Burr & Forman

Samantha Alves Orender

Samantha A. Orender
  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law (2008)
  • Universiteit Leiden (2007)
  • B.A. with honors, Amherst College (2000)
  • Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Business Litigation (2013-2017)
  • Jacksonville Business Journal's "40 Under 40" Honorees
  • Women’s Giving Alliance, Member and Delores Barr Weaver Fellow (2015, 2016)
  • Generation W, Inc., Board Member (2014 – Present)
  • Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc., Volunteer Counsel (2014 – Present)
  • The Seaside Playgarden Preschool, Inc., Board Member (2013 – Present)
  • KYN Accelerator Program, Mentor (2013 – 2014)
  • Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Get Smart! Program, Mentor (2012)
  • Patrons of the Hearts (2010 – Present)

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Associate | Jacksonville, FL

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Finance Commercial Contracts Commercial / Corporate Litigation Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Financial Institution Disputes Lender Liability Insurance Insurance Litigation & Coverage Mass Torts / Hazardous Substances Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Workouts, Restructurings & Enforcement

Samantha is an Associate in the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice group.  She has experience handling various business and commercial matters.

She represents business entities, financial institutions, and individuals in the areas of commercial contracts and transactions, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate litigation, insurance disputes, and other commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts. She also has extensive experience with commercial loan litigation and workouts, lender liability defense, and other financial services and banking litigation.  She has served as in-house counsel for the fifth largest solid waste company in the country, and has handled a successful jury trial over a contract dispute in state court.