Daniel F. Blanks – Chairman
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
John J. Freeman – President
Office of Douglas W. Neway, Chapter 13 Trustee
Mr. Freeman is an attorney representing Douglas W. Neway, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Jacksonville Division. Prior to serving as the Chapter 13 Trustee’s attorney, Mr. Freeman practiced mainly in consumer bankruptcy, focusing on Chapters 7 and 13. He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Middle of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the Towson University in Maryland and his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated cum laudejfreeman*ch13jaxfl.com
(904)358-6465 ext. 240
James C. Eidson – Vice President
The Eidson Law Firm, P.A.
Prior to founding the Eidson Law Firm, P.A., Mr. Eidson was a member of the Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice group at Akerman LLP (2013-2015). He focuses his practice primarily on bankruptcy related matters, creditors’ rights, commercial workouts, and commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporate debtors, secured lenders, committees of unsecured creditors, trustees, and other stakeholders in a variety of business related disputes. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Morris, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2007-2011), and the Honorable Jerry A. Funk, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida (2011-2013)james*eidsonlawfirm.com
Katheryn E. Hancock – Treasurer-Captain
The Hancock Firm, P.A.
After practicing at a large-volume bankruptcy firm for over three years, Ms. Hancock founded The Hancock Firm, P.A. in order to better serve her clients in the Beaches community. She has filed nearly 1000 bankruptcy cases and has attended hundreds of creditor meetings and hearings in the Bankruptcy Court. She received a B.A. in History and English from the University of North Florida, a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University, and a law degree from the University of Alabama. While in law school, she served on the Moot Court Board, was an editor of the Law & Psychology Review, and was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. Katheryn is also Treasurer of the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association, President of BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony), and is on the Jacksonville Symphony Board of Directors.kh*thehancockfirm.com
Taylor King – Secretary
Law Offices of Mickler & Mickler LLP
Mr. King’s primary expertise is in the representation of debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization cases, having acted as debtor’s counsel in over 100 Chapter 11 cases since joining Mickler & Mickler in 2009. He also has experience in consumer rights litigation, securities litigation and representing debtors and creditors in adversary proceedings and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Mr. King was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2009. While in law school, he was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review and acted as judicial extern to the Honorable Niles L. Jackson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.TJKing*planlaw.com