The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals appointed bankruptcy Judge Mindy A. Mora to a fourteen-year term of office for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division, effective April 6, 2018.
The Honorable Mindy A. Mora was appointed as a bankruptcy judge for the Southern District of Florida, West Palm Beach Division, on April 6, 2018. Judge Mora was appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which appoints all bankruptcy judges in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
Judge Mora graduated from George Washington University, from which she received a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance (1979). She received her law degree from New York University (J.D., 1982). She practiced in the areas of Bankruptcy and Commercial Finance from 1982 to 2018, when she was selected to serve as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
In 2014, based upon Judge Mora’s contributions to the field of bankruptcy, Judge Mora was named a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. In 2016, in light of her professional achievements in the area of Commercial Finance, Judge Mora was named a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys. Judge Mora also previously served as Chair of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar, which represents the interests of over 5,000 business lawyers within the State of Florida. Throughout much of her legal practice, Judge Mora was active in the development of Florida’s commercial laws, having chaired the Florida Bar Task Force that sponsored the 2007 revisions of the Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Statute (chapter 727, Florida Statutes). She also co-sponsored the 1997 revisions to Article 8 and the 1999 revisions to Article 9, both of the Uniform Commercial Code (chapters 678 and 679, Florida Statutes), led a task force for the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar on revisions to Florida’s foreclosure laws, and served on a committee studying the Uniform Commissioner’s proposed Uniform Receivership Act. Judge Mora has often lectured and published articles about insolvency, restructuring, and commercial lending.
Judge Mora continues to serve on the 11th Circuit Council of the American College of Bankruptcy and is a member of the Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar, as well as the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, the Bankruptcy Bar Association of South Florida, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.