Bradley is pleased to announce that James Blake Bailey, an attorney in the firm’s Birmingham office, will serve as chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Birmingham Bar Association (BBA) for 2018. Mr. Bailey served as chair-elect in 2017 and will assume the chairmanship in January 2018.
“We congratulate James on his election as chair of the Birmingham Bar’s Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, and we look forward to his leadership contributions in that important role,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.
The Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section offers BBA members opportunities for CLE seminars, social interaction, and pro bono service. The section also hosts an annual charitable fundraiser benefitting the Brother Bryan Mission and Prescott House.
A member of Bradley’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Practice Group, Mr. Bailey represents debtors and creditors 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. He has transactional experience negotiating and documenting out-of-court workouts, as well as pursuing pre- and post-judgment creditor remedies, including receivership and receiver sales, non-judicial foreclosures, and garnishments. Mr. Bailey received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of Florida.