Tampa, Fla. — Kelley Kronenberg, a national, full-service law firm, is expanding its reach into the Florida market with the addition of a Bankruptcy Practice Group. The new group, which joined the firm’s Tampa office in April, is the result of Kelley Kronenberg acquiring Dennis LeVine & Associates, a bankruptcy law firm in Tampa, and its team of attorneys and administrative staff.
Kelley Kronenberg’s new Bankruptcy Practice Group includes Partner Dennis J. LeVine, Partner David E. Hicks and Partner Alison V. Walters. Mr. LeVine and his team bring extensive experience to the firm and focus on matters involving Bankruptcy, Replevin and Collection, as well as Creditors’ Rights for major national lenders and finance companies in all Florida Courts. Mr. LeVine is one of only seven attorneys in Florida who is board certified in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification (ABC).
“We look forward to being a part of the Kelley Kronenberg team,” Mr. LeVine said. “Our bankruptcy and collection offerings will serve as a nice complement to the firm’s Mortgage Foreclosure and Real Property Litigation practices.”
Kelley Kronenberg’s growth strategy has been steady and methodical over the past five years. In March, the firm expanded into the Miami market by opening a new office in Brickell and adding a litigation group consisting of six attorneys. The firm plans to continue its growth by expanding its services and legal footprint.
Mr. LeVine, a native of Tampa, has practiced law since 1983 with an emphasis on Bankruptcy law. His practice includes matters involving Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, and representation of Chapter 7 Trustees. He is one of only seven attorneys in Florida who is board certified in both Consumer Bankruptcy Law and Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification (ABC). Mr. LeVine also served on the Board of Directors of the ABC.
Mr. LeVine attended Tulane University as an undergraduate, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1979. He received his J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center in 1983. He is admitted to practice in Florida as well as the Federal Courts in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Mr. Hicks previously worked as a public defender and attorney with the Florida Department of Revenue. He has more than 25 years of experience in Bankruptcy Litigation and trials. His practice areas include Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy Litigation.
Mr. Hicks received his bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University in 1979, and his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice in Florida.
Mrs. Walters has more than 12 years of experience in Collection matters. Her practice includes work in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy and Insurance Subrogation. She also serves as a board member for the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA).
Mrs. Walters received her bachelor’s degree in Communications at Loyola University of New Orleans in December 1999, and her J.D. from Loyola in May 2003, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team. She is admitted to practice in Florida as well as the Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida.