Rita Hullett represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, liquidating trustees, and creditors’ committees in workouts, modifications and bankruptcy matters. As part of her creditors’ rights practice, Ms. Hullett assists creditors in foreclosures, executions, and the exercise of Article 9 remedies. She assists both debtors and creditors in the negotiation of loan modifications, restructuring, forbearance and settlement agreements.
Ms. Hullett also has significant commercial litigation experience in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, representing liquidating trustees and unsecured creditors’ committees in bankruptcy-related litigation involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, claims objections, and contested matters.
Before joining Baker Donelson, Rita served as a judicial law clerk with Bankruptcy Judge D. Sims Crawford, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division.
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 1994
- Auburn University, B.A., political science, minors in history and business, 1991
- State Bar of Alabama, 1994
- United States Court of Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama, 1994
- Served as debtor’s counsel in a number of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including the representation of an Alabama-based component manufacturer and 23 of its subsidiaries totaling seven plants nationwide and more than a half-billion dollars in secured and unsecured debt.
- As conflicts counsel, represented what was at the time one of the top 40 grocery chains in the United States in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
- Obtained approval of class action settlement with Family Dollar stores on behalf of Chapter 13 trustees nationwide.
- Represented a biodiesel manufacturing plant, as debtor’s counsel, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
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