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Michael Shaw
Partner
Suite 1200
RSA Battle House Tower
11 N Water St
Mobile, AL 36602
251.439.7591 tel
251.431.9406 fax

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Tony Shaw is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Banking and Creditor Rights Team. He practices from the firm's Mobile office. For over 15 years, Mr. Shaw has represented a variety of businesses, from manufacturers and insurers to financial institutions, in workouts, litigation, trials, and arbitration. He primarily represents banks and private lenders. 

Mr. Shaw has many years of litigation experience in bankruptcy and creditor rights matters and has argued and tried several dozen cases to verdict, before bench and jury, before various courts in the United States including courts in Alabama, Florida, and New Jersey. He currently represents the Chapter 7 Trustee in In re: Atherotech, Inc., one of the largest bankruptcy cases ever filed in the state of Alabama. 

Mr. Shaw handles a wide range of bankruptcy and creditor rights matter, including workouts, fraudulent conveyance actions, alter-ego claims, corporate veil piercing, and post-judgment collections. He is licensed in, and regularly represents clients in state and federal courts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, New York, and Texas. Mr. Shaw has assisted clients with the recovery of several hundred million dollars in assets. He has obtained several six-figure, seven-figure, and eight-figure judgments or settlements for creditors throughout the country, including Alabama. He routinely counsels clients concerning workouts and loan restructuring and advises creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings regarding preference actions, administrative expenses, executory contracts, and the automatic stay. 

In addition to his litigation and restructuring practice, Mr. Shaw also has an extensive appellate practice. He has represented clients before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, bankruptcy court appeals to district court, Alabama Supreme Court, Georgia Supreme Court, Mississippi Supreme Court, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Florida District Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third and Fifth Districts. 

Mr. Shaw also has extensive experience involving the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (“PACA”) and its effects on produce debtors and produce creditors. In addition to counselling and representing clients in the handling of PACA issues, he has been published in a national journal on the subject ("Producing Inefficiency: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act" Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, January 2003), and has been interviewed and quoted on the subject by Al.com.  

Mr. Shaw is a regular speaker on bankruptcy and creditors rights issues.

Noteworthy

  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Business Litigation in the 2011 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers

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Presentations

  • "Collecting/Enforcing Judgments: Setting Recovery Goals and How to Get There", June 28, 2012
  • Construction Law: From A to Z, November 1, 2008
  • Managing Construction Projects, July 1, 2008
  • Managing Complex Construction Law Issues, October 1, 2007

Publications

  • "Double Trouble: Why the Alabama Supreme Court Should Adopt the Majority Rule Proscribing Negligent Entrustment Claims Against an Employer when Agency of Driver is Uncontested"
    Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, October 2006
  • "Punitive Damage Awards: Staying the Execution to Protect your Client's Constitutional Rights"
    Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, November 2005
  • "State Farm v. Campbell: The Noose is Finally Tightening Around Outrageous Punitive Damage Awards"
    Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, October 2003
  • "Producing Inefficiency: The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act"
    Engage: The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, January 2003

Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar 
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member, Healthcare and Bankruptcy Litigation committees)
  • Autism Society of Alabama (Vice-President, Junior Board of Mobile)
  • Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Construction Committee) 
  • Mobile County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Florida Bar
  • The Mississippi Bar