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Commercial Law League Elects New President

Staff, Staff | May 14, 2013

Chicago 5/7/2013 — The Commercial Law League of America is pleased to announce that its members have elected Jeffrey N. Schatzman, of the Miami law firm Schatzman & Schatzman, P.A., as the 2013-2014 CLLA president.

Schatzman was elected as the CLLA’s 119th president and assumed office during the 119th National Convention and 83rd Chicago Spring Meeting, held from April 11-13, 2013.

"I am truly honored to have been chosen as CLLA president," Schatzman says. "I look forward to working with the Board of Governors and our dedicated volunteer members to find new ways to provide additional programs, analysis and insight to the legal, business and credit industries."

Since joining the CLLA in 1991, Schatzman has held a number of leadership positions, including Young Members' Section and Southern Region chair. He previously served on the Executive Council of the CLLA's Bankruptcy Section and is a member of CLLA’s Creditors' Rights Section.

Schatzman has also been a member of the Dade County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida and American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts, Federal District Courts and Florida Southern and Middle District Bankruptcy courts.

Schatzman received his B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in 1986 and his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1989. He was admitted to the Florida Bar the same year.

In 1996, Schatzman and his father, Arnold, formed Schatzman & Schatzman, P.A. ( Schatzman directs the firm's bankruptcy and collection practices and also frequently lectures on bankruptcy and creditors' rights for the CLLA and other organizations.

To arrange an interview with Jeffrey Schatzman about his presidency or a collections, bankruptcy or credit-related topic, please contact Communications Director Erin Brereton at 773.852.9684 or

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