Neil C. Gordon


Fax: 404.873.8597
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Neil is a partner in the Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights & Financial Restructuring practice. He is a nationally recognized leader in bankruptcy law. He carefully guides clients through the complex process of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, distressed assets and fraud. For more than 40 years, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers, and debtors-in-possession have relied on his legal counsel. He also serves as the bankruptcy trustee in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases and as an SEC receiver. Neil is a prolific author and speaker, having conducted over 175 seminar presentations nationally and published over 70 scholarly articles on Bankruptcy Law topics over the course of his career. He is Past President of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, a lifetime member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and previously served as co-chair of the ABI’s Legislation Committee, a Master of the Bench, Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Neil is highly-regarded for his keen knowledge by bankruptcy judges, lawyers and trustees around the country.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science - Business Administration majoring in Real Estate and Urban Land Studies
  • State of Georgia 1979
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 1979
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section (Chair 1992-1993, Board Member 1988-1994)
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • American Bankruptcy Institute (Co-Chair of Legislation Committee and Lifetime Member)
    • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (Lifetime Member of President’s Circle; Board of Directors 2000-2014; Executive Committee Member 2006-2014; Secretary 2006-2007; Treasurer 2007-2008; Vice-President 2008-2011; President 2011-2012; Immediate Past President 2012-2013; Past President Director 2013-2014)
    • United States Trustees; Panelist
    • American College of Bankruptcy; Fellow
    • Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Master of the Bench
    • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers, Full Member
    • Advisory Board for Costs of BAPCPA, Consumer Bankruptcy Fee Study Final Report


  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Global Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers, 2020
  • Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Legal Elite,”Georgia Trend
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy Law)
  • Master of the Bench, Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Co-author, “In Brief,” quarterly article for the Journal of The National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT), 2003 – present