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.
- May 2006Bankruptcy Litigation Manual, contributor, Prentice Hall Law & Business
- May 2006Initial Bankruptcy Litigation, contributing author, ABA Bankruptcy Litigation Manual
- May 2006Norton Bankruptcy Law and Practice, contributing editor
- May 2006Representing the Secured Creditor in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case - A Checklist, coauthor, Business Laws, Inc.
- May 2006Section 366 of the Bankruptcy Code, coauthor
- May 2006Working Out the Troubled Credit Before Bankruptcy, coauthor, Tools of the Creditor's Trade, Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Secured Lending
- April 1998Directors' Duties in LBOs, coauthor, Director's Monthly
- February 19, 2015
Top 10 Mistakes by Parties in Syndicated Loan Transactions
Syndicated Loan Transactions-Recent Developments, Secured Lending Seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Syndicated Loan Transactions-Recent Developments (lntercreditor Disputes), Secured Lending Seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Restructuring Outside of Bankruptcy
Workout and Bankruptcy Workshop sponsored by Commercial Finance Association
Debt Subordination Issues
Lending to Distressed Businesses
Would You Believe This is the Law?
A Primer on Asset Securitization, Continuing Legal Education Seminar
Meltdown.com: Issues in Handling the Turnaround of a Distressed Technology Company
Distressed Debt Summit
Understanding and Avoiding Successor Liability in Assets Sales
Asset Sales in Bankruptcy
Discovery Issues in Litigation Before the Bankruptcy Court, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia
Real Estate Issues in Workouts and Bankruptcies
Director's Duties in the Zone of Insolvency
- University of Virginia (J.D. 1989); St. John's University (B.A. summa cum laude 1986)
- Georgia and New York
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
Who's Who Legal