Kathleen Furr represents individuals, businesses and financial institutions of all sizes in a wide variety of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and other business-related litigation in state and federal court.
Based in the Atlanta office, Ms. Furr has represented secured and unsecured creditors in a variety of matters, including Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, involuntary petitions, section 363 sale issues, cash collateral issues, lien priority and avoidance actions, preference actions, rejection/assumption of executory contracts, stay relief actions, asset recovery and disposition, contested confirmation hearings, adversary proceedings and bankruptcy appeals to district court.
Her practice also includes representation of mortgage servicers in bankruptcy-related mortgage litigation and representation of individuals, businesses, and financial institutions with respect to resolving contract disputes, foreclosures, receiverships and post-judgment collection activities.
Ms. Furr’s prior experience includes serving as a law clerk to Chief Judge Craig Whitley with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina and Judge Wendy Hagenau with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2008, with honors
- Clemson University, B.S., 2005, magna cum laude
- Georgia, 2008
- Georgia Supreme Court, 2011
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
Representative Matters :
- Successfully defended and obtained a dismissal and subsequent favorable settlement in a Chapter 7 involuntary case on behalf of her client, the alleged Chapter 7 debtor, following a three-day trial.
- Successfully secured multiple judgments for lender clients against commercial borrowers and guarantors and pursued post-judgment collections to recover monies for client.
- Successfully argued and obtained summary judgment in favor of all defendants involving a breach of contract claim relating to a food services contract.
- Assisted various financial institution clients with commercial property foreclosures.
- Represented financial institution client on multiple occasions as to bankruptcy stay relief orders and successful state court recovery of its collateral.
- Successfully obtained dismissal of various bankruptcy adversary proceeding complaints against mortgage servicing clients in a variety of bankruptcy contexts.
- Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a large financial institution by a bankruptcy debtor alleging willful violation of a bankruptcy stay.
Professional Honors & Activities :
- Named as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights by Georgia Trend Magazine (2013)
- Recipient – Cobb County Legal Aid Pro Bono Star
- Member – International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
- Member – The W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
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