TAMPA — The Kelly Kronenberg law firm recently announced that Stanley M. “Mike” Kurek III and Stacey-Ann Saint-Hubert have joined the firm’s Tampa office.
Kurek will handle mortgage banking and lending services with involvement mainly within the mortgage foreclosure litigation. Saint-Hubert will focus on bankruptcy litigation and creditors’ rights, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times.
According to the report, before joining the Tampa firm, Kurek dealt with contested-litigation matters in areas such as foreclosures and real-property defense. In addition to his experience in foreclosures, he is experienced in business law, nonprofit law and estate planning. In 2015, he founded his own law firm, Kurek Law Firm, PLLC, in Valrico, Florida.
According to the Kelly Kronenberg website, Kurek earned his Bachelor of Arts in management information systems from the University of South Florida, where he graduated magna cum laude. He then proceeded to obtain his Master of Arts in business administration while simultaneously completing his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law under a dual-degree program.
Before embarking on his law career, Kurek worked for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as an information technology specialist for five years.
Saint-Hubert has more than 15 years of experience as a business professional in the financial-services industry. Prior to joining Kelly Kronenberg, Saint-Hubert was at Dennis LeVine and Associates, where she gained experience in collections, replevin, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy, according to the firm's website.
She also worked for a statewide creditor’s law firm, where she represented financial institutions in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Additionally, she has represented financial institutions in foreclosures of real property, loan workouts, lender-liability counterclaims, eminent-domain proceedings and homeowner-association foreclosure proceedings throughout Florida.
According to her law-firm profile online, Saint-Hubert earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors from Eckerd College and her master’s in economics from the University of South Florida. She then proceeded to obtain her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. While pursuing her Juris Doctor, Saint-Hubert was awarded the 2009 Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Association Hon. Judge Alexander L. Paskay Scholarship.
During her time in law school, Saint-Hubert served as an intern for two U.S. bankruptcy judges in the Middle District of Florida: Catherine Peek McEwen and Michael G. Williamson, according to the firm's website.
Kurek is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, while Saint-Hubert is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. district courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern districts of Florida.
Founded in 1980, Kelly Kronenberg provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the country, according to a news release. With more than 115 attorneys, the firm provides 25 practice areas in its network of 10 offices in Florida and Illinois.