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Frank DeBorde

Frank W. DeBorde

Phone: 404.504.7714
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Frank DeBorde is the Chair of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice and has practiced as a bankruptcy and workout lawyer for more than three decades. Mr. DeBorde regularly represents creditors in state court, bankruptcy court and federal district court. Mr. DeBorde frequently conducts complex workouts and represents creditors in bankruptcy courts nationwide. His practice also includes representing creditors’ committees in bankruptcy proceedings, handling contested foreclosures and representing lenders in lender liability cases. Mr. DeBorde is listed as a top lawyer in bankruptcy in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is AV rated, the highest peer rating for attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel in representation of syndicated lenders in bankruptcy case pending in Delaware of restaurant franchisee involving over $70 million of debt
  • Lead counsel in representation of creditors’ committee in bankruptcy case of artificial turf manufacturer involving over $90 million bankruptcy sale
  • Lead counsel in representation of creditors’ committee and liquidating trustee in bankruptcy cases involving Ponzi scheme
  • Lead counsel for the FDIC as receiver in multiple actions, each involving over $10 million in assets, including tax refunds, in dispute between bank and holding company
  • Lead counsel in representation of creditors’ committee in bankruptcy proceeding filed by automobile dealer and subsequent representation of liquidating agent post-confirmation in connection with resolution of claims and claims objections and pursuit of fraudulent transfer claims against the former owner
  • Lead counsel in representation of ad hoc committee and liquidating agent in case involving a snack food manufacturer
  • Numerous workouts of commercial loans secured by real estate and businesses assets, $5 to $50 million
  • Represent a recorded digital, audio and video content provider in bankruptcy cases nationwide
  • Represent an international medical supplier and software provider in hospital bankruptcy cases nationwide


  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2023 - 2024
  • Selected, Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2009 - 2023
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights by Atlanta Magazine (2011-2018)
  • Selected, Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite - Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights (2012)
  • Ranked, Legal 500 as a Leader in Finance & Bankruptcy 
  • State Bar Bankruptcy Section Speaker
  • Frequent Speaker for Lender and Creditor Trade Groups


  • Member, American Bankruptcy Agency
  • Board Member, Buckhead Coalition, 2019 - present 
  • Board Member, Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation, 2021 - present

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