Burr & Forman's Bob Goodrich To Be Inducted As A Fellow To The American College Of Bankruptcy
Nashville, Tenn., October 15, 2015 - The American College of Bankruptcy has announced that Burr & Forman Nashville-based Partner, Robert C. Goodrich, Jr., will be inducted as a Fellow of the College on March 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and will be presided over by Michael L. Cook, Chair of the College.
Goodrich is one of 31 nominees from the United States and abroad being inducted in the XXVII Class (2016) of College Fellows. All are being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country.
Nominees are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of achievement in the insolvency process by professionals who have distinguished themselves in their practice and in their contribution to the insolvency field. The College now has 848 active 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 International Fellows.
Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership in contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency processes; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.
Goodrich will join three active and former, yet still associated, Partners from Burr & Forman who are members of the American College of Bankruptcy, including: Lawrence R. Ahern (1997), Michael C. Hall (2012), and Robert B. Rubin (1989).
Goodrich serves in the firm's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy practice group. For over 30 years, Goodrich has represented creditors, creditors' committees, landlords, and other interested parties in bankruptcy and insolvency related matters in state and federal courts.
For more information about the American College of Bankruptcy, or about the 2016 Induction Ceremony, visit the ACB website here.
About the American College of Bankruptcy
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary public service association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals who are invited to join as Fellows based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism plus service to the profession and their communities. Together with its affiliated Foundation, the College is the largest financial supporter of bankruptcy and insolvency-related pro bono legal service programs in the United States. Among its many activities, the College conducts advanced educational programs; sponsors the publication of scholarly reports; and maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania.
About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com