The Honorable Alexander L. Paskay passed away early this morning, with his wife of of 62 years and their sons, Steve and Rick, at his side. Judge Paskay has played an intregral role shaping the law of bankruptcy in the State of Florida and the nation for decades.
Judge Paskay is a law graduate of The University of Miami and has been admitted to the Florida bar since 1958. In 1962, the United States Congress first established the Middle District of Florida, which was previously part of the Southern District of Florida. Judge Paskay was soon appointed as the Middle District’s first full time bankruptcy referee and at that time was responsible for the Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa Divisions. Judge Paskay eventually went on to become the Middle District’s first Chief Bankruptcy Judge.
The Middle District is well known as one of the nation’s busiest bankruptcy courts. In fact, the Middle District contains an overwhelming thirty-five of Florida’s sixty-seven counties, and includes four of Florida’s most populated metropolitan areas (Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa/St. Petersburg).
Judge Paskay will be missed by his the members of the bench and the bar in the Middle District of Florida and around the nation, together with his coleagues in the Tampa and Ft. Myers Divisions where he presided.
ASSOULINE & BERLOWE
Eric N. Assouline, Esq.