Burr & Forman's Denise Dell Powell Invited to Join American College of Bankruptcy

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Orlando, FL., March 21, 2018 - Burr & Forman LLP announces that Orlando Partner Denise Dell Powell was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy on March 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was held at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.

There were 29 inductees being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The inductees reside in 19 states (including the District of Columbia) and two foreign countries.

"Denise exemplifies the high standards of professionalism embodied by the American College of Bankruptcy Fellows and we are proud to have her representing our firm," said Eric Golden, managing partner of Burr & Forman's Orlando office. "This honorable achievement is well deserved and is a testament to our strong Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy practice as we owe much of our growth in the Southeast to proven successes such as those reflected in Denise's work."

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 and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.

Nominees undergo a rigorous nomination process and are extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College has 897 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 contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; 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.

At Burr, Denise Dell Powell is a partner in the firm's Orlando office where she practices in the firm's Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy group. Denise has more than 22 years' experience in bankruptcy and creditors' rights, distressed property, dealer distribution and inventory finance litigation, including CMBS foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy matters.

For more than 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 300 attorneys and 12 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina 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.

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