Bankruptcy attorney Robinson joins Burr & Forman



Burr & Forman LLP announces the addition of Rick Robinson as a partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice.

Based in Wilmington, Robinson, is an experienced and nationally recognized bankruptcy attorney.

“Expanding the services that we provide to our financial institution and other insolvency clients is part of our firm’s strategic plan,” said Lee Thuston, managing partner of Burr & Forman. “Adding someone like Rick with a stellar reputation in the national bankruptcy arena is the next logical step in serving our growing client needs.”

Robinson has more than 25 years of experience in counseling corporate clients in connection with Chapter 11 cases and insolvency matters. His experience in numerous industries, including key service areas for Burr & Forman, such as health care, financial services and manufacturing.

“I am looking forward to joining and strengthening Burr & Forman’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Group by adding additional depth, and the capability to handle matters for clients in Delaware and New York,” said Robinson. “Over the years, I have worked alongside and across the table from Burr & Forman attorneys in numerous cases, and in my experience, these lawyers achieve their clients’ objectives, even in the most difficult and adversarial situations. Our common cultures and the firm’s longstanding reputation of serving clients and tireless advocacy make this move an easy decision and a natural next step for my practice.”

“Delaware is the country’s busiest bankruptcy venue, often issuing decisions that shape corporate activity around the U.S.,” added Mike Hall, leader of Burr & Forman’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice. “Rick’s experience handling large- and middle-market business bankruptcies and restructurings – combined with our ability to provide value – allow us to better serve our Southeastern clients when their bankruptcy matters take them to Delaware.”

Robinson is admitted to practice in the states of Delaware, New York and Florida. He previously practiced for more than nine years as a partner in the Delaware office of Reed Smith, and for more than 12 years at Baker Hostetler in Orlando, Florida.

Robinson earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Burr & Forman’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice is one of the largest in the Southeast with more than 30 attorneys across the firm’s Southeastern footprint, and now, Wilmington, Del.

Burr & Forman is a Southeast, regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and ten offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For more information, visit the firm’s website at

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