Atlanta, Georgia 3030
is a partner in the Financial Restructuring Practice in King & Spalding’s Atlanta office. Mr. Austin’s practice is concentrated in bankruptcy law, particularly Chapter 11 reorganization cases and large commercial workouts. A principal focus of his workout and insolvency practice is the representation of institutional senior secured lenders in syndicated credit facilities, with particular experience in debtor-in-possession lending and in the healthcare, media and communications, retail, transportation and distribution, energy, agriculture and gaming/resort industries. Mr. Austin also closes senior credit facilities and assists other financial services lawyers in structuring senior credit facilities and negotiating subordination provisions of subordinated debt issues.
Represented either the agent bank or lender group in the chapter 11 cases involving Hostess Brands Inc., RG Steel, Inc., American Safety Razor Co., Harry & David, Inc., Friendly's Restaurants, Inc., Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc., New Vision Television, Inc., Leiner Health, Inc., Amerco/UHAUL, Inc., National Envelope, Inc. and Greatwide Logistics Services, LLC, in addition to many others
Awards & Recognition
Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy
Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers Band 1 (2003-2011)
Selected annually as one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in Georgia in The Best Lawyers in America, including 2012, since the selection process began in 1995
Named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Atlanta Bankruptcy and Creditors Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year
Selected as one of Georgia Trend's 2011 Legal Elite
|Areas of Practice||1) Energy & Natural Resources , 2) Financial Institutions: Restructuring , 3) Financial Institutions and 4) Bankruptcy/Restructuring|
|Law School||J.D., Order of the Coif, Emory University School of Law|
|Education||B.S. Business Administration, Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Bar Member / Association||State Bar of Georgia, American Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||King & Spalding LLP|
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