C. Edward DobbsPartner | Atlanta Office
F: (678) 533-7744
Ed's practice for more than 42 years has been concentrated in documenting and closing commercial loans for banks and other financial institutions, including asset-based lending arrangements; representing financial institutions in debt restructurings, workouts and forbearance arrangements; defending financial institutions in litigation involving alleged fraudulent conveyances, preferences and lender liability claims; representing financial institutions as secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases; and representing debtors, unsecured creditors, and creditors' committees in Chapter 11 reorganization cases.
Ed has been involved in large Chapter 11 cases in bankruptcy courts throughout the southeast and in Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma and Texas. In addition to his experience representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases and in representing financial institutions in large commercial loan transactions, Ed has also served as an expert witness on various commercial law and bankruptcy matters.
A long-time participant in the alternative dispute resolution arena, Ed is on the panel of neutrals maintained by the American Arbitration Association for complex commercial cases and frequently serves as a mediator in complex commercial disputes, including controversies arising out of or related to corporate bankruptcy cases. He is also a member of The Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, a chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
Editor and Co-author, "Georgia Commercial Lending Law" in Commercial Lending Law: A State-by-State Guide (American Bar Association 2009 & 2016)
Author, "Standards of Professional Conduct for Mediators" in Bankruptcy Mediation (American Bankruptcy Institute 2016)