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Kathleen L. DiSanto

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6409
F: 813.223.9620

Kathleen L. DiSanto focuses her practice on matters related to bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, creditors’ rights, insolvency proceedings, and general commercial transactions.  Ms. DiSanto is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, accredited by The Florida Bar.  Ms. DiSanto entered private practice in 2010, following the completion of a two-year clerkship to the Honorable Caryl E. Delano, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Middle District of Florida. Ms. DiSanto applies the skills she honed as a law clerk to assist clients with a wide variety of tasks, including plan formation and confirmation, bankruptcy motion practice, and corporate litigation.

Ms. DiSanto represents business and individuals in a wide array of matters in the bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and insolvency arena. 

During her time in private practice, Ms. DiSanto has:    

  • Represented numerous debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, and trustees in complex chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, and chapter 7 cases
  • Successfully confirmed more than five individual chapter 11 cases
  • Successfully reorganized national third-party logistics provider in trucking industry
  • Represented post-confirmation plan trustee in over fifty avoidance actions
  • Represented both plaintiffs and defendants in dischargeability litigation
  • Represented plan proponent in land development company’s chapter 11 case and navigated complex issues involving community development district
  • Served as lead debtor’s counsel in several mid-size chapter 11 cases, including reorganization of an apartment complex and a family-owned appliance business

Professional & Community Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member (2011-Present); Coordinating Editor for the ABI Journal (2015-Present)

Ferguson White Inn of Court, Associate (2008-Present)

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Financial Advisor (2010-Present)

Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member (2010-Present); Board Member (2014-Present)

Honors & Recognitions

Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification (October 2014-Present)

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent

Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2016)

Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up and Comer (2012)

Personal

Ms. DiSanto was born and raised in Northern Virginia.

Education

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2008

  • Moot Court Board Member, 2007 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team and 2008 Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot team
  • 2008 Judge Alexander Paskay Bankruptcy Award Winner
  • 2008 William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award Winner
  • Received 4.0 in Contracts I, Property I, Commercial Transactions, and Environmental Law

University of Virginia, B.S., 2005

Bar and Court Admissions

Florida

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida