TODD E. HENNINGSATTORNEY
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Areas of Practice
Debtor and Creditor
Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1990)
Todd E. Hennings practices in the areas of commercial law and finance. He has over twenty years of experience with business reorganizations, liquidations, turnaround work and associated litigation, in and out of the Bankruptcy Court. He represents litigants in all manner of commercial solvency related matters, restructuring efforts and complex dispute resolution. Mr. Hennings also represents lenders in individual reorganization and liquidation efforts as well as acts as a consultant and member of the boards of directors for a number of small to mid-sized businesses.
As a Special Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Hennings assists law enforcement with cases involving crimes and solvency issues. Mr. Hennings appears as a member of various panels sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia as well as the Atlanta Bar Association continuing legal education programs related to bankruptcy, litigation and business turnaround work.
Mr. Hennings is actively involved in Georgia’s growing entertainment industry, working with lenders and production companies to structure financing deals for film and television projects. He is particularly focused on working with Georgia’s entertainment tax incentives, which involves everything from earning state tax credits, to buying and selling them. Mr. Hennings represents financial institutions in the creation of escrow arrangements and capital raises for entertainment projects. He is also a pioneer in the area of collateralizing Georgia’s entertainment tax credits, allowing production companies to monetize the credits and use them as part of their production budget. He regularly represents private equity lenders in these financing efforts and has been a frequent panelist at film festivals and lender conferences discussing Georgia’s entertainment industry and financing projects.
Before coming to the Firm, Mr. Hennings was a judicial clerk to Bankruptcy Court Judges in every District of Georgia. Mr. Hennings is member of the State Bars of Georgia and Colorado and is an active member of both State and Local Bar Associations related to Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights.
Mr. Hennings earned his Juris Doctor from the Emory University School of Law in 1993. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 1990. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia Courts, the United States District Courts throughout Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Publications and Presentations
Co-Author: “Ethical Issues in Everyday Bankruptcy Practice,” Coastal Bankruptcy Law Institute, 1994, reprinted in “Professionalism: A View from the Bench,” ICLE, 1994 (with Hon. James D. Walker, Jr.)
Author and Lecturer, “Reaffirmation Agreements, Statement of Intent and the Automatic Stay under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005”, Atlanta Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series 2005
Author and Panelist, “A House of Cards by Any Other Name: Ponzi Schemes and Associated Litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court,” ICLE Georgia, State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Section – Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law Seminar, The Ritz Carlton Lodge – Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Georgia, October 28-29, 2010.
Author and Lecturer: Bankruptcy Law Issues, Katrina Disaster Relief, (October, 2005)
Honors and Awards
Law Clerk to the Hon. Hugh Robinson, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1993
Law Clerk to the Hon. Margaret Murphy, U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1993
Law Clerk to the Hon. James D. Walker, Jr., U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, 1994-1996
Named one of Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers in the bankruptcy field by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Wall Street Journal.
AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.
SuperLawyers list, 2016