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Cynthia Jackson Appointed U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

cynthia-jacksonSmith Hulsey & Busey partner Cynthia Jackson was sworn in as a United States Bankruptcy Judge on March 5, 2013. Judge Jackson was appointed by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jackson replaces retiring Judge Arthur B. Briskman in the Orlando Division of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida is the second busiest bankruptcy court in the nation.

Until this appointment, Jackson was with Smith Hulsey & Busey for more than 29 years, with her practice limited to bankruptcy and insolvency matters throughout the United States. She represented debtors, creditors, committees and trustees in both commercial and consumer cases, and is an experienced trial lawyer in both bankruptcy and complex commercial matters.

Jackson’s most notable cases include The Charter Company, Circle K Corporation, Prime Hospitality Corporation, Winn-Dixie Stores and the Sawgrass Marriott.

“Cyndi’s contributions to Florida’s legal community are countless and her appointment as a United States Bankruptcy Judge is well deserved,” said Stephen D. Busey, chairman of Smith Hulsey & Busey. “Cyndi was a tremendous asset and partner to the firm the past 29 years and we know she will be an outstanding jurist.”

Jackson is a past president of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, and a member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida and the Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee for the Middle District of Florida. She also is a member of the American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and The Florida Bar.

Jackson is recognized in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

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