Thievon-Wright Consulting Group

Michael Seese

Partner

mseese@seeselaw.com
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Background

Mr. Seese founded Seese, P.A. following years as a partner with large, national firms.  He was also a partner with a regional firm where he co-founded its distressed asset group and served as co-chair of its bankruptcy practice. 

Practice Areas

Mr. Seese primarily represents borrowers in out-of-court workouts and in Chapter 11 reorganizations.  He also represents creditors, equity holders, plan administrators, and liquidating trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy law.  He has extensive litigation experience and also represents parties in acquiring assets and businesses out of bankruptcy proceedings.  Mr. Seese has appeared in numerous jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Representative Engagements

Mr. Seese represented a large time share operator, a marine industry supply provider, and a provider of crane equipment, all as debtors in confirmed Chapter 11 reorganizations.  Mr. Seese also represented one of the largest providers of heavy crane equipment to the construction industry in the Southeastern United States as a debtor in a Chapter 11 proceeding involving the sale of substantially all of the debtor’s assets to a newly formed entity backed by a large private equity group in a case involving several secured lenders holding debt in excess of $100,000,000.00.   Mr. Seese represented a large international air carrier in its Chapter 11 reorganization completed in less than 90 days, and served as lead counsel on behalf of the debtor/seller in successfully litigating the sale of substantially all of the debtor’s assets in a transaction valued in excess of $300,000,000.00.

Awards and Recognition

Mr. Seese has received numerous accolades and recognitions over the years.

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability (2006-2018). 
  • AV Preeminent® Judicial Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (2016-2018)
  • A Florida Super Lawyer by the Florida Super Lawyers magazine (and its corporate counsel edition) (2006-2018). 
  • One of Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite in 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2017 and its corporate counsel edition in 2009 and 2015.  
  • Included in the Leading Lawyers for Business section of Chambers & Partners USA Guide.
  • “Recommended” for Restructuring & Insolvency in the Cross-Border Restructuring & Insolvency Handbook published by the Practical Law Company.
  • Acquisition Finance Magazine (ACQ) named Seese, P.A. the boutique law firm of the year (Florida - Miami) at its ACQ Global Awards (2014).
  • In 2011, Mr. Seese was one of only 25 attorneys to be named a Key Partner by the South Florida Business Journal.  The “Key Partners” were selected for having proved, by reputation and results achieved over the preceding 12 to 18 months, “that they are the best in their field, providing the highest quality of service to their clients and, at the same time, exhibiting the highest levels of professionalism and ethics.”  (SFBJ).

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Seese is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and related topics.  He was a panel speaker for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s “Caribbean Insolvency Symposium” on timeshare and hotel bankruptcies.

Education

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    B.S. Business Administration (Finance/Economics)
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    J.D.  cum laude
    Member, Law Review; Merit Scholarship Recipient

Bar Admisssions

  • Florida Bar (1994)
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms (Bankruptcy)

Personal

Mr. Seese enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid skier and enjoys fly fishing.