Heather Ries of Fox Rothschild Receives Awards from South Florida Legal Organizations for Outstanding Service

September 30, 2011 – Press Releases

Heather Ries, an attorney in Fox Rothschild’s West Palm Beach office, recently received two awards for her exceptional community service.

Ries was presented with an outstanding service award by the president of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Federal Bar Association at the chapter’s luncheon on September 23. Ries was awarded for her service as membership chair of the chapter. In her position, Ries reviews upcoming membership expirations, promotes renewal of membership to existing members and assists with orientation of new members. Membership for the chapter has increased by 11 percent during Ries’ tenure as chair.

On September 27, Ries was awarded by the Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida, with its Distinguished Service Award for 2010-2011. As the director-at-large of the association, Ries established, organized and participated in monthly pro se bankruptcy clinics and planned social events throughout Palm Beach County.

Ries focuses her practice in matters related to bankruptcy and financial recovery-workouts, including commercial litigation, consumer law and creditors remedies, bankruptcy and insolvency. She has represented Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, receivers, creditors and bankruptcy trustees in matters of corporate restructuring, orderly liquidation, bankruptcy-related litigation and debtor-creditor relations.

Ries is an active member of a number of organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute, George Washington Alumni Association and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. She received her J.D., cum laude, from University of Miami School of Law in 2002 and her B.A., cum laude, from George Washington University in 1999.

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