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Andrew T. Jenkins

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6486
F: 813.223.9620

Drew Jenkins’ transactional practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commercial finance, secured lending and general corporate law.  Drew routinely represents clients, from established international businesses to local entrepreneurs, with the formation and structure of business entities, buy-side and sell-side transactions, mergers, real estate acquisitions, and sales, commercial leasing, commercial lending, real estate finance, and the everyday issues that arise when operating a business.  Drew also has extensive experience representing and counseling financial institutions in structuring and documenting real estate and asset-based lending transactions. 

In addition to his corporate practice, Drew has extensive experience representing creditors and trustees in Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations.  Based on his knowledge of bankruptcy reorganizations and liquidations, Drew often represents secured and unsecured lenders in workout transactions.  Drew has represented the lenders, the administrative agent, and collateral agents in debt financings and restructurings involving companies in a broad range of industries, including automobile dealerships, commercial and residential development, marine, manufacturing, restaurants, hotels, industrial and recycling.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Florida Bar,  Young Lawyers’ Division Board of Governors

Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Past, Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • Past Chairman of the Membership Committee
  • Past Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division

American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Contributor to the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Board of Directors

Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Tampa Connection, Class of 2007

Leadership Tampa, Class of 2016

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized as Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine

Recognized  as a member of Florida's "Up & Coming Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine

Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

Named to Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

Judge Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Award

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®

Representative Matters

  • Representation of senior secured lender against borrower and junior lien holder in workout and restructuring of over $30 million in loans owed by related automobile dealerships.
  • Representation of secured lender in real estate in the auction and sale of borrower’s manufacturing business for $3.7 million through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • Representation of secured lender in workout and restructuring of $15 million loan with an interest rate swap agreement relating to a commercial marine vessel.
  • Representation of the Asbestos Settlement Trust, which was established pursuant to The Celotex Corporation’s confirmed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization with assets in excess of one billion dollars.

Personal

Mr. Jenkins was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in Tampa, Florida.

Education

Stetson University, J.D., cum laude, 2001

  • Articles & Symposia Editor, Stetson Law Review
  • Judge Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Award

University of South Florida, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1998

Bar and Court Admissions

Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit