Steven Fender

Steven Fender focuses his practice on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Steven has an active practice in federal and state court. Mr. Fender routinely handles chapter 7 trustee adversary proceedings and contested matters. Mr. Fender
has more than 20 years of experience litigating and trying cases in all business disputes.

Court Admissions
  • The Florida Bar

  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Bar Admissions




  • J.D., University of Florida, Levin College of Law, High Honors, Order of the Coif

  • A.B., Duke University, Magna Cum Laude

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Bankruptcy Committee Chair, 2017-2020

  • Florida Bar Business Law Section, Chair of the State/Federal Judicial Liaison Committee, 2008-2009

  • Florida Bar Business Law Section, Chair of Business Litigation Committee, 2006-2007

  • Executive Council, Florida Bar Business Law Section, 1999-2010

Speaking Engagements

Steven is a routine panelist for American Bar Association in-person seminars and webinars and others, including:

  • Avoidance Updates, Vancouver Spring ABA Meeting, 2019

  • Supreme Court updates, Husky Int'l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz, Southern District Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association seminar, 2019

  • Ponzi Scheme Updates, San Antonio NCBJ, 2018

  • Bankruptcy Appellate Caselaw Updates, Austin ABA Spring Meeting, 2018

  • Consumer Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts Webinar Series, ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee, 2017-2018

  • Fraud Respecting the Debtor’s Financial Condition Under Section 523 , ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee webinar, 2018

  • Section 523(a)(2) Fraud Through Oral Statements, ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee webinar, 2018

  • Learn from the Experts! Evidence Tips for Federal Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Lawyers, New Orleans ABA Spring Meeting, 2017

  • Bankruptcy Developments Affecting Businesses Operations, ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee webinar, 2017

  • Supreme Court Takes Aim At Fraudulent Conveyance Schemes, ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee webinar, 2016

  • The Erosion of Defenses in Fraudulent Transfer Litigation, ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee webinar, 2016

  • Emerging Issues in Alter Ego Litigation Arising in Consumer Bankruptcies, 2015

  • Discharging Taxes in Bankruptcy: Late Filed Tax Returns and Dischargeability, ABA Consumer Bankruptcy Committee webinar, 2015.


  • Martindale-Hubbell, 5.0/5.0 Rated AV® Preeminent ™

  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Rated Lawyers,” 2012


  • Author, “Substantive Consolidation of the Non-Debtor in Florida Southern v. Middle District” The Bankruptcy Bar Association: Southern District of Florida, Bankruptcy Bar Association Journal, Volume Four, 2015



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