Lori L. Heyer-Bednar

Ms. Heyer-Bednar focuses her practice on banking, commercial lending, real estate finance, commercial litigation, creditors' rights, business litigation and bankruptcy, with an emphasis on lender liability and asset-based lending matters. Her practice also involves loan workouts and loan restructuring, loan financing and title services. She represents numerous banks and financial institutions in both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate court level. As part of her experience in lender liability, she has represented large financial institutions in defense of forgery and negligence claims based on negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Having chaired over a dozen jury and bench trials in recent years, she has extensive experience in various aspects of complex commercial litigation.

In addition to her lender liability practice, Ms. Heyer-Bednar handles commercial landlord-tenant litigation, creditors' bankruptcy litigation in adversary proceedings, construction litigation (lien foreclosure and construction defect cases), and business litigation (including shareholder dispute litigation). As part of her banking experience, she has represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in connection with failed banking institutions and savings and loan associations, including fidelity bond claims, director and officer liability lawsuits and lease repudiation lawsuits.

Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial Litigation
Banking & Financial Services
Real Estate Finance
Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
Florida Bar
United States Bankruptcy Court
United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Federal Bar Association - Broward County Chapter
Broward County Bar Association (BCBA)
First American Title Insurance Company
Old Republic National Title
Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
Attorney's Title Insurance Fund
National Association of Professional Women
The Constructional Underground
Florida Design and Construction Professionals
JD, University of Miami, School of Law
B.S, Florida State University
Top Lawyers in South Florida (2015,2016)

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