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Ido J. Alexander

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Identifying risks and providing unique and creative solutions to debt problems.

Ido represents debtors, creditors, and trustees in all types of bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings in and out of court. A risk assessor who carefully analyzes all angles, Ido seeks to best position his clients from a strategic business perspective.

During the pandemic, Ido has presented frequently on bankruptcy-related topics affecting businesses, including PPP loans, landlord/tenant issues, and the hospitality industry in particular. He focuses on how businesses can use bankruptcy as a strategic tool to reorganize, and ultimately thrive.

Ido served as President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida in 2016-2017, and has held various leadership positions in the organization.

Ido serves as a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Mediator in various cases including serving as a panel mediator on the State of Florida Department of Financial Services Alternative Mediation Program.

He began his legal career at South Florida boutique bankruptcy firms, before co-founding the firm Alexander + Somodevilla, PLLC which then became LSAS Attorneys.

Ido graduated from the University of Miami’s Law and Business Schools, attaining his JD and MBA with an emphasis on Finance, Commercial and Bankruptcy law. He earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administrations focusing on Marketing and Economics.

Born in West Palm Beach and raised in Israel and Atlanta, Ido is fluent in Hebrew.
 

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Emory University Goizueta Business School (with Honors) College 2002
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Miami Business School College 2007
  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law College 2007
Licenses
  • Supreme Court of Florida Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Licensed Florida Unclaimed Funds Agent
  • Real Estate Title Agent, The Fund
Memberships
  • President, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, 2016-2017
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XXV
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Next Generation, 2017
  • Business Networking International
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Edge Young Professionals Florida Board Member, Israeli-American Council (IAC)
Publications
  • Panelist, Hospitality & Bankruptcy: A New Normal, January 2021 2021
  • Speaker, Law & Order - Legal Mistakes That Can Cost You Money, IAC EDGE Experience E-Summit, February 2021 2021
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy & Employment Law, Broward County Bar Association, February 2021 2021
  • Ido Alexander quoted in The Wall Street Journal | Bankrupt Borrowers Won’t Forfeit Coronavirus Aid Payments to Creditors Under Stimulus Package 2020
  • Presenter, COVID-19 Challenge: Keek Your Business Afloat Using Legal Tools and Knowledge, Israeli-American Council (IAC) EDGE, March 2020 2020
  • Speaker, Financial Tools for Businesses Affected by COVID-19, Venture Cafe Miami, May 2020 2020
  • Presenter, COVID-19 Financial Tools for Businesses Affected by the Pandemic, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council, Inc., June 2020 2020
  • Speaker, Top 5 Legal Insights To Help You Navigate During COVID-19, September 2020 2020
  • Ido Alexander quoted in Daily Business Review article "Miami Apartments in Severe Disrepair Poised for New Chapter" | May 28, 2019 2018
  • LawPracticeCLE, Bankruptcy Law, August 2018 2016
  • LawPracticeCLE, Introduction to Student Loan Law, August 2018 2015
  • Quoted in Wall Street Journal article, "Everybody Lies on Social Media—Just Ask Bankruptcy Asset Hunters," December 2016 2014
  • “Transparency in Chapter 15 Cases”, ABI Journal, June 2014 2013
  • “Should Judges Friend You? Judicial Ethics in the Age of Social Media”, ABI Technology and Intellectual Property Committee Newsletter, Vol 8, No. 2, May 2011 2012
Community Involvement
  • Served on Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court’s Pro-Bono Task Force Website Sub-Committee, Chaired by the Honorable Laurel M. Isicoff
  • Pro bono legal services provided through the “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  • Served as a scoring judge for Moot Court - Cristol, Kahn, Paskay Cup (Miami, Florida)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Chambers USA - South Florida Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Up & Coming, 2020-2021
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2020
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Up and Comers, 2020
  • AV® Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, for having obtained the highest possible peer-review rating for his ethical standards and legal ability
  • Distinguished Service Award, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, 2011-2013
  • Avvo 10.0 Ranking

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