Mr. Jeffrey Fraser
University of Miami
JEFFREY is a partner and focuses his representation on secured creditors and ensuring that their interests are protected in chapters 7, 11 and 13. He handles contested litigation, including valuation hearings, adversary proceedings, sanction hearings, and any and all other disputed matters in bankruptcy court. As partner over his firm’s national bankruptcy department, he works closely with each state’s managing attorneys as it relates to training, legal strategy, and all facets of the firm’s bankruptcy practice.
Jeffrey is an active participant in the Southern District of Florida’s bankruptcy bar and was the 2019 Chair of the Local Rule Committee and an inaugural member the district’s Lawyer Advisory Committee, serving as the committee’s Chair in 2020. Through these roles, he has worked closely with South Florida bankruptcy judges and lawyers in reviewing local practices and rules; participating as a panelist for various district programs; assisting with drafting of the district’s Model Chapter 13 Plan and Mortgage Modification Mediation procedures and guidelines; and addressing other matters or concerns for the South Florida bankruptcy community.
Jeffrey was born in Jamaica and feels compelled to be a voice for the South Florida community, even though he represents creditors. Jeffrey is a past president of the Jamaican-American Bar Association and has helped the organization create mentorship relationships with local law students. He also served as a panelist at a commercial law seminar in Kingston, Jamaica, discussing the 2014 Jamaican Insolvency Act. He has also organized foreclosure and bankruptcy workshops, spoken on numerous CLE panels, and guest-appeared on South Florida radio.
In recognition for his efforts, he was selected by Super Lawyers as one of its “Florida Rising Stars” for 2019, 2020 and 2021. In addition, he was named a 2017 Blackshear Fellow by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), published an article in the American Legal & Finance Network (ALFN), and has achieved the highest rating in both legal and ethical ability by Martindale-Hubbell. Jeffrey prides himself on practicing with humility, integrity and appreciation.