Overview

Robert Davis is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Orlando office who focuses his practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcies, bankruptcy appeals, insolvency litigation and asset recovery.

Mr. Davis represents financial institutions and other secured and unsecured creditors, including commercial banks, corporations, landlords and court-appointed receivers. He has experience representing clients in state and federal court litigation, including suits to recover monies owed, real property foreclosures, garnishments and foreign judgment domestications. Mr. Davis has also handled problem loan workouts, matters involving financial fraud and shareholder disputes, and routinely serves as a trustee in non-judicial foreclosures.

Experience

  • Participated on the Holland & Knight legal team representing an indenture trustee for $100 million in California pollution control bonds in which trustee also serves as a member of the unsecured creditors committee for a gas and electric company's case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Participated on the Holland & Knight legal team representing a leading Chinese aircraft financing state-owned enterprise (SOE) and its Irish affiliate in an adversary proceeding filed by the trustee that is pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • Represented a federal court-appointed receiver in connection with the receiver's appointment over purported timeshare resale companies that were sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly deceiving timeshare owners into believing that the companies would be able to sell or rent their timeshares
  • Represented global armored car service company with significant executory service contract obligations to Chapter 11 debtor demanding continuation of services to more than 240 store locations
  • Represented multiple institutional landlords relating to numerous commercial evictions, landlord-tenant disputes and bankruptcy matters

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Florida, B.H.S., Health Science, cum laude
  • University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 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
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • All State Courts in Florida
Memberships
  • Central Florida Partnership, Young Professionals Advisory Committee, former Member
  • The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Fellow, 2015-2016
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Treasurer
  • Florida Blue Key
  • March of Dimes Central Florida Division Board of Directors, former Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; Scholarship Committee, Former Co-Chair
  • University of Florida Law Alumni Council, former Member
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014, 2017 
  • Order of the Barristers
  • March of Dimes, President’s Award for Volunteer Excellence
  • Florida Moot Court Team Final Four Competition, Best Overall Competitor (Panel: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Rosemary Barkett, Susan H. Black and Peter T. Fay)
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law 2010 Commencement Student Speaker

Publications