Dennis S. Meir
Retired

1100 Peachtree Street NE Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA USA 30309

Overview

Dennis Meir concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Mr. Meir has had significant involvement in representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors' committees, and trustees. Mr. Meir has appeared on behalf of the firm's clients in bankruptcy courts in Georgia, California, New York, Delaware, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Indiana, Kansas, Arizona, Michigan, and other states as well.

Mr. Meir has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law in 2017 and each of the 21 years preceding. He is also listed in the 2014 and the five years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Bankruptcy/Restructuring Law and recognized as one of Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" in 2009 and 2011. He was recognized in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, and most recently in 2014 and 2015 in Business Bankruptcy, by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Meir was listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009 and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

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Experience

Represented one of the largest savings and loan institution as national bankruptcy counsel. As counsel to this S&L, the firm performed a wide array of services, including advising and consulting on a continuous basis with bank personnel, conducting periodic seminars and training sessions for both attorneys and business personnel, drafting forms and various documents, and representing the bank in bankruptcy cases across the U.S.   The firm appeared on behalf of the client in bankruptcy and other courts in some 20 states.

The firm served as co-counsel to the Tort Claimants' Committee in one of largest mass tort Chapter 11 cases ever filed. A reorganization plan creating a $2 billion trust for the payment of claims of personal injury claimants was negotiated successfully. General unsecured creditors were paid in full, and the company emerged successfully from bankruptcy.

Represented asset-backed security holders in Chapter 11 case filed in Oklahoma.  Resulted in confirmed plan providing substantial returns to security holders

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Education

Harvard Law School, J.D. (1972) cum laude

Amherst College (1967)

Admissions

Georgia (1972)

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member

Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, Member

State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law Section, Member and Former Chairman

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