Robert S. Hoofman
A shareholder in the firm’s Central Florida office, Robert S. Hoofman has more than 30 years of experience in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, and appellate law. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.
Mr. Hoofman focuses his practice on representation of banks and other lenders in the bankruptcy and state courts across Florida. Working for the creditors, he aggressively – yet respectfully – pursues each case to maximize recovery debts owed to his clients from their customers, and to mitigate his clients’ losses.
Mr. Hoofman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, cum laude, in 1976, and his law degree from the University of Florida, with honors, in 1979. After graduation, Mr. Hoofman served as a law clerk to the Judges of Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, Florida, before entering private practice on Orlando, Florida, in 1981.
Admitted to Practice.
Mr. Hoofman is admitted to practice in all Florida and Texas courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Prior to joining Rush/Marshall, Mr. Hoofman was a partner in the firm of DeWolf, Ward, O’Donnell and Hoofman, P.A.
Mr. Hoofman is a member of the Florida Bar, the Texas Bar, the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Orange County Bar Association. He is also a current a member of the Advancement Committee for Boy Scout Troup 687 in Maitland, Florida, and Citrus Civitan. His past leadership positions, awards, and accolades include:
Chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, July 2010 – June 2011
President and Secretary of Citrus Civitan
2000 Pro Bono Award by the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Mr. Hoofman is co-author of various articles concerning creditors’ rights, and a frequent lecturer and author of legal seminar materials on bankruptcy and foreclosure topics, including:
“Motor Vehicles – Reaffirmation and Redemption” (Speaker), Orange County Bar Bankruptcy Committee luncheon, February 22, 2013, Orlando Florida.
“Chapter 7 Issues: Motor Vehicles – Reaffirmation and Redemption” (Speaker), Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Seminar, Bankruptcy on the Move, September 28, 2012, Orlando, Florida
“New Procedures for Reaffirming Debt” (Speaker), First Brown-Bag Luncheon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District, Florida, Orlando Division, March 16, 2009
“Foreclosure and Repossession in Florida” (Speaker), Lorman Educational Services, July 10, 2008, Orlando, Florida
“Credit Management Contract and Collection Forms in Florida” (Speaker), Lorman Educational Services, May 4, 2001, Orlando, Florida
“Florida Foreclosure and Repossession” (Speaker), National Business Institute, April 24, 1996, Orlando, Florida
Robert J. Webb and Robert S. Hoofman, “The ‘Lock-Out Rule’ A Solution for Timeshare Management,” Vol. 9, Number 6 DEVELOPMENTS 22 (ARRDA)(June 1987) and Vol. 51, No.10, THE FLORIDA BAR JOURNAL 53 (Nov. 1987)
Jeffry R. Jontz and Robert S. Hoofman, “Creditors Rights: Involuntary Corporate Liquidation in Florida.” Vol. 58, No. 2 THE FLORIDA BAR JOURNAL 120 (Feb. 1984)
Maloney, Capehart, Hoofman, “Florida’s ‘Reasonable Beneficial Water Use Standard: Have East and West Met?” 31 U.F.L. Rev. 253 (Winter 1979)
In re Schwalm, 380 B.R. 630 (Bankr.M.D.Fla. 2008)
Peter J. Godleski, M.D., P.A., v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co., No. CVA1 02-25, 11 Fla.L.Weekly Supp. 690a (May 11, 2004)
John Delucca, et al v. Rush, Marshall, Jones and Kelly, P.A., et al, Case No. 8:01-cv-2471-T-23TBM. Order of Dismissal (M.D. Fla. July 17, 2003)
Abbott Laboratories, Inc. v. General Electric Capital Corp., 765 So.2d 737 (Fla.5th DCA 2000)
Industrial Risk Insurers v. M.A.N. Gutehoffnungshutte GmbH, 141 F.3d 1434 (11th Cir. 1998)
Walt Disney World Co. v. Blalock, 640 So.2d 1156 (Fla.5th DCA 1994)
Deutsche Credit Corp. v. Gale Group, Inc., 616 So.2d 469 (Fla. 5th DCA 1993)
Sweet v. Financial Federal Sav. & Loan Ass’n of Dade County, 606 So.2d 1280 (Fla. 5th DCA 1992)
In re Auto Dealer Services, Inc., 96 B.R. 360 (Bankr.M.D. Fla. 1989)
S.H. Inv. And Development Corp. v. Kincaid, 495 So.2d 768 (Fla. 5th DCA 1986)
Maschinenfabrik Seydelman v. Altman, 468 So.2d 286 (Fla. 2d DCA 1985)
Bovasso v. Walt Disney World Co., 431 So.2d 746 (Fla. 5th DCA 1983)