Andrew V. Layden is a board certified business bankruptcy attorney who concentrates his practice in commercial bankruptcy, troubled loan workouts, financial restructuring and commercial litigation.
He represents financially distressed businesses and their owners in court supervised and out-of-court restructurings in a variety of industries, including energy, hospitality, retail, healthcare and real estate.
He also advises creditors, trustees and distressed asset purchasers in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and section 363 asset sales. In 2016, Andrew was appointed as the Orlando representative for the Local Rules Lawyers’ Advisory Committee to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.
He has served on the board of directors of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association since 2014. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable Caryl E. Delano, Bankruptcy Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida.
- Represented multiple publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production companies in connection with their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In re American Eagle Energy Corporation; In re Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC.
- Represented nine related companies operating investment funds primarily investing in real estate, websites, and oil and gas projects in connection with their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In re Pelican Real Estate, LLC.
- Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a manufacturer of Bitcoin mining computers and related hardware. In re HashFast Technologies LLC.
- Represented a Fortune 500 company in multiple related lawsuits defending against claims of fraudulent transfer, successor liability and unfair trade practices.
- Represented a group of midstream energy transportation companies in connection with their Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In re Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc.
- Represented the assignee in the successful assignment for the benefit of creditors proceeding of Lake Mary Logistics, Inc., a postal contractor.
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- The Florida Bar: Business Law Section
- Bankruptcy/UCC Committee: Legislative Subcommittee (2017, 2018)
- Continuing Legal Education Committee (2016 to 2018)
- Deposition Boot Camp Seminar: Co-Chair (2017)
- Central Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
- Board of Directors (2014 to 2016, 2017 to 2019)
- Orange County Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association: Orlando Chapter
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida: Volunteer (2014 to 2017)
- Leadership Orlando, Class 89 (2015)
- J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2010; cum laude; Articles Editor, Florida Law Review; Book Awards: Tort Litigation, Law & Economics, Employment Law
- B.S., Finance, Applied Economics, Florida State University, 2007, cum laude
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
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