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Leyza F. Blanco, a shareholder at Sequor Law, focuses her practice on a wide range of litigation and insolvency matters, including debt restructuring and representation of creditors, with special emphasis on complex business bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters.Prior to joining Sequor Law, Leyza was a shareholder at an Am Law 200 firm. Additionally, she was appointed receiver, custodian, trustee and special master in cases in both federal and state courts throughout the state of Florida and has served as a neutral arbiter in an arbitration proceeding. Leyza is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator.Her case experience includes acting as lead U.S. counsel to various court-appointed fiduciaries named in multiple jurisdictions throughout the Caribbean for British American Insurance Co., Ltd., in Chapter 15 proceedings, district court proceedings, and pending state court proceedings throughout the state of Florida.Leyza currently serves as the Secretary of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, and as the Finance Director of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. She is past chair of the Bankruptcy/UCC and Diversity Committees of The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section, and a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida. Leyza launched a bankruptcy clinical program at Florida International University College of Law, where she served as lead adjunct professor. She is a published author and sought-after leader who is regularly invited to present on topics related to her practice.Leyza has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers (2010-2018); Florida Trend, Legal Elite (2008-2016, 2018); South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer (2009-2018), and has received multiple other recognitions of note.Leyza is admitted to all Florida state courts, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.
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