Within three months of announcing new offices in Atlanta, Ga., and Fort Lauderdale, Fl., Adams and Reese has brought on board six additional banking and financial services attorneys in its Atlanta office to support its growing financial services client base.
Attorneys Sameer K. Kapoor, Amy L. Hanna Keeney, Laura H. Mirmelli, Brian D. Pierce, David Stewart and John A. Thomson, Jr. joined the original founding partners of Ron C. Bingham, II - who leads the office - and Matthew B. Norton. The Atlanta office collaborates with the firm's banking and financial services team in the representation of a number of the firm’s financial institutions and community bank clients in Atlanta and throughout the firm’s regional footprint.
"We're absolutely committed to being one of the few preeminent, full service legal providers for banking, private equity, capital investor and financial institution clients," said Bingham. "We're delighted to have grown so quickly with such an experienced group of attorneys in this very competitive market.”
Bingham added, “Growth in our Atlanta office will continue to be determined by the business demands of our corporate, financial and banking clients."
The preeminent regional law firm for the financial services, energy and insurance industries, Adams and Reese is consistently ranked among the nation's top 200 law firms.
ATLANTA OFFICE ATTORNEYS
The Adams and Reese Atlanta office is located at 3424 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 450, Atlanta, GA 30326. The Adams and Reese attorneys further strengthening the firm's financial services practice include:
Ron C. Bingham II, Partner in Charge, Atlanta Office
Bingham is a member of the Banking/Financial Services Practice Team. For more than 20 years, he has represented financial institutions, asset-based lenders, investment funds and CMBS special servicers. He advises clients regarding commercial workouts, receiverships, bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. Bingham also provides insolvency-related advice to clients in litigation and transactional contexts and participates in out-of-court restructurings on behalf of clients in a variety of industries.
Sameer K. Kapoor, Special Counsel
An attorney for 15 years, Kapoor represents the interests of secured lenders and other creditors in out-of-court workouts and restructuring transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and other financial litigation matters. He began his career working for a Chapter 13 Trustee in Atlanta and continues to devote a substantial amount of time to the bankruptcy sector, representing banks and other secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases arising under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code.
Amy L. Hanna Keeney, Special Counsel
Keeney has defended businesses in state and federal court litigation throughout the Southeast. She has significant experience representing financial institutions – including mortgage services and auto lenders – in a broad range of litigation manners that includes contested foreclosures, repossession disputes involving personal property collateral, homeowners’ association disputes, reformation actions, trash-out claims, REO disputes, lien priority disputes and quiet title claims.
Laura H. Mirmelli, Associate
Mirmelli is a member of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Team and has been practicing law for nearly a decade. Mirmelli represents financial institutions in connection with distressed real estate and commercial loans. Her litigation experience includes personal injury cases, medical malpractice matters and contract disputes. She is admitted to practice in both Georgia and Florida.
Matthew B. Norton, Partner
Norton is a member of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Team, focusing his practice on real estate-related matters and secured transactions collateralized by both real estate and other property. He has worked with banks, real estate developers and brokerages, daycare facilities, self-storage facilities, senior living facilities, hotels, student housing facilities, apartments and residential/commercial condominiums. Norton has also worked closely with non-profit hospitals, mixed-use developments, urban transit agencies, timber companies, private investors, municipalities among others.
Brian D. Pierce, Special Counsel
With more than 20 years of transactional law experience, Pierce represents clients in the acquisition, development, leasing and disposition of commercial properties. Additionally, he represents both borrowers and institutional lenders in commercial property transactions.
David Stewart, Associate
Stewart works with clients on a range of corporate and commercial real estate transactions, including corporate formations, asset and stock purchases, commercial leasing and a variety of secured transactions. He has helped both lenders and borrowers reach their funding goals and also provides corporate and tax advice to donors in charitable conservation gifts of real property. He further assists clients in health care compliance matters, privacy and security matters, and general regulatory and corporate compliance issues.
John A. Thomson, Jr., Special Counsel
A commercial litigator and bankruptcy attorney for more than three decades, Thomson represents a variety of clients in matters related to commercial finance and debtor/creditor issues. He primarily represents financial institutions, indenture trustees, commercial trade creditors, life insurance companies, private equity investors and purchasers of distressed debt in all facets of commercial bankruptcies. Thomson’s litigation experience includes litigating matters in actions arising out of breach of contract, shareholder disputes, valuation of real and personal property collateral, the appointment of receivers, declaratory judgment actions related to bond issues, leases of commercial property, real estate development ventures, repossession of commercial collateral and execution of judgments.