Alison Elko Franklin focuses her practice on advising debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, and creditors in corporate reorganizations, municipal reform, creditors' rights litigation, and distressed transactions. She represents clients in Chapter 11 reorganizations, Chapter 9 municipal debt adjustments, Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency proceedings, and Chapter 7 liquidations.
Alison prosecutes and defends bankruptcy litigation matters, including plan and claims objections, cash collateral disputes, stay relief issues, sale issues, and avoidance actions. She counsels examiners, receivers, and creditors in fraud investigations and commercial litigation in federal and state courts, in addition to representing clients in bankruptcy appeals to district and circuit courts. Alison also represents purchasers in 363 sales, as well as various parties in problem loan workouts, forbearance agreements, and other distressed transactions.
Alison is the 2019 recipient of the David W. Pollard Achievement Award presented by the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association to a member of the Atlanta bar who best exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the bankruptcy practice. She has been named “40 Under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “On the Rise” by the Daily Report, “Rising Star” in Restructuring and Insolvency by the IFLR100, “Legal Elite” in Bankruptcy Law by Georgia Trend, and to the “Super Lawyer Rising Star” list for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights by Atlanta Magazine.
Alison is the vice chair of the Atlanta Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), having previously chaired the Next Generation Program of the TMA Atlanta Chapter, the IWIRC-Georgia Network, and the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. She has also served on the global boards of directors for the TMA Next Generation Program and IWIRC.
Alison serves as a leader in numerous pro bono projects, having cofounded the Reaffirmation Project, the Low Income Creditor Assistance Project, and the Georgia State University College of Law Bankruptcy Assistance and Practice Program. She also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Modest Means Program and volunteers with several non-profit organizations.