Board Members

Daniel F. Blanks

Daniel F. Blanks

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

A partner in Nelson Mullins, Mr. Blanks focuses on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, distressed asset acquisitions, creditors’ rights, commercial workouts and commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporate debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors or equity holders, asset acquirers, plan administrators, liquidating trustees, secured lenders, creditors, and other stakeholders in a variety of business Chapter 11 cases, and foreign trustees in Chapter 15 proceedings.  Mr. Blanks  received his undergraduate degree from The College of William & Mary and his law degree from the University of Richmond where he graduated cum laude and served Editorial Board,  Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, 2002.

daniel.blanks@nelsonmullins.com
(904)665-3656
Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

Thames Markey & Heekin, P.A.

Mr. Heekin is a shareholder with Thames Markey & Heekin, P.A. in Jacksonville.  His practice areas include bankruptcy, business, commercial and real property litigation.  He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  Mr. Heekin received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he served as Chairman of the ACCENT Speakers’ Bureau and was a member of Florida Blue Key.

rah*tmhlaw.com
(904)358-4000
Eugene Johnson

Eugene Johnson

The Johnson Law Firm P.A.

Mr. Johnson received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) in 2004. During his final year of law school, he was an extern law clerk for the Honorable William A. Clark, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, at Dayton and the UDSL student nominee for the Distinguished Law Student Program of the American College of Bankruptcy. After working for various law firms in Ohio, Mr. Johnson moved to Jacksonville in 2008 and founded the Johnson Law Firm, P.A.  Since then, he has filed over 3,000 consumer bankruptcy cases and now his practice focuses on the representation of creditors and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee’s in contested matters dealing with exemptions, turnover, avoidance, and dischargeabilty issues.

ehj*johnsonlawpa.com
(904)652-2400
Amy Leitch

Amy Leitch

Ackerman LLP

Amy Leitch focuses her practice on a broad range of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, including debtor-creditor law, breach of contract, business torts, insurance, shareholder disputes, real estate, fraudulent transfers, landlord-tenant claims, judgment recovery, franchise disputes, product liability and warranty, and trusts and estates. She represents clients throughout the United States and frequently appears in bankruptcy and federal and state courts in Florida, Georgia, and Colorado. Amy is also committed to public service and provides pro bono services to various organizations and individuals.

amy.leitch*akerman.com
(904)798-3700
Kevin B. Paysinger

Kevin B. Paysinger

Lansing Roy, P.A.

Mr. Paysinger is a partner with Lansing Roy, PA.  His practice focuses on representing individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2003 with bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Marketing.  He attended Florida Coastal School of Law, graduating with honors in 2008 in the top 2% of his class.

kpaysinger*lansingroy.com
(904)391-0030 ext. 101
J. Ellsworth Summers

J. Ellsworth Summers

Burr & Forman LLP

Mr. Summers is a Partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group with a focus representing secured and unsecured creditors and committees.  He also practices in the area of commercial litigation and has extensive experience with workouts and other business reorganizations.  Prior to private practice, Mr. Summers clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

esummers*burr.com
(904)232-7203