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Bruce C. Bailey

Bruce C. Bailey

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Litigation, Communications & Media

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About Me

Lenders, businesses and individuals who are secured or unsecured creditors count on Bruce Bailey to protect their interests in business bankruptcies, including financing arrangements, reorganization plans, the use of cash collateral and asset sales. Bruce’s litigation experience includes enforcing creditors’ rights in guarantees, real and personal property foreclosures, and defending preference and fraudulent transfer claims. Recently, Bruce helped a client purchase a significant portion of Hostess’ business in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, and assisted another client in defending a preference claim for nearly $2 million dollars in the Eastern District of Tennessee.


Bruce focuses on his clients’ business goals to provide cost-efficient representation. For more than 30 years, he has handled commercial litigation in bankruptcy courts around the country and in state and federal courts in Georgia and Tennessee.


 


Certified as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification


Mediation Panel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 60%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Communications & Media: 10%

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Contact Info

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC

Liberty Tower, Suite 1700
605 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN, 37450

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198607/07/2015
TNActive198506/13/2015
MOGood Standing, Active197701/08/2013
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative198105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Chatt. Bankruptcy/Creditor/Debtor Rights Law Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2015
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2015
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Chatt. Bankruptcy/Creditor/Debtor Rights Law Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2013
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency/Reorganization LawBest Lawyers in America2012
100 Super Lawyers in TennesseeMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Bankruptcy LitigationBest Lawyers in America2012
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2011
100 Super Lawyers in TennesseeMid-South Super Lawyers2011
Top 150 Lawyers in TennesseeBusiness Tennessee Magazine2011
Pro Bono Hall of FameLegal Aid of East Tennessee2011
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsBest Lawyers in America2011
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2010
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsBest Lawyers in America2010
Top 150 Lawyers in TennesseeBusiness Tennessee Magazine2010
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2009
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsBest Lawyers in America2009
Top 150 Lawyers in TennesseeBusiness Tennessee Magazine2009
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsBest Lawyers in America2008
Top 150 Lawyers in TennesseeBusiness TN Magazine2008
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2008
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2007
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsBest Lawyers in America2007
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsMid-South Super Lawyers2006
Tennessee Pro Bono Lawyer of the YearLegal Aid of East Tennessee1995
FellowTennessee Bar FoundationN/A
FellowChattanooga Bar FoundationN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderChambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC1984 - Present
LawyerTexaco1980 - 1984
LawyerHusch Blackwell1977 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper ChapterPast PresidentN/A
American Board of CertificationCertified as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy lawN/A
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lookout Mountain Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on the Rules of Practice and ProcedureMemberN/A
Tennessee Bar Association, Committee on Racial and Ethnic DiversityMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Southeast Tennessee Legal ServicesBoard of Directors, ChairN/A
Mid-South Commercial Law InstitutePast President and Member Board of DirectorsN/A
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TennesseeMediation PanelN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington UniversityN/AJ.D.1996
Purdue UniversityN/AB.A.1972

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Media Law SeminarDefamation, Open Meetings, Open Records2011
SeminarEnsuring Ethical Conduct2010
SeminarNuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law2010
SeminarAutomatic Stay Litigation in a Nutshell2009
SeminarNuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law2009
Media Law SeminarOpen Meetings, Public Records & Social Media2009
SeminarDischarge & Dischargeability2007
SeminarLeases & Executory Constricts2006
SeminarChanges in the Automatic Stay2005