Kenneth Mather joined Gunster in 2014. Ken’s practice is focused on commercial litigation matters, many of which involve complex bankruptcy-related issues. Ken prosecutes and defends a broad range of claims under the Bankruptcy Code. He has represented clients in bankruptcy litigation impacting a variety of industries, including financial and professional services, real estate, health care, industrial, manufacturing, retail, technology and transportation, among others.
Ken’s experience includes Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, involuntary bankruptcies, adversaries involving preferential transfers, fraudulent transfers, lien priority disputes and tax litigation. Ken has experience representing clients in bankruptcy courts across Florida and Oklahoma, and in the 10th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals.
In addition to his bankruptcy litigation practice, Ken is also retained for general business litigation and corporate law matters. He has litigated claims involving multimillion-dollar disputes, including disputes between competing ownership interests in private companies. His transactional corporate law experience includes the creation of commercial entities and related ownership agreements, as well as the purchase and sale of such businesses.
In his third decade of practice, Ken is dedicated to forging strong relationships grounded in continuous attention to and communication with his clients. Ken’s goal is to create relationships of trust that are supported by his personal commitment to being responsive and rendering poignant, practical and timely legal counsel. His experiences as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy panel trustee for 14 years and a bank director for 10 years greatly supplements his background as a lawyer.
Ken is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as the regional vice president of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, as well as serves on its Education Committee.
- Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2017, 2021-22
- The Best Lawyers in America®
- Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2021-24
- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-24
- Commercial Litigation, 2023-24
- The Best Lawyers in America® Business Edition: The Litigation Issue, 2021
- “Banking Changes in 2023,” panel, FEI Tampa Bay, May 2023
- Florida Bar
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, regional vice president