Burr & Forman's commitment to the changing needs of lenders and creditors is evidenced by its substantial Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice.

Burr has nearly 50 attorneys concentrating in this area of law, making the firm one of the largest bankruptcy practice groups in the Southeast. This allows individual attorneys the ability to focus on narrow specialties. Our team of attorneys are continuously listed as leading practitioners in Bankruptcy/Restructuring by the highly regarded Chambers USA in addition to the firm being ranked in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.

We frequently represent lenders seeking to appoint receivers for businesses or assets they are lending on in order to protect the lenders from the dissipation of their collateral. We also represent the receivers who are appointed over the operation of various businesses and/or assets to assist in prosecuting actions on behalf of the receiver, running the underlying entity, protecting properties, dealing with county and city issues and permits, and the sale of assets out of the receivership.

Our Attorneys

Niel Alden
Associate ~ Nashville, Tennessee|
(615) 724-3243
(615) 724-3343
Brad Baldwin
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4332
(404) 214-7930
William Collins, Jr.
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4266
(404) 214-7385
Bess Creswell
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8245
Denise Dell-Powell
Partner ~ Orlando, Florida|Jacksonville, Florida|
(407) 540-6607
(407) 264-6466
Gary Farris
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4250
(404) 214-7388
Heather Lee
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5170
(205) 244-5669
Regan Loper
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5227
(205) 244-5641
James Roberts
Associate ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5322
(205) 244-5624
Graham Stieglitz
Partner ~ Atlanta, Georgia|
(404) 685-4316
(404) 214-7923

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Loan Default

    Represented large national mortgage lender in case against borrower, guarantors, and transferees to collect defaulted commercial loan, have receiver appointed over collateral, and void fraudulent transfers of assets.
  • Debtor Representation

    Defense of judicial foreclosure and receivership action for Tennessee apartment complexes.
  • Distressed Commercial Properties

    Successfully petitioned several Georgia Superior Courts for the appointment of receivers for a number of distressed commercial properties on behalf of lender clients.


  • “They are outstanding and get high marks for their commercial awareness, staffing, training and pro-activity."

    -Chambers 2012

  • “They are all excellent attorneys; exceptionally bright, decisive and creative."

    -Chambers 2012

  • “Definitely have depth and expertise...They have a successful model and one that I’ve tried to imitate."

    -Chambers 2012

  • “They handle a diverse set of issues – well staffed, well prepared and respected…"

    -Chambers 2012