Frank N. White

Partner
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8744 phone
404.873.8745fax

Frank N. White is a partner in the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Financial Restructuring Practice. With a practice that spans more than 25 years and ranges from bankruptcy proceedings to entertainment law expertise, Mr. White still devotes time to pro bono work for nonprofit organizations, and in 2008 the Daily Report presented Mr. White with the Pro Bono Award for Service to The Arts.

Mr. White focuses his practice on a broad range of bankruptcy, litigation and intellectual property matters. In the bankruptcy area, Mr. White concentrates on creditors’ rights under the Bankruptcy Code, with an emphasis on representation of unsecured creditors in large Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, as well as defending the myriad types of adversary proceedings and claims (preference, fraudulent transfer and other avoidance claims, claims for violation of the automatic stay, etc.) that arise out of bankruptcy cases and litigating the complex jurisdictional, procedural and legal issues that frequently arise in those proceedings.  Mr. White has particular expertise in the defense of fraudulent transfer claims, and in bankruptcy issues relating to trade vendors, public utilities and providers of critical services to large business and consumer debtors.

Mr. White’s experience also covers the entire spectrum of general, commercial litigation, with an emphasis on contract disputes, copyright, trade secret and other intellectual property issues. He has successfully prosecuted and defended copyright infringement actions involving computer software, photographs and musical compositions. He has also handled litigation matters involving breach of contract issues, business torts, non-compete covenants, fraud, libel, constitutional claims and defenses, and a host of other business-related issues.

Additionally, Mr. White does both litigation and transactional work in the area of entertainment law, with an emphasis on issues relating to the music business and the use of music in film, television and other media. His entertainment clients have included recording artists signed to major and independent record labels, unsigned artists, songwriters and composers, filmmakers, producers and recording studios, as well as independent record labels and music retailers. He is outside general counsel to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Mr. White also represents book authors in the negotiation of contracts with literary agents and publishing houses, commercial and fine art photographers and other visual artists.

Mr. White serves pro bono as intellectual property counsel to The Center for Puppetry Arts, and recently assisted in its acquisition of items from the Jim Henson Foundation collection. He is a member of AGG’s Diversity Committee and a co-chair of AGG’s Art Committee.