Tiffany Payne Geyer

Partner

Orlando
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"Tiffany Payne exhibits 'a really great capacity to get to the bottom line and foster resolutions.' Commentators also praise her 'excellent writing skills.'"

— Chambers USA 2015

Overview

Tiffany Payne Geyer practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors' rights. She has represented both corporate and individual debtors in Chapter 11 cases, and individuals in Chapter 7 cases. Her clients include healthcare businesses and medical professionals, investment bankers and financial advisors. She has also represented clients in the hospitality sectors, and has assisted in representing debtors in the energy sectors. Tiffany has negotiated multiple settlements of guarantor liability and has experience with assignments for the benefit of creditors. Tiffany has also represented secured creditors, unsecured creditors, landlords and panel trustees. 

Select Experience

  • Successfully confirmed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan for a provider of behavioral health services after resolving multimillion-dollar False Claims Act liability with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”) of the Office of Attorney General, obtaining MFCU’s vote in favor of plan confirmation. In re Behavioral Support Services, Case No. 6:15-bk-04855-KSJ.
  • Represented an unsecured creditor in obtaining dismissal of an individual Chapter 11 case. In re Walden, Case No. 6:16-bk-06346-CJJ. 
  • Represented a landlord in obtaining dismissal of a corporate Chapter 11 case. In re Devroc Homes, Inc., 6:12-bk-01359-KSJ.
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Experience

  • Successfully confirmed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan for a provider of behavioral health services after resolving multimillion-dollar False Claims Act liability with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (“MFCU”) of the Office of Attorney General, obtaining MFCU’s vote in favor of plan confirmation. In re Behavioral Support Services, Case No. 6:15-bk-04855-KSJ.
  • Represented an unsecured creditor in obtaining dismissal of an individual Chapter 11 case. In re Walden, Case No. 6:16-bk-06346-CJJ. 
  • Represented a landlord in obtaining dismissal of a corporate Chapter 11 case. In re Devroc Homes, Inc., 6:12-bk-01359-KSJ.
  • Represented a secured creditor in a single asset real estate (SARE) case to achieve relief from stay causing dismissal of a corporate Chapter 11 case and a one year injunction against re-filing. In re Daytona Ocean Sands, LLC, 6:11-bk-13651-KSJ.
  • Quickly negotiated favorable resolution of three sanctions motions involving six years of protracted litigation, multiple adversary proceedings, and appeals in a corporate Chapter 7 case. In re C.D. Jones & Company, Inc., Case No. 3:09-31595-LMK; Adv. Pro. No. 3:11-ap-03045-KKS; Adv. Pro. No. 3:15-03002-KKS; Adv. Pro. No. 3:15-03007-KKS.
  • Drafted, litigated and prevailed on motion for stay pending appeal resulting in stay of district court order reversing bankruptcy court order confirming the Chapter 11 plan of skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) during pendency of SNF’s appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. In re Bayou Shores, SNF, LLC; 2015 WL 6502704;  8:14-bk-9521-MGW, 8:14-cv-02816-T-30, 8:14-cv-02617-T-30, 8:15-cv-00103-T-30, 8:15-cv-00128-T-30 .
  • Drafted successful objections to administrative claims of working interest owners, resulting in the disallowance of multiple multimillion-dollar administrative claims, assisting debtor in obtaining the confirmation of the Chapter 11 plan. In re Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, Case No. 15-34287.
  • Confirmed "dirt for debt" Chapter 11 reorganization plan in a husband and wife joint Chapter 11 case, obtaining full discharge of pre-petition district court judgment against the debtors on personal guaranties and the release of garnishments after drafting and filing motion for relief from judgment in district court. In re Parker, Case No. 6:13-bk-11798-CCJ ; Case No. 6:12-cv-539-Orl-37.
  • Served as Chapter 7 debtor’s counsel for investment bankers and financial advisors in individual Chapter 7 cases, obtaining discharge of FINRA arbitration awards.
  • Served as Chapter 7 debtor’s counsel for a cosmetic surgeon, obtaining discharge and settlement of wrongful death claims.
  • Drafted a successful motion for stay pending appeal, resulting in the stay of a New York statute and order directing closure of reorganized, substantively consolidated, Chapter 11 nursing home debtors. In re Legacy Healthcare, LLC, Case No. 1-05-11270-MJK; Legacy Healthcare, LLC, et al., vs. The State of New York, et al., 09-cv-1103.
  • Drafted an appellate brief obtaining Eleventh Circuit’s reversal of a district court order. Bond Safeguard v. Ward, Case No. 11-12646-AA (11th Cir. 2012).
  • Assisted lead counsel in obtaining confirmation of Chapter 11 plans reorganizing more than $200 million in debt for two timeshare developers. Island One Resorts, Inc., et al. Lead Case No. 6:10-bk-16177-KSJ; Tempus Resorts International LTD., et al., Lead Case No. 6:10-bk-20709-KSJ.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Florida (2014 to 2017)

Memberships

  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association (CFBLA)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)

Community

  • Children's Home Society: Board of Directors (2016 to 2019)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: Gala Committee (2012 to 2015)
  • Coordinated BakerHostetler fundraising efforts to deliver direct support to employees of the Pulse Nightclub following the 2016 shooting in Orlando. 

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2002
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2000, with honors, Book Award for Legal Drafting, member of Trial Competition Team
  • B.A., Political Science and Public Administration, University of Central Florida, 1998, with honors