Eyal Berger is a partner with Akerman LLP in its Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he focuses his practice on complex business reorganizations, out-of-court debt restructuring, the representation of creditors’ committees, assignments for the benefit of creditors, corporate dissolutions, Article 9 transactions and the enforcement of creditors’ rights. He also protects the interests of financial institutions and lessors as secured and unsecured creditors in myriad insolvency proceedings by assisting them in preserving, liquidating or repossessing their collateral. Previously, Mr. Berger served as judicial clerk extern to Bankruptcy Judge Michael G. Williamson and Chief Bankruptcy Judge Paul M. Glenn in the Middle District of Florida. In addition, he was a member of NCBJ-NextGeneration, for which he served on its Organizing Committee from 2014-19, and is a member of NCBJ’s NextGeneration Class of 2012. Mr. Berger is admitted to practice in all bankruptcy and district courts in Florida, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is listed in Chambers USA for 2020-23, ranked in Florida (South Florida) for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020-24, listed in Florida for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy, listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2022 as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation - Bankruptcy in Fort Lauderdale, named a “Top Lawyer in Broward County” for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2022 in Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, listed in Super Lawyers magazine from 2009-19 as a Florida “Rising Star” for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and named an “Up & Comer” in 2013 in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. In addition, he received a book award in civil procedure. Mr. Berger received his B.A. in criminology and his B.S. in psychology, both cum laude, in 1999 from the University of Florida, and his J.D. magna cum laude in 2004 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif.