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C. Edward Dobbs

2023 Inductee, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Ed Dobbs is the founder and architect of the Parker Hudson commercial finance, debt restructuring, and ADR neutral services practice areas. As a result of his focus in these practice areas over his more than 49 years of practice, Ed has acquired considerable knowledge about commercial matters generally and developed extensive transactional and litigation experience.

As a commercial lending attorney, Ed represents some of the largest financial institutions in the country in structuring and documenting commercial loans, including asset-based lending, factoring and receivable purchase arrangements. As a debt restructuring attorney, Ed has participated in some of the largest bankruptcy cases in the country, both as counsel for bank groups, individual lenders, Chapter 11 debtors, and creditor committees. As part of his Chapter 11 practice, Ed is often called upon by clients to defend them in litigation involving alleged fraudulent conveyances, voidable preferences, and lender liability claims.

In addition, Ed is an accomplished mediator and, in that role, has assisted parties in resolving sizable commercial disputes with significant complexity. His leadership skills, client focus, and encyclopedic knowledge of his areas of practice drive strong confidence in his clients and aids in his coaxing parties to the settlement table in mediations. Ed serves on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) panel of neutrals for complex commercial cases in both arbitrations and mediations. Having developed a national reputation in his commercial lending and debt restructuring practices, Ed is frequently called upon to mediate complex disputes, sometimes involving billions of dollars, in civil suits in state or federal courts or in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases throughout the country. 

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