Experienced Business Bankruptcy and Reorganization Attorneys
Jim Frenzel, formerly a bankruptcy partner in large firms in North Carolina and Georgia, established his own firm in Atlanta through his professional corporation in 1995. He has represented creditors, creditors committees, and trustees in Chapter 11 proceedings, Chapter 7 business liquidations, and receiverships and insolvencies for over 41 years and has been bankruptcy court approved counsel in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia as well as throughout 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 (Business Bankruptcy Committee), 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 Associations, 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 presently serves on several ABA Business Bankruptcy Section committees and is a Director Emeritus of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute as well as 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, an associate of the firm, focuses his practice on business reorganization, insolvency, and commercial bankruptcy matters and has experience representing trade creditors, trustees, committees, and asset purchasers in bankruptcy proceedings, restructurings, financings, liquidations, and debtor/creditor litigation. He advises clients in all aspects of commercial bankruptcy proceedings, including with regard to bankruptcy litigation matters such as claims, preferences, and fraudulent transfers and transactional matters such as financings and distressed transactions, as well as receiverships. Mr. Silva is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and American Bar Association.
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.