CONTACT

 

Office :   561-241-2323

Fax :       561-241-2330

 

LOCATION

 

Boca Office

2700 N. Military Trail

Suite 150

Boca Raton, FL

33431

 

Gian Ratnapala Associate Gian Ratnapala earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004, Cum Laude, in Computer Science and Music from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He then received his Juris Doctor in 2010, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law. Gian has been a member of The Florida Bar since 2012 and is also licensed to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York. In addition, Gian is admitted to practice in United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of New Jersey, Northern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, and Southern District of Florida. In 2008, Gian worked as a Judicial Intern for Judge David M. Gersten, Florida Third District Court of Appeal. Gian joined PeytonBolin, PL, as a law clerk in April 2009 and continued with the firm as the lead bankruptcy counsel and managed bankruptcy, probate, tax, business litigation, and general counsel work for community associations. In February 2016, Gian launched GCR Business Law, PLLC – a full service business law practice, with a concentration on chapter 11 small business reorganization, business formation, merger, dissolution, asset sales, and litigation. He also continued representing community associations, as well as advising and consulting with real estate investors. Gian joined Shendell & Pollock, PL bringing his expertise in the areas of community association law, bankruptcy law, and business corporations to the firm.

Areas of Practice:

 

• Community Association law

• Bankruptcy

• Business/Corporate law

• Contracts

• Real estate law

• Litigation

 

 

Education:

 

St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, FL 2007 - 2010

Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, May 2010

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 2000 – 2004

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science & Music, cum laude, December 2004

 

Bar Admissions:

 

• The Florida Bar

• New Jersey Bar

• New York Bar

• US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

• US District Court for the District of New Jersey

• US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey

• US District Court for the Northern District of Florida

• US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida

• US District Court for the Middle District of Florida

• US Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

• US District Court for the Southern District of Florida

• US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

 

 

Memberships:

 

• Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network (Secretary 2015-2018, President 2018-2019, Director 2019-present)

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