Frank DeBorde

Chair, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Frank DeBorde

Frank DeBorde

Chair, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Biography

Frank DeBorde is the Chair of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice and has practiced as a bankruptcy and workout lawyer for more than 25 years. Mr. DeBorde regularly represents creditors in state court, bankruptcy court and federal district court. Mr. DeBorde frequently conducts complex workouts and represents creditors in bankruptcy courts nationwide. His practice also includes representing creditors’ committees in bankruptcy proceedings, handling contested foreclosures and representing lenders in lender liability cases. Mr. DeBorde is listed as a top lawyer in bankruptcy in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is AV rated, the highest peer rating for attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience

* In re: Tom’s Foods, Inc.; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Columbus Division; Case No. 05-40683; client is Bond Holder Committee and Liquidating Agent.
* In re: Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc., et al.; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division; Case Nos. 04-40656 to 04-50658; client was Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Special Counsel to Trustee.
* In re: Stratus Group, Inc., et al.; United States Bankruptcy Court, for the Middle District of Georgia, Albany Division; Case No. 08-11096; client is Committee of Unsecured Creditors.
* In re: HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, et al.; United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; Case No. 07-11079; client was Committee of Ad Hoc Closing Attorneys.
* In re: Wellington Leisure Products, Inc., et al.; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia, Athens Division; Case Nos. 03-30202 through 03-30218; client was Committee of Unsecured Creditors.
* In re: Cornerstone Ministries Investments, Inc.; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Gainesville Division; Case No. 08-20355; client is Primary Secured Lender.
* Numerous workouts of commercial loans secured by real estate and businesses assets, $5 to $50 million for five major banks.
* Represent an international medical supplier and software provider in hospital bankruptcy cases nationwide.
* Represent a recorded digital, audio and video content provider in bankruptcy cases nationwide.

Honors and Affiliations

* Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - as a top lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2009-2014)
* Selected as a Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights by Atlanta Magazine (2011 - 2015, 2017)
* Selected, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite - Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights (2012)
* Ranked, Legal 500 as a leader in Finance & Bankruptcy (2009)
* Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
* State Bar Bankruptcy Section Speaker
* Frequent speaker for lender and creditor trade groups

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Frank DeBorde
Chair, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
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Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is an award-winning full service law firm with national and international reach. Morris, Manning & Martin was founded in Atlanta in 1976 and has grown into an Am Law 200 law firm with more than 180 lawyers. Their clients range from national real estate development firms to emerging technology companies to international conglomerates. The firm’s Atlanta office is consistently ranked by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as among the leading law firms in Atlanta and Georgia.

Awards & Honors
1987
Admitted to the Georgia Bar
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