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Aldo L. LaFiandra (Al)

Partner-in-Charge Atlanta


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1989); St. John's University (B.A. summa cum laude 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia and New York

Al LaFiandra is a recognized leader among lawyers in leveraged finance and business reorganizations. He has nearly 30 years of experience representing lenders and borrowers in various types of credit arrangements including cash flow, asset-based, and mezzanine loans. Most of these transactions involve multiple tranches of debt and intercreditor arrangements in connection with acquisition financings. Al also has significant experience in workouts and restructurings of financially distressed loans.

Al played a vital role in the bankruptcy court-ordered investigation of Enron while at his former firm by serving as the Editor-in-Chief for each of the reports filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Among his many responsibilities he analyzed complex structured finance transactions, the third-party roles in such transactions, and the corporate governance issues presented by such transactions.

Al is listed as a leading practitioner in many legal publications such as Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" and Chambers USA. He has written and lectured on numerous topics of interest to the financial community and has served as director and president of the Turnaround Management Association (Atlanta chapter) and a former director of the Association of Certified Turnaround Practitioners (ACTP).

Al currently serves on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees of Woodruff Arts Center, and is the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Atlanta Office.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA — banking & finance

    Best Lawyers in America — banking and finance law: bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law and banking law and bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law

    Georgia Super Lawyers

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