Bar Association (April 2008)
Accountants Beware: What Every Accountant Should Know About the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protections Act of 2005 – Presented to the Florida Society of Accountants and Tax Practitioners (October 2005)
Successfully confirmed chapter 11 plans of reorganization for numerous manufacturers of various sizes including a trailer manufacturer, pharmaceutical manufacturer, nutritional supplement manufacturers, and others.
Successfully confirmed chapter 11 plans of reorganization for service providers of various sizes including a multinational provider of network services, a global provider of chemical engineering and procurement services, a multi-million dollar sub-prime lender, and others.
Confirmed liquidating chapter 11 plans in complex cases across numerous industries including road construction, farming, technology, and manufacturing.
Representation of numerous committees in bankruptcy cases resulting in increased recoveries for constituents under chapter 11 plans.
Represented numerous chapter 7 trustees in connection with bankruptcy cases involving complex litigation, identification, and recovery of assets that would have otherwise been overlooked, resulting in significant recoveries.
Successfully represented multiple pre-petition and post-petition lenders in bankruptcy cases.
Routinely represent personal injury claimants in bankruptcy cases involving complicated interplay of stay relief, preservation of insurance bad faith claims, and related issues.
In several cases involving corporate governance disputes, successfully obtained emergency injunctive relief to salvage corporate operations and ultimately litigated and negotiated resolution.
Litigated and negotiated numerous complex commercial loan workouts involving tens of millions of dollars in debt and personal guaranty liability of principals.
Representation of commercial landlords in chapter 11 cases throughout the Florida and other states.
“AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers, Tampa Bay Magazine
Florida Legal Elite
Member, Business Law Section