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Edmund S. Whitson, III

Edmund S. Whitson
  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida Levin College of Law (1991)
  • B.S., University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (1985)
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Western District of Wisconsin

  • Hillsborough County, Florida, Administrative Hearing Officer
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section
  • Southern District Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite (2014-2015)
  • Citibank v. Dalessio, 756 F.Supp.2d 1361 (2010)

  • S.E.C. v. Physicians Guardian Unit Investment Trust (M.D. Fla. 1999)

  • In re Anchor Glass Corp., (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2000)

  • In re Irish Bank Resolution Corp. (Bankr. D. Del. 2014)

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Bankruptcy Litigation Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

Ed Whitson is Counsel in the Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy practice group. Ed focuses on complex litigation matters in both district and bankruptcy courts, representing banks, insurance companies, private equity groups, receivers and financial institutions, involving asset recovery, asset sales and fraudulent transfer litigation.

Ed has also handles sophisticated collection/garnishment and judgment recovery litigation. He is highly experienced in the areas of creditor rights, landlord tenant, commercial lending, and real estate lending and development. He has previously counseled clients in the negotiation of contracts and the preparation of legal opinions in connection with federal New Markets Tax Credit transactions and Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act financings.

Ed has represented a variety of clients, including large hospitals, physician groups and other health care providers in mergers, acquisitions and affiliation transactions.

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