Contact Richard P. Kessler, Jr

Phone: 404.584.1234
Fax: 404.681.4355

Areas of Practice

Banks and Banking
Commercial Law
Consumer Law
Corporate Law
Creditors Rights
Debtor and Creditor
Consumer Credit Compliance


Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1971)
Fairfield University (B.A., 1968)

Honors and Awards

Law Review – Editorial Board, Emory School of Law Journal of Public Law (now Emory Law Journal), 1970-1971
Law Clerk to Judge Charles A. Moye, Jr., U. S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1971-1973.
AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in American Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia Business Law Section
Chair, Section, 1995-1996
Chair, UCC Committee, 1993-1994.
State Bar of Georgia Bankruptcy Section
American Bar Association
ABA Business Law Section Chair, Committee on Credit Unions, Business Law Section, 1988-1992 and served on Council of Business Law Section
Vice Chair, Committee on Credit Unions Electronic Transactions, 1999 to present
Member of the following committees:

Committee on Credit Unions
UCC Committee
Consumer Financial Services Committee
Cyberspace Law Committee
Atlanta Bar Association
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Advisor to the Uniform State Laws Drafting Committees that drafted UCC Article 4A – Funds Transfer, the Revised UCC Article 3 and the Amendments to UCC Article 4, 1985-1990 Lawyers Club of Atlanta
East Lake Golf Club (the home course of Bobby Jones and the site of the annual PGA Tour Championship)

Publications And Presentations

“What You Should Know About the New Bankruptcy Code,” Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979.
“Guide to the Bankruptcy Laws,” Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1987.
Contributing Author, “Banking and Lending Institution Forms.” A. S. Pratt & Sons (formerly Warren Gorham Lamont), 1995 to present
Advisory Board, “Credit Union Law Service” – Mathew Bender, 1990-1994.
“Credit Unions and Check Truncation” – ABA Business Lawyer, May 1989
“Credit Unions and Check Truncation – An Update” – ABA Business Lawyer, June 1990
“Proposed Revisions to the Georgia Uniform Commercial Code: A Status Report” – co-author – Mercer Law Review, Spring 1992
“Out of Loss – A lesson for Living” – ABA Journal, January, 1998
“Bobby Jones, Sept. 11 and Keeping the Lawyer’s Oath” – Georgia Bar Journal, April 2002

Lecturer at programs held by the Practicing Law Institute, American Bar Association Business Law Section, Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section and the Georgia and Alabama Bar Institutes for Continuing Legal Education on topics including federal consumer laws, the UCC (including Article 4A and Articles 3, 4, and 9), Federal Reserve Board Regulations and Bankruptcy Law issues. Lecturer at programs conducted by financial institutions and their trade associations for their officers and employees on numerous topics, including bankruptcy, federal regulations, usury, lending and the UCC. Lecturer at Staff Conferences held by the Georgia Banking Department for the Department’s examiners and at National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) National Examiner’s Conferences held by the NCUA for NCUA senior examiners on bankruptcy, federal consumer laws and the UCC.

Community Service

President of St. Vincent de Paul Society Council for Atlanta and North Georgia – 2008 to present.


For help regarding; Banks and Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Creditors Rights, Debtor and Creditor, and Consumer Credit Compliance.