Daniel A. Velasquez

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in Orlando, Florida

Latham, Luna, Eden & Beaudine, LLP
Daniel A. Velasquez
Latham, Luna, Eden & Beaudine, LLP

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Business Litigation view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2012

Education: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024
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Latham, Luna, Eden & Beaudine, LLP

201 S Orange Ave
Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: 407-481-5807 Email: Daniel A. Velasquez Visit website

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Daniel A. Velasquez is a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy and business reorganization department, and Chairman of the firm's Aviation Department. Mr. Velasquez advises clients in restructuring and aviation matters across Florida and the southeast. He regularly represents debtors, creditors, investors and asset-purchasers in financial restructuring and aviation transactions, out-of-court workouts and formal insolvency proceedings.

Mr. Velasquez has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of industries which include financial services, healthcare, retail, real estate, aviation, hospitality, biomedical, chemical, marine construction, food service, toy & game manufacturing,  transportation, technology, petroleum, software, flooring, and religious services. Mr. Velasquez is also a litigator in both State and Federal courts who has represented companies and individuals in civil and commercial litigation matters.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Bankruptcy: Consumer, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 2012, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://lathamluna.com/profiles/daniel-a-velasquez/

Educational Background:
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, J.D., 2012
  • Nova Southeastern University, Huizenga School of Business, M.B.A., 2010
  • Stetson University, School of Business, B.B.A., 2007
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Represented Chapter 7 debtor in adversary proceeding resulting in the settlement of a $6 million unsecured claim for a five-figure sum., 2018
Transactions:
  • Assisted client with obtaining short-term financing., 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Middle District of Florida Pro Se Bankruptcy Legal Assitance Clinic, Inc. - Vice-President, 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • May 2021: Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Monthly Seminar: Subchapter V – Small Business Reorganization: Practice Pointers and Strategies (Moderator), Moderator, Subchapter V - Small Business Reorganization: Practice Pointers and Strategies, Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, 2021
  • November 2021 presentation covering Subchapter V bankruptcy filings. , Moderator, Subchapter V - Small Business Reorganization: Practice Pointers and Strategies (Part II), Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, 2021
  • Presentation regarding the basic requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and how business owners can protect their business from ADA Compliance related issues., Presenter, A Presentation on the Americans with Disabilities Act and How to Protect Your Business, 2019
  • Summary of key provisions of the Small Business Reorganization Act that small business owners should be aware of if contemplating a Chapter 11 filing. , Author, Congress Opens the Door for More Chapter 11 Filings Under the Recently Enacted Small Business Reorganization Act, Small Business, 2020
Honors/Awards:
  • Orlando Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Honoree, Orlando Business Journal, 2021
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • "Rising Star" in the Best Lawyers in Orlando Edition of Orlando Magazine, Orlando Magazine, 2022
  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch List, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • "Rising Star" in the Best Lawyers in Orlando Edition of Orlando Magazine, Orlando Magazine, 2021
  • Daniel A. Velasquez was included in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2021. The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List features associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Recognition in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is based entirely on peer review and employs the same methodology that has made Best Lawyers the gold standard for legal rankings worldwide., Best Lawyers - Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Recipient of the Shepard Broad Law Center’s distinguished Professor Larry S. Kalevitch Award, awarded to the law student showing outstanding promise in the areas of business and bankruptcy law., Shepard Broad Law Center’s distinguished Professor Larry S. Kalevitch Award, 2012
  • Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2020
Representative Clients:
  • In re Ellingsworth Residential Community Association, Inc., 2021 WL 4100964 (Bankr. M.D. Fla., Sept. 8, 2021) - Successfully obtained order sustaining objection to a creditor's $1,600,000.00 claim resulting in significant reduction in creditor's recovery from bankrupt estate.  , 2021
  • In re: 218 Jackson, LLC, --- B.R. ---, 2021 WL 3662377 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2021) - Successfully represented Chapter 11 debtor in connection with an objection to final application for compensation. The Bankruptcy Court's order on my client's objection included the recovery of attorney fees paid by the estate and the disqualification of the Subchapter V Trustee appointed in the Debtor's case. , 2021
  • In re: Yogi Carpet & Tile, Inc. (Case No: 6:20-bk-03358) Successfully confirmed Subchapter V Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization for client resulting in reduction of company debt structure by $1.1 mil. , 2020
  • In re Ellingsworth Residential Community Association, Inc. (Westlaw Cite: 2020 WL 6122645, October 16, 2020 - Judge Jennemann) Successfully confirmed Subchapter V Chapter 11 Plan for homeowners association over the objection of of creditors. , 2020
  • In re Via Airlines - Chapter 11 - Middle District of Florida (Orlando) - Successfully confirmed a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization over several creditor objections, including an objection lodged by the Office of the United States Trustee which was overruled in its entirety at a contested confirmation hearing. The confirmed plan restructured over $23 million of both secured and unsecured debt obligations including: (i) a $3.4 million dollar IRS tax claim which the airline successfully objected to and reduced to $223K; and (ii) a $1.4 million WARN Act claim which the airline also successfully objected to and reduced to $2K. The plan also featured a sale of the Debtor’s equity interests to Wexford Capital, LP, a private equity investor with over $3.9 billion in assets under management. Wexford has installed new management and intends to restart the Debtor’s flight operations in July 2021., 2020
  • Yogi Carpet & Tile, Inc. - Chapter 11 Represented Yogi Carpet & Tile, Inc. through all aspects of the Chapter 11 process resulting in the successful confirmation of a Plan of Reorganization which restructured the company's debts of over $2.1 million.  , 2016
  • In re M2 Systems Corporation - Chapter 11 - Successfully represented Chapter 11 debtor with the restructuring of over $100 million in filed claims. , 2020
  • Lyons Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc. - Chapter 11 Representation in the Middle District of Tennessee, 2020
  • In re: Manix Holdings, LLC - Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case - Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Represented creditor through claim objection process resulting in a six-figure recovery for client., 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Central Florida Business Aviation Association - Member, 2021
  • Middle District of Florida Pro Se Bankruptcy Legal Assitance Clinic, Inc. - Vice-President, 2019
  • Local Rules Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2020
  • District Steering Committee Member - United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida , 2020
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Next Generation Program (2017), 2017
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association (CFBLA), Board Member, 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch List, 2022
  • Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Florida Rising Stars, 2020

Office location for Daniel A. Velasquez

201 S Orange Ave
Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801

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5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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