David E. Otero
David E. Otero
Partner 
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3100
Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
Tel:
904.598.8604
Fax:
904.798.3730
 
 

David Otero is a partner in the Tax Practice Group and the Bankruptcy & Reorganization Practice Group.

In the bankruptcy and creditor's rights area, he represents secured and unsecured creditors and creditors' committees, as well as trustees and debtors-in-possession, in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases and commercial litigation in state and federal court. He advises businesses and financial institutions with respect to bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, including loan workouts and restructurings, and legal opinions. David also often represents clients in acquiring or investing in businesses in bankruptcy.

In addition, he often represents clients on state and local tax controversy matters. He represents financial institutions, national retailers and other companies in state and local tax matters, including refund actions, audit defense, administrative appeals and litigation, and related consulting and planning.
 

Lead counsel for secured creditors (such as FDIC and financial institutions like BB&T and Regions), unsecured creditors and creditors' committees, as well as trustees and debtors-in-possession, in complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases and commercial litigation in state and federal court.
 
Lead counsel for Citigroup, GE, Capital One, Ford, Daimler, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Sears, Radio Shack, and Office Depot and Office Depot, among others, in nationwide state and local sales tax recovery efforts.
 
Lead counsel for taxpayers in numerous bankruptcy/tax matters.
 
Lead counsel for numerous prospective acquirers of bankrupt entities.
 
Provided non-consolidation and true sale opinions on behalf of borrowers, and reviewed opinions for lenders and trustees, in many structured finance and asset securitization transactions.
 
Lead counsel for professional athletes in numerous litigation and planning matters.
 

Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification
 
The Best Lawyers in America 2007-2014, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Securization and Structured Finance Law
 
The Best Lawyers in America 2013, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Jacksonville
 
Super Lawyers Magazine 2008-2013, Listed in Florida for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Tax, and Business Litigation
 
Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2012, 2013, Listed for Bankruptcy & Workout
 
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
 

The Florida Bar, Administrative Law, Business Law, Entertainment Arts and Sports Law, Taxation, and Trial Lawyers Sections, Member
 
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy Insolvency and Creditors Rights, Intellectual Property, Sports & Entertainment Law, and Taxation Sections, Member
 
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past President
 
Jacksonville Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Committee, Member
 

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David E. Otero


Bankruptcy & Reorganization
Tax

Capital One
Chrysler
Citigroup
Daimler Financial
GE Capital
Honda
Nissan
Office Depot
Radio Shack
Sears
Toyota

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1986; Dean's List
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1984; History, Political Science, and International Relations, with distinction

Florida
Wisconsin
 
 
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