Bankruptcy Law Section

The Bankruptcy Law Section focuses on issues involving bankruptcy law. The section’s executive committee develops projects for its members ranging from legislative proposals to their annual two-day Bankruptcy Forum and associated social events.

Stites & Harbison PLLC
401 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Anderson & Fugate
114 E Market St
Johnson City, TN 37604

Stair Praised at Retirement Ceremony

Dignitaries, friends and family on Friday packed a send-off ceremony for retiring U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Richard Stair Jr., Knoxnews reports. “But Stair seemed nonplussed by the bigwigs who turned out and, bucking tradition at such fetes, did not regale the crowd with highlights of his tenure,” according to the paper. Instead, he praised his mentors, law clerks, assistants, court staff and family. Others who spoke said Stair, who is leaving the bench after a 28-year-career, treated all who came before him with dignity and respect and was known for his wisdom, wit, insight and selflessness.

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6th Circuit Picks Bauknight as Next Bankruptcy Judge

Suzanne H. Bauknight, chief of the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, is slated to be the next bankruptcy judge in the state, pending clearance by the FBI, Knoxnews reports. Bauknight was picked by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to succeed Richard Stair, who retires at the end of the month after 28 years.

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