Matt Weiss helps creditors successfully navigate bankruptcy and restructuring matters, with a focus on creditors’ rights and insolvency-related litigation in bankruptcy, federal and state courts. His experience includes all phases of Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies, representing secured and unsecured creditors as well as debtors and other parties-in-interest. With years of deep experience spanning the nuanced details of statutory interpretation to the most sophisticated strategies for companies facing financial distress, Matt guides his clients to the best legal and business outcomes for their situation.
Matt has represented creditors in foreclosure confirmation proceedings, UCC Article 9 sales, suits on notes and guarantees—in amounts exceeding $25 million—and equitable receivership proceedings in state and federal court. Matt’s clients also call on him to assist with related commercial litigation such as the defense of fiduciaries and trustees as well as contract disputes. Matt’s litigation experience further extends to government-related litigation such as bid protests and zoning appeals and he has assisted with internal investigations related to federal regulatory compliance issues.
Finally, Matt has developed an emerging political law practice, serving as Deputy General Counsel for the Democratic Party of Georgia and representing elected officials with investigations and compliance issues in front of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
Litigated multiple suits on notes and guarantees to judgment in amounts exceeding $25 million.*
Represented interests of assignee of secured lender to enforce rights against borrower and guarantors of loan portfolio that included multiple foreclosure confirmations and two separate suits on notes and guarantees in Georgia courts.*
Successfully objected to procedures for 363 sale in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware on behalf of official committee of unsecured creditors.*
Successfully represented interests of judgment creditor in SEC receivership proceeding over period of seven years to ensure pro rata distribution of receivership estate proceeds with noteholders and other creditors.*
Successfully challenged ante litem notice before Georgia Court of Appeals on issue of first impression.*
*Denotes experience prior to joining Parker Hudson.
Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021)
Selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Bankruptcy by Super Lawyers magazine (2015-2021) and in Business Litigation (2021) (top 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia 40 years old or younger or in practice 10 years or less)
Selected as one of Georgia's "Legal Elite" for Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights by Georgia Trend Magazine (2016)
Selected as one of Atlanta Jewish Times' "40 Under 40" (2017)