- Debtor and Creditor Rights
- Tax Litigation
- Business Litigation
- Commercial Transactions
- Corporate Transactions
- Estate Litigation and Trust Litigation
P.O. Box 19045, Huntsville, AL 35804
Eton College, Windsor, England, A.A., 1972; Dartmouth College, B.A., History, with honors in thesis, 1976
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1979
1979, Alabama; 1987, District of Columbia; 1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1982, U.S. Supreme Court; 1987, District of Columbia Circuit and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Alabama State Bar; Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association (former President); District of Columbia Bar.
U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Washington, D.C., January 8, 1954
Standing Trustee in Bankruptcy for Chapter 7, 11 and 12, 1980—. Member, State Board of Education, 1991-1994; Chairman, Governor's Commission on School Violence, 1994; Vice Chairman, Alabama Member of Board, Space Science Exhibit Commission, 1995-1999; Member, President's Advisory Committee on the Arts (White House appointment), 2000-2001; Board of Directors, Alabama Supercomputer Authority, 2002-2007; Leadership Huntsville Class 25, 2011-2012; President, Madison County Bar Association, 2012-2013.
Member, Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program; former chair of Madison County CLE Committee.
In re Smith, 352 B.R. 500 (Bkrtcy. N.D. Ala., 2006) (trustee free to withdraw motion to sell assets upon being presented higher offer); In re Williams, 310 B.R. 442 Bkrtcy. N.D. Ala., 2004 (debtors' failure to disclose repetition cause of action on schedules limited trustee's recovery); In re Huggins, 305 B.R. 63 (Bkrtcy. N.D. Ala., 2003) (same holding as In re Williams above); In re Kelley, 255 B.R. 783 (Bkrtcy. N.D. Ala.,2 000) (exemption claimed in bad faith due to be disallowed in its entirety); Matter of Potomac Systems Engineering Inc., 208 B.R. 561 (Bkrtcy. N.D. Ala., 1997) (lessor entitled to administrative rent claim on nonresidential lease); In re Madison Hotel Corp., 175 B.R. 94 (Bkrtcy. N.D. Ala., 1994) (stay relief granted, given lack of debtor's ability to reorganize and improper post-petition insider transactions).
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