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Michael R. Paslay

Michael R. Paslay


Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615 850 8657
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In reorganization, insolvency, trouble asset, and distressed entity matters, Mike Paslay serves the needs of secured lenders, debtors, unsecured creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, and third-party purchasers. With an emphasis on municipal, manufacturing, and healthcare cases, Mike assists clients in:

Addressing fraudulent conveyances
Handling reduced capacity issues in the event of a bankruptcy filing
Monitoring complex and multi-jurisdictional cases
Structuring acquisitions

Mike combines his depth of knowledge and experience with his creativity and intellectual curiosity. Enjoyable, friendly, responsive, and dedicated, Mike serves clients from a variety of industries, including:

Financial services

In November 2011, Jefferson County, Alabama filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the most expensive municipal bankruptcy ever filed. Representing the trustee for certain sewer debt exceeding $3 billion, Mike and the Waller team have been intimately involved in the historic proceedings.

Mike is certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification. Best Lawyers recognizes Mike for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Bar Admissions



J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1983
B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1980
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Certified, Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization
Member, Nashville, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and American Bar Associations
Member, Executive Committee, Tennessee Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Executive Council
Certified, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, Business Bankruptcy
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Former Director, Mid-South Commercial Law Institute
Former President, Bankruptcy Section of Nashville Bar Association

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