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Frances M. "Kem" Toole - Senior Counsel

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813.222.3184
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Education

University of Florida, B.A., 1970, Honors
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1975

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
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Frances M. "Kem" Toole - Senior Counsel

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813.222.3184
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Kem serves as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of business bankruptcies, creditors’ rights litigation and commercial litigation. Kem represents financial institutions, private lenders, private and public companies, and other creditors, as well as trustees, debtors, official committees and other commercial litigants in state, bankruptcy and other federal courts through the State of Florida.

Prior to joining the firm in an of counsel capacity, Kem worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She was in the Commercial Litigation Section of the Civil Division, and represented various federal agencies in commercial and bankruptcy matters all over the United States.

Kem is active in professional activities, her church and the community. She was recently appointed to the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee for a three-year term. She is a member of the Athena Society, a professional women’s organization, as well as Leadership Tampa Alumni.

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Professional Recognition

  • Leadership Tampa Alumni

Published Decisions
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  • In re Lykes Bros. S.S. Co., Inc.,
    217 B.R. 304 1997 WL 828404 95-10453-8P1
    United States Bankruptcy Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. November 10, 1997
  • In re Lykes Bros. S.S. Co., Inc.,
    196 B.R. 586 1996 WL 268227 95-10453-8P1
    United States Bankruptcy Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. May 09, 1996
  • Potucek v. Taylor,
    738 F.Supp. 466 1990 WL 72703 87-505-CIV-T-17A
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. May 21, 1990
  • Marine One, Inc. v. Manatee County,
    898 F.2d 1490 1990 WL 40112 87-3656
    United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. April 25, 1990
  • Marine One, Inc. v. Manatee County,
    877 F.2d 892 1989 WL 71678 87-3656
    United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. July 19, 1989
  • Devco Development Corp. v. Hooker Homes, Inc.,
    518 So.2d 922 1987 WL 33753 87-640, 86-3233
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. December 04, 1987
  • Albanese v. Florida Nat. Bank of Orlando,
    823 F.2d 408 56 USLW 2116 86-3776
    United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. July 30, 1987
  • Giglio v. Weaner,
    503 So.2d 1380 12 Fla. L. Weekly 826 86-898
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. March 18, 1987
  • LoCicero v. American Liberty Ins. Co.,
    489 So.2d 81 11 Fla. L. Weekly 987 85-449
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. April 23, 1986
  • Lowry v. Lowry,
    463 So.2d 540 10 Fla. L. Weekly 417 84-1280
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. February 13, 1985
  • Jones v. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority,
    681 F.2d 1376 29 Fair Empl.Prac.Cas. (BNA) 729 81-7746
    United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. August 06, 1982

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
    • Federal Court Practice Committee
  • Athena Society

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