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Four Butler Snow Attorneys Named to 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers

Butler Snow attorneys James E. Bailey, III, Stephen W. Rosenblatt, David S. Rubin and Martin A. Sosland have been named to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers list.

The inaugural guide recognizes the nation’s top attorneys for their remarkable skills in financing, structuring, litigating and creating a pathway forward for troubled businesses. Those listed are selected through a combination of journalistic research, law firm submissions and editorial vetting from a board of legal peers.

“We are proud of this team and their significant contributions,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “Each offer great experience and are valued and trusted advisors to their clients. Their hard work has earned them great respect in the legal profession, and we are honored they were part of this inaugural listing.”

Martin S. Sosland

Sosland is a member of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring practice group and focuses his practice on public finance and bankruptcy and restructuring. He also has vast experience in business reorganizations, debtor and creditors’ rights and refinancing and acquisitions of troubled companies.

Sosland has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2006, by Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, by Chambers Global as a Leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring Lawyer and by Who’s Who Legal for Restructuring and Insolvency.

Sosland is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American and Dallas Bar Associations, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the John C. Ford American Inn of Court, the Turnaround Management Association and INSOL International. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law.

David S. Rubin

Rubin is a member of Butler Snow’s business department and practices within the finance, real estate and restructuring group.

Rubin has been recognized by Chambers USA for Bankruptcy/Restructuring and by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating. He is board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Bankruptcy Board and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

Rubin is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the Federal, American and Louisiana Bar Associations, the Louisiana State Bankers Association Bank Counsel Group and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization’s Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission. He received his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University.

James E. Bailey, III

Bailey is a member and former practice group leader of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring group. He focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, commercial litigation and commercial lending. He is a former Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable David S. Kennedy, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, and regularly represents secured lenders, unsecured trade creditors and committees in bankruptcy cases as well as individual and corporate chapter 11 debtors and chapter 7 trustees. He has also served as a chapter 11 trustee.

Bailey has been recognized by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy: Business, by Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and by Martindale-Hubbell® with an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating.

Bailey is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations, a past Chair of the Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, a Director of the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, and Co-Chair of the Local Rules and Forms Committee of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis.

Stephen W. Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt is of counsel to the firm and a member of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring group. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy and restructuring and commercial litigation.

Rosenblatt is AV-Preeminent Review Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by Chambers USA for Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy/Restructuring, by Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and by Super Lawyers® as a Mid-South Super Lawyer for Bankruptcy: Business and a Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyer.

Rosenblatt is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, the American Bar Foundation, the Mississippi Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Young Lawyers Association and a member of The Mississippi Bar, the Capital Area Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association and the Charles Clark American Inn of Court. He received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Mississippi.