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May 2017

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP and 17 of its partners have again been awarded top honors among leading Georgia law firms in the prestigious 2017 Chambers USA guide. Chambers... Read more »


March 2017

In March 2017, David Russell and Justin Gunter won a securities arbitration in Atlanta on behalf of their broker-dealer client. They defeated a former broker's claim for $1,000,000 for forfeited... Read more »


January 2017

Caroline Talley was invited to join the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center for a three-year term. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by... Read more »


January 2017

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs is pleased to announced that Tracy M. Field has joined the firm's Atlanta office as a partner in the Health Law practice group. "We are... Read more »


December 2016

Ed Dobbs was elected to The Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators, a chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.


December 2016

David Russell and Justin Arpey were completely victorious in a FINRA securities arbitration that they tried for a week in Boston on behalf of a major broker-dealer. Their client prevailed... Read more »


November 2016

Nirouz Elhammali, an associate in the Health Industry practice group with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, was recently honored as a 40 Under 40 Georgia Muslim by the Islamic Speakers... Read more »


August 2016

Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys are listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in Atlanta, GA, in their respective fields for... Read more »


June 2016

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP and 15 of its partners have again been awarded top honors among leading Georgia law firms in the prestigious 2016 Chambers USA guide. Chambers... Read more »


May 2016

Wayne Hillis and Justin Arpey won a complete victory in a FINRA industry arbitration, in which they represented a broker dealer against one of its former employees who was seeking... Read more »


April 2016

Bobbi Acord Noland was featured in an article discussing "Internationalisation of Asset-Based Lending" which appeared in Financier Worldwide, April 2016.


March 2016

In March 2016, a trial team including Bill Holley, Justin Arpey, Zac LeVasseur and Anita Cameron won a week-long arbitration hearing in Atlanta involving a dispute between the principal owners... Read more »


March 2016

Over 25 PHRD attorneys and staff members gathered to help Trees Atlanta plant 49 trees in Piedmont Park. The weather was perfect and the company was outstanding. Click... Read more »


February 2016

David Russell and Andrea Block won a complete victory in a FINRA customer arbitration in which they represented a manager who had approved a customer's $1,000,000 investment in the equity... Read more »


January 2016

Our Atlanta office has moved!

Effective January 25, 2016, our mailing and delivery address is 303 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 3600, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.

Our email addresses, phone and fax... Read more »


January 2016

In an award entered in December 2015, David Russell, Wayne Hillis, and Andrea Block won a multi-week FINRA arbitration in New York on behalf of a major securities broker-dealer. ... Read more »


December 2015

Wayne Hillis and Justin Arpey won a hard-fought victory for a securities broker-dealer client against the client's former investment representative in a four-day FINRA arbitration hearing in Atlanta. The... Read more »


November 2015

Anne Horn Baroody recently assisted the Advocacy Committee of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) in filing an Amicus Brief in support of a Petition for Certiorari in... Read more »


November 2015

William J. Holley II, a partner with the firm's Litigation practice group, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in... Read more »


November 2015

Ed Dobbs has been quoted in a recent article “Preference Claim Gotchas” appearing in The Secured Lender, November 2015. Click here to read the... Read more »


November 2015

David Russell and Justin Arpey won a major victory for a securities broker-dealer in a four-day FINRA arbitration hearing in New York City. The arbitration panel awarded to our client... Read more »


October 2015

The firm is a proud sponsor of "Blues for Justice," a benefit concert to support Georgia Justice Project featuring Atlanta blues legend “Mudcat & The Atlanta Horns” at Eddie’s Attic... Read more »


October 2015

The Firm represented a joint venture of CBRE Global Investors (CBREGI) and North American Properties (NAP) in connection with the sale of the 586,000 square foot Atlantic Town Center to... Read more »


October 2015

Ron Coleman and Jared Miller recently obtained an affirmance by the Court of Appeals of Georgia of their complete defense verdict at the trial of a medical malpractice claim brought... Read more »


August 2015

The Firm is especially proud to announce that four of its lawyers have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for the singular honor of “Lawyer of the Year”... Read more »


July 2015

Bobbi Acord Noland has been elected to serve a one-year term as Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia effective July 1, 2015.


July 2015

We are pleased to announce that Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs has again been awarded the elite “Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite” designation by the American Heart Association. The Firm’s Wellness Matters... Read more »


July 2015

David Darden has been appointed to the State Bar of Georgia's Electronically Stored Information Committee, which is developing a proposed uniform court rule to govern e-discovery in Georgia superior and... Read more »


July 2015

In July 2015, David Russell, Wayne Hillis, and Andrea Block won a week-long FINRA arbitration in New York on behalf of a major securities broker-dealer. The three-arbitrator panel awarded the... Read more »


June 2015

On June 3, 2015, Lawrence Ashe was recognized by the State Bar of Georgia and the Center for Civil and Human Rights for his participation in and contribution to the... Read more »


June 2015

At their board meeting held on June 5, the Board of Trustees of The Georgia Conservancy elected Ed Dobbs to serve a one-year term, commencing July 1, 2015, as the... Read more »


May 2015

David Russell and Scott Zweigel won a major victory on behalf of a securities broker-dealer in a customer case that was decided by a three-arbitrator FINRA panel. The case involved... Read more »


May 2015

Every summer, Parker Hudson hosts a summer clerkship program for law students. Summer clerks are invited to spend up to ten weeks at the firm doing interesting and substantive work... Read more »


May 2015

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP and 16 of its partners have again been awarded top honors among leading Georgia law firms in the prestigious 2015 Chambers USA guide. ... Read more »


May 2015

Tiffany Johnson has been selected as a member of “The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40” list. The National Black Lawyers is an invitation-only national organization composed... Read more »


April 2015

Bill Holley, Scott Zweigel, and Peter Busscher recently obtained a complete dismissal of a putative class action filed against an important bank client related to alleged misrepresentations regarding Vendor's Single... Read more »


March 2015

Attorneys and staff of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs took part in the firm's third annual tree planting (through Trees Atlanta) and helped plant 135 trees along the east side... Read more »


March 2015

Trish Treadwell has officially taken over as the President and Chair of the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys’ Annual Leadership Conference Planning Committee. The Leadership Institute is national,... Read more »


March 2015

Ed Dobbs has written an informative article about the use of alternative dispute resolution for lenders and financial institutions, which appears in the ABL Advisor titled, “Unlocking Horns: Lender Use... Read more »


March 2015

Jon Rue presented on the topics “Federal Healthcare Regulations (including the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act)” and “Ethical Considerations” at... Read more »


February 2015

Armando Basarrate, David Darden, and Elizabeth Murphy recently secured a victory for a major healthcare system client by obtaining a final agency decision granting the hospital Certificate of Need approval... Read more »


February 2015

Twenty-one Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been named to the 2015 lists of Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars.

In addition, Ed Dobbs and... Read more »


February 2015

Making the Move - Mercedes-Benz relocates to Georgia. Mercedes-Benz USA, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, is moving its headquarters to Sterling Pointe in Dunwoody, Georgia. Parker Hudson partner,... Read more »


February 2015

On February 17, 2015, the Wall Street Journal named the sale by Development Drive Investors, LLC (a venture of Rubenstein Partners and Grubb Properties) of the Lenovo (United States) Inc.... Read more »


February 2015

Bobbi Acord Noland presented the topic "Cross-Border Lending" at the Secured Lending seminar at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center.


February 2015

On February 5, 2015, Bill Holley and Scott Zweigel presented at the annual “Georgia Foundations and Objections Update” seminar chaired by Neal Dickert. Bill and Scott’s presentation was entitled:... Read more »


February 2015

Tiffany Johnson will be a judge at the upcoming the University of Georgia Mock Trial tournament being held in Atlanta the weekend of February 14.


February 2015

Parker Hudson’s partnership with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) continues to flourish. Not only does Parker Hudson assist the Safe Families Division – Domestic Violence Project of... Read more »


January 2015

Eric Anderson and Josh Lewis authored an article entitled “You Can't Bootstrap Yourself Into Bankruptcy Court," which was published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (Jan. 2015)


January 2015

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Consistent with Parker Hudson’s long-standing support of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s mission, the firm recently expanded its involvement to the Safe Families division which provides assistance... Read more »


January 2015

Georgia Justice Project’s “Coming Home Program”

The Georgia Justice Project (“GJP”) provides the Atlanta Community with something very unique: legal services combined with social services and employment support for indigent individuals... Read more »


November 2014

Marbury Rainer and Teresa Adams authored an article entitled “Accountant Liability to Third Parties in Georgia” which was published in the October 2014 issue of the Georgia Bar... Read more »


November 2014

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs has received a Metropolitan Tier 1 (Atlanta) ranking in 22 practice areas in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."... Read more »


October 2014

Ken Kraft, partner and founder of the firm's Real Estate practice group, moderated a panel “Atlanta Office Boom: The Future of the Workplace,” presented by Bisnow, at Twelve Hotels in... Read more »


October 2014

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs has been named the 2014 Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF) “Firm of the Year” for its representation and tireless dedication to AVLF's Saturday Lawyer clinic.... Read more »


October 2014

Ed Dobbs has been invited to serve as a Master of the Bench in the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. The purpose of the... Read more »


October 2014

With Moratorium Lifted, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration Announces Need for 3,115 new Nursing Home Beds in Florida

Seann Frazier and Jon Rue

Citing the continued growth of Medicaid spending on... Read more »


October 2014

Ron Coleman has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Governing Committee of the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising


October 2014

Travis Carter has been interviewed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding the current Mergers and Acquisitions market. Link to the article: "M&A Returns, but Future Uncertain"


October 2014

Travis Carter has been interviewed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding the current Mergers and Acquisitions market. Link to the article: "M&A Returns, but Future Uncertain"


August 2014

Eighteen lawyers from Parker Hudson were recently listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

Included in this year's list are: Eric W. Anderson (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights... Read more »


August 2014

Teresa Adams has been appointed by the Board of Directors for the Georgia Society of CPAs to serve on its Advisory Council for the Fraud and Forensic Services Division. ... Read more »


July 2014

As a former federal prosecutor, Bob Brennan has been interviewed regarding the recent case against two metro area health executives that are facing federal criminal charges for their alleged involvement... Read more »


July 2014

Managing Partner, Wayne Hillis, is the author of an article which appears in the July 2014 issue of Law Practice Today “The Diversity Issue.” Click... Read more »


July 2014

After almost four years of evidentiary and judicial review hearings and appeals, Armando Basarrate and Ashley Hoffman secured a victory for a major healthcare system client’s hospital in the Georgia... Read more »


July 2014

Bobbi Acord Noland has been elected Vice Chair of the Business Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association effective July 1, 2014.


June 2014

Twenty-nine summer law associates at eleven Atlanta law firms welcomed the opportunity to critically engage and deeply explore relevant civil rights legal issues on the Anti-Defamation League’s agenda as part... Read more »


June 2014

We are pleased to announce that Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs has again been awarded the elite “Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite” designation by the American Heart Association. The Firm’s Wellness Matters... Read more »


June 2014

Peter Busscher recently achieved a rare motion to dismiss victory for one of the firm's investment banking clients in a complicated matter raising collateralized mortgage obligations. Peter argued the... Read more »


June 2014

Every summer, Parker Hudson hosts a summer clerkship program for law students. Summer clerks are invited to spend up to ten weeks at the firm doing interesting and substantive... Read more »


May 2014

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs secures top rankings with Chambers USA.

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Band "*" is a... Read more »


May 2014

Bob Brennan has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia's Health Law Section. The Health Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia provides... Read more »


May 2014

Ed Dobbs is participating as a panel member at the upcoming “TMA Senate - The Art of Negotiation” in Chicago on May 9. The panel topic “Key Issues in... Read more »


May 2014

In 2014, on behalf of a major broker-dealer, David Russell successfully negotiated a settlement of under six figures of a claim for over $10,000,000 involving the suitability of investments for... Read more »


May 2014

Ed Dobbs will participate as a panel member in a live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A titled "Intercreditor Agreements in Bankruptcy: Maximizing Recovery for First and Second Lienholders," hosted... Read more »


April 2014

Helen Jubran Barnes has joined the firm's health industry practice group as an associate. Helen represents hospitals, health care systems, physicians, and other individuals working in the health care... Read more »


March 2014

Ken Kraft, David Heaton, J. P. Fougerousse and Kathryn Hauch, attorneys with the firm’s Real Estate practice group, recently represented Rubenstein Partners in a 450,000 square foot lease transaction with... Read more »


March 2014

Ed Dobbs has been listed in the 2014 edition of "Chambers Global" in Bankruptcy and Restructuring.


March 2014

Jon Rue presented on the topic of "Federal Healthcare Regulations" at the Fundamentals of Health Care Law seminar at the State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta.


March 2014

Bob Brennan presented on the topic of "The Top Three Healthcare Issues for Various Sub-Specialists - - Health Plans" at the Fundamentals of Health Care Law seminar at the State... Read more »


March 2014

Ron Coleman, Jared Miller, and Megan Hinkle recently obtained a complete defense verdict in a six-day jury trial of a medical malpractice claim brought against the firm's clients Quest Diagnostics... Read more »


March 2014

Attorneys and staff of Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs took part in the firm's second annual tree planting (through Trees Atlanta) and helped plant 60 new trees and 40 new... Read more »


February 2014

Twenty-three Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been named to the 2014 lists of Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars.

In addition, Ed Dobbs and... Read more »


February 2014

Doug Nail participated as a panelist with Ed Snow and Art Gambill on the topic of the new HUD Intercreditor Agreement for use in skilled nursing facility financings at the... Read more »


January 2014

After four weeks of evidentiary hearings in Boston in 2013 before a three-member FINRA arbitration panel, David Russell successfully defended a major broker-dealer and five of its current and former... Read more »


January 2014

Bobbi Acord Noland has been selected as an Adjunct Professor for Emory Law School and will teach a transactional class in Spring 2014.


January 2014

Parker Hudson is pleased to announce that Jeff Gordon and Jared Miller have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2014.


December 2013

Bob Brennan was recently asked to join the American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Abuse Practice Group Enforcement Committee. Enforcement Committee members consist of other experienced healthcare lawyers, in-house lawyers... Read more »


December 2013

Darren Gaynor and Peter Busscher obtained a victory in the Bibb County Superior Court on an issue of first impression in Georgia regarding the interpretation of a Georgia security deed... Read more »


November 2013

Bobbi Acord Noland presented the topic "Issues for ABL Commitment Letters in Acquisition Financing: Be Careful What You Wish For!," as a panel member at the Commercial Finance Association's Annual... Read more »


October 2013

Ed Dobbs participated as a panelist with Mr. Hank Murphy, CPA and turnaround consultant, and Bankruptcy Judge Paul Bonapfel on a panel at the Troubled Businesses and Bankruptcy Symposium sponsored... Read more »


August 2013

As part of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals' Physician Recruitment Fair at Lake Lanier Islands on August 23-24, 2013, Sean Fennelly presented on the topic of "Physician-Hospital Integration"... Read more »


August 2013

Nineteen lawyers from Parker Hudson were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Included in... Read more »


July 2013

Nancy Baughan has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation ("AVLF"). The AVLF mission is to provide legal representation in civil matters to... Read more »


July 2013

Twenty-nine summer law associates at eleven Atlanta law firms welcomed the opportunity to critically engage and deeply explore relevant civil rights legal issues on the Anti-Defamation League’s agenda as part... Read more »


June 2013

Lawrence Ashe has been named by Human Resource Executive magazine and Lawdragon as one of ten lawyers nationwide to the 2013 inaugural “Hall of Fame” of the “Nation’s Most Powerful... Read more »


May 2013

Jay Rankin and Josh Lewis represented a national bank in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a carpet manufacturer pending in the Middle District of North Carolina, including providing debtor-in-possession... Read more »


May 2013

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs secures top rankings with Chambers USA.

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Band U... Read more »


May 2013

Every summer, Parker Hudson hosts a summer clerkship program for law students. Summer clerks are invited to spend up to ten weeks at the firm doing interesting and substantive work... Read more »


May 2013

In a combined effort by the firm's litigation and bankruptcy practice groups, the firm won an affirmance in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals of lower court wins for our... Read more »


April 2013

We are pleased to announce that Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs has been awarded the elite “Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite” designation by the American Heart Association. The Firm’s Wellness Matters... Read more »


April 2013

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP announced that nationally recognized employment and civil rights lawyer Lawrence Ashe has joined the firm as a full time Senior Counsel. Ashe has... Read more »


March 2013

Josh Lewis and Eric Anderson were successful in obtaining dismissal of a suit brought in the U.S. District Court for ND Georgia, against RA, Inc. by Amegy Bank. ... Read more »


March 2013

Ed Dobbs has been selected by Best Lawyers as the “Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year” in Atlanta this year and was selected by... Read more »


March 2013

Ron Coleman and Jared Miller recently obtained two significant victories in medical malpractice cases for the firm's client, Quest Diagnostics. In the first case, the firm was retained after a... Read more »


March 2013

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs Named "Litigation Department of the Year" in Commercial Litigation by the Fulton County Daily Report.


February 2013

Twenty Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been named to the 2013 lists of Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars.

In addition, Ed Dobbs has... Read more »


January 2013

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs has been recognized as a 2013 "Go-To Law Firm" for the Top 500 Companies for its work in the area of Labor & Employment.


January 2013

Three Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been named to the 2012 Legal Elite listing. Selected by their peers are Eric W. Anderson (Corporate Law),... Read more »


January 2013

Brett Montroy has been selected to participate in the 2013 State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy. The annual program is for young lawyers who are interested... Read more »


January 2013

Parker Hudson is pleased to announce that Seann M. Frazier has joined the firm as a partner with the firm's health care practice group in the Tallahassee, Florida office. Seann... Read more »


January 2013

Parker Hudson is pleased to announce that Darren Gaynor has been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2013.


December 2012

Ed Dobbs and Jay Rankin worked with the New York firm of Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke in representing a group of California-based investment funds and obtaining full recovery, in... Read more »


December 2012

Ed Dobbs recently participated as a faculty member at the American Bankruptcy Institute / St. John’s University Bankruptcy Mediation Training held in New York City. Ed’s topic was “Avoiding... Read more »


December 2012

Bobbi Acord Noland has been selected as an Adjunct Professor for Emory Law School and will teach a transactional class in Spring 2013.


November 2012

The commercial finance team, led by Bobbi Acord Noland, Jonathan Bush and Jason Loring, recently represented a U.S. banking institution in the structuring, negotiation and closing of a stand-alone revolving... Read more »


September 2012

Caroline Talley participated as part of a panel presentation by the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers and its “Life in the Law Series” at the City Club of Buckhead. ... Read more »


August 2012

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a $2.2 million summary judgment won by Jay Rankin and Joshua Lewis in favor of one of the Firm's bank clients. The... Read more »


August 2012

On August 10, Wayne Hillis served as a group leader along with his former partner... Read more »


August 2012

Eighteen Atlanta lawyers from Parker Hudson were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Included in... Read more »


July 2012

Former Parker Hudson litigation partner Hon. Keith R. Blackwell was sworn in as the 92nd justice of the Georgia Supreme Court on July 19, 2012. Justice Blackwell practiced with... Read more »


July 2012

Wayne Hillis and Scott Zweigel obtained a complete victory on behalf of a broker-dealer client in a FINRA arbitration related to an alleged scheme orchestrated by the broker-dealer's customer. The... Read more »


July 2012

Wayne Hillis and John Mitchell obtained a complete victory for a broker-dealer after a four-day evidentiary hearing in New Orleans, Louisiana. The claimants – a prominent New Orleans lawyer,... Read more »


June 2012

Former litigation partner, Hon. Keith R. Blackwell, has been appointed to the Georgia Supreme Court by Governor Nathan Deal effective July 19, 2012. Prior to his appointment, Judge Blackwell... Read more »


June 2012

Nancy Baughan and Jared Miller recently obtained a favorable ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming in its entirety an order by the United States District Court for... Read more »


June 2012

Chambers USA – Rankings Released June 7, 2012
Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs again secures top rankings with Chambers USA.

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from... Read more »


June 2012

We congratulate Wayne Hillis for receiving the Atlanta Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award as program co-chair of the Minority & Diversity Clerkship Committee.


May 2012

Ty Smith has been apponted to the Membership Board for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division


May 2012

Josh Lewis has been selected to serve as the Member Relations Director for the American Bankruptcy Institute Secured Credit Committee.


May 2012

Eric Anderson has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. Eric was elected to the position during the alliance's recent... Read more »


May 2012

Congratulations to Ed Dobbs who has been selected by the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association to receive this year’s David W. Pollard Award, which is a lifetime achievement... Read more »


May 2012

Eric Anderson and Joshua Lewis co-authored an article “Food for Thought: Assuming Contracts in Bankruptcy,” which appears in the May 2012 issue of the TMA’s Journal of Corporate Renewal.


May 2012

Nancy Baughan and Jared Miller recently obtained a favorable ruling from the Georgia Court of Appeals, affirming an order by the Superior Court of Fulton County granting summary judgment on... Read more »


April 2012

Wayne Hillis, Scott Zweigel and Brett Montroy obtained a complete victory on behalf of a broker-dealer client of the firm in a FINRA arbitration related to the same alleged Ponzi... Read more »


April 2012

Wayne Hillis, Scott Zweigel and Brett Montroy won a FINRA arbitration on behalf of a broker-dealer client. The claimant brought claims for aiding and abetting fraud and breach of fiduciary... Read more »


April 2012

Nancy Baughan and Trish Treadwell recently obtained a favorable ruling from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming an order from the Northern District of Georgia granting summary judgment to... Read more »


April 2012

Trish Treadwell and Rylan Smith succeeded in getting a local company to pay the earned but unpaid wages of four former employees. The cases came to the Firm through... Read more »


April 2012

Josh Lewis obtained a favorable ruling from the Georgia Court of Appeals affirming an order confirming a foreclosure sale conducted by one of the Firm's bank clients. The confirmation order... Read more »


April 2012

Trish Treadwell recently participated on a panel presentation, “Law Firm Economics,” during the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys’ 7th Annual Conference. The session was addressed to in-house... Read more »


March 2012

Jared Miller recently obtained a complete victory on behalf of a pro bono client in a trial held in Fulton County Magistrate Court. He asserted claims on behalf of... Read more »


March 2012

David Russell and Jared Miller recently obtained a complete victory in a FINRA arbitration on behalf of a respondent investment advisory firm. The claimant, a former managing director who had... Read more »


March 2012

Marbury Rainer has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Justice Project ("GJP").

“GJP is celebrating 25 years of a better approach to indigent criminal... Read more »


March 2012

Jay Rankin and Josh Lewis won a $2.2 million summary judgment in favor of one of the Firm's bank clients in a suit filed in the Northern District of Georgia... Read more »


March 2012

Eric Anderson has been inducted as a Fellow in the 23rd Class of Fellows of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 16 in the Great Hall of the United... Read more »


March 2012

The Fourth Edition of Jay Rankin's legal treatise Georgia Enforcement of Security Interests in Personal Property With Forms was published by Thomson West.


March 2012

The firm achieved a highly significant victory for its bank clients on March 5, 2012 when the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an order from the Checking Account Overdraft... Read more »


March 2012

On behalf of a leading securities broker-dealer in a recent FINRA arbitration, David Russell and John Mitchell obtained the equivalent of a directed verdict after the customer-claimants put on their... Read more »


March 2012

Nancy Baughan and Melissa Ewing won an affirmance by the Georgia Supreme Court of summary judgment in favor of a financial institution on claims of slander of title.


February 2012

Eighteen Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been named to the 2012 lists of Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars.

In addition, Ed... Read more »


February 2012

Bill Holley and Nancy Baughan obtained a complete dismissal of a financial institution following a five-day jury trial involving claims of negligence.


February 2012

On February 8, 2012, Marbury Rainer, Rylan Smith and Elizabeth Loyd won an affirmance by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals of a Summary Judgment by the U.S. District Court... Read more »


January 2012

Marbury Rainer has been selected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Justice Project. The Georgia Justice Project is a non-profit organization which... Read more »


January 2012

Wayne Hillis, Scott Zweigel, and Brett Montroy recently obtained an affirmance by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals of a District Court's dismissal of a complaint filed against a broker-dealer... Read more »


January 2012

For much of 2011, several lawyers at Parker, Hudson represented longtime client Phoebe Putney Health System in defending Phoebe's role in the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County's acquisition of another... Read more »


January 2012

Parker Hudson is proud to announce that Sean E. Fennelly and J.P. Fougerousse have been elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2012.


December 2011

Marbury Rainer and Erin Moore recently won a case at the summary judgment stage, successfully enforcing the guaranties on two promissory notes. Our clients, two individuals, have been awarded a... Read more »


December 2011

The team representing BB&T in the overdraft class-action multidistrict litigation helped secure an important ruling from the United States Supreme Court that vacated an adverse Eleventh Circuit decision. The... Read more »


December 2011

Raj Shah has been selected by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as one of their "40 Outstanding Alumni Under Age 40"


November 2011

Wayne Hillis and Scott Zweigel recently obtained a complete victory in a high-stakes securities arbitration for their broker-dealer client. During the course of a week-long evidentiary hearing in Dallas,... Read more »


November 2011

The American College of Bankruptcy announced that Eric W. Anderson has been elected for induction as a Fellow of the College on March 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony... Read more »


November 2011

Wayne Hillis and Rebeccah Bower recently convinced an arbitrator to dismiss all claims against their broker-dealer client in advance of the evidentiary hearing pursuant to FINRA Rule 12504. The... Read more »


October 2011

Ron Coleman, Ed Dobbs and John Parker were recently selected by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, as “Atlanta Best Lawyers Lawyer of... Read more »


September 2011

Sixteen Atlanta lawyers from Parker Hudson were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.

Included in the list are: Bobbi Acord Noland (Banking and... Read more »


September 2011

Eric Anderson has been named as Co-Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute Southeastern Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board. Eric will serve as Co-Chair for 2011-2012, and will serve as... Read more »


July 2011

John Parker, Bob Brennan, Tom Watry and Raj Shah are part of a team of lawyers who are representing longstanding client Phoebe Putney Health System in defending the proposed acquisition... Read more »


June 2011

Parker Hudson is one of the proud supporters of the 2011 High School Pipeline Program through its participation in the State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program (in partnership with the... Read more »


May 2011

Ty Smith has been chosen to receive the Seventh Annual Ethics & Professionalism Award by the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division.


May 2011

In recognition of the firm's 30th anniversary, Parker Hudson has made a contribution to the Atlanta Bar Foundation, which supports Atlanta Bar Association charitable projects.


May 2011

Parker Hudson expands its Commercial Finance practice group with the addition of Elizabeth C. Arnett.


May 2011

The Real Estate team represented affiliates of CB Richard Ellis Investors Strategic Partners in closing the financings of two of the most significant assets within the Atlantic Station® project in... Read more »


March 2011

Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis Investors' (CBREI) acquisition of a group of assets in the ATLANTIC STATION® project in Atlanta has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as "2011... Read more »


February 2011

The firm's Real Estate Practice Group represented Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis Investors (CBREI), as lead counsel in the acquisition of a group of assets in the ATLANTIC STATION® project... Read more »


February 2011

Ty Smith has been awarded the Star of the Quarter Award by the ABA Young Lawyers Division for her work as chair of the Host Committee at the recent midyear... Read more »


February 2011

John Parker serves as Special Assistant Attorney General (2010-11) representing the State of Georgia in State of Florida et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (challenging the... Read more »


December 2010

The Firm obtained an extraordinary victory in a high-stakes securities arbitration. Representing a major broker-dealer and two of its registered representatives in a week-long hearing, we convinced a three-arbitrator panel... Read more »


November 2010

Nancy Baughan, Bob Brennan and John Mitchell recently convinced a Federal District Court in Oklahoma to dismiss, with prejudice, a claim brought by a disappointed litigant who sought to vacate... Read more »


November 2010

Bob Brennan and Teresa Adams recently prevailed upon a FINRA Arbitrator to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims against their broker-dealer client. The arbitrator rejected claims that Bob and Teresa's client... Read more »


October 2010

Partner Keith R. Blackwell has been appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Court of Appeals. Keith has been appointed to fill one of the two vacancies on... Read more »


September 2010

Bob Brennan and Teresa Adams recently prevailed upon a FINRA Arbitrator to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims against their broker-dealer client. The arbitrator rejected claims that Bob and Teresa's client... Read more »


September 2010

Ty Smith was appointed to the Board of Directors for Beacon of Hope, Inc. Beacon of Hope is a Georgia non-profit corporation that, among other things, operates Renaissance Learning... Read more »


September 2010

The firm's bankruptcy team, led by Ed Dobbs, Rufus Dorsey and David Freedman, have been representing The Colonial BancGroup, Inc., as debtor-in-possession in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding that is... Read more »


August 2010

A record seventeen Atlanta lawyers from Parker Hudson were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011.

Included in the list are: Bobbi Acord... Read more »


July 2010

David Russell counted a big win when the 5th Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a very large class action with the potential of $5 Billion in exposure to our client,... Read more »


June 2010

Ty Smith received an Award of Achievement from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia for her outstanding service to the public and her involvement with the... Read more »


June 2010

Leo Reichert has been appointed to the Board of Governors to the State Bar of Georgia. Leo's two year term begins June 17, 2010.


June 2010

Teresa Adams has been selected to serve as Treasurer for the Campaign of candidate Michael Crane, who is running for the United States Congress in the 13th District in Georgia.... Read more »


May 2010

Parker Hudson welcomed three summer associates to the firm in May. This year's summer associate class is comprised of Traci Galbreath (Vanderbilt University Law School), Varoon Laddha (Emory University School... Read more »


May 2010

Josh Lewis has been promoted to Co-Chair of the Young and New Members Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Previously, Josh held the position of Education Director (2008-2010).


May 2010

Eric Anderson and Josh Lewis recently co-authored "The Philadelphia Story: Third Circuit Denies Lenders' Credit-Bid Rights," which appeared in Am. Bankr. Inst. Journal, Vol. XXIX,... Read more »


April 2010

David Fenstermacher and Tim Gutenberger recently presented the topic "Who's on First? Getting to Know Your Agency Contacts" to the Georgia Academy of Health Care Attorneys at the 2010 Health... Read more »


April 2010

Georgia Court Of Appeals Upholds CON For New Hospital -- Parker Hudson is pleased to announce that on March 23, 2010, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a sound and... Read more »


April 2010

Ty Smith has been selected to receive the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. The award... Read more »


April 2010

Following a three day evidentiary hearing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Nancy Baughan and Bob Brennan prevailed upon a FINRA Arbitration panel to dismiss, with prejudice, all claims against their broker-dealer... Read more »


April 2010

Bob Brennan and Cinnamon Davis recently convinced arbitrators in two separate FINRA securities arbitrations to dismiss, prior to the final evidentiary hearings, all claims brought against a broker-dealer and a... Read more »


April 2010

Eric Anderson was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the recent ruling in the Philadelphia Newspapers matter. Eric and Josh Lewis recently co-authored a paper that was published in... Read more »


March 2010

Ten Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been recommended as "Leaders in their Field" for Chambers USA 2010: Bobbi Acord Noland in Banking & Finance;... Read more »


March 2010

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys in Law and Business conference in Atlanta. Trish... Read more »


March 2010

Seventeen Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs attorneys from the Atlanta office have been named to the 2010 lists of Georgia Super Lawyers and Georgia Rising Stars. In addition, Attorney Ed... Read more »


February 2010

David Darden has been selected to participate in the 2010-2011 session of the Meritas Leadership Institute.


February 2010

Bob Brennan recently convinced a three-member FINRA securities arbitration panel to dismiss all claims against his clients, a broker/dealer and mutual fund portfolio manager. The claimant alleged that Bob's... Read more »


February 2010

Eric Anderson has been appointed to the American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop Advisory Board. The Board plans, coordinates, and presents the ABI's annual Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, a... Read more »


February 2010

Ron Coleman successfully represented Crystal Farms, a Georgia-based commercial egg producer, to obtain a reversal on appeal of a trial court ruling rejecting the client's claims that certain easements over... Read more »


January 2010

Armando Basarrate has been appointed a member of the steering committee for the Third Southeastern Health Planning Symposium. The Symposium is a forum for regulators, lawyers, health planners, and... Read more »


December 2009

Wayne Hillis presented the topic "Financial Regulatory Reform: The Fiduciary Standard and Harmonization of Broker/Dealer and Investment Advisor Regulation" at the Atlanta BD/IA Continuity Group seminar.


November 2009

Marbury Rainer has been elected to serve as Vice-Chair of the University of Alabama President's Cabinet. The President's Cabinet is a 300 member, invitation only, body of University of... Read more »


November 2009

Ed Dobbs has become a member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Urology at Emory Medical School in Atlanta


November 2009

Marbury Rainer has been awarded the prestigious Merit Key by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Alabama Mu) fraternity. The Merit Key is one of the Fraternity's highest honors, awarded to... Read more »


November 2009

David Russell, Nancy Baughan, and Patrice Walker obtained a complete dismissal of a FINRA securities arbitration claim against a broker-dealer on a pre-hearing motion to dismiss. David, Nancy, and... Read more »


August 2009

Keith Blackwell has been appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). When a vacancy to be filled by gubernatorial appointment occurs on the Supreme... Read more »


August 2009

Armando Basarrate has been re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association (GHBA). Armando has been a member of the GHBA Board of... Read more »


August 2009

Bob Weiss and Karen Putnal were successful in defending a prominent medical center in its effort to establish a new 80-bed hospital in Port St. Lucie, Florida. After battling challenges... Read more »


August 2009

On behalf of a major European bank, David Russell and Bob Brennan were part of an appellate team that recently won an affirmance from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals... Read more »


August 2009

Sixteen Atlanta lawyers from Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Included in the list... Read more »


July 2009

Bobbi Acord Noland will serve as the chair of the UCC Committee for the State Bar of Georgia, effective July 1, 2009.


July 2009

Jon Rue has been selected to serve on the Advisory Board for the Johnson & Johnson Law and Medicine Colloquium at the Washington & Lee School of Law.


June 2009

In the June 2009 edition of Health Lawyers News, Parker Hudson was awarded "top honors" by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), as a law firm having at least 14... Read more »


June 2009

Chambers USA Names Parker Hudson as One of the Top Law Firms in Georgia -- Parker Hudson has been ranked #1 in Healthcare; #2 in Banking and Finance and in... Read more »


June 2009

Bob Brennan presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel, Small Law Department Committee's monthly teleconference. The presentation was entitled "Internal Investigations, Cooperation and Selective Waiver - Overview and Recent Developments."... Read more »


June 2009

Ty Morrison has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division for the State Bar of Georgia for the 2009-2010 bar year. This will be Ty's... Read more »


May 2009

A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrator dismissed all claims brought against the Firm's broker/dealer client by a former customer for alleged losses incurred on a high yield mutual fund... Read more »


May 2009

Bill Holley presented and authored, "Subprime Lending Litigation: How to Protect Your Bank," a teleconference briefing to a national audience of American Bankers Association members, federal regulators and press.


May 2009

Ron Coleman was a speaker and panelist for the Technology Association of Georgia's May 19, 2009 program on "Legal Advice for Consultants." Mr. Coleman addressed issues including legal concerns regarding... Read more »


April 2009

Marbury Rainer is beginning the third year of a three year term as a member of the Meritas Board of Directors. Parker Hudson has been a member of Meritas... Read more »


April 2009

Jeff Gordon recently presented "Introduction to Executive Compensation and Benefits" at the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network "Benefits Boot Camp."


April 2009

Ty Morrison was selected to serve as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2009-2011 District 12 Representative. As a District Representative, Ty will also serve as a voting... Read more »


March 2009

Eric Anderson was elected to a two-year term as a member of the Atlanta Bar Association Board of Directors. Eric has long been involved with the Atlanta Bar,... Read more »


March 2009

Eric Anderson was called upon by Fox 5 News Atlanta to discuss the Chapter 11 filing by General Growth Properties, the nation's second largest mall operator. GGP filed its... Read more »


March 2009

Ty Morrison was appointed to serve on the Public Service Project Team for the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association. Ty's one-year term will begin in August. As... Read more »


February 2009

The Litigation Team scored a total victory on behalf of an investment firm in a securities arbitration brought by an investor. The man claimed $20 million in damages (plus $1... Read more »


February 2009

Ty Morrison began a two-year term as a member of the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the American Bar Association.


January 2009

A long-standing broker/dealer client recently engaged Parker Hudson to represent the broker/dealer in FINRA arbitrations filed by disgruntled investors in high yield mutual funds underwritten by the broker/dealer.


January 2009

A Federal District Judge issued a well–reasoned opinion holding that because the Georgia Commercial Code provides a specific framework for addressing forged endorsement claims, common law claims of negligence, failure... Read more »


December 2008

Parker Hudson obtained a significant victory for a bank client in a class action lawsuit pending since 2003. The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the trial court's ruling and determined... Read more »


December 2008

Parker Hudson achieved an outstanding settlement result for a bank client in a wrongful death case that had garnered significant press coverage and public attention. Tragically, on the morning of... Read more »


November 2008

Parker Hudson represented a client in the transfer of substantially all of its assets, including subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China and operations in the United Kingdom and Russia, to... Read more »


October 2008

David Russell and Jodi Zysek (in addition to many other defense counsel across the country) counted a big win when the Eastern District of Texas dismissed a class action brought... Read more »


September 2008

Parker Hudson represented a bank client in trial in Athens, Georgia. The Plaintiff, an obstetrics and gynecology practice, sued our client in April 2005 after the Plaintiff's office manager... Read more »


August 2008

A growing client for the firm provides national dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, which is known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). As of December... Read more »


August 2008

John Mello and Jonathan Bush recently assisted a bank client, as administrative agent, in closing the exercise by a borrower of the accordion feature under its syndicated credit facility. As... Read more »


July 2008

The Tallahassee office completed a three–week trial and obtained a favorable recommended order of approval on behalf of a client for a new satellite hospital to be established in the... Read more »


July 2008

Ty Morrison was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.


July 2008

Ty Morrison was elected to serve a two-year term as a Northern District Representative for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.


June 2008

For over a year, the tax team has been working with a commercial construction client (which was originally incorporated by the Firm in 1981) to find a way to transition... Read more »


May 2008

Parker Hudson scored a major victory recently in New York State Court in the ongoing fire fighter hearing loss litigation on behalf of a client. Fire fighters from all... Read more »


April 2008

The bankruptcy team represented a bank client with respect to an $18 million asset–based loan to one of Florida’s largest suppliers of commercial and residential roofing products. After extensive... Read more »


April 2008

Bob Brennan recently won a hard–fought victory in a criminal matter. A. Federal Judge appointed Mr. Brennan to represent an indigent defendant charged with federal criminal violations dealing with... Read more »


March 2008

As a testament to its perseverance, the firm recently secured a victory from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a decade–long, white–collar criminal case. In its fourth opinion... Read more »


February 2008

The tax team represented a lumber supply company in the sale of all of its operating assets to a larger competitor. Our client was a family-owned business engaged in... Read more »


February 2008

In October, 2001, a bank client entered into an agreement with an Atlanta based entity known as S&W International Foods Specialties, Inc. (“S&W”) establishing a $6 million revolving line of... Read more »


 

Our Atlanta office is moving! Effective January 25, 2016, our mailing and delivery address will be 303 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 3600, Atlanta, Georgia 30308


Upcoming Events

7/30/2017 - Eric Anderson will speak at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop July 30, 2017, in Hilton Head, SC, in an inaugural "Shark Tank" feature. Eric will be one of four "Sharks" evaluating pitches from presenters seeking to "sell" new legislative proposals to address recurring bankruptcy law issues, including restrictions on appointments of creditors' committees, tax exemptions for asset sales under Section 363, increasing statutory compensation for trustees, creation of bankruptcy appellate panels in every circuit, and elimination of debt limits for chapter 13.

10/10/2017 - Eric Anderson will speak at the annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in Las Vegas, NV. He will be leading a panel discussion at the annual luncheon of the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee, discussing recent developments and critical issues in Single Asset Real Estate bankruptcy cases.

 
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