Mike is a partner in the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Financial Restructuring practice. He represents trustees, creditors, and debtors in all aspects of bankruptcy. With significant experience counseling trustees, Mike handles fraudulent-transfer and preferential-transfer law suits as well as other avoidance actions arising under Chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code. Trustees also look to Mike for his advice in connection with 363 asset sales, including sales of patents, motor vehicles, oil and gas wells, and improved and unimproved real properties. In February of 2018, the United States Trustee appointed Mike to the Chapter 7 Panel of Trustees for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, and he continues to serve in that role today.
Mike also has significant experience representing creditors in bankruptcy matters. He has successfully obtained stay relief for both mortgagees and landlords and obtains judgments for creditors by prosecuting complaints to determine the dischargeability of debts. Clients turn to Mike to file proofs of claim in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 cases. He also defends against objections to proofs of claim, including objections to claims arising from the post-petition rejection of leases. Mike works with individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, as well as individual and corporate debtors in loan workouts.
In conjunction with his practice, Mike is a Barrister of the Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and he is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Prior to attending law school, Mike worked at National City Bank and then at his alma mater, Ashland University.