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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 agent of multiple working interest owners in oil and gas properties when operator filed chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Enforced multi-million dollar judgment against multiple judgment debtors in multiple states.
  • Represents indenture trustee in bond default by now closed private college.
  • Represents SBA lenders in loan default and collection matters.
  • Protected trade secrets when parts supplier entrusted with those secrets filed chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represented secured lender in judicial dissolution of private college borrower.
  • Avoided multi-million dollars in fraudulent transfers by debtor on behalf of defrauded investor.
  • Represents indenture trustees in assisted living facility bond defaults.
  • Represented participant bank in dispute with lead bank on commercial real estate loan.
  • Represents landlords and tenants in in lease disputes.
  • Defends stay violation claims and preference avoidance actions in bankruptcy courts.
  • Advises on risks of bankruptcy in the structuring of transactions.
 

 

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
        • Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee, Bankruptcy Rules
        • American Bar Association
        • Turnaround Management Association’s Alabama Chapter, immediate-past president
        • American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeastern Workshop Advisory Board

        Awards & Accolades
        • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
        • Martindale-Hubbell, AV-rated 
        • 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, 2020
        • B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2017 & 2018

         

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