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Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Frank W. DeBorde

Frank W. DeBorde

Partner

Expertise

  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

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Profile
Frank DeBorde is the head of the firm's Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy Group and has practiced as a bankruptcy and workout attorney for more than 20 years. Mr. DeBorde regularly represents creditors in state court, bankruptcy court, and federal district court. He 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 AV rated, the highest peer rating for attorneys by Martindale-Hubble.

Representative Experience:

- Lead counsel in representation of syndicated lenders in bankruptcy case pending in Delaware of restaurant franchisee involving over $70 million of debt.

- Lead counsel in representation of creditors’ committee in bankruptcy case of artificial turf manufacturer involving over $90 million bankruptcy sale.

- Lead counsel in representation of creditors’ committee and liquidating trustee in bankruptcy cases involving Ponzi scheme.

- Lead counsel for the FDIC as receiver in multiple actions, each involving over $10 million in assets, including tax refunds, in dispute between bank and holding company.

- Lead counsel in representation of creditors’ committee in bankruptcy proceeding filed by automobile dealer and subsequent representation of liquidating agent post-confirmation in connection with resolution of claims and claims objections and pursuit of fraudulent transfer claims against the former owner.

- Lead counsel in representation of ad hoc committee and liquidating agent in case involving a snack food manufacturer.

- Numerous workouts of commercial loans secured by real estate and businesses assets, $5 to $50 million.

- Represented a recorded digital, audio and video content provider in bankruptcy cases nationwide.

- Represented an international medical supplier and software provider in hospital bankruptcy cases nationwide.

Bar Admissions

State of Georgia, 1987

Education

University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 1987
University of Georgia, B.B.A., general honors, 1984
Areas of Practice

Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Listed, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business - as a top lawyer in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2009-2019)
Selected as a Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights by Atlanta Magazine (2011-2018)
Selected, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite - Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights (2012)
Ranked, Legal 500 as a leader in Finance & Bankruptcy
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
State Bar Bankruptcy Section Speaker
Frequent speaker for lender and creditor trade groups

Professional Associations

Member American Bankruptcy Institute
State Bar Bankruptcy Section Speaker
Frequent speaker for lender and creditor trade groups
American Bar Association

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