Michael  Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Associate | Atlanta Office
msullivan@phrd.com
T: (404) 420-5526
F: (404) 522.8409
 

Practice Group(s)

Services

Education

  • The University of Georgia - B.A. (2010)
  • The University of Georgia School of Law - J.D. (2015)

Admitted to Practice

  • Georgia



 

About

Michael is an associate with the firm's Bankruptcy practice group. His practice focuses on commercial bankruptcy, workouts, financial restructuring, and creditors' rights.

Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2015. While in law school, Michael served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He also clerked for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and provided research support to Professor Jamie Dodge on the intersection of mass torts and bankruptcy and to Professor Tim Samples of the Terry College of Business on the topic of sovereign debt.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Wendy L. Hagenau of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Honors

  • Pupil, W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, 2014-2015
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, 2015
  • 2015 Distinguished Law Student, Southern Bankruptcy Law Institute

Publications and Presentations

  • Author: Exemption from the Common Fate: Refuge for Individual Debtors Trapped by Structured Settlement, Factoring Companies, and the Bankruptcy Code in Georgia, 49 GA. L. REV. 575 (2015).

  • Author: The Effect of Surrender of Collateral on Valuation Under 11 U.S.C. ยง 506(a)(2) after Santander Consumer USA v. Brown (Winner, NACTT Fall 2014 Student Writing Contest)
  • Author: Render unto Caesar the Venue Choice that is Caesar's: Venue Transfer and the "Interest of Justice" Standard Examined in In re Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. (Third Place, ABI 2015 Law Student Writing Competition)
 
 
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