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Louis G. McBryan

Louis G. McBryan

Senior Attorney

Lou McBryan has been practicing law for over 25 years.

Prior to forming McBryan, LLC, he was a founding partner of  a creditors rights boutique law firm. Lou was the Partner i...

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Louis G. McBryan

Louis G. McBryan

Senior Attorney

Lou McBryan has been practicing law for over 25 years.

Prior to forming McBryan, LLC, he was a founding partner of  a creditors rights boutique law firm. Lou was the Partner in charge of the Bankruptcy Section.

Lou’s experience over the years includes the general representation of persons and entities, including financial institutions, in bankruptcy cases and civil litigation throughout Georgia and the Southeast. In the Bankruptcy Courts, he has experience representing trustees, creditor committees, and business debtors in chapters 7 and 11, and representation of parties in contracts, business torts, and other commercial matters.

In State Courts and Federal Courts, he has represented his clients in land use litigation, defended claims of lender liability, checked warranty claims, and many matters related to commercial litigation. He has also been appointed Receiver by the Superior Courts of Fulton and DeKalb County, Georgia.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Superior and State Courts of Georgia
  • Missouri Courts, all jurisdictions

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

The State Bar of Georgia (Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Business Sections)

The Missouri Bar

American Bar Association (Business Law Section: Business and Corporate Litigation, Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Financial Services Committees; Litigation Section: Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation, Business Torts and Unfair Competition Litigation, Commercial and Business Litigation and Trial Practice Committees; and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Section

Atlanta Bar Association (Bankruptcy and Litigation Sections)

Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Inc. (2006-2008 Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee)

AWARDS, HONORS AND APPOINTMENTS:

Court Appointed Receiver for:

  • In Re: ET-Boston, Inc, Fulton County Superior Court, 2005-2007, (wind down of software training company)
  • Hayden Properties, LLC v. Friendly Hills, LP, DeKalb County Superior Court, Civil Action No. 07-cv-10304-3   (261-unit apartment complex located in DeKalb County, Georgia)
  • Hayden Properties, LLC v. Alternative Housing Castaways, LLC
    Fulton County Superior Court Civil Action No. 2007-CV-140549 (300-unit apartment complex located in Warner Robins, Georgia)

Georgia Trend Magazine; Legal Elite 2007 and 2009 (Bankruptcy Law)

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. since 2002

Publications and Presentations:

  • Speaker: Real Property Foreclosure Seminar, sponsored by ICLE, April 2003-2012; Foreclosure Law and Bankruptcy.
  • Speaker: Real Property Law Institute, Amelia Island, May 2004; Representing Real Property Receivers.
  • Lecturer on Bankruptcy, Community Bankers Association of Georgia, Consumer and Commercial Lender Schools, 2005- 2008
  • Lecturer on Bankruptcy, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates: The New Bankruptcy Law and Its Affects on Consumer Creditors, August and September 2005

EDUCATION:

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia (J.D., cum laude, June 1990)
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri B.Sc., Physical Therapy, 1981

OTHER:

Friends of Goethe, Inc. dba Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta: the German Cultural Center, Board Chair 2019 to 2022t, Member of Board since 2017
Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, 2007 Class
Horizon Theatre Company, Board of Directors 2004-2009 (Vice-Chair 2007-2009)
Inman Park Neighborhood Association, Inc. (President 2002-2003, Treasurer 1995-97)
NPU-N, City of Atlanta, Member of Board 1997-2001 (Chair 2000-01)

Reported Cases:

Bavaria Yachts USA, LLLP v Bavaria Yachts GmbH (In Re Bavaria Yachts USA, LLLP), 575 B.R. 540 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2017)
Tisdale v. Westmoore Group, LLC, 341 Ga.App. 445, 800 S.E.2d 624 (2017)
Hamilton State Bank v. Nelson, 296 Ga. 572, 769 S.E.2d 317 (2015)
Nelson v. Hamilton State Bank, 331 Ga.App. 419, 771 S.E.2d 113 (2015)
Cipolla v. Roberts (In re Cipolla), 476 Fed. Appx. 301 (5th Cir. 2012)
Thomas v. Pentagon Federal Credit Union, 393 Fed.Appx. 635 (11th. Cir. 2010)
Protos v. Silver (In re Protos), 322 Fed. Appx. 930 (11th Cir. 2009).
Alcatel Contr. (NA), Inc. v. Gordon (In re Slaughter Co. & Assocs.), 219 F.3d 1279 (11th Cir. 2000) rehg. en banc den. 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 34029 (2000) cert. den. 2001 U.S. Lexis 1908 (2001)
JP Morgan Chase Bank v. ELL 11, LLC, 414 B.R. 881 (M.D.Ga. 2008)
Pettigrew v. Citizens Trust Bank, 229 B.R. 39 (N.D.Ga. 1998)
In re Fuel Barrons, Inc., Case No. 12-51650-MGD. 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 2128 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. Feb 7, 2013)
In re T & L Outdoors, LLC, Case No. 10-41937-JJR-11. 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 5147, (Bankr. N.D. Ala. December 29, 2011.)
Hospitality Ventures/LaVista v. Heartwood 11, LLC (In re Hospitality Ventures/LaVista), 314 B.R. 843 (Bankr. N.D. Ga. 2007)
Levine V. Cicchinelli (In re Flooring Am., Inc.), 302 B.R. 389; (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 2003)
Ellenberg v. R.J. Griffin & Co. (In re Midland Mech. Contrs.), 196 B.R. 653 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 1996)
Ellenberg v. Plaid Enters. (In re Home Sewing Enters.), 173 B.R. 790 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 1993)
Ellenberg v. Tulip Prod. Polymerics (In re T. B. Home Sewing Enters.) 173 B.R. 782 (Bankr. N.D.Ga. 1993)
Pichulik v. Ball, 270 Ga. App. 656, 607 S.E.2d 247 (2004)
Crowder v. Citizens Trust Bank,   213 Ga.App. 477, 444 S.E.2d 853 (1994) cert. den. 1994 GA.Lexis 1018 (1994).

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Marie B. Belgioino

Marie B. Belgioino

Senior Counsel

Marie is a French lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in commercial and corporate transactions. She is registered with the French and Georgia Bar, Marie Brigitte Belgioino...

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Marie B. Belgioino

Marie B. Belgioino

Senior Counsel

Marie is a French lawyer with more than 10 years of experience in commercial and corporate transactions. She is registered with the French and Georgia Bar, Marie Brigitte Belgioino focused her practice both on Foreign Direct Investments in Singapore and Shanghai and commercial and corporate transactions in France. Newly licensed as a lawyer in Georgia State, the new challenge is to orientate her practice not only in U.S. corporate transactions and cross-border transactions between French-speaking clients and the U.S. but also in representing clients in commercial litigation and general corporate law. Marie speaks English, French, and Italian fluently and conversational Spanish.

Bar Admission

  • The State Bar of Georgia
  • Toulouse Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of Georgia (Corporate and International Law)
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Business and International Law)
  • French American Chamber of Commerce

Education

  • University of Georgia, School of Law Athens, Georgia (LLM 2018)
  • Columbia Business School (Certificate of Management 2012)
  • Bar of Clermont-Ferrand, France (2000)
  • University of Law, Clermont Ferrand France (post-law degree in French Tax Law, 1999)
  • University of Law, Clermont Ferrand France (post-law degree in French Corporate Law, 1997)
  • University of Law Toulouse France (master’s in business law, 1996)
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Alisa Aczel

Alisa Aczel

Counsel at McBryan, LLC
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Alisa Aczel

Alisa Aczel

Counsel at McBryan, LLC
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April LePage

April LePage

Legal Assistant at McBryan, LLC

April LePage is a paralegal with McBryan, LLC, assisting the firm's attorneys. April obtained a paralegal certificate from Darton State College, accredited by the American Bar Asso...

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April LePage

April LePage

Legal Assistant at McBryan, LLC

April LePage is a paralegal with McBryan, LLC, assisting the firm's attorneys. April obtained a paralegal certificate from Darton State College, accredited by the American Bar Association. She has a Bachelor's degree  in Sociology from Kennesaw State University, with anticipated graduation in early 2016. April assists Mr. McBryan in all phases of complex litigation, regularly prepares discovery requests, organizes and maintains large quantities of documents, and assists in trial preparation. Additionally, she has over 12 years of bankruptcy experience, in which she has a unique approach as she has worked for both Debtor and Creditor firms. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and volunteering.

Native of Georgia and born in Albany, Georgia.
Paralegal Certification in 2004 from Darton State College, accredited by the American Bar Association.
Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Kennesaw State University - 2016.

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