Michael L. Schuster concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, creditor remedies and civil litigation. He represents trustees, committees, receivers and assignees as well as individuals and businesses. He has extensive experience in liquidation, debt restructuring and corporate reorganization including Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings, adversary proceedings, assignments for the benefit of creditors and workouts. Schuster is a Certified Specialist in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, accredited by the Florida Bar.
Schuster is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. He is also active in the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic and has participated in numerous bankruptcy conferences and seminars. Schuster has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine and selected as an "Up & Comer" by Florida Trend magazine. He has lectured on bankruptcy topics for Pincus Professional Education and the National Business Institute. Schuster serves on the Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Workshop.
Schuster is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all Florida courts, as well as the United States Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also made appearances in bankruptcy courts in Delaware, Michigan, New Jersey and Minnesota. Schuster received his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was president of the Florida Moot Court Board and a member of the Order of the Coif, the Order of the Barristers and Florida Blue Key. He earned his bachelor of science in psychology, cum laude, from the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In his free time, Michael is an avid reader of Science Fiction, and his favorite authors are Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.