Stacey F. Soloff joined the firm in 1996. She focuses her practice on bankruptcy and restructuring, complex business litigation, creditors' rights, collection defense for judgment debtors and commercial foreclosure. Stacey has extensive experience with complex residential and commercial foreclosure, including foreclosure of retail, industrial and agricultural property. She also defends claims against banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, wholesale automobile auctions and other financial services companies. These claims may involve both federal and state laws, such as the Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z, the Home Owner and Equity Protection Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Florida unfair trade practices and consumer protection laws.
Stacey represents commercial clients in bankruptcy-related litigation, including motions for stay relief and objections to discharge and dischargeability. She also defends those clients against alleged stay and discharge injunction violations. Stacey has years of experience in the representation of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees, and she has represented state court receivers and assignees for the benefit of creditors.
In her free time, Stacey enjoys traveling, reading, and one-on-one volunteering. She was born in Brooklyn, New York.
Douglass College, Rutgers University, B.A., 1981
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, J.D., 1984
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
AV rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Stacey presented a seminar on The Mortgage Foreclosure Process for the National Business Institute.
International Bankers Ins. Co. v. Arnone – Argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of the defendant.
Bank One, Columbus, N.A. v. Hochstadt, 515 So.2d 332 – Represented the defendant bank in the first Florida case to definitively hold that a bank is not liable to the drawer of a check, although the check contains no endorsement, where the proceeds of the check were actually paid to the payee of the check as intended by the drawer. The case is cited in the current editions of Brady on Bank Checks, Hawkland Uniform Commercial Code Series, American Jurisprudence Second (Bills and Notes), and Corpus Juris Secundum (Banks and Banking).
Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. Prows – Represented the lender in a lien priority dispute involving blighted residential rental property located in Palm Beach County encumbered by county and municipal liens in excess of one million dollars. Through litigation efforts and successful negotiation with the County, including appearing before a County Commissioner, was able to effectuate a resolution that was not only financially advantageous to the client, but brought about a transformation of the property from condemned and boarded-up to rehabilitated rental property currently being made available to low income residents of the County.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association
Member, Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers’ Association
Member, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade County Chapter
Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Complex Business Litigation
Collection Defense for Judgment Debtors