Hayley HarrisonBast Amron, Miami, FL
HAYLEY is Of Counsel with Bast Amron LLP and handles a wide range of cases focusing on matters involving litigation in bankruptcy cases, assignment for the benefit of creditors cases and out-of-court workouts. She represents a broad spectrum of clients, including bankruptcy trustees, in their administration of chapter 7 debtor cases, including all aspects of analyzing avenues of recovery, the sale of bankruptcy estate assets, and the pursuit of avoidance actions and other litigation claims. She also advises debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and creditors’ committees in relation to their rights in chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court proceedings. In addition, she represents fiduciaries in various capacities, most frequently assignees in state court assignments for the benefit of creditors.
Hayley served as the 2021-22 president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida and has spearheaded the firm’s Business Advantage Forum since its inception, bringing together thought leaders to share best practices. She also served as a member of the Lawyer Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court. In addition, she is a member of ABI, the American Bar Association and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. She was named by Chambers and Partners as “Up and Coming for Bankruptcy Litigation - Florida” for 2023 and as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers from 2016-23, and she was named among Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite” from 2018-22.
Hayley attended her first mediation at eight years old, which made an immediate impression on her. Over time, she knew that she would pursue a career as an insolvency attorney. A third-generation Miami native who still lives in the same neighborhood that she grew up in, she recently served as a panelist for the Bankruptcy Bar Association on a “Bankruptcy for State Court Lawyers” panel and developed a presentation aimed at law students to increase interest in the practice of bankruptcy, which is being presented at law schools throughout Florida. Outside of the firm, she is a mentor with the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic at Miami Law, a member of the Temple Judea Leadership Development Committee, a member of Texas Exes’ South Florida Chapter, and a participant in and fundraiser for Cycle for Survival.
“Hayley is professional at all times, is always prepared, and, as trustee’s counsel, always balancing compassion and understanding with the obligations of her clients to creditors.”