Noel R. Boeke is a business lawyer in Holland & Knight's Tampa office who focuses on solving a wide range of business problems. He acts as general outside counsel to several businesses, and assists clients in bankruptcy and loan workouts, creditors' rights litigation, non-compete litigation, commercial litigation, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience in business transactions, contract negotiations and Uniform Commercial Code issues.

Mr. Boeke represents various types of business clients, financial institutions, debtors and creditors, including commercial banks, private equity funds, finance subsidiaries of manufacturers, corporations, receivers, bankruptcy trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, special servicers, landlords, Chapter 11 debtors and creditor committees. His practice includes a wide range of representation of these types of clients in litigation, business transactions, bankruptcy, negotiation of loan workouts, asset sales and purchases, documentation of debtor-in-possession financing, and other loan transactions and security interests.

Mr. Boeke handles litigation in federal, bankruptcy and state courts, and at arbitration, with a focus on creditors' rights issues, including credit litigation, lien enforcement, commercial mortgage foreclosures, fraudulent or preferential transfer actions, consumer finance defense litigation, defense of actions involving debt collection practices, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other types of credit litigation. Mr. Boeke also provides a wide variety of services to lenders and creditors with respect to perfection and enforcement of their rights under the Uniform Commercial Code.

In addition, Mr. Boeke represents numerous clients in business transactions and merger and acquisition transactions, including buyers and sellers of businesses, assets and loans. His practice includes representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate loan transactions and other commercial loan transactions.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Boeke served more than seven years in the U.S. Navy. He served two years on the Headquarters Staff of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in Washington, D.C., primarily assisting in the annual planning, award and administration of Naval shipbuilding and engineering services contracts. Mr. Boeke then served five years at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia as the on-site contracts and financial representative for all nuclear-related shipbuilding, overhaul and business matters at the shipyard.

Mr. Boeke is past president (2007-2009) of the Florida Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. He has also served on the National TMA Board since 2010, and was vice president for Education in 2011. He was co-chair of the TMA Annual Conference for 2010, chairman of the TMA Southeast Regional Conference (2009/2010/2011) and prior co-chair of the TMA Spring Conference (2009). Mr. Boeke has been a member of Vistage, f/k/a The Executive Committee, President's Forum (TEC #2223) since 2006.

Mr. Boeke serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Leo University. He also served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit from 2012 to 2015. He was a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class of 2013.

During law school, Mr. Boeke served as notes editor of the Georgia Law Review. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.


  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • College of William & Mary, MBA
  • Northwestern University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2015-2016
  • Turnaround Management Association, Florida Chapter, former President; Southeast Regional Conference, former Chairman; Spring Conference, former Co-Chair; National Board Member, Florida Board Member
  • Vistage/The Executive Committee, President's Forum (TEC Florida)
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Board Member
  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 13th Judicial Circuit, Past Chair, 2012-2015
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa, Class of 2013
  • Saint Leo University, Board of Trustees
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2009-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2009-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2012-2019


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