BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 12, 2019) – Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that it has received the 2018 Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year ($50 to $100 million) Award from M&A Advisor for the firm’s role in the Chapter 11 case of Vanguard Healthcare and its 17 subsidiaries.
Bradley was the debtor’s counsel in the case, which was among the winners of M&A Advisor’s 13th Annual Turnaround Awards. Bradley partners William L. Norton III and James Blake Bailey served as lead bankruptcy attorneys, firm partner Michael D. Brent served as lead corporate counsel, and Bradley partner Ty E. Howard served as lead litigation counsel in the case.
The awards were presented during the 2019 M&A Advisor Distressed Investing Summit March 28 in Palm Beach, Fla. Bradley bankruptcy partner William A. Norton III accepted the award on behalf of the firm, along with a representative of BMC Group, which was the claims agent for the Vanguard Healthcare case.
“We congratulate Bill, James, Mike, Ty, and our bankruptcy, corporate and litigation teams on M&A Advisor’s acknowledgment of their outstanding Chapter 11 work in this complex and high-profile reorganization case,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters.
N. Chris Glenos, Bradley partner and chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, added, “This Turnaround Award is indicative of the deep experience, skill and service that Bradley brings for our debtor and lender clients in the full range of Chapter 11 cases, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy commercial litigation, out-of-court workouts, and restructurings.”
Based in Bradley’s Nashville office, Mr. Norton is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He has experience with both debtor and creditor representation in bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation.
Based in Bradley’s Birmingham office, Mr. Bailey is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. He has experience with both debtor and creditor representation in bankruptcy, out-of-court workouts and restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation. He also regularly represents commercial lenders and mortgage servicers in federal court commercial litigation.
Mr. Brent is based in Bradley’s Nashville, Tenn., office and is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group. He focuses his practice primarily on business law, representing clients in a wide range of transactional, regulatory and operational matters.
Also based in the Nashville office, Mr. Howard is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement and Investigations Practice Group. He defends and counsels businesses and individuals involved in government investigations, compliance matters, False Claims Act and whistleblower cases, related business litigation, and white-collar criminal matters.
The Turnaround Awards recognize the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry, including leading transactions, firms and individuals. The 2018 nominations represented more than 276 participating companies and were judged by an independent panel of industry experts. For a complete list of the 2018 Turnaround Awards winners, visit: https://maadvisor.com/DITA/2019-DITA/13th_Annual_Turnaround_Award_Winners_List.pdf.
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