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About Leslie Gern Cloyd

For the past 12 years, Leslie Cloyd has advised businesses and individuals in bankruptcy, business reorganization, securities litigation, and complex restructuring from Berger Singerman LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Focused on Chapter 11 cases, Cloyd represents debtors in bankruptcy proceedings and aids distressed entities in obtaining court workouts and assignments. Additionally, she includes lenders, creditors’ committees, unsecured creditors, trustees, and tax collectors as her clients. Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and selected as a Florida Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy since 1996, Leslie Cloyd was recently named one of Chambers & Partners USA’s America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Throughout her tenure with Berger Singerman, Leslie Cloyd has served as counsel to numerous entities. Some of her past clients include Roadhouse Grill, Incorporated; Levitt and Sons, LLC; and Piccadilly Cafeteria, Incorporated. When ITG Vegas, Incorporated and Lancer Partners, LP, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Cloyd acted as Creditors’ Committees counsel. Additionally, she offered guidance to Florida Power & Light during Gator Generating Corporation's bankruptcy and to the Florida counties of St. Lucie, Glades, and Hendry. Before commencing her career, Leslie Cloyd attended Broward Community College. The recipient of an Associate degree in Psychology, she played on the varsity tennis team. Subsequently, Cloyd played varsity tennis while enrolled at Flagler College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration summa cum laude. After completing her undergraduate studies, she matriculated at Stetson University College of Law. Finishing fourth in her class, Leslie Cloyd won several American Jurisprudence Awards and contributed to the Stetson Law Review. During her spare time, Leslie Cloyd enjoys tennis, skiing, and hiking. She is also actively involved in charity and donates to Calvary Chapel.

Work experience

Jun 2000Present


Berger Singerman

Shareholder in firm with strong business reorganization and bankruptcy practice, specializing in creative and effective business solutions and counsel

Rated in Chambers as bankruptcy practitioner for 2010, 2011 and 2012

Mar 1984Jun 2000


Bakst Cloyd & Bakst

Name partner in business boutique law firm specializing in bankruptcy practice

Sep 1980Mar 1984


Furr & Cohen PA

Associate Attorney in law firm focusing on general practice, including bankruptcy practice


Aug 1977May 1980


Stetson University College of Law

Magna cum laude

Graduated 4th in class award in real estate finance award in sales award in bankruptcy

Aug 1975May 1977


Flagler College

Summa cum laude

Presidential Award in Business Administration

Varsity tennis team

Aug 1973May 1975


Broward Community College

Varsity tennis team