R. Scott Shuker

Top rated Bankruptcy attorney in Orlando, Florida

Shuker & Dorris, P.A.
R. Scott Shuker
Shuker & Dorris, P.A.

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1993

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

Shuker & Dorris, P.A.

121 S Orange Ave
Suite 1120
Orlando, FL 32801 Visit website


Representing the people of Central Florida, in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, R. Scott Shuker partners at the Orlando-based law firm Shuker & Dorris, P.A., in Florida. He provides experienced counsel for clients ranging from debtors, creditors and investors in the corporate sector. 

Mr. Shuker provides credible representation to the people who seek his help in resolving Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, insolvency and restructuring, Ponzi Scheme and high-worth fraud cases and fraudulent transfer cases. He has recovered multimillion-dollar judgments for large corporates, including multinational companies. He also helps these companies with cases filed under Chapter 11 reorganization and with resolving disputes through mediation between opposing parties. 

A board-certified specialist in business bankruptcy by The American Board of Certification, Mr. Shuker has close to three decades of litigation experience under his belt. He has gained immense practical knowledge in the field of finance and banking by working as a corporate banking officer for a reputed financial institution. He is admitted to appear before the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. 

Rated 10.0 on Avvo, Mr. Shuker is peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell as well. The recognitions for his professional accomplishments that he earned over the years include being named a Legal Elite by the Florida Trend magazine and included in the list of Best Lawyers under the category of bankruptcy Orlando by the Orlando Magazine. He was also listed as a Lawyer of the Year in the field of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights by the Best Lawyers.

A fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Mr. Shuker is on the American Bar Association’s Business Bankruptcy Committee and the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar’s Bankruptcy/UCC Committee. He was the former president of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association and has served on its board of directors. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and had held several positions of responsibility at various prominent legal organizations. 

In addition to this, Mr. Shuker is a regular speaker at various lectures and seminars conducted for informing the rest of the legal community and the public about the relevant areas of bankruptcy law and its implications. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

R. Scott Shuker is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice areas

Bankruptcy: Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Bankruptcy Law, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Credit Repair, Mediation

  • 80% Bankruptcy: Business
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1993, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://shukerdorris.com/attorneys/r-scott-shuker-esq/

Educational Background:
  • B.S. degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University, with High Distinction
  • American Board of Certification, Business Bankruptcy, since 2002
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, since 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2010, Bankruptcy, Orlando, FL
  • Chambers USA, Highly Recommended as Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy Restructuring, since 2007
  • Best Lawyers in Orlando, Orlando Magazine, since 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America, since 2006
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, since 2005
  • Florida Super Lawyers, since 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, since 2003
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In re Mirabilis Ventures, Inc., 2010 WL 1644915 (M.D. Fla. 2010), (Appellate consideration of whether Bankruptcy Court erred in determining case was not filed in bad faith.)
  • In re Sherwood Investments Overseas Ltd, 2014 WL 1877548 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2014), (Granting a motion to compel production of documents.)
  • In re Mona Lisa at Celebration, LLC, 495 B.R. 535 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2013), (Determining claimants not entitled to attorneys’ fees in claim dispute.)
  • In re Aida’s Paradise, LLC, 485 B.R. 806 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2013), (Allowing a potential claim against lender for equitable subordination to withstand motion to dismiss.)
  • In re Mirabilis Ventures, Inc. 2012 WL 1038773 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2012), (Resolving contested objection to claim filed by the I.R.S.)
  • In re Sherwood Investments Overseas Ltd., 2011 WL 5519906 (Bankr. M.D. Fla 2011), (Denying defendant’s request to apply foreign law.)
  • In re Mirabilis Ventures, Inc., 2011 WL 1167880 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011), (Determining the issue of set off regarding an I.R.S. claim.)
  • In re Celebrity Resorts, LLC, 2011 WL 285638 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2011), (Determining reasonable amount of fees awarded to debtor’s counsel.)
  • In re Davis Heritage GP Holdings, LLC, 443 B.R. 448 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 2011) (Determining case was not filed in good faith and, thus, dismissal warranted.)
  • In re Mirabilis Ventures, Inc., 2010 WL 2293068 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010), (Denying a motion to dismiss the Chapter 11 case.)
  • In re Celebrity Resorts, LLC, 2010 WL 5392657 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010), (Confirming plan of reorganization over the objection of certain creditors.)
  • In re Celebrity Resorts, LLC, 2010 WL 5289298 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010) (Denying a preliminary injunction sought against principal of debtor.)
  • In re Telligenix Corp., 436 B.R. 211 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010), (Determining appropriate claim of landlord for administrative rent.)
  • In re Sherwood Investments Overseas Ltd., 442 B.R. 834 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2010) (Denying defendants motion to dismiss debtor’s adversary proceeding relating to venue and jurisdiction.)
  • In re Mirabilis Ventures, Inc., 2010 WL 963460 (M.D. Fla. 2010), (Denying a motion to dismiss appeal for mootness.)
  • In re Mirabilis Ventures, Inc., 2010 WL 2179124 (M.D. Fla. 2010), (Denying a motion for leave to appeal.)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Assoc./2014 Seminar; “Solving the 1111(b) Puzzle”
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Law Assoc./8th Seminar (2000), “11th Circuit Bankruptcy Decisions”
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Assoc./ 2000 Seminar, “Fraudulent Transfer Issues”
  • Florida Bar Bus Law/Bankruptcy UCC/Seminar (2002), “Commercial Bankruptcy Issues”
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Law Assoc./10th Seminar(2002), “Issues Under 365”
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Law Assoc/12th Seminar(2004), “Evergreen Security, Ltd: A Post Mortem Review of Lessons from a $200,000,000 Ponzi Scheme”
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Law Assoc./13th Seminar(2005), “Complex Chapter 11 Issues”
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Assoc./2006 Seminar, “BAPCPA: One Year Later”
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Assoc./14th Seminar(2006), “Recent Chapter 11 Cases”
  • Turnaround Management Assoc./ 2007 Seminar, “Florida: Fair Weather for Bankruptcy”
  • Turnaround Management Assoc./2011 Seminar, “A Fresh Start or a False Start and     Cram Down/Absolute Priority Rule”
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Assoc./2012 Seminar, “Common Ethical Issues”
  • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Assoc./20th Seminar (2012), “Recent Chapter 11 Cases”
  • ABI/Paskay 37th Annual Seminar, March 2013. “Mediation in Chapter 11”
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Assoc./ May 2014 Meeting, “Mediation Principles”
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Orange County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, 1993-present
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Diversity Committee Chair, 2013-2015
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Board Of Directors, 1995-2001, 2013-2017
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, President, 01/1999-12/1999
  • National Accreditation and Certification: Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee, 2012-Present
  • The Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, Executive Council, 2002-2011
  • The Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, Student Liaison Committee, Chair, 07/2006-06/2008
  • The Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, Bankruptcy/UCC Committee, Chair, 07/2004-06/2005
  • American Bar Association, Committee on Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, 1993 to Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Scott is certainly one of the preeminent bankruptcy lawyers in Florida.”

Office location for R. Scott Shuker

121 S Orange Ave
Suite 1120
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: 407-391-3486

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