Noel R. Boeke is a business lawyer who focuses on solving a wide range of business problems. He specializes in bankruptcy, creditors' rights litigation, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and documenting loan transactions. He also has experience in business contract negotiations and Uniform Commercial Code issues.
Mr. Boeke has represented various types of business clients, financial institutions and other creditors, including commercial banks, private equity funds, finance subsidiaries of manufacturers, corporations, receivers, bankruptcy trustees, special servicers, chapter 11 debtors and creditor committees. His practice includes a wide range of representation of these types of clients in litigation, bankruptcy, negotiation of loan workouts, asset sales and purchases, and documentation of debtor-in-possession financing, and other loan transactions and security interests. Mr. Boeke also handles litigation in federal, bankruptcy and state courts, and at arbitration, with a focus on creditors' rights issues, including credit litigation, lien enforcement, commercial mortgage foreclosures, fraudulent or preferential transfer actions, consumer finance defense litigation, defense of actions involving debt collection practices, assignments for the benefit of creditors and other types of credit litigation. Mr. Boeke has also provided a wide variety of services to lenders and creditors with respect to perfection and enforcement of their rights under the Uniform Commercial Code.
Mr. Boeke has also represented numerous clients in merger and acquisition transactions, including buyers and sellers of businesses, assets and loans. His practice includes representation of lenders in real estate loan transactions and other commercial loan transactions, whether unsecured or secured by personal property.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Boeke served more than seven years in the U.S. Navy. He served two years on the Headquarters Staff of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in Washington, D.C., primarily assisting in the annual planning, award and administration of Naval shipbuilding and engineering services contracts. Mr. Boeke then served five years at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia, as the on-site contracts and financial representative for all nuclear-related shipbuilding, overhaul and business matters at the shipyard.
Mr. Boeke is past president (2007-2009) of the Florida Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association ("TMA"), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. He has also served on the National TMA Board since 2010, and was vice president for Education in 2011. He was co-chair of the TMA Annual Conference for 2010, chairman of the TMA Southeast Regional Conference (2009/2010/2011) and prior co-chair of the TMA Spring Conference (2009). Mr. Boeke was a member of Vistage f/k/a The Executive Committee, President's Forum (TEC #2223) from 2006-2012.
Mr. Boeke serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Leo University. He also serves on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. He is currently a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa Class of 2013.
During law school, Mr. Boeke served as notes editor of the Georgia Law Review. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.