Leyza F. Blanco
Consumer Bankruptcy Clinic
B.A., University of Miami
J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Professor Blanco has devoted her practice to a wide range of litigation and insolvency matters, including out-of-court workouts, debt restructuring and representation of creditors, trustees and debtors in bankruptcy and general commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. She has also been involved in bankruptcy appeals at the district court and circuit court of appeals levels. Her practice in the area of restructuring and creditors’ rights is currently focused on complex business bankruptcy matters in which she represents various parties including institutional lenders, in all aspects of bankruptcy and workouts.
Leyza received her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of Miami Law School. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation’s Florida Network and is a member of Executive Council of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. Leyza is a Past-President of the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida and was named to Top Lawyer in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2008. She was also named as a Top “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2007 and South Florida Legal Guide in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. In addition, she has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University Law School and at University of Miami School of Law, where she taught courses in bankruptcy law.