Bryan Bates is an experienced bankruptcy attorney. Concentrating his practice on business bankruptcy, creditor rights, and commercial litigation, Bryan has helped clients achieve their goals in all aspects of insolvency and litigation proceedings. His thoughtful strategy and client-focused approach position his clients for the best possible outcomes.
Bryan's extensive experience of how debtor and creditor issues affect day-to-day operations, long-term business viability, and value preservation allows him to provide his clients guidance necessary to achieve a successful outcome, whether as the debtor, purchaser, or creditor in a bankruptcy case. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, committees, trustees and other parties-in-interest in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, insolvency matters, and debtor/creditor litigation, both in and out of Court, including asset sales, reorganizations, litigation, and Chapter 11 proceedings. Bryan also represents parties in business disputes and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts.
Bryan is committed to providing high quality legal services and helping his clients obtain the best possible outcome. Bryan carefully listens to his clients to understand their needs and goals. Clients know they can depend on Bryan, assured that he will give their matters the utmost care.
Panelist, “Dealing with Distressed Loans: a strategic workshop on judicial and non-judicial remedies and alternatives post-default,” TMA Southeast Regional Conference, August 11, 2021
Panelist, “Post-Pandemic Restructuring Initiatives: strategic discussion of operational, financial and legal issues as COVID-19 stimulus measures come to an end,” TMA Southeast Regional Conference, August 11, 2021
Presentation: Lender Liability, October 6, 2021
Presentation: In-Transit Goods Financing, September 15, 2021
Presentation: Overview of Bankruptcy, September 8, 2021
Fundamentals and Strategic Considerations for the Lending Lawyer Regarding
Adequate Protection, Cash Collateral and DIP Financing," State Bar of Georgia Secured Lending Seminar, March 5, 2020
Panelist, "Bankruptcy Cases In The New Millennia – How Fast Is Too Fast: How "Chapter 363" Cases And Pre-Arranged Bankruptcies Are Changing The Landscape Of Restructurings," Georgia State Bar Bankruptcy Section Annual Meeting, December 14, 2017
National Webinar, "Bankruptcy Fundamentals for Corporate Counsel: Protecting and Enforcing Creditor Claims in a Chapter 11 Proceeding," September 7, 2017
Co-Author, "Value, Not Face Amount, of Liens Controls in a Battle of Credit Bids," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July 2017
Co-Author, "Supreme Court Closes “Backdoor” Use of Structured Dismissals to Avoid Bankruptcy Code’s Priority System," Journal of Corporate Renewal, July/August 2017
Panelist, "The Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law," Georgia ICLE Corporate Counsel Institute, December 16, 2016