Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights

  1. Overview

    A number of attorneys in the firm are heavily involved in areas of bankruptcy litigation and creditors rights and have been recognized for their expertise in these areas by their peers on local, state and national levels. Creditors rights may involve foreclosures, recovery of collateral or leased equipment, or litigation to enforce and collect debt obligations. As Georgia law is unique in these areas, it is essential that a creditor have knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who are familiar with the intricacies of Georgia law.

    Representation of creditors frequently leads to representation in the context of a bankruptcy filing. Lawyers with Bouhan Falligant regularly represent creditors and trustees in both large and small bankruptcies. The firm is experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation, including issues such as preferences and fraudulent transfers, dischargeability, use of cash collateral, stay violations and asset sales. Lawyers in the firm have also represented debtors in significant Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

    The firm is dedicated to solving problems and has a history of reaching successful resolutions for its clients, both in and out of court.

    a rich & Established
    practice history

    More Than 130 Years of Experience

  2. News & Publications

    Preserving Your Construction Lien Rights

    By Maggie Puccini, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Business is booming for the construction industry, and not a moment too soon. Prior to the recent recession, construction employment hit an all-time high of 7.7 million jobs, but then reduced 30 percent of its workforce by January 2011. Over the past six years, […]

    Licensed to Go Out of Business: The Regulations and Legal Issues Pertaining to Inventory Reduction Sales

    By Andrew H. Dekle, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah The recent announcement of nationwide store closings by well-known retailers Sears, Kmart, and the Limited (including some of their locations in Savannah) provides occasion to discuss the surprisingly complex legal issues associated with going-out-of-business, moving, and other inventory reduction sales. While national chains […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Four Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2016 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “It is always an honor to be recognized by our peers for outstanding client service,” said Lea […]

    Bouhan Falligant Honored with Four First-Tier Rankings in 2017 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ®

    Bouhan Falligant was recently recognized by the 2017 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” ® with prestigious first-tier rankings in four practice areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The final rankings are published […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Invited to Serve as Counselor for Statewide Legal Organization

    Kathy Horne, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, was recently inducted as counselor for the Judge W. Homer Drake Georgia Bankruptcy Inn of Court, a statewide organization of attorneys and judges involved primarily in the practice of bankruptcy. The position of counselor, which Horne will hold this coming year, is the highest office held by a […]

    Bouhan Falligant Attorneys Named Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Seven attorneys with Bouhan Falligant were recently recognized as 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. In addition, partner Kathy Horne was named one of the top 50 women practicing law in the state of Georgia. “Accolades like this confirm we are providing our clients with the best legal services possible,” said Lea Holliday, Bouhan […]

    Businesses and Bankruptcy: What You Need to Know

      By Maggie Puccini, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Business in Savannah Earlier this month, Hancock Fabrics, Inc. declared bankruptcy. This is the second time in less than a decade that the company — one of the largest fabric sellers in the United States with 250 locations in 37 states — has sought protection from […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Six Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Six Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2015 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Ellite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “We are pleased to be recognized by our peers for our attorneys’ outstanding service to clients,” said […]

    What Employers and Employees Should Know About Proposed Changes to National Minimum Wage and Overtime Regulations

    By Andrew H. Dekle, Bouhan Falligant LLP Special to Savannah Morning News On July 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officially published proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations, first announced on June 30. If these new rules become law, they could substantially increase the number of office workers, professionals, and […]

    Subcontractors and Suppliers Should Exercise Their Lien Rights to Ensure Payment on a Construction Project

    By Margaret W. S. Puccini, Bouhan Falligant Special to Savannah Morning News During the real estate recession and even now, many subcontractors and suppliers have learned what happens when a general contractor shuts the doors, goes bankrupt, or uses an owner’s funds for something other than payment to the subcontractors and suppliers who worked on […]

    Bouhan Falligant Partner Maggie Puccini Installed as Secretary of Savannah Bar Association

    Maggie Puccini, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, was recently installed as the secretary of the Savannah Bar Association. Other officers installed included Colin McRae of HunterMaclean as president, Matthew McCoy of McCorkle & Johnson as president-elect, and Robert Hughes, III of Brannen, Searcy & Smith as treasurer. The Savannah Bar Association serves the Savannah legal […]

    Bouhan Falligant Lawyers Recognized

    Newsmakers – Savannah Morning News Nine attorneys at Bouhan Falligant, LLP have been recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and 2015 Georgia Rising Stars. Super Lawyers recognizes prominent attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The Rising Stars lawyer selection recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state, those who are 40 or younger, […]

    Georgia Trend Recognizes Bouhan Falligant Attorneys as “Legal Elite”

    Three Bouhan Falligant attorneys were recently recognized in the December 2017 issue of Georgia Trend with the publication’s prestigious “Legal Elite” designation. Legal Elite recognizes the top attorneys in the state of Georgia as selected by their peers. “Being recognized by our legal peers is always an honor,” said Lea Holliday, managing partner, Bouhan Falligant. […]

    Savannah Firms Will Merge to Create Bouhan + Falligant

    Two established Savannah firms have announced they’ll merge. Bouhan, Williams & Levy, whose roots go back to 1886, is combining with Inglesby, Falligant, Horne, Courington & Chisholm, effective Jan. 1, 2013. The combined firm, to be called Bouhan + Falligant, will be headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street, where Bouhan Williams is […]

    Power Trio: Three Savannah-Based Attorneys Balance Passion and Practice

    By: Freddy Villano, Making Music Happen Magazine, November – December 2013 Issue Bouhan Falligant is a full-service law firm based in Savannah, Georgia. The firm attracts exceptional attorneys and supports their achievements in, as well as outside of, their profession. For example, Bouhan Falligant attorney Andrew Dekle serves on the Savannah Philharmonic’s board of directors. […]

    Newsmakers: Savannah Attorneys Honored

    Bouhan Falligant is proud to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2013 listing of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite. Those honored were: John Lientz was recognized in the category of Corporate Law. Kathleen Horne was recognized in the category of Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights.  Melanie Marks was recognized in the category of Taxes/Estates/Trusts. […]

    Historic Building Was Scene For John Berendt’s Book, Now A Law Firm

    Daily Report (ALM Properties) by Katheryn Hayes Tucker. Most law offices don’t have tourists stopping to look and take pictures, but that’s business as usual for Bouhan Falligant in Savannah. The firm is located on Bull Street at the edge of Forsyth Park in a four-story mansion built between 1916 and 1919 by shipping magnate […]

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