William L. Norton III

Partner
Legal Assistant
Diane Abbott
P: 615.252.3801 dabbott@bradley.com
Representative Experience
  • General Experience
    • Trustee of construction company
      Supervised the completion of pending construction projects as well as the liquidation of equipment and accounts, including termination of the pension plan, termination of the healthcare plan, the completion of pending contracts, the litigation of preference claims, the allowance of unsecured claims and the distribution of proceeds to allowed claims, for one of Tennessee’s largest construction companies.

      Represented landlord claimants regarding lease claims in Chapter 11 cases
      Represented landlords regarding lease claims in numerous Chapter 11 cases for retail clients, including Circuit City, Golfsmith, Hancock Fabrics, Payless, Radio Shack, Sports Authority and Toys R Us.

      Debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel
      Successful confirmation of joint plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of 12 long-term care facilities.

      Debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel
      Successful confirmation of plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of construction equipment leasing company.

      Debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel
      Successful confirmation of plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of bottled water distributor.

      Debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel
      Successful confirmation of plan of reorganization under Chapter 11 of physical therapy provider.

      Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
      Represented committee in Chapter 11 case involving cable provider of television programming.

      Debtor’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy counsel
      Represented national vacuum cleaner manufacturer in the sale of its assets.

      Represented landlord claimants and preference defendants in Chapter 11
      Represented over 25 landlord claimants and preference defendants in settling objections and actions in a national retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

      Representation of Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
      Represented committee in large Chapter 11 case involving charitable annuities.

      Representation of Official Bondholders Committee
      Represented bondholder committee in the confirmation of a creditor Chapter 11 plan involving a Nashville real estate office development.

      Representation of Official Franchisee Committee
      Represented official franchisee committee in the Chapter 11 case of a national franchise company

      Representation of primary secured creditor
      Represented primary secured creditor in a Chapter 11 case involving a roofing company operating in 25 states pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

      Representation of secured creditors with claims of $260 million
      Represented participating secured creditors with aggregate claims of approximately $260 million in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a national coal mining company that resulted in favorable plan of reorganization.

      Representation of Official Employee Committee
      Represented official employee committee in resolving retiree benefit claims asserted in the Chapter 11 liquidation of a national retailer.

      Special litigation counsel to Chapter 11 company
      Served as special litigation counsel to a Chapter 11 company in prosecuting numerous claims involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, recovery of property, consolidation and breach of fiduciary duty.

      Mediation and settlement of D&O suit
      Successful mediation and favorable settlement of directors' and officers' liability lawsuit initiated by secured creditors in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case involving a coal mining company.