Jeff Childers

Jeff Childers

Gainesville, Florida

Jeff Childers is the president and founder of the firm. Jeff externed at the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Orlando, where he helped write several widely-cited opinions, and then worked as an associate with the prestigious firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida before moving back to Gainesville and founding ChildersLaw. Childers served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, and is currently serving a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the North Florida Bankruptcy Law Association. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Eighth Judicial Bar Association, and is serving on the Rules Committee for the Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court. He is an active member of several Florida Bar committees related to business law.

Book Awards: Corporations, Legal Accounting, Appellate Advocacy, Privacy Law

Special Recognitions: Order of the Coif

Childers has published several articles as co-author with Professor William Page of the Levin College of Law (University of Florida) on the topic of anti-trust in the Microsoft case. He also is the author of an article on the topic of Product Liability in the Software Context.

Representative Cases

  • Musselman v. US Bank (In re Canellas), (1) Appeal brief and (2) Reply brief, Appeal from Bankruptcy Court, M.D. Case No. 6:11-cv-1247-Orl-28DAB (represented bankruptcy trustee versus bank)
  • Musselman v. Deutsche Bank (In re Balderrama), Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, Bankr. M.D. Case No. 6:10-ap-00245-KSJ (represented bankruptcy trustee versus bank)
  • In re Davis Heritage GP Holdings, Motion to Dismiss or Convert Case, Bankr. N.D. Fla Case No. 1:10-bk-10515-LMK (represented prevailing creditor Inervest Capital LTD)
  • In re YMCA of North Central Florida, Case Management Summary, Bankr. N.D. Fla. Case No. 1:11-bk-10535-LMK (representing Chapter 11 debtor in chapter 11 case)
  • Suntrust v. Curtis, Case No XXX (represented land developer versus bank)
  • G&L Liuzzo v. AJL, LLC, Case No. 01-2011-CA-5898 (representing owner of commercial property ‘stolen’ by false deed filings)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northern District of Florida, Bankruptcy Court, Rules Committee
  • Business Section, Florida Bar
  • Bankruptcy/UCC Committee, Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar, Proceedings Supplementary Task Force
  • North Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Board of Directors
  • Eighth Judicial Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Board of Directors
  • Order of the Coif, Member