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James E. Bailey III to be Inducted as a Fellow to The American College of Bankruptcy

MEMPHIS, Tenn., November 29, 2016 – Butler Snow is pleased to announce that James E. Bailey III will be inducted as a fellow to The American College of Bankruptcy.

Bailey will be inducted on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will take place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and will be presided over by G. Christopher Meyer, chair of the college.

“We congratulate Jeb on this distinguished honor,” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Jeb’s induction as a fellow to this college reflects the dedication and hard work that he provides our clients.”

Bailey and his fellow nominees are honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The nominees reside in 19 states (including the District of Columbia) and three foreign countries.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The college plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. College fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.

Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

As practice group leader of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring group, Bailey works with companies and individuals in business reorganizations, litigation, workouts and bankruptcy proceedings. He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, the U.S. Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, the U.S. Bankruptcy and District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 8th and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bailey is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights and insolvency and reorganization law and was selected as The Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Memphis (2015). He has also been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers® in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights. Bailey received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis.