Derek Meek Named Global President of Turnaround Management Association

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Birmingham partner Derek Meek was recently named the 2020 Global President of the Turnaround Managing Association (TMA). Beginning January 1, 2020, Meek will serve a one-year term as president over the corporate restructuring organization, which boasts nearly 10,000 members internationally.

 “I am ready to begin my term as president of TMA and am honored by the opportunity. I’ve personally witnessed TMA’s prominence grow significantly in the lives and careers of so many restructuring professionals, and the industry as a whole, and I’m excited to help continue that momentum,” said Meek. “As president, I plan to focus on the relationship between TMA Global and the individual chapters, including our growing international chapters.”

Meek’s TMA involvement includes leadership roles at the local, regional, and global levels of the organization. At his local chapter, TMA Alabama, he served as Chapter President in 2016. At the Global level, he has served in several leadership roles, including Corporate Secretary, Vice President of Chapter Relations, and Chapter President’s Council Chair.

“Derek has been an engaged and dedicated member of TMA for many years, having served in multiple roles at the chapter and global levels, making him well situated for a successful tenure as president,” said TMA Global CEO Scott Y. Stuart, Esq. “We are excited to see what Derek will bring to this organization and are looking forward to TMA’s future.”

At Burr, Derek is a Partner in the firm’s Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama offices with a focus on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. Derek regularly represents debtors, creditors, committees, asset purchasers and other clients in matters related to insolvency, financial distress, and bankruptcy, both in and out of court. Derek also regularly advises clients in and around the automotive manufacturing space, including OEMs, tier-suppliers, financiers, and transportation providers. Derek’s creditor practice also focuses on secured creditors, including banks, funds, factoring companies, and even individuals.

In addition, he was recently recognized for his work in the turnaround space by being invited to join the American College of Bankruptcy in which he will be inducted into as a Fellow next March in Washington, D.C.

About Turnaround Management Association

TMA is the most diverse group of professionals in the turnaround, restructuring, and corporate health space. It is the only non-profit global organization that allows members of the industry to build their personal brand and develop their professional network. Members include turnaround specialists, attorneys, accountants, advisors, liquidators, consultants, as well as academics, government employees, and members of the judiciary. Learn more at

For more than a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients at the intersection of business and government 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 360 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South 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. The firm operates as Burr Forman McNair in North Carolina and South Carolina. For more information, visit the firm’s website at

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