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A veteran South Florida attorney, Leslie Gern Cloyd has been a Partner and Shareholder at Berger Singerman, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale since 2000. She has lengthy experience in handling all aspects of Chapter 11 cases and in representing clients in bankruptcy court. Leslie Gern Cloyd is particularly experienced in pr… Read More
A veteran South Florida attorney, Leslie Gern Cloyd has been a Partner and Shareholder at Berger Singerman, LLP, in Fort Lauderdale since 2000. She has lengthy experience in handling all aspects of Chapter 11 cases and in representing clients in bankruptcy court. Leslie Gern Cloyd is particularly experienced in providing distressed businesses with qualified counsel throughout multi-layered insolvency proceedings and related negotiations.

Leslie Cloyd earned her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. She achieved the Presidential Award in Business Administration and was a varsity tennis team member throughout her undergraduate years. She went on to complete her Juris Doctor magna cum laude at the Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1980. During the next four years, she served as an Associate Attorney with Furr & Cohen, PA, in Boca Raton, Florida. Contributing as a Partner and Shareholder with Bakst Cloyd & Bakst, PA, in West Palm Beach, she focused on bankruptcy issues with the boutique law practice for 16 years.

At Berger Singerman, Leslie Cloyd’s responsibilities extend beyond helping debtors navigate complex restructuring processes. She also represents lenders, trustees, taxing authorities, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, and Section 363 sale asset purchasers. She provided debtor’s counsel to Piccadilly Cafeteria, Inc., in its initial Chapter 11 filing and subsequent U.S. Supreme Court appeal. She additionally assisted the creditors’ committee in a gambling ship Chapter 11 case filed by ITG Vegas, Inc.

Active in her professional community, Leslie Gern Cloyd served as Vice Chair for the International Women’s Insolvency Confederation’s Florida Network. She is recognized as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring area by Chambers & Partners USA. Read Less
Jun 2000 - Present
Shareholder
Berger Singerman

Mar 1984 - Jun 2000
Shareholder
Bakst Cloyd & Bakst

Sep 1980 - Mar 1984
Attorney
Furr & Cohen PA
JD
Stetson University College of Law

BA, Business Administration
Flagler College
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