Jeremy Retherford Headshot
Education
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D., 2003, magna cum laude, Mississippi Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court member
  • University of North Alabama
    B.B.A., 2000, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee, 2009
  • Mississippi, 2004
  • Alabama, 2003
About Jeremy
Jeremy is recognized for his ability to understand his client’s goals and help them achieve them in an efficient manner.
Q&A
  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

    It depends on the matter. A number of disputes begin in state or federal district court.  However, these disputes often end up in federal bankruptcy court. I am licensed in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

  • What types of clients do you represent?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

Select Matters

  • Represented a defrauded creditor in avoiding a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer perpetrated by a debtor and his family.
  • Represented the indenture trustee in the appointment of a receiver over assisted-living facilities.
  • Regularly represents commercial landlords in landlord-tenant disputes including in issues arising when tenants file bankruptcy.
  • Protected a manufacturer’s trade secrets when a parts supplier entrusted with these secrets filed chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represents lenders on a regular basis defending stay violation claims in bankruptcy.
  • Represented a bank who was a participant of a loan in a dispute with the lead bank regarding the handling of commercial property collateral in multiple states.
  • Represented a secured lender of an assisted-living facility after the facility defaulted on its obligations.
  • Represented the receiver of a multi-housing project.
  • Represented a bank repossess and dispose of heavy equipment collateral across multiple states.
  • Represents a regional bank in day-to-day management of foreclosed property and in the sale of that property.
  • Represents various parties in the structure of transactions to take into account the risk of default and bankruptcy.
     

Publications

    News

      Speaking Engagements

        Credentials

        Education
        • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2003, magna cum laude, Mississippi Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, Moot Court member
        • University of North Alabama, B.B.A., 2000, cum laude
        Courts
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2003
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2003
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, 2003
        • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2003
        • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2004
        • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2015
        • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 2016
        • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2017
        Bar Admissions
        • Tennessee, 2009
        • Mississippi, 2004
        • Alabama, 2003
        Professional Affiliations
        • American Bar Association
        • Turnaround Management Association’s Alabama Chapter, immediate-past president
        • American Bankruptcy Institute 

        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
        • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
        • Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2012 - present
        • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
        • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, 2017 & 2018
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2017 & 2018

         

        Community Involvement
        • Alabama Ballet Board of Directors
        • Downtown Birmingham Kiwanis Club
        • National Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class of 2012
        • Alabama Leadership Class Initiative of 2010