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Shirley Palumbo

Senior Counsel

Shirley Palumbo is a Bankruptcy and Insolvency senior counsel in the West Palm Beach, Fla., office of Greenspoon Marder LLP. She is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and has been recognized with the Martindale Hubell’s highest ranking in both legal ability and ethical standards.  She has extensive experience in the areas of bankruptcy, debt restructuring, insolvency, creditor’s rights, foreclosures, mediation and dischargeability issues; and has represented unsecured creditors, secured creditors, institutional lenders and trustees across the State of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Ms. Palumbo is a member of the Florida bar and Puerto Rico (federal) bar and is admitted to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Palumbo holds a Master of Law Degree (LL.M.) in International Law from the University of Miami, as well as a Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from St. Thomas University. She is a member of ABI, INSOL, and on a local level she is a member of the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, and the Judicial Liaison of the Florida Bar’s Bankruptcy/UCC and Communications Committee.

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, Members Relations for the Secured Creditor Committee Leadership
  • American Legal & Financial Network, Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida, Member
  • Florida Bar, Member
    • Board Communications Committee, Vice-Chair
    • Business Law Section, Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison, Member
    • Bankruptcy/UCC, Member
  • International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Featured Speaker, ” International Insolvency Course on Refinance and Restructuring from an International Perspective,” REFOR Webinar, November 18, 2020
  • 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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