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Gwendolyn J. Godfrey

Associate

, Bryan Cave
Atlanta

Tel

1 404 572 4536

Fax

1 404 420 0536

Charlotte

Tel

1 704 749 8928
gwendolyn.godfrey@bryancave.com
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Gwendolyn J. Godfrey

Associate


Atlanta and Charlotte



One Atlantic Center, Fourteenth Floor
1201 W. Peachtree St., N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3471

Phone:

1 404 572 4536

Fax:

1 404 420 0536

email:

gwendolyn.godfrey@bryancave.com

Wendy Godfrey focuses her practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial loan workouts and commercial litigation. Ms. Godfrey represents institutional lenders, corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and plan trustees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Ms. Godfrey also specializes in the representation of secured lenders in complex commercial litigation and workouts throughout the Southeast.

Professional Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association – Bankruptcy Section; Business Law Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia – Creditors' Rights Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2014)
  • Nominated as one of 40 bankruptcy attorneys nationwide to participate in the Next Generation Program for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2014
  • Community Health Charities of Georgia – Board of Directors (2008-2014)
  • Bleckley Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Advisory Board

Wendy Godfrey focuses her practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, commercial loan workouts and commercial litigation. Ms. Godfrey represents institutional lenders, corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and plan trustees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Ms. Godfrey also specializes in the representation of secured lenders in complex commercial litigation and workouts throughout the Southeast.

Bar and Court Admissions

Georgia, 2005

North Carolina, 2014

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia

Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

Education

Emory University, J.D., 2005

University of North Carolina, B.A., 2001

Publications

  • "Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Secured Creditor Under the Uniform Commercial Code: Five New Year’s Resolutions," Secured Credit Newsletter, from the American Bankruptcy Institute, co-authored with Leah Fiorenza McNeill, February 2015
  • "Georgia Appellate Court Backs Lenders Who Proceed to Foreclose Without the Promissory Note," Attorney at Law Magazine, Vol. 2, Issue 4, co-authored with Adwoa Seymour, Spring 2013
  • "The Absolute Priority Rule: An Endangered Species in Individual Chapter 11 Cases?" Bryan Cave LLP Client Alert, co-authored with Robert Miller and Brian Walsh, April 9, 2012
  • “Claims and Claim Objections: Everything Not to Forget,” Bryan Cave LLP, continuing legal education presentation, May 2011
  • “Basics of Bankruptcy Litigation,” webinar hosted by firm client, January 2009
  • "Foreclosure & Receivers in the Current Liquidity Crisis," The Bankruptcy Strategist, co-authored with Keith Aurzada, November 2007
  • "Changing Credit Terms on the Eve of Bankruptcy," Bankruptcy Law360, co-authored with Wendy Hagenau, October 2007

Speeches and Seminars

  • "Individual Chapter 11 Cases and the Absolute Priority Rule: Latest Developments," Strafford webinar, May 21, 2013
  • "Individual Chapter 11 Cases and the Absolute Priority Rule; Navigating Absolute Priority Amid Differing Court Interpretations of the Rule," Strafford webinar, May 23, 2012
  • "GBA Senior Lending Officer Peer Group Roundup," 2011 GBA Credit Conference, Panelist, Dec. 16, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association – Bankruptcy Section; Business Law Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Bar of Georgia – Creditors' Rights Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2014)
  • Nominated as one of 40 bankruptcy attorneys nationwide to participate in the Next Generation Program for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2014
  • Community Health Charities of Georgia – Board of Directors (2008-2014)
  • Bleckley Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Advisory Board

Education

  • Emory University, J.D., 2005
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2001

Admissions

  • Georgia, 2005
  • North Carolina, 2014
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court