Steven M. Berman is a partner in the Tampa, Fla., office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, specializing in the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group. He has nearly 30 years of bankruptcy experience and focuses his practice on business bankruptcy litigation, representing creditors, investors, distressed-debt lenders, trustees, committees, and business entities litigating disputes in bankruptcy court. Mr. Berman is Board Certified by the American Board of Certification in both Creditors’ Rights Law and Business Bankruptcy Law, and he is a member of the Florida, California, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (Federal) bars. He serves on the board of directors of the American Board of Certification and is a member of its Faculty Committee. He also serves on ABI’s Board of Directors, works on several committees and task forces, and routinely volunteers and speaks at seminars. On a local level, Mr. Berman is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association, and the San Diego Bankruptcy Forum. He also guest lectures for the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Mr. Berman serves as the Judge Advocate to the Coronado Yacht Club in Coronado, Calif., and volunteers in providing pro bono bankruptcy and insolvency services and training for U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General officers and staff, along with enlisted service families in need. He received his B.S. in multinational business operations from Florida State University and his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.