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Leyza F. Blanco
Shareholder/South Florida Director of Creditors' Rights Group
Sequor Law
111 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1250
Miami FL USA, 33131
T: 305-372-8282, ext. 300

Professional Bio:

Leyza F. Blanco, a shareholder at Sequor Law has devoted her practice to a wide range of litigation and insolvency matters, including out-of-court workouts, debt restructuring and representation of creditors, receivers, assignees, trustees and debtors in bankruptcy and general commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. Her practice in the area of restructuring and creditors' rights is currently focused on complex business and cross-border bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. Leyza has served in several roles including examiner, receiver and special master in federal and state court proceedings and has served as a neutral arbiter in an arbitration proceeding.

Leyza received her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of Miami Law School. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Florida Bar's Business Law Section and Co-Newsletter Editor for the ABI Asset Sales Committe. She is the immediate past chair of the Judicial Liaison Committee and is a past chair of the Bankruptcy/UCC Committee of the Florida Bar’s Business Law Section. She is also the Secretary of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and is immediate past chair of its Florida Network. Leyza is a past-president of the Bankruptcy Bar of the Southern District of Florida. Other notable activities include serving as lead adjunct professor at the Florida International University College of Law where she launched its bankruptcy clinical program. Leyza has been recognized in Chambers and Partners, U.S.A. and was recently selected by Business Leader Magazine as 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award recipient.

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