Rivera Receives National Bankruptcy Award in Palm Springs

January 5, 2018

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Luis E. Rivera, II, was nationally recognized by the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (“ABI”) in Palm Springs, California, in December. He was named an emerging leader in ABI’s inaugural “40 Under 40” initiative. The initiative was launched this year to identify 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. Rivera is pictured above with Patricia Redmond, Chair of the ABI Selection Committee and Immediate Past President of ABI.

Rivera is a Certified Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification, one of only twelve attorneys in Florida who hold these dual certifications. He has broad experience in business litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and insolvency counseling. In addition to his law practice, Rivera serves as a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee. As a trustee, he is routinely involved in the liquidation of business enterprises, including the recovery and sale of assets; the investigation, development, and prosecution of litigation to recover funds for creditors; and the reconciliation and payment of claims held by creditors.

Rivera is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine every year since 2009. He also was honored by the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Bar as the recipient of the Alexander L. Paskay Professionalism Award in 2015.

Rivera received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University in New Orleans (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001) and his law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 2005). He can be reached at

With more than 12,000 members, the ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues.