Some Federal Protections are Stronger Than Others – Sovereign Immunity, Criminal Restitution, and the Automatic Stay

In this brief synopsis, Fraser compares Lac du Flambeauto a case from the Middle District Court of North Carolina and its connection to the automatic stay.

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Jeffrey-Fraser
Partner, Bankruptcy

Jeffrey S. Fraser is the partner over the firm’s national bankruptcy department. In such role, Jeffrey works closely with each state’s managing attorneys as it relates to training, legal strategy, and all facets of the firm’s bankruptcy practice.

Jeffrey is an active participant in the Southern District of Florida’s bankruptcy bar and was the 2019/2020 Chair of the Local Rule Committee and an inaugural member the district’s Lawyer Advisory Committee (LAC), serving as the committee’s Chair in 2020 and 2021. Jeffrey was also born in Jamaica and is a past president of the Jamaican-American Bar Association.

In recognition of his efforts, Jeffrey was selected by Super Lawyers as one of its “Florida Rising Stars” for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. In addition, Jeffrey was named a 2017 Blackshear Fellow by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges (NCBJ), a 2020 American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) 40 Under 40 honoree, and has published articles on consumer bankruptcy issues in the American Legal & Finance Network (ALFN) and Default Servicing (DS) News. Jeffrey has achieved the highest rating in both legal and ethical ability by Martindale-Hubbell and prides himself on practicing with humility, integrity, and appreciation.

Education

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2010
B.A., University of Miami, 2007

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