J. Hayden Kepner, Jr.Member
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J. Hayden Kepner, Jr. is an accomplished lawyer, author, and educator active in the legal community . During the course of his 25-year career, Mr. Kepner has represented debtors, committees, lenders, major creditors, trustees, purchasers, individuals, and other parties in interest in complex financial restructurings and bankruptcy cases throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. His clients have ranged from giant multi-national corporations, to small, privately held companies, and entrepreneurs. He has represented clients in many of the largest bankruptcy cases in the country, including Enron, WorldCom, Pacific Gas & Electric, Kmart, and Bethlehem Steel, and his engagements have spanned a wide range of industries, including retail, construction, real estate, telecommunications, utilities, oil and gas, finance, restaurant chains, and manufacturing.
In addition to bankruptcy matters, Mr. Kepner also represents clients in connection with out-of-court restructurings, workouts, and litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters, including commercial disputes, fraudulent transfers, preferences, alleged breaches of fiduciary duties, lender liability, and contract disputes.
Mr. Kepner received his B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1980. He received a joint M.B.A./J.D. degree from the University of Houston in 1990, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and an editor of the University of Houston Law Review.
Before joining Scroggins & Williamson, P.C. in 2008, he practiced Corporate bankruptcy law in the Houston office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP and was a partner with Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in Atlanta. Throughout his career, he has represented clients in federal, bankruptcy and state courts in more than 20 different states, including Georgia, Texas, New York and Delaware.
Mr. Kepner taught International Financial Transactions as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center. He has spoken at and written articles for numerous continuing legal education programs around the country. He has appeared on CNN and radio, been published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, and has been quoted by several legal and business publications.
Mr. Kepner is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Texas, is active in several professional organizations, and is one of only six lawyers in the state of Georgia who are Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification. He has been selected as a Georgia Superlawer by Atlanta Magazine and has achieved the rank of AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®.
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When you need experienced bankruptcy counsel, call Scroggins & Williamson, P.C. at 1-404-893-3880 or contact the firm online. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the practice regularly assists clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast U.S.