Overview

Garrett is a Partner in the Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy practice group. Garrett has litigated and tried cases in bankruptcy courts across the country, the federal trial courts, Georgia state trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. His practice focuses on protecting the rights of creditors, protecting the rights of debtors, representing creditors, debtors, equity holders, trustees, receivers, purchasers of assets, and other interested parties in bankruptcy proceedings, complex business litigation, and tort litigation. Garrett has represented individuals, start-up companies, mid-size companies, and Fortune 500 companies.

Garrett graduated from Georgia State University's College of Law in 2007, ranked first out of nearly 200 graduating students. During law school, he worked in the chambers of the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, served as a graduate assistant to professors, was selected to the Outer Barrister's Guild, and served as an editor of the Georgia State University College of Law's Law Review.

Experience
Debtor Representation
  • Counsel to multi-national automobile transport and logistics business in multiple related chapter 11 cases
  • Lead counsel for a foreign representative in a $400 million Chapter 15 bankruptcy case
  • Counsel to debtor in largest chapter 11 case involving a mortgage servicer
  • Lead counsel to a portfolio of real estate investment companies in multiple related chapter 11 cases
  • Lead counsel to a hotel in its chapter 11 case
  • Lead counsel to a real estate developer and various related entities in multiple chapter 11 cases
  • Lead counsel to a provider of blasting materials used in the fracking industry in its chapter 11 case
  • Lead counsel to a large operating subsidiary of a multi-national software company in chapter 11 cases
Creditor Representation
  • Primary general outside bankruptcy and consumer litigation counsel to a major regional utility company
  • Significant experience serving as counsel to secured creditors in bankruptcy cases, receivership cases, and insolvency-based litigation
  • Counsel to unsecured creditors prosecuting involuntary bankruptcy cases
  • Counsel to mortgage processor in nationwide investigation by United States Trustee’s Office concerning proofs of claims
  • Significant experience as counsel to unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases, receivership proceedings, and insolvency related litigation.
Commercial Litigation
  • Counsel to defendant in fraudulent transfer suit attempting to set aside the sale of companies for more than $1 billion
  • Counsel to real estate developer attacking transfers as fraudulent transfer
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of creditor on fraudulent transfer of property worth approximately $5 million
  • Counsel to Director charged with breach of fiduciary duties during Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Counsel to records copying company in numerous class action cases
Asset Sales
  • Counsel to numerous debtors selling assets in bankruptcy cases and receivership proceedings
  • Counsel to receivers selling property during receivership proceedings
  • Counsel to purchasers of assets in bankruptcy cases, including purchaser of a historical Atlanta college and purchaser of large shopping centers
Distinctions
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Listed as a ‘Litigation Future Star’ by Benchmark Litigation, 2017
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine in 2013 - 2017
  • Selected to NextGen 40, a designation of the National College of Bankruptcy Judges
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
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