Ronald S. Kaniuk

Ronald S. Kaniuk

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Biography

Ronald (Ron) Scott Kaniuk grew up in Long Island, New York, and has been a full-time resident of the Boca Raton/Delray Beach Area since 2008. He practices in the areas of Corporate and Business Law, Bankruptcy, Community Association Law, Real Estate and Civil and Commercial Litigation, as well as Small Claims and Collection Matters.

As an undergraduate, Ron attended Northwestern University, where he majored in History and Political Science. Ron is a Double-Degree Graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, having received his Juris Doctorate in 1996 and his LL.M in Bankruptcy in 2002.

After law school, Ron served as a Law Clerk to the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Brooklyn, New York, and then worked for various mid-sized law firms in Long Island and Manhattan, New York, before moving full-time to Florida. He has extensive experience representing individuals and closely-held family businesses, homeowner/condominium associations, direct private lenders and local/regional banks and financial institutions. Bankruptcy experience includes representation of individual and corporate debtors, creditors, trustees and other parties-of-interest in bankruptcy proceedings.

Ron is licensed to practice in the States of Florida, New Jersey and New York. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the New York State Bar Association and the Broward, South Palm Beach and Palm Beach County Bar Associations. He is also active in the community as a member of the B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton and the Casa Bella Property Owner’s Association as a member of the Board and past president. He is also an active member of The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, serving as a Presenting Sponsor of the Foundation Program and a member of the Board of Directors since 2018.

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • L.L.M. in Bankruptcy - 06/2002
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship
    • Major: Bankruptcy
  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1996
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society: Executive Board of Senior Bar (Top 6 of 150)
  • Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Evanston
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society
    • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
    • Major: History and Political Science

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Real Estate
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Small Claims and Collection Matters

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1996
  • New York, 1997
  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Jersey
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of New York

Past Positions

  • Hon. Marvin A. Holland, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of New York, Law Clerk, 1996 to 1997

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Member of the B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton
  • Board Member of the Casa Bella Property Owner’s Association
  • Board Member of The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Presenting Sponsor, The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of Directors, 2018

Published Works

  • Article, European Perspectives on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide, 9:1 New York Int'l Rev. 85, Winter 1996
  • Recent Decision, Zoneheath Associates Limited v. China Tianjin International, 8:2 New York Int'l L. Rev. 133, Summer 1995
  • Recent Decision, Alaska Sport Fishing Association v. Exxon Corp., Journal of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, August 1995
  • Recent Decision, United States v. Alvarez-Sanchez, SJU Criminal Law Institute's Federal Case Review, vol. 26, no. 1, 1995
  • Recent Decision, United States v. Alvarez-Sanchez, Journal of the 1995 J. Walter McKenna Public Forum on Criminal Law, April 26, 1995

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • National Young Leadership Cabinet, United Jewish Communities, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Casa Bella Property Owner’s Association, Board Member
  • The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Board Member