Experienced Creditor, Committee, and Fiduciary Attorneys
After serving as a partner in the bankruptcy and insolvency practice groups of large firms in North Carolina and Georgia for more than 25 years, Jim Frenzel established his own firm in Atlanta to provide superior representation at reasonable rates. He has now represented creditors, committees, and trustees in Chapter 11 proceedings, Chapter 7 business liquidations, state and federal receiverships, and insolvencies for over 45 years and has been designated by a number of publications as one of the top business bankruptcy attorneys in Atlanta and the Southeast. He has had major case experience in bankruptcy, commercial law, environmental aspects of bankruptcies, ethics and professional compensation, representing creditors, lending institutions, committees, trustees, and professionals in insolvency proceedings.
Mr. Frenzel is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh, Sixth, and Fourth Circuits, and all District Courts for North Carolina and Georgia. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia (former chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section), North Carolina Bar (former chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section), and the Atlanta Bar Association, as well as the author of two publications on creditors’ rights, one in North Carolina and one in Georgia, and is the editor or co-editor of two bankruptcy treatises. Mr. Frenzel has been a lecturer at continuing legal education seminars in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida, has served as an adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University School of Law, and has served on panels for bankruptcy and professionalism programs at the law schools of Duke, Emory, and Georgia State. He is the founding Counselor of the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, a statewide organization of insolvency judges and legal professionals, presently serves on several committees of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Section, is a Director Emeritus of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, and is a former member of the Georgia ICLE Board and USAID lecturer on commercial law in Europe. Mr. Frenzel earned his B.A. and J.D. with distinction from Duke University and his C.P from Phillips Academy, Andover.
Eric Silva focuses his practice on business reorganization, insolvency, and commercial bankruptcy matters and has experience representing receivers in receiverships, parties in distressed transactions, and creditors, trustees, and committees in bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings, financings, liquidations, and debtor/creditor litigation. He advises clients in all aspects of receiverships and commercial bankruptcy proceedings, including with regard to litigation matters such as claim disputes, asset recovery and disposition, solvency disputes, lender liability claims, clawback claims, preference claims, and fraudulent transfer claims and transactional matters such as financings, acquisitions, and distressed transactions. Mr. Silva is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association, and was appointed as a Barrister of the W. Homer Drake, Jr. Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Silva worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Enforcement Division in Miami and the Office of Reorganization in Atlanta. Prior to law school, he was a research analyst at an asset management company focusing on socially responsible investments and a financial analyst at a Fortune 50 company. Mr. Silva earned his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, and his B.A. in economics and B.B.A. in finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.