Burr & Forman Opens Delaware Office with Veteran Attorney to Bolster Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice

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Wilmington, Del., Oct. 5, 2016 - Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of Rick Robinson as a partner in the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice. Based in Wilmington, Del., Robinson, an experienced and nationally recognized bankruptcy attorney, boosts the Am Law 200 firm's capabilities and geographical reach to support clients with needs in Delaware, a hub for corporate activity.

"Expanding the services that we provide to our financial institution and other insolvency clients is part of our firm's strategic plan," said Lee Thuston, managing partner of Burr & Forman. "Adding someone like Rick with a stellar reputation in the national bankruptcy arena is the next logical step in serving our growing client needs."

Robinson has more than 25 years of experience in counseling corporate clients in connection with Chapter 11 cases and insolvency matters. His experience in numerous industries, including key service areas for Burr & Forman, such as health care, financial services and manufacturing, makes him an excellent match for the firm. His national client base has given him the opportunity to practice in bankruptcy courts in Delaware, New York and throughout the country.

"I am looking forward to joining and strengthening Burr & Forman's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Group by adding additional depth, and the capability to handle matters for clients in Delaware and New York," said Robinson. "Over the years, I have worked alongside and across the table from Burr & Forman attorneys in numerous cases, and in my experience, these lawyers achieve their clients' objectives, even in the most difficult and adversarial situations. Our common cultures and the firm's longstanding reputation of serving clients and tireless advocacy make this move an easy decision and a natural next step for my practice."

Robinson represents lenders, borrowers, debtors-in-possession, liquidators, buyers, creditors, consultants, lessors, contractors, trustees and receivers in every aspect of business bankruptcy and insolvency law, including the negotiation, structuring and documentation of complex commercial loans and related transactions as well as in out-of-court workouts and related restructurings. He also litigates and provides clients with advice in connection with the structuring of complex lending and other commercial transactions.

"Delaware is the country's busiest bankruptcy venue, often issuing decisions that shape corporate activity around the U.S.," added Mike Hall, leader of Burr & Forman's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice. "Rick's experience handling large- and middle-market business bankruptcies and restructurings - combined with our ability to provide value - allow us to better serve our Southeastern clients when their bankruptcy matters take them to Delaware."

Robinson is well-regarded in the industry and the business bankruptcy community. He is a frequent media source and speaker on issues related to bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He is annually honored as a leading bankruptcy / restructuring lawyer by Chambers USA, a top legal directory that heavily relies on client and peer endorsement for recognition.

Robinson is admitted to practice in the states of Delaware, New York and Florida. He previously practiced for more than nine years as a partner in the Delaware office of Reed Smith, and for more than 12 years at Baker Hostetler in Orlando, Florida.

Robinson earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Burr & Forman's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice is one of the largest in the Southeast with more than 30 attorneys across the firm's Southeastern footprint, and now, Wilmington, Del. The group has broad experience and a well-earned reputation representing banks, lenders, debtors, committees, trustees, receivers and other estate fiduciaries. Burr & Forman's financial institutions clients include most of the top 10 banks in the U.S.

To contact Rick Robinson, email rrobinson@burr.com.

Burr & Forman's experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial institutions, health care and manufacturing sectors, the firm's attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a Southeast, regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and 10 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.


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