Burr & Forman Partner Michael L.Hall to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy

February 13, 2012

The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that Burr & Forman Birmingham Partner Michael L. Hall will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 16, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will take place at the U.S. Supreme Court in the Great Hall, and will be presided over by Paul M. Singer, Chair of the College.

Hall, Chair of Burr & Forman’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group, is one of 36 nominees from the United States and abroad being inducted in the 23rd Class (2012) of College Fellows. All are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.

"Michael is an exceptional bankruptcy lawyer and colleague, and we are grateful that his peers have recognized him for this prestigious national honor,” said W. Lee Thuston, Managing Partner of Burr & Forman LLP. “His contribution and dedication to the betterment of the bankruptcy practice serves as a model for the entire firm."

Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has 789 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.

Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and a commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

About Michael L. Hall

Hall has practiced business bankruptcy law since he graduated from Duke Law School in 1980, and often represents secured lenders, typically after a borrower’s default. Most of his practice includes aggressively representing various interests in Chapter 11; pursuing claims of commercial lenders against the debtor, the collateral and guarantors in bankruptcy, federal and state courts; representing Section 363 purchasers in Chapter 11; representing trustees, committees and preference defendants in Chapter 11; and, defending consumer finance companies in the bankruptcy court from claims by borrowers.

In all business bankruptcy cases where he represents debtors or creditors, Hall uses his creative skills to find different and outside-the-ordinary solutions to maximize whatever value is available. In 2010, Chambers USA again named him as one of “Leaders in their Field” in Bankruptcy law. Hall is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights categories, and in Alabama Super Lawyers. In addition, Best Lawyers has named him the “Birmingham Best Lawyers Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 and 2012.

About the American College of Bankruptcy

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community. For more information about the American College of Bankruptcy, or about the 2012 Induction Ceremony, visit the ACB website at www.amercol.org.



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