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Lauren L. Stricker Partner
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Lauren L. Stricker

Lauren is a partner at HMB and a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group. She focuses her practice on corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, financial fraud and recovery matters.

Lauren partners with companies, business owners and financial institutions in complex bankruptcy, financial recovery and commercial litigation matters. She represents secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees and examiners, adversary defendants, equity holders and other significant stakeholders.

Leveraging her financial acumen and 10+ years of legal experience, Lauren navigates clients through all aspects of Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, loan modifications and restructurings, foreclosures, collection and enforcement of judgments, enforcement of security interests and creditors’ rights litigation.

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Prior to HMB, Lauren was a partner at an AM Law 200 firm in its Chambers-ranked bankruptcy and commercial litigation practices. She has consistently been recognized by her peers and rating services as a top business, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy attorney. Lauren has been rated Judicial and Peer AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell (highest possible rating). She is listed by Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Super Lawyers lists her as a Rising Star in Business Bankruptcy. 

Financial Acuity, Always on Call

Clients rely on Lauren for her ability to analyze, distill, and communicate sophisticated financial and legal matters into straight-forward legal advice. They look to her to synthesize complex bank records, tax returns and other legal and financial documents to find hidden assets and get to a resolution quickly. They appreciate her candor, honesty and responsiveness when dealing with matters large and small. 

Education

Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, J.D.

University of Tampa, magna cum laude, B.A.

Admissions

Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, 2022
  • Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2019-2022
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star: Bankruptcy, Business, 2017-2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Judicial AV Preeminent Rating, 4.8/5, 2017-2021
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up & Comer: Bankruptcy Law, 2020-2021
  • Tampa Bay Magazine, Top Lawyers of Florida, Rising Stars, 2017-2021
  • Tampa Bay Magazine, Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2017-2021
  • Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court, Top Program Award, 2017 & 2021
  • Florida Bar, Recognition Award as Chair of the Federal Judicial Roundtable, 2017
  • American Inns of Court, National Outstanding Program Award, 2016
  • Legal Pro Bono Service Awards, 2013-2019

Professional Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association (Pending)
  • Business Law Section’s Fellowship Program, Fellow, 2019-2021
  • Judicial Nominating Procedure Committee, Appointed 2019-2022
  • Federal Court Practice Committee, Appointed 2013-2019 (Committee Vice Chair 2016-2019, Subcommittee Chair 2014-2016)
  • Federal Bar Association, 2015-2019 (Bankruptcy Subcommittee Co-Chair 2018-2019, Young Lawyers Subcommittee Co-Chair 2018-2019)
  • Turnaround Management Association, 2012-Present
  • Clifford Cheatwood America Inn Court Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2011-2017
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Consortium, 2012-2018

Community Involvement

Pro Se Clinic, Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Volunteer, 2012-Present

Kids Connect, Junior League of Tampa, Committee Member, 2009-2013

Articles

“Eleventh Circuit Joins the Majority: Time-Barred Debt Collection + Implicit Threat of Litigation = Plausible FDCPA Claim,” Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, July 2019

“Bankruptcy Courts Limit Debtor’s Homestead Exemption,” Lawyer Magazine, Hillsborough County Bar Association, July 2019

“Annual Review of Published Decisions,” Orange County Bankruptcy Bar Association Annual Seminar, 2011-2013

Speaking Engagements

“Wilsonart and Changes to MSJ Standard,” Cheatwood Inn of Court, 2021

“Family Feud: Evidentiary Rules Challenge,” Bankruptcy Bar Association, 2018

“Federal Judicial Roundtable,” Fla. Bar Annual Convention, 2017

“Federal Judicial Roundtable,” Fla. Bar Annual Convention, 2014-2019

“Federal Judicial Panel for Young Lawyers,” Federal Bar Association, 2015

News

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, J.D.
  • University of Tampa, magna cum laude, B.A.
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
500 West Madison Suite 3700
Chicago IL 60661

Phone: 312-606-3200 Fax: 312-606-3232
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