Brian A. McDowell is a partner in Holland & Knight's Orlando office. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency litigation and receiverships. In bankruptcy, Mr. McDowell primarily focuses on representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, tenants, landlords, asset purchasers, defendants in adversary proceedings and trustees. These matters have arisen in both voluntary and involuntary Chapter 11 cases. Mr. McDowell has conducted two jury trials in the United States Bankruptcy Court.
In addition to his debtor and creditor representation, Mr. McDowell has also represented clients in a variety of litigation matters including foreclosure, fraud, Lantham Act, Interstate Land Sales Act, real estate and collections actions, as well as fraudulent transfer and preference actions.
Mr. McDowell has handled a wide range of cases in different industries including hotel and hospitality, aviation, maritime, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail and real estate.
Mr. McDowell has also had the occasion to serve as equity receiver and counsel for the receiver in matters involving various federal agencies. In these roles, Mr. McDowell has been responsible for the management and liquidation of a variety of businesses, the pursuit of claims of the receivership estates, and the evaluation and disposition of claims of creditors. Mr. McDowell has also been responsible for securing the turnover of assets by defendants.
Mr. McDowell has spoken on various issues, including construction, finance, corporate renewal and turnaround management. Additionally, he has spoken at various continuing legal education seminars regarding bankruptcy and insolvency issues.
Mr. McDowell has represented clients in hospitality related matters, including:
Mr. McDowell has performed pro bono work on behalf of the following organizations:
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