ATLANTA, June 14, 2019 – Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP is pleased to announce that Bryan Bates has joined the firm's Bankruptcy practice group as a partner in the Atlanta office. "We are excited to welcome Bryan to the firm," said Parker Hudson's Managing Partner, Wayne Hillis. "With the strategic addition of Bryan, we are able to add depth to our bankruptcy practice group and expand the services we offer our clients."

Bryan focuses his practice on representing creditors, debtors, and purchasers in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Bryan also represents parties in creditors' rights and commercial disputes, including litigation matters, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and distressed corporate transactions. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Bryan has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Georgia Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, was selected into the Next Generation Program for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, and was recognized by the Georgia chapter of the Turnaround Management Association for outstanding turnaround work in a Small Business Turnaround of the Year.

"Bryan’s extensive experience representing debtors, creditors, and other constituents in bankruptcy, litigation, and commercial law matters spans many industries and perfectly complements the firm’s growing practice,” said Eric Anderson, Bankruptcy Practice Group leader. Ed Dobbs, founder of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Commercial Finance practices, added "We are particularly pleased to have someone join our team like Bryan who is well-known and highly regarded in the Atlanta legal and consulting communities." Bankruptcy Partner Rufus Dorsey stated "Bryan's experience will be a tremendous asset to our team and will complement our deep bench in commercial and bankruptcy law."

Contact: Robyn Maehlman

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP