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Dave Jennis - Attorney

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, Dave 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.

Education:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S. in Business Administration, 1985

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Juris Doctorate, with Honors, 1988

Specializes in:

Commercial Bankruptcy; Corporate Restructuring; Workouts; Business Litigation



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Erik Johanson - Attorney

Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Erik Johanson graduated from the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in 2006; received his B.S. in finance and philosophy from Florida State University magna cum laude in 2009, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity; and earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law cum laude in 2013, where he served as an associate justice on the Moot Court Board and as an associate editor and co-founder of the Stetson Journal of Advocacy and the Law. 

While attending law school, Erik excelled in various moot court competitions, earning best oral advocate and brief awards, and advancing to the final rounds of large, national competitions, including the 2012 Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York, N.Y. and the 2013 National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.. 

Following law school, Erik worked for two years as a private attorney at Jennis & Bowen, P.L., which he left in 2015 to serve a two-year clerkship to U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich in Tampa, FL.  As a judicial law clerk, Erik served as head of the “civil division” for Judge Kovachevich, exercising daily oversight responsibility for the Court’s civil docket and rendering substantial assistance on more than 40 notable published opinions addressing a wide range of civil and criminal issues.  Erik was also appointed co-Court liaison by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in which capacity he interfaced with numerous United States District, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Judges and their chambers on various courthouse initiatives and projects.

Erik has been the author of numerous law review articles and trade publications, including his co-authored piece: The Use of Wills and Asset Protection Trusts in Fraud and Other Financial Crimes, which was published in the second quarter 2017 edition of the Drake Law Review, and his February 2014 piece: Mission Intousable: This Homebuilder Will Self-Destruct in Six Months, which was published in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. 

Since re-entering private practice, Erik has developed a federal and state trial practice, focusing on matters pending before the United States District Courts, United States Bankruptcy Courts, and complex litigation pending before Florida’s state courts.  Erik also handles bankruptcy appeals before the United States District Courts.

Education:

Florida State University, Tampa, FL, B.S. in Finance and Philosophy, 2009, Magna Cum Laude

Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2013, Cum Laude

Specializes in:

Federal and State Trial Practice; Complex Litigation in Florida State Courts; Bankruptcy Appeals in District State Courts and United States Bankruptcy Courts



Dan Etlinger - Attorney

Dan Etlinger focuses his practice on transactional representation particularly involving bankruptcy, business, financial services and property law. As such he has extensive experience advising clients and drafting complete packages for corporate organization, loan modifications and origination, purchase and sale closings, title work and more. He is an active member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Bay Area Real Estate Council, Chi Chi Rodriguez Executive Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Turnaround Management Association. 

He has also earned Avvo’s and Martindale’s highest ratings – Superb and AV Preeminent, respectively. Dan received his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and, his B.A. from the University of Rochester.  He is married to Tabitha (another attorney) and has two children – Aurora and Orion – as well as two dogs – Fluffernutter and Scampers.  Dan is an avid tennis player and enjoys traveling too.

Education:

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

University of Pittsburgh, Juris Doctorate, M.B.A.

Specializes in:

Bankruptcy Law; Business Law; Financial Services Law; Property Law