“I combine my business acumen with my legal experience to solve the most complex problems for my clients effectively and efficiently.”


Dana is in the firm’s Tampa office where she serves in the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. Dana is a solution-oriented insolvency practitioner who represents a diverse array of clients, including banking institutions, municipalities, real estate developers, title insurance groups, and retail shopping centers in commercial bankruptcy cases. She is engaged in business litigation, commercial litigation, appeals, and general civil litigation. Dana’s practice includes all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency proceedings, including Section 363 sales, preference, and fraudulent transfer litigation. Dana commits to being responsive and thorough as she helps clients through complicated situations while mitigating risk and maximizing business growth.

Prior to joining Burr & Forman, Dana clerked for the Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Caryl E. Delano for the Middle District of Florida. During her clerkship, she assisted with complex bankruptcy and state law issues. She has also served as a Trial Court Staff Attorney in the Office of Court Counsel for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Dana earned her J.D. and M.B.A. from Stetson University College of Law and her B.S. from the University of Tampa. Dana also studied abroad at the University of Oxford.

Dana is actively involved in several professional organizations. She serves as the Bankruptcy Committee Chair for the Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter, is the Membership Chair for the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, is the Vice President of the Middle District of Florida Pro Se Assistance Clinic, Executive Director for Bankruptcy Law Educational Series Foundation, and Tampa Director for the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

Dana endeavors to promote diversity and inclusion within the insolvency profession and the advancement of diverse individuals in the insolvency community and the bankruptcy bench. Outside of work, Dana enjoys cooking with her family and strives toward a healthy work/life balance.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Insurance Law since 2021, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Banking and Finance since 2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2021-2022)


Speaking Engagements

Professional & Community

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute 47th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar
  • New Member Director, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Committee Chair, Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter; Chair
  • Tampa Division Director, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Florida Chapter
  • Board Member, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Membership Committee Chair, The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Executive Director, Bankruptcy Law Educational Series Foundation, Inc.
  • Vice President, Middle District of Florida Pro Se Assistance Clinic, Inc.
  • The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 13(f)


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Michelle Guerra
(813) 367-5721

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