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Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr.

Douglas L. Waldorf, Jr.Douglas Waldorf, Jr. manages the firm’s offices in Southwest Florida. He is a member of Rogers Towers’ Banking and Financial Services Practice Group and its Real Estate Department. A Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate Attorney, Mr. Waldorf’s practice focuses on serving banking industry clients in all aspects of commercial and residential financing transactions as well as in mortgage foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, forbearance agreements and other matters related to defaulted loan workouts and collection.

Practice Areas

  • Loan Workouts
  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Lending

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. practices primarily in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, representing secured and unsecured creditors and committees. Mr. Summers also has extensive experience with workouts and other business reorganizations. Prior to private practice, Mr. Summers clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.


Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor’s rights

Scott J. Kennelly

Scott J. Kennelly Scott J. Kennelly is a member of Rogers Towers’ Litigation Department. His practice is dedicated to representing business entities in complex litigation matters and other disputes in the areas of commercial litigation, business torts and civil trial practice. His focus is on creditor’s rights, real property and special assets litigation.

Prior to joining Rogers Towers, Mr. Kennelly served as a law clerk to United States Circuit Judge Susan H. Black of the United States Eleventh Court of Appeals. During law school, Mr. Kennelly spent time as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville.

Practice Areas

  • Special Assets Litigation
  • FDIC Related Issues
  • Debt and Judgment Collection