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Daniel J. Stermer

Managing Director



J.D., Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
B.A., New York at Binghamton


American Bankruptcy Institute
Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
Florida Bar
Florida Fiduciary Forum
National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER)
Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association


Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator

Board Member

Florida Fiduciary Forum

Daniel Stermer joined our Miami office in 2009, bringing with him more than 20 years of private and public sector experience, including serving as an Assistant Attorney General, Department of Legal Affairs, State of Florida, assigned to the Economic Crimes Litigation Unit; as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York assigned to the Organized Crime Unit; and as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office.

Professional Profile

Mr. Stermer served as Receiver for the Hess Kennedy Receivership Estate, a matter commenced by the Florida Attorney General’s Office alleging deceptive and unfair trade practice act violations against a number of debt settlement and debt consolidation entities which failed to provide services as promised to more than 90,000 consumer clients nationwide. As Receiver, Mr. Stermer obtained in excess of $150 million in debt forgiveness for consumers, trade line deletions for more than 15,000 consumers, and conducted an extensive claims procedure including more than 20,000 submitted claims, resulting in a $0.305-per-Approved-Claimant distribution.

Additionally, Mr. Stermer is Mayor, City of Weston, Florida, serving in his second term, November 2016 through November 2020 after having served November 2012 through 2016, elected to both terms as Mayor without opposition, and served as Commissioner, City of Weston, Florida, 2002 through 2010, ending his term due to term limits.  He was also named in the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 South Florida Legal Guide’s list of Top CPA and Financial Professionals; and in the 2009 Daily Business Review’s list of Most Effective Lawyers – South Florida.

Select Engagements

Fieldstone Lester Shear & Denberg, Global Bullion Exchange/Diversified Investment Group, GWP Aventura, Hess Kennedy, Robert Vitale et al., Suncoast Incentives, et al., Outreach Housing, The Palms at Dania Beach, Virtual Cash Card et al.