Keith Fendrick is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office and a member of the firm's Bankruptcy Practice Group. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, and commercial litigation. Mr. Fendrick represents financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, and creditor groups in numerous large Chapter 11 cases around the country. He also works with secured and unsecured creditors in workouts, non-bankruptcy corporate reorganizations, and acquisitions of troubled businesses. 

Mr. Fendrick has also been appointed as a receiver for the Securities and Exchange Commission. In that capacity, he has taken over the management and liquidation of a business, the collection of assets, and the pursuit of claims and recovery of monies for the creditors and investors of the business. He has represented receivers in state court receiverships involving Ponzi schemes and fraudulent business activities. Mr. Fendrick is a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Mediator.

Mr. Fendrick is a former director of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association. He has been a panelist at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and has spoken at seminars on Florida asset protection, creditors' rights and remedies, and bankruptcy law.


  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
  • Auburn University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • 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
  • The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee, 13th Judicial Circuit, 2016 Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2013-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 1999-2018, 2020; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2014-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2017  
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2019
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2004-2009, 2013-2015, 2017