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Seyfarth Welcomes Bankruptcy Litigator John Mills In Atlanta


Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that John W. Mills, III has joined the firm’s Litigation department as a partner in Seyfarth’s Atlanta office. Mills comes from Barnes & Thornburg LLP where he served as partner in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring department and Lending and Structured Finance group in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

For over 25 years, Mills has focused his practice on restructuring, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, bankruptcy acquisitions and insolvency related litigation, including receivership and foreclosures. In addition, he has counseled clients in commercial litigation including matters relating to real estate lending and structured financings. 

A frequent author and speaker on a wide range of bankruptcy topics, Mills is on the Board of Directors and Immediate Past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of California. Notably, Mills was the recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association’s inaugural Pro Bono Award for his creation of a program to provide counseling to pro se debtors in connection with reaffirmation agreements in bankruptcy cases.  

“John is an exceptional litigator and a trusted advisor for clients navigating the most intricate bankruptcy matters,” said Kate Perrelli, chair of Seyfarth’s Litigation department. “He is a great talent and is well positioned to collaborate with our multifaceted teams in Atlanta, California and nationally.” 

Mills received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. He earned a B.A. from Wofford College. 

“John’s bankruptcy practice is a seamless complement to our large real estate and public finance platforms in both Atlanta and Los Angeles,” said Steve Kennedy, managing partner of Seyfarth’s Atlanta office. “He is a valuable addition to the firm, joining with an innate collegiality and a keen understanding of the business environment.”                                                                                                                                                                              

Mill’s arrival follows the recent addition of corporate partner Andrew Hough in Atlanta. Founded in 1996, Seyfarth’s Atlanta office has grown to over 85 attorneys who practice in the areas of labor & employment law, commercial real estate law, corporate law, employee benefits and ERISA litigation, and commercial litigation.

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