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Courtney Gilmer Nashville Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy Attorney

Practice Areas     

  • Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

  • Workouts

  • Farming and Agribusiness

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Commercial Collections

  • Business Transactions and Commercial Real Estate

  • General Corporate Practice

  • Financial Services (Litigation and Regulatory Compliance)

  • Outside General Counsel

  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution 



  • Vanderbilt Law School - JD 2002

  • University of Missouri - Columbia - BA 1999



  • Tennessee

  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee

  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Tennessee

  • 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals


Memberships and Distinctions

  • Mediator, Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed

  • Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, Board of Directors, 2012-2017; President, 2016-2017

  • Past Chair, Nashville Bar Association Bankruptcy Court Committee

  • Member, Mortgage Bankers Association

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Included in: Best Lawyers in America and Mid-South Super Lawyers

Courtney gained extensive experience during her 15 years with an AmLaw 100 firm focusing on Chapter 11 bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings, commercial litigation; business transactions; and financial services, including litigation and regulatory compliance. In financial distress situations, Courtney helps her clients develop an in-depth picture of their assets and liabilities, and realistic prospects, so they can collaboratively determine the best path forward – workout, reorganization, or asset sale. Courtney knows all the ins and outs of bankruptcy law and the court system to use as tools to help clients achieve a secure financial future.


To gain a better understanding of day-to-day business operations Courtney joined a financial services company as legal counsel and Compliance Officer. Working  directly with the C-Suite gave Courtney a deep understanding of how companies face the unforeseen circumstances that arise as well as the opportunities such circumstances present to renegotiate key contracts and obtain more favorable terms. Courtney uses all of her experience to create innovative solutions for her clients and to position them for future success.


Courtney focuses on working directly with a client’s team to deeply understand their business, their current financial situation, and how we can leverage assets and the law to maximize value in any situation. This focus is based on a belief that there is not a one-size fits all approach to finding solutions for business clients. 

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