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Shirley Palumbo

Senior Counsel

Shirley Palumbo is senior counsel in the firm’s Financial Services practice group at Greenspoon Marder. She has twenty (20) years of experience representing institutional lenders, investors, debtors, secured creditors and trustees throughout the bankruptcy, loss mitigation and foreclosure process. She also has extensive experience in bankruptcy restructuring and insolvency litigation with concentration in secured creditors’ rights in Bankruptcy Court and out-of-court workouts. Ms. Palumbo obtains relief from stay/adequate protection, preparation of Proof of Claims, representation at the bankruptcy mortgage mediation process, bad faith and multiple filer dismissals and prospective relief. Additionally, she represents contested and adversary matters in chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13. Shirley obtains liquidation or financial restructure for debtors; turnover of assets for trustees; object to discharge and 363 motions.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • ABC Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy
  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 1995
  • B. A., Pre-Law, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, magna cum laude, 1991
    • Thesis Honors Award, “Thanatos or Artificial Life: Etuhanasia and the Law” written in Spanish

Other Languages

  • Spanish – native language

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Legal & Financial Network, Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
    • Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison, Member
    • Bankruptcy/UCC, Member
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Bankruptcy Mortgage Modification Mediation in Florida,” Webinar, November 2015
  • Presenter, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy for the Secured Lender, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sept 2-3, 2015
    • Florida Foreclosure Process
    • Chapter 11 Best Practices
    • Florida Mobile Homes in Bankruptcy
    • New POC Forms
    • CFPB Best Practices
  • Presenter, “Rule 3002.1-Current Trends,” Webinar, August, 2015
  • Presenter, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, Summer 2010
    • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law – A Way Out of Debt



  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent®

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