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Camille J. Iurillo


Camille Iurillo
Partner
721 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
(727) 898-7210
ciurillo@eflegal.com
Paralegal: April Bogert
abogert@eflegal.com

Areas of Practice:

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Business Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Bankruptcy – Creditors’ Rights
  • Business Bankruptcy – Debtors
  • Foreclosure – Individual & Homeowner Borrowers
  • Foreclosure – Commercial Borrowers
  • Foreclosure – Lenders

Education:

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, St. Petersburg, Florida,
    1991

    • Stetson Law Review
    • Local Government Digest Symposium
    • First Place, RKCCB&W Annual Mock Trial Competition 1990
    • Finalist, Freshman Closing Argument Competition
    • Best Appellate Brief, Freshman Moot Court 1989
    • Trial Advocacy Society: President
    • American Bar Association, Law Student Division; Chapter Secretary, Member, Board of Directors
    • Recipient, Bailey Award
  • Medical Technology Internship, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, 1980-1981
  • Florida Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, summa cum laude, Melbourne, Florida, 1980
    • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
  • St. Lawrence University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude, Canton, New York, 1978
    • Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honorary
    • Delta Delta Delta Sorority

Bar Admissions:

Court Admissions:

  • Florida – all courts
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida
  • United Stated Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida
  • United Stated Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida

Practice Experience

  • Concentrates her practice on complex bankruptcy litigation, business litigation and business law. Ms. Iurillo also represents professionals, businesses and business owners struggling with financial challenges by advising them on their insolvency alternatives, including bankruptcy reorganizations, other insolvency proceedings or non-bankruptcy consensual workouts
  • Her creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation practice focuses on guiding each client through the complex bankruptcy process in order to maximize recovery or achieve a successful result in the case. Ms. Iurillo also represents debtors in Chapter 7 and 11 cases. Having a strong background representing both creditors and debtors provides her with an insider’s view on how each side thinks and strategizes
  • Represents businesses in disputes and her experience with successful fights in the court room goes hand and hand with the transactional protection businesses need. Leveraging the knowledge she has gained after over twenty years as a trial lawyer, is essential to this process.
  • Represents institutional lenders, private lenders, investor groups and borrowers, including commercial and residential investors and developers, in commercial and residential foreclosures. Representing both lenders and borrowers provides Ms. Iurillo with a unique understanding of the litigation and foreclosure process, including the motivations of all parties
  • Maintains an active commercial litigation practice, including representation of publicly and privately held companies, involving matters such as contract disputes, obtaining injunctive relief, fraud, sale of goods and services under the Uniform Commercial Code, fraudulent transfer litigation and collections

Representative Cases

  • Served as lead counsel representing complex real estate ownership group, resulting in payment of millions to her clients in tenant’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy case. Managed significant litigation in the bankruptcy case through successful resolution.
  • Served as lead counsel for a multigenerational county wide catering company in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy case through a successful reorganizational process that preserved the ongoing value and integrity of the company.
  • Served as lead counsel representing a commercial building contractor in a national restaurant franchisee Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case resulting in a significant recovery for the creditor contractor. Regularly serves as lead counsel representing Landlords to protect their rights and maximize recovery in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases filed by commercial tenants.
  • Served as lead counsel in a hotly contested state court case involving the ownership interest in a Pinellas County historic building resulting in a significant court decision in favor of the owner.
  • Served as lead counsel in the successful Chapter 11 reorganization of a multigenerational family owned Marina and Charter Boat Company. The case was filed on an emergency basis to block the efforts of the lender from shutting down the operations which would have needlessly resulted in the loss of jobs and elimination of an iconic family business.

Professional Recognition

Publications

  • Regular contributor to several bar association publications, including The Florida Bar General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section’s The Florida Law Practice LINK, the St. Petersburg Bar Association’s Paraclete and the Clearwater Bar Association’s Res Ipsa. A sample selection of the articles written follows:
    • “Take a Look: Is Your Client Really a Florida Resident?”, Paraclete, November 2012; Res Ispa, November 2012
    • “Failure to Pay for Your Federal Taxes May Expose Your Assets”, Paraclete, April 2012; Res Ipsa, March 2012
    • “Individuals, Including Veterans, Should Consider Annuities in Their Financial Planning”, Paraclete, November 2011
    • “A Guide to Chapter 7 Trustee Elections”, Fl Law Practice, June 2011
    • “Life After Espinosa: Is Student Debt Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?”,Paraclete, July 201; Res Ipsa, June 2010
    • “Fraud on the Court Will Not Go Unpunished”, Paraclete, May 2007
    • “The Debtor is Back: Consumers “Charge” Forward Under The New Bankruptcy Law”, Paraclete, 2006
  • “Practice Tips When Dealing with In-House Counsel”, The Woman Advocate Newsletter, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Spring 2010
  • “Recent Developments in Local Government”, Vol. 20-3, Stetson Law Review, Summer 1991
  • “Exemptions for Florida Debtors”, The Florida Bar Journal, May 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker: For local Business owners. Topic: Gain a Competitive Advantage While Protecting your Business, May 20, 2015
  • Speaker: Florida Bar Association. Topic: The Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Florida’s New LLC Act , April 2014
  • Speaker: Florida Bar 2014 Out- of State CLE. Topic: When It All Goes South: Helping A Business Deal with a Cash Crunch, March 2014
  • Speaker: Suncoast Estate Planning Counsel. Topic: When Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Issues Collide with Estate Planning, What Should You Do, February 2014
  • Panelist on Civil Litigation: The Florida Bar’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section’s Joint Comparative Law Seminar – the London Symposium, London, United Kingdom, May 2012
  • Speaker: National Contract Management Association, Suncoast Chapter, Topic: Business Litigation of Contract – Non-compete Agreements, Confidentiality/Non-disclosure Agreements and Voidable Contracts, April 2012
  • Panelist: The Florida Bar’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Conference, Topic: The Extraordinary New Associate: Landing and Keeping a Dream Job, March 2011
  • Speaker: Garcia & Ortiz, P.A., Topic: Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Alternatives for Your Clients in Today’s Economy, January 2010
  • Speaker: Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Forum, St. Petersburg, Florida, June 2010,
  • Speaker: Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, P.A., Topic: What Every CPA Firm Should Know About Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, August 2009
  • Speaker: Foreclosure Prevention Seminar, Sponsored by the Cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Largo and Pinellas County, Topic: Foreclosure from Your Lenders’ Point of View, October 2008
  • Speaker: Harpor, Van Scoik, Topic: General Overview of Bankruptcy and What Creditor Clients Should Consider When Faced with a Bankruptcy, October 2008
  • Speaker: Independent Real Estate Professionals, Topic: General Overview of Bankruptcy for Realtors, January 2008
  • Speaker: St. Petersburg Bar Association, Topic: Family Law Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy, February 2007
  • Speaker: Solo & Small Firm Section’s Annual Seminar for the Florida Bar, Topic: How to Start Your Own Practice, March 2006
  • Speaker: National Business Institute, Topic: Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Litigation and Chapter 11 Confirmation Issues, March 2004
  • Speaker: Nursing Home Section of ATLA, Topic: How to Handle Your Case When the Nursing Home Files for Bankruptcy, 2002
  • Speaker: Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar, Topic: What Every Employment Lawyer Needs to Know about Bankruptcy, August 2002
  • Speaker: St. Petersburg Bar Association, Topic: Bankruptcy as It Relates to Dischargeability of Taxes, Family Law Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy and Non- Dischargeabilty Claims by Creditors, 2001

Professional Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court
    • Past Co-President, Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Florida Bar General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Past Treasurer and Secretary
  • Florida Bar Practice Management and Development Section
    • Prior office held: Chair of the Executive Counsel
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association:
      • Past President, Past Executive Committee Member, Past Secretary, Past Chairman of the Membership Committee, Past Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee
  • St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
    • Past President
    • Past Member of the Board of Trustees
    • Past Chair of the Foundation’s annual charity event “Heroes Among Us”
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Community Law Program: Pro Bono Services
  • Brookwood, A Young Women’s Residence
    • Past Chair of Fund Raising Committee and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall
    • Past Member ExecuPac
    • Past Secretary
  • Delta Delta Delta local alumni group

Background

Camille Iurillo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Lawrence University in 1978 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida Institute of Technology in 1980. Prior to pursuing a career in Law, she managed an acute care hospital laboratory in Stuart, Florida. Thereafter, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law. She has been a member of the Florida bar since 1991. She is also a member of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, and the Northern District of Florida.

As a prior business owner and community leader, Camille Iurillo brings her practical knowledge to the representation of businesses and professionals. Her experience includes working with restauranteurs, marina and charter companies, manufacturers, contractors, commercial real estate investors and many other types of business professionals.

The key to the success Ms. Iurillo brings to her clients is building a clear and concise path by combining both her legal knowledge and her practical business experience. Whether through tough financial challenges or during prosperous time, she presents her clients with a well-defined plan of action to follow.

Ms. Iurillo concentrates her practice on complex bankruptcy litigation, creditor’s rights and business.  Ms. Iurillo also represents professionals, businesses and business owners struggling with financial challenges by advising them on their insolvency alternatives, including bankruptcy reorganizations, other insolvency proceedings or non-bankruptcy consensual workouts

Ms. Iurillo has been selected as a “Top Lawyer” by Tampa Bay Magazine and named as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. She is a past president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and has given back to the community by serving on a number of not for profit board such as the St Petersburg Bar Foundation, Community Law Program, Brookwood and other charitable organizations

Outside the office, Ms. Iurillo enjoys boating and kayaking with her husband, her Malti-poo, Skipper and her Brittany spaniel, Rudder. She also enjoys scuba diving and playing the piano.

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