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Jacqueline  Calderín
Practice Areas:
  • Health Care
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency
  • Business Restructuring

Fort Lauderdale Attorney
Jacqueline Calderín

Phone: 305.722.2002


Languages: English, Spanish

Jacqueline Calderín is a founding member of the firm. She represents debtors, committees, secured creditors, and purchasers of assets in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring in both in-court and out of court proceedings. In addition to her law practice, Jacqui serves as a court-appointed fiduciary. In 2011, she was appointed by the Department of Justice’s United States Trustee Program as a panel trustee to supervise and administer bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of Florida.

Representative Matters:

  • Representation of BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. in a Chapter 11 protection matter
  • Counsel to Debtor in Possession for largest paper recycling company in South Florida in Chapter 11 Reorganization
  • Counsel to Debtor in Possession for community hospital in a successful Chapter 11 Reorganization
  • Counsel to Debtor in Possession to a medical imaging company in a Chapter 11 Liquidation
  • Counsel to Debtors in Possession in several healthcare-related in Chapter 11 cases
  • Counsel to numerous high-net worth individuals, including attorneys, builders, and physicians in their own successful Chapter 11 reorganizations
  • Counsel to several private school Debtors in Possession in their respective Chapter 11 reorganizations
  • Counsel to Creditors’ Committee for a large telecommunications company in a successful Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Appointed Trustee in numerous business cases, including an operating blood processing laboratory, national cabinet manufacturer, real estate brokerage house, plumbing and engineering company, and others
  • Counsel to Deposit Holder committee in a Chapter 11 for national residential developer
  • Counsel to ad hoc committee of lienholders of a Chapter 11 for a Las Vegas gaming-related development
  • Counsel to Debtor in Possession for the nation’s largest importer of marble and stone

Awards & Recognitions:

  • Chambers & Partners USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2013-2014
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers – Bankruptcy: Business, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, 2009 – 2011, 2013 – 2017
  • “Abogado Destacado del Sur de la Florida” by Revista Abogados, 2013
  • South Florida Legal Guide, recognized as Top Lawyer, 2013
  • Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite, 2012
  • “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Award, a joint project of the 11th Circuit and the Dade County Bar Association, 2005
  • Named “Best of the Bar” by South Florida Business Journal, 2000

Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker, Chapter 11 issues, National Conference of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors; Denver, CO, June 2014
  • Speaker, The Florida Bar’s Program on Professional Fiduciary Basics, Miami, FL, May 2014
  • Presenter, Receivership 101 Course for the State Court Judiciary, Miami, FL, March 2014
  • Speaker, The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section’s Professional Fiduciary and Receivership Seminar, Miami, FL, May 2014
  • Speaker, The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section Bankruptcy/UCC Committee Winter Meeting on Tools for Receivers, Orlando, FL, January 2014
  • Speaker, “Valuation Considerations in Insolvency and Bankruptcy,” The International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation Florida Division Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 2012
  • Speaker, The Dade County Bar Association and Dade Legal Aid Society’s Bankruptcy View from the Bench, Miami, FL, September 2012
  • Presenter, “13-week Financial Management Issues,” Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors National Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2012
  • Panelist, The Dade County Bar’s Put Something Back and Bankruptcy Bar’s joint presentation on Bankruptcy Basics in Miami, FL April 2012
  • Speaker, “Process of Proof and Payment of Claims in Bankruptcy Proceedings”, The National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, New Orleans, LA, October 2012
  • Panelist, “Post Confirmation Issues, “ The National Conference of Association of Insolvency and Restructuring, Las Vegas, NV, June 2008
  • Speaker, “Bankruptcy in Florida: Executory Contracts, Unexpired Leases, and § 363 Sales” Lorman Education Services Seminar on topics including, Miami, FL, 2006
  • Speaker, “Understanding The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005: Foreign and Ancillary Proceedings,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, West Palm Beach, FL, 2005

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Panel Trustee, Department of Justice Office of the United States Trustee
  • Member,Thomas Armour Youth Ballet (Board of Directors)
  • Member, New World School of the Arts Foundation (Board of Directors)
  • President and CEO of the Board of Directors of the Cycling Friends of Patches
  • South Florida Network Co-Chair, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Director at Large, the Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida
  • Active Member, the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Active Member, the Cuban American Bar Association
  • Active Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Active Member, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • Active Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Active Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers


  • Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Florida International University

Admitted to:

  • Florida Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Prior Affiliations:

Partner, Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin

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55 Alhambra Plaza
Suite 800
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States

Law Firm Contact: Robert P. Charbonneau

Tel: 305.722.2002



Member Since: 2017

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