Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Christopher L. Hawkins will serve as president of the Homewood Board of Education for a one-year term, serving the schools of Homewood, Ala. Chris was appointed to the Homewood Board of Education for a five-year term effective January 2012 and served as vice-president last year.
“We congratulate Chris on this recognition of his service to Homewood and the city’s highly regarded school system,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “Chris is a leader who represents the firm well in his community and civic involvements.”
Mr. Hawkins represents debtors and creditors in out-of-court business restructurings, Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy-related litigation. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to the representation of debtors in complex Chapter 11 cases across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, construction, wholesale/retail and manufacturing. Chris also represents lenders, landlords and other businesses in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. In addition, Mr. Hawkins has an active trial practice in bankruptcy litigation. In recent years, he has represented lenders and servicers in bankruptcy adversary proceedings throughout the country involving alleged violations of federal consumer protection statutes and regulations and has assisted financial services companies in bankruptcy compliance matters.
Mr. Hawkins earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. He also has a B.S., summa cum laude, from Spring Hill College.