Marsha G. Rydberg

Marsha-G-RydbergPractice Areas:

  • Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Bankruptcy and Land Use Law.
  • State and Federal Certified Mediator.

 

Admitted:

  • All Florida State Courts (1976).
  • Federal District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • United States Supreme Court.

 

Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV

 

College:
Emory University Atlanta, Georgia
Awarded: June 1968
Degree: Bachelor of Arts Major: History

 

Law School:
Stetson University College of Law
1976 J.D. cum laude
Class Rank: 1 Class Size: 107

 

Adjunct Professor:
Hall of Fame Stetson College of Law – Inducted November 2014
Stetson University College of Law (2000-2009).
Law of Financial Institutions; Real Property Finance.

 

Who’s Who:

  • Who’s Who in the World.
  • Who’s Who in American Law.
  • Who’s Who of American Women.
  • Who’s Who and Why of Successful Florida Women.
  • Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges, 1975-76.

 

Special Appointments:

  • Director, Jacksonville Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (1997-2002); Chm.(1999 & 2002).
  • Federal Senatorial Judicial Nominating Commission for Florida (2009-).
  • Fla. Comm. on the Status of Women (1993-2001); Chm. (1996-1998).
  • Health and Human Services Bd – HRS District 6 (1993-1995).
  • Tampa Housing Authority, Comm. (1994-1999); V.Chm. (1996-1997).
  • U.S. Middle District Local Rules Advisory Committee (1995-1997).
  • U.S. Middle District Historical Com (2010-).
  • Board of Directors, Florida 2012 Olympic Bid Committee (1998-2002).
  • Eckerd College, Board of Trustees (2000-2006).
  • University of Tampa, Board of Fellows (2002-2007).
  • Stetson University, Board of Trustees (2003-2006).
  • Stetson College of Law, Board of Overseers (1994-2008); Chm.(2003-2005).
    • Alumni Association: President (1993-1994).
    • Outstanding Alumni Representative Award (1992).
    • Ben C. Willard Humanitarian Award (2000).
  • MacDill Federal Credit Union, Supervisory Committee (2003-2004).

 

Honors:

  • Girl Scouts of America “Woman of Distinction.”
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2002 Women in Business, Winner.
  • Woman of the Year, Network of Executive Women, Finalist (1991,1992).
  • Martin Luther King, “Drum Major Award” (1996).
  • Tradition of Excellence Award, Florida Bar, General Practice Section (2000).

 

Employment History:

  • 1968-70 Young Life Campaign (Christian youth work).
  • 1970-73 First Presbyterian Church, Tampa (Youth Director).
  • 1977-79 Gibbons, Tucker, McEwen, Smith, Cofer & Taub.
  • 1979-1989 Taub & Williams.
  • 1989-1997 Rydberg & Goldstein, P.A.
  • 1997-2000 Foley & Lardner.
  • 2000- The Rydberg Law Firm, P.A.

 

Florida Bar:

  • Board of Governors (1993-1999), Executive Com. (1994-1995 & 1997-1998).
  • Council of Sections (2000-2009); Chm. (2004-2005).
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee (2001-2007, 2011-).
  • Committee on Judicial Independence (2008-2010).
  • Special Commission on Gender Equality (1991-1995).
  • Committee on Small Firms and Solo Practitioners (1993-1995).
  • Code and Rules of Evidence Com. (1988-1992), Chm. (1990-1991).
  • The Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents (1991-1996).
  • Judicial Administration Com., Vice Chm. (1990-1994).
  • Public Relations Com. (1984-1985; 1993-), Chm. (1994-1995).
  • Journal/News-Editorial Board (1980-1983), Chm. (1984-1985).
  • Local Government Section (1978-1989).
  • General Practice Section, Board Liaison (1994-1996); Member (1994-).
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Executive Com. (2001-).
  • Business Law Section, Board Liaison (1999); Executive Com. (2000-).

 

American and Florida Bar Foundation:

  • Fellow (2000-).

 

American Bar Association:

  • National Council of Bar Presidents, Metropolitan Caucus (1990-1992).
  • Business Law Section (1992-); Business Bankruptcy Com. (1989-);
  • Business Litig Subcom. on Fin.Inst.Litig., Chm. (1992-2005).
  • Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Title Insurance Claims Com. (1999-).

 

Hillsborough County Bar:

  • President (1991-1992); Bd (1986-1988; 1989-1993); Treas. (1989-1990).
  • James M. “Red” McEwen Award for Outstanding Service to the Association: Hillsborough County Bar Assoc. (1985, 1988 & 1997).

 

Legal Affiliations:

  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute.
  • American and Florida Land Title Associations. .
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association (1988-).
  • Ferguson White Inn of Court, Master (1993-1994)(1998-).
  • Scribes- The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects.
  • Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association.

 

Other:

  • Federal Reserve Board School Instructor
  • Bank Management –ETS IV School (1993-1999).
  • Banking II – “Legal Issues in lending” (1989-1999).
  • Credit Analysis School Bankruptcy (1989-1999).
  • Assistant City Attorney – City of Temple Terrace, Florida (1976-1989).

 

Civic Activities:

  • Tampa Bay History Center, Trustee (2001-2009), Chm. (2009-2012).
  • Tampa Downtown Partnership – Chm.(1995-1996); Bd. (1993-2008).
  • Exchange Club – Pres.(1998); Bd.(1993-1998).
  • University Club of Tampa- Pres. (2009); Bd. (2000-2012).
  • Leadership Tampa (1989-1990) Bd. (1993, 1997); Legis.Tour Chm. (1992-1994).
  • Junior League of Tampa, Inc. (1972-); Bd. (1979-1980); Atty. (1983-1986).
  • NFL Youth Education Town, Chm. (2001-2009).
  • DACCO, Bd. (1981-1993); Pres. (1988-1990). [Drug abuse.]
  • Tampa Young Life Committee (1992-2000), Chm. (1994-1996).
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Bd. (1995-2000);Exec.Com.(1995-1998).
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Committee of 100, Chm. (1998).
  • Superbowl NFL-YET Center Task Force, Chm. (2000-2009).
  • The Spring, Bd. (1996-1998). [Domestic Violence Shelter].
  • Abe Brown Ministries, f/k/a Prison Crusade, Bd. (1996-2005).
  • Mayor’s Special Committee for Selection of Convention Hotel (1996).
  • Mayor’s Committee to Review Downtown Development Regs (1996-1997).
  • Hillsborough County Special Citizens Sold Waste Task Force (1979).
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Energy Action Committee (1979-1980).
  • YMCA Bd.(1977-1979), Downtown Branch Board (1980-1983).
  • Citizens Advisory Com on Resource Recovery (1980-1981).
  • Tampa Museum of Arts – Patron and Friend of the Arts.
  • Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center – Friend.
  • Mitchell Elementary School PTA-Bd (1990-1991).
  • Wilson Middle School PTA-Bd (1992-1993).
  • Plant High School PTA- Bd. (1992-1993).
  • Athena Society (1991-).
  • Ballet Folkorico of Ybor,- Bd. (1993-1997).
  • Senior Living Center- Bd.(1999-2005).
  • Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, Elder.

 

Lectures:

  • 2012: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Concerns.”
  • 2012: Florida Land Title Assoc. Claims Roundtable, Bankruptcy Decisions of Interest.
  • 2011: American Land Title Insurance Annual Convention, “Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights.”
  • 2011: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy.”
  • 2011: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Construction Law Certification Review Course, “The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collection.”
  • 2011: Florida Land Title Assoc. Claims Roundtable, Recent Case Law Supplement.
  • 2010: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “A Primer on Bankruptcy for Dirt Lawyers.”
  • 2009: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Landlord-Tenant Course, “Today’s Issues in Commercial Leasing Transactions.
  • 2009: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Construction Law Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2009: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “A Primer on Bankruptcy for Dirt Lawyers.”
  • 2008: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Landlord/Tenant Committee, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2008: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Construction Law Committee, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2008: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Construction Law Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy of Licensees.”
  • 2008: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2008: Florida Land Title Association, Claims Counsel Meeting, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2007: Florida Land Title Association, Claims Counsel Meeting, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2007: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2006: Attorneys Title Insurance Fund Seminar, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2006: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy Issues.”
  • 2006: ABA,Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Title Insurance Subcommittee, “Hot Topics.”
  • 2005: The Florida Bar, RPPTL Certification Review Course, “Bankruptcy Issues”
  • 2005: The Florida Bar- RPPTL Section Annual Convention- ‘Bankruptcy Update.’
  • 2003: The Florida Bar- RPPTL Section-“Bankruptcy Update.”
  • 2003: ABA, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Title Insurance Committee, “Ethical Considerations for Title Claims Counsel.”
  • 2001: Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Seminar, “Bankruptcy Considerations for Real Estate and Title Insurance Practitioners.”
  • 1999: NBI– Real Estate: “Mortgage Foreclosures.”
  • 1998: The Florida Bar– “Evidence Considerations in Business Litigation.”
  • 1997: NBI– “Bankruptcy Consideration in Real Estate and Title Insurance Entities.”
  • 1996: NBI– “Obtaining Title Insurance.”
  • 1995: ABA– “D’Oench Duhme Doctrine and 12 U.S.C. §1823(e).”
  • 1995: NBI– “Mortgage Foreclosures.”
  • 1993: Annual Education Meeting of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges “Selected Issues on Bankruptcy.”
  • 1993: National Business Institute “Lien Priority and Credit Issues.”
  • 1993: Florida Bar–“Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure: Key Issues and Strategies for the 90s.”
  • 1993: Stetson University College of Law Seminar – “Title Issues in Foreclosures.”
  • 1992: National Business Institute “Bankruptcy.”
  • 1992: National Business Institute “Credit Issues & Liens.”
  • 1991: National Business Institute “Advanced Real Estate Transactions.”
  • 1991:     Foreclosure and Repossession in Florida. How To Do It Right “Title to Real Estate.”
  • 1990: “Bankruptcy Aspects of Foreclosure and Deeds in Lieu.”
  • 1990: Problem Real Estate Loans in Florida- “Foreclosures” and “Bankruptcy.”

 

Articles:

  • 1996-2005: ABA-Financial Institution Litigation, Annual Update.
  • 2000: Stetson Law Review, “Living a Full Life.”
  • 1993:  Contributing Author – Norton on Bankruptcy, “Jurisdiction and Venue.”
  • 1988:  Florida Lawyers Guide – Real Estate Section Co-Author.
  • 1988: ALTA 1987 POLICIES vs. ALTA 1970 POLICIES – “Defects Created, Suffered, Agreed to or Assumed by the Insured,” “The Revised Defense Obligations,” “Cooperation with Insurer – Examination Under Oath” and “Defending the Title as Insured Conflicts Between Insured and Insurer.”

 

Law School Activities:

  • Law Review: Executive Editor, Managing Editor.
  • Student Bar Association, Secretary (two terms); Honor Court Justice.
  • Freshman Moot Court – Outstanding Argument of Day.
  • Client Counseling Competition, second place.

 

Law School Honors:

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy.
  • Bob Sikes Incentive Award for Leadership and Patriotism.
  • Judge Joe Morris Award to the graduate who has demonstrated a potential for leadership in the legal profession.
  • American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional Law and Evidence.
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award.
  • Stetson Intramural Law Review , Vol.V., No.2, “Federal Tax: The Summons Power of the Internal Revenue Service” and “Constitutional Law: Indigent’s Adoption Petitions” (1975).