(Birmingham, AL / March 16, 2015) Timothy M. Lupinacci of Baker Donelson was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Lupinacci was one of 34 nominees worldwide being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the field of bankruptcy and insolvency. Nominees were extended an invitation to join based on a record of achievement reflecting the highest standards of professionalism. The College now has over 850 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and Foreign Fellows.
A shareholder in Baker Donelson's Birmingham office, Mr. Lupinacci serves as chair of the Firm's Financial Institutions Group, comprised of more than 90 attorneys representing clients across a broad spectrum of the financial sector. He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, financial services and transactions, and health law. He represents special servicers, indenture trustees, banks, financial institutions and asset-based lenders in loan workouts and insolvency, with an emphasis on health care insolvency, restructures and workouts. Mr. Lupinacci has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2005, Alabama Super Lawyers since 2008, and Chambers USA since 2009. In 2015, he was named the Birmingham Bankruptcy Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. He is a frequent author and lecturer on creditors' rights, workouts and insolvency and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute as well as the American, Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations.
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals that an important role in sustaining professional excellence. College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, judges, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.
The induction ceremony took place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and was presided over by Michael L. Cook, Chair of the College.