Cathy Moore represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, utilities, purchasers of distressed assets and other clients in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, out of court restructurings, and bankruptcy asset sales and purchases. Her clients operate in the energy, construction, financial services, and manufacturing sectors. She has significant experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, including bankruptcy-related litigation involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, and claims objections. Cathy regularly advises financial institutions on bankruptcy-related regulatory and compliance matters.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2019-2023 Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2021-2023 Listed in Chambers USA, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, 2021-2023 In re Walter Energy Co-counsel to the debtor, Walter Energy, one of the largest global producers of metallurgical coal, in the largest Chapter 11 case ever filed in Alabama, involving over $3 billion in long-term debt. In re Atherotec, Inc. Represented a Chinese publicly traded company in the successful acquisition of a diagnostic laboratory out of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate of Atherotec, Inc. in a matter involving complex cross-border issues. In re SouthFresh Aquaculture, LLC Represented Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative, the non-debtor parent, pre-petition lender, and DIP lender in the Chapter 11 case of SouthFresh Aquaculture, a processor and reseller of livestock, catfish, and animal feed, and in related complex litigation involving the scope of releases and injunctions in the debtor’s confirmed Chapter 11 plan. In re Windstream Holdings, Inc. Represented telecom creditor in the Chapter 11 case of Windstream Holdings, Inc., a major provider of network communications, technology, and broadband. In re Veros Energy, LLC Represented utility in the Chapter 11 case of Veros Energy, a biodiesel producer and distributor, in litigation arising out of a claims dispute. In re Mission Coal, LLC Represented equipment lessor in Chapter 11 case of Mission Coal, a leading domestic metallurgical coal producer. Represented secured lender in connection with a complex workout and restructuring of a $35.1 million loan to multiple skilled nursing facilities. Represented secured lender in connection with a complex workout and restructuring of numerous distressed loans to a publisher of community newspapers throughout the U.S. with an aggregate outstanding balance of $22 million. Represented secured lender in federal court litigation to recover defaulted commercial loans against borrower, a franchisee operating multiple national pizza franchises in the Southeast. Represented leading manufacturer of occupational respirators in obtaining dismissal of federal court personal injury lawsuit on bankruptcy jurisdictional grounds. Represented supplier in defending preference action filed in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Represented debtors in a regional supermarket chain’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. Represented landlord in the bankruptcy of a tenant.