Mr. Jeffrey "Jeff" W. Kelley

Mr. Jeffrey "Jeff" W. Kelley: Attorney with Troutman Sanders LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner, Practice Group Leader, Bankruptcy at Troutman Sanders LLP (582 Attorneys)
  • Bank of America Plaza, 600 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Biography

Jeff concentrates his law practice in the area of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and reorganization and related restructuring. His practice also includes a wide variety of commercial litigation arising out of or related to commercial bankruptcies or insolvencies.

Representative Experience

Lead debtors' counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Wolf Camera, Inc. and Allied Holdings, Inc. (N.D. Ga.) and Allied Systems Holdings, Inc. (DEL).

Counsel to the Official Committee of Equity Holders and to the ensuing liquidating trust in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of CDC Corp. (N.D. Ga.)

Special counsel for debtors and to the ensuing liquidating trust in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. (M.D. Fla.).

Counsel for Foreign Representative in the Chapter 15 bankruptcy case of Grant Forest Products, Inc. (DEL.).

Counsel for numerous secured lenders and DIP lenders in a wide variety of chapter 11 cases (e.g. Sea Island Company (S.D. GA); Maronda Homes (PA); Bill Heard Enterprises (AL); Security National Properties (DEL); Brier Creek Corporate Center Associates (NC); Newcare (MA); South Fulton Hospital (GA); Bland Farms (GA); Publix Distributing and Lionel Wilde (GA); Jack Keller (GA); Raleigh Federal (NC) Maryland Farms (TN); Century Springs East (GA); Fountainhead of Virginia Beach (VA)).

Special counsel to debtors and trustees in bankruptcy-related litigation (e.g. Gainesville-PH Properties (FL); Nationwide Furniture (GA)).

Counsel for large unsecured creditors (e.g. Commodore Electronics (NY and Bahamas)).

Counsel for corporate trustees in defaulted bond issues (e.g. Visionland Chapter 9 (AL); Mutual Benefit Life rehabilitation (NJ)).

Counsel to both lenders and borrowers on bankruptcy issues related to deal structures.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

ICLE in Georgia Panelist; Acquisition of the Distressed or Bankrupt Company (2013)

ICLE in Georgia Panelist, Dead Dirt: Bankruptcy 101 for Real Estate Practitioners (2009, 2012).

ICLE in Georgia Panelist, Hot Topics in Real Estate Restructuring and §363 Sales (2007).

ICLE in Georgia Panelist, The KERP Phenomenon and the Road Ahead (2006).

ABA Section of Business Spring Meetings, Lender Liability Updates (2007, 2009).

Georgia Bankers Association Panelist, Feeling "Subprime?" Seeing Another Side of "Participation?" What To Do When Loans Go Bad (2007).

University of Illinois College of Law, Great American Cities (2007).

ABI Southeast Workshop Panel Moderator, Stern v. Marshall - One Year Later (2012).

ABI Southeast Workshop Panel Moderator, In Pari Delicto (2011).

ABI Southeast Workshop Panel Moderator, Dead Dealers: Problems and Challenges with Auto-dealer Insolvencies (2009).

ABI Southeast Workshop Panel Moderator, Employee Distress-What About My Retirement (Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Bankruptcy) (2006).

ABI Southeast Workshop Panel Moderator, Developments in Banking and Commercial Law Affecting Bankruptcy Law Professionals (2005).

AIRA Panelist, Emerging Issues in Chapter 11 (2002).

ACB Panelist, Proposed Bankruptcy Reform Act (2002).

CLE Panelist, The Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Environmental Law (1992).

Publications

In re Grant Forest Products, Inc.: Chapter 15 Allows Court to Recognize Solution to Recurring Tax Return Issue, XXX ABI Journal 42-43 (2011).

Chapters on Section 361 of the Bankruptcy Code (Adequate Protection) Norton Annual Surveys of Bankruptcy Law, 1991-1997.

"A Rock and a Hard Place, Bankruptcy Waivers in Loan Workouts," ABA Banking Journal, October 1995.

"New Restrictions on the Statutory Employer Rule," 21 Georgia Bar Journal 94.

Other Distinctions

Ranked as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law by Chambers USA (2010-2013).

Selected as a Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine (2004-2013); Selected for inclusion in the July/August 2010 Law & Politics' Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition.

Named to Georgia Trend magazine's Legal Elite in Bankruptcy Law.

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2011-2014).

Listed in Who's Who Legal: Georgia (Insolvency).

Work Experience

Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2004-present

Partner, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP, 1982-2003

Associate, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP, 1975-1982

Memberships

· American College of Bankruptcy (Circuit Council for the Eleventh Circuit), (Fellow)

· Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute - Director

· American Bar Association (Chairman, Lender Liability Subcommittee of the CFS, 2007-2009; Editorial Board, Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter, 2000-2002)

· American Bankruptcy Institute (Southeastern Workshop Advisory Board)

· University of Georgia Board of Visitors

· State Bar of Georgia (Mentor, Pilot Project on Transition into Practice)

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Bankruptcy
  • General Practice & Trial Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-396-2295  Phone
404.885.3383  Phone
404.962.6847  Fax
www.troutmansanders.com
University Attended:
David Lipscomb College, B.A., cum laude, 1971
Law School Attended:
University of Illinois, J.D., Phi Delta Phi, 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975
Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; 1975, Georgia
Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia (Mentor, Pilot Project on Transition into Practice); American Bar Association (Chairman, Lender Liability Subcommittee of the CFS, 2007-2009; Editorial Board, Commercial and Business Litigation Newsletter, 2000-2002).

Birth Information:
Urbana, Illinois, 1949
ISLN:
905961260

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