Scott L. Baena

Retired, Former Partner
Scott L. Baena
Retired, Former Partner

Scott L. Baena is recognized in the community for his strong business acumen and leadership. In 2014, Scott was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to The Florida Board of Bar Examiners for a five-year term. The Board is an administrative agency of the Florida Supreme Court that coordinates and supervises bar admission in the state of Florida. Scott has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Greater Miami, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Florida Fiduciary Forum. He also serves as a Board Member for Miami-based Continental Bank, is a Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and is a member of the United Way of Miami-Dade Tocqueville Society. Although Scott no longer practices law as a member of the Firm, he continues to contribute Pro Bono legal services to the community under the auspices of Legal Services of Greater Miami.

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  • The George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1974
    The George Washington University, B.B.A., 1970
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Foundation
    American Law Institute
    Lifetime Member
    Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
    Baptist Health South Florida


    Dade County Bar Association
    Board of Directors
    Young Lawyers Section, 1977 - 1979
    Florida Bar Foundation
    Former Director
    The Florida Bar
    Bankruptcy/Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC") Committee, Former Chair
    Business Law Section, Former Chair
    Former Governor, Board of Governors, 4 terms
    Florida Board of Bar Examiners

    Chair, 2018 - 2019 
    Chair-Elect, 2017 - 2018
    Board Member, 2014 - Present

    Florida Fiduciary Forum
    Board Member
    Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    Judicial Reception Co-Chair, 2013 - 2014
    Board of Directors, 2015
    Bankruptcy Contributing Author, 2014
    Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
    Board of Directors, 2016
    Loan Officer Legal Alert
    Advisory Board, 1987 - 1990
    Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law
    Editorial Board Member
    Committee on Economic Development
    United Way of Miami-Dade
    Tocqueville Society, Member
    University of Miami
    School of Law, Former Adjunct Professor
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
    U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court
  • - Anti-Defamation League, Jurisprudence Award, 2016

    - Chambers USA, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Band 1, 2003 - 2015; Senior Statesman, 2016 - present

    - The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1987 - present

    - Florida Trend, Legal Elite Hall of Fame, 2015 -2019

    - Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers, Bankruptcy finalist, 2013

    - The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, 2008 - present

    - Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2004 -2019

    - Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2016

    - Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100 Miami Florida Super Lawyers, 2010 - present

    - Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - present

    - South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2003 - present

    - Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year, winner of the Distressed/Restructuring category, 2010