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Paul Ferdinands has extensive experience in representing clients in bankruptcy and restructuring transactions. A partner in our Financial Restructuring practice, Paul helps clients buy and sell financially distressed businesses (including in Chapter 11 cases), and also represents companies in connection with in-court and out-of-court restructurings of their financial obligations.

Paul's clients in distressed merger and acquisition transactions have included many notable names in the healthcare, private equity, financial services, energy, technology, manufacturing, agriculture and retail sectors. He also represents debtor/borrower clients in a variety of industries.

A Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Paul is regularly included by Chambers USA in its Leading Lawyers for Business guide. He has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America as a 2017 Lawyer of the Year, as well as in Legal 500 U.S. for Corporate and Finance, Atlanta Magazine’s Super Lawyers, and Georgia Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite.  In addition, Paul is a member of the Board of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute.

Paul's representation of Cagle's, Inc. in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and the subsequent sale of its business was named 2013 National Transaction of the Year (Large Company Category) by the international Turnaround Management Association.

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Credentials

J.D., Stanford University

B.A., University of Virginia, magna cum laude

Georgia

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Section on Banking and Bankruptcy)

State Bar of Georgia

"Extremely talented lawyer" who has "a client-first mentality." He is particularly experienced in distressed M&A.


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Recognized as Band 1 Ranking for Bankruptcy/Restructuring


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business

2017 Lawyer of the Year - The Best Lawyers in America

Corporate & Finance


Legal 500 U.S.

Super Lawyers


Atlanta Magazine

Legal Elite


Georgia Trend Magazine

2013 National Transaction of the Year: Large Company


Turnaround Management Association, for Cagle's, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and sale of business

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Recognition

"Extremely talented lawyer" who has "a client-first mentality." He is particularly experienced in distressed M&A.


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Recognized as Band 1 Ranking for Bankruptcy/Restructuring


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business

2017 Lawyer of the Year - The Best Lawyers in America

Corporate & Finance


Legal 500 U.S.

Super Lawyers


Atlanta Magazine

Legal Elite


Georgia Trend Magazine

2013 National Transaction of the Year: Large Company


Turnaround Management Association, for Cagle's, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and sale of business

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Credentials

J.D., Stanford University

B.A., University of Virginia, magna cum laude

Georgia

American Bar Association

Atlanta Bar Association (Member, Section on Banking and Bankruptcy)

State Bar of Georgia

"Extremely talented lawyer" who has "a client-first mentality." He is particularly experienced in distressed M&A.


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Recognized as Band 1 Ranking for Bankruptcy/Restructuring


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business

2017 Lawyer of the Year - The Best Lawyers in America

Corporate & Finance


Legal 500 U.S.

Super Lawyers


Atlanta Magazine

Legal Elite


Georgia Trend Magazine

2013 National Transaction of the Year: Large Company


Turnaround Management Association, for Cagle's, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and sale of business

Icon close

Close

Recognition

"Extremely talented lawyer" who has "a client-first mentality." He is particularly experienced in distressed M&A.


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Recognized as Band 1 Ranking for Bankruptcy/Restructuring


CHAMBERS USA 2020 GUIDE

Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business

2017 Lawyer of the Year - The Best Lawyers in America

Corporate & Finance


Legal 500 U.S.

Super Lawyers


Atlanta Magazine

Legal Elite


Georgia Trend Magazine

2013 National Transaction of the Year: Large Company


Turnaround Management Association, for Cagle's, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and sale of business