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D. Christopher Carson

Christopher D. Carson
  • J.D., University of Alabama (1993)
  • B.A., University of Alabama (1989)

Alabama, Tennessee, Texas

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Texas State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyer's Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association (founding member of AL Chapter, past President AL Chapter and currently a Member of Executive Board of National TMA)
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2010-2016)
  • Best Lawyers In America, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Commercial Litigation (2011-2014, 2016-2017)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2010-2015)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2016)
  • Lead counsel for a publicly traded global manufacturer in negotiating new supply agreement for automotive parts and ultimately the divestiture of its automotive assets.

  • Lead counsel for Liquidating Trust created pursuant to a confirmed plan in a Large Florida real estate Bankruptcy case consisting of approximately 25 operating hotels, 6 or 7 businesses and multiple tracts of raw beachfront land. The Trust was run for the benefit of the creditor beneficiaries whose claims exceed $300 million as represented by a 5 member Committee the members of which were from a publicly traded REIT and large financial institutions.

  • Lead counsel for private equity group in connection with the sale at auction of a major pool of real estate assets in Florida.

  • Coordinating counsel for manufacturing client in connection with asbestos claims. Coordinate defense of claims asserted across the nation.

  • Lead counsel for foreign automotive manufacturer in supplier bankruptcy. In that role worked successfully with debtors' counsel and counsel for the strategic purchaser of the assets of one of the debtors to get bankruptcy court approval of the sale without auction.

  • Lead counsel for lender in multiple states and matters to have receivers appointed distressed real estate assets. The receiverships preserve entitlements, enable build out and facilitate the sale of the developments to maximize recovery.

  • Lead counsel for foreign automotive manufacturer in supplier bankruptcy. In that role negotiated a post-confirmation supply agreement and continue to work in connection with sale and disposition of debtors assets which are used to make parts in order avoid an interruption in supply.

  • Lead debtor’s counsel for chapter 11 distributor of fruits and vegetables that had been in business for over 100 years and had annual revenues exceeding $135,000,000.00. Liquidating the Debtor’s property in order to pay valid PACA claims, administrative expenses, and unsecured claims, including claims made by former employees for unpaid wages.

  • Lead bankruptcy counsel representing a senior secured lender that provided pre-petition financing and debtor in possession financing through an account receivable factoring arrangement to chapter 11 debtor trucking company.

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Bankruptcy Litigation Commercial / Corporate Litigation Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Environment & Land Use Product Liability Transportation

Chris practices in the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Group with a focus on commercial litigation, product liability and toxic tort litigation. He also has experience in handling debtors and creditors in state, federal district and bankruptcy courts.

Chris is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Tennessee State Bar Association, the Texas State Bar Association, the American and Birmingham Bar Associations, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Transportation Lawyers Association. In 2010, Chambers USA selected Chris as among the “Up and Coming” group of attorneys in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring and named Chris a “Leader in their Field” in 2011 and 2012. He has also been selected for inclusion in Alabama Super Lawyers listings since 2010 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Chris received his B.A. in 1989 and his J.D. in 1993, both from the University of Alabama. During law school, he was an Editor for the Alabama Law Review, a Hugo Black Scholar and a member of the Moot Court Board. He is admitted to the Alabama Bar, the Tennessee Bar and the Texas Bar.

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