Jack C. Basham

Jack C. Basham

Of Counsel | Atlanta Office
T: (404) 420-5559
F: (404) 522-8409

Practice Group(s)



  • College of William and Mary - (B.A., 1976)
  • William and Mary School of Law - (J.D., 1979)

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia


About Jay

Jay is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy practice group, working primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts, and creditors' rights. Immediately after law school, he clerked for two years with Judge William C. O'Kelley of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented The Colonial BancGroup, Inc., a bank holding company, as debtor, in a Chapter 11 case in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Assisted in representation of Bay Harbor Homes, LLC, owners of a 38 acre, 343 unit apartment complex, as debtor in a Chapter 11 case in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Assisted in representation of Currahee and affiliates, owners of resort and golf course development, as debtors in Chapter 11 cases in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Represented Ames Taping & Tooling and affiliates, as debtors, in Chapter 11 cases in Delaware
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee in case of Silverton Financial Services, Inc., the largest bank holding company bankruptcy in Georgia
  • Represented publicly traded debtor in Chapter 11 case of Vesta Insurance Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, and its wholly owned management subsidiary, J. Gordon Gaines, Inc.
  • Represented Regions Bank as pre-petition lender and DIP lender in Chapter 11 case in Birmingham, Alabama of Bruno's Supermarkets, LLC
  • Represented examiner appointed for The New Power Company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Represented bank as agent, pre-petition lender and DIP lender in Chapter 11 cases of The Standard Register Company and affiliates in Delaware

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Georgia Bar Association


  • Executive Editor, William & Mary Law Review, 1978-1979

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Please Release Me, Let Me Go: Eleventh Circuit Embraces Third-Party Release Standards," ABI Journal (June 2015)
  • Co-Author, "Tax Sharing Agreements and Refunds: Are Tax Refunds Property of the Estate?" ABI Journal (November 2013)
  • Co-Author, "Protecting Collateral Assignments of Partnership Interests," 9 Commercial Lending Review 31
  • Co-Author, "Labor Act Jeopardizes Liens on Accounts Receivable of Service Companies," 6 Commercial Lending Review 40
  • Co-Author, Note, "Criminal Law: Private Rights and Public Interests in the Balance," 20 William & Mary Law Review 655-739
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