Adams and Reese Of Counsel Richard Carmody
, in the firm’s Birmingham office, will serve as moderator for the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Panel, featured at the 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar held on September 30th at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, and presented by Samford University Cumberland School of Law.
Carmody’s panel is scheduled for 2 p.m., while the seminar runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Chapter 11 panel will discuss recent developments in Chapter 11, including gift plans, cash collateral after Delco Oil and pre-packaged plans. Carmody is joined on the panel by Jeffrey Hartley (Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse); Patricia Ann Redmond (Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson); and Honorable William R. Sawyer (United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Alabama).
At Adams and Reese, Carmody practices primarily in the area of insolvency law (“C&I”), and provides counsel to lenders for complex commercial transactions and internal policies. In 1992, he became the first lawyer in Alabama to become certified as a specialist in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. A founding member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Carmody has a nationwide reputation for solid counsel in the field of C&I.
On the Alabama state level, Carmody helped establish and served as the first Chair of the Alabama State Bar Section on Bankruptcy and Commercial Law and is a member of the Alabama Law Institute’s Committees for revision of the UCC (Articles 3, 4, 4A, 5 and 9).
Nationally, Carmody established and served as co-chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute (1999-2005) and currently is a director and member of the Standards Committee of the American Board of Certification. In 1999, Carmody was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and currently serves as a director of the College Foundation. He currently serves on the Pro Bono Committees for the American College of Bankruptcy and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is a frequent writer and lecturer on bankruptcy and commercial law topics.Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.