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John Ames Named President-elect of the American Bankruptcy Institute


LOUISVILLE, KY – Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is pleased to announce that John W. Ames, a Member in the firm’s Louisville office, has been elected President-elect of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He was elected during the ABI Annual Spring Meeting held in Washington D.C. Ames previously served the ABI as Vice President, Publications. 

The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. The ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,000 attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. 

Policy-makers on Capitol Hill have long relied on the input of the ABI in the evaluation of bankruptcy law and efforts to improve the system. While the ABI does not advocate policy positions or lobby Congress for legislation, it does provide a unique multi-disciplinary perspective. 

Ames is Chair of Greenebaum’s Bankruptcy and Workout team and a member of the China and International teams. He works exclusively in the business reorganization process, both in Chapter 11's and state law work outs. He represents debtors, as well as creditors, both secured and unsecured. He is past Chairman of the Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and the Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee. 

Ames is listed in The International Who’s Who of Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1989. He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and was in the inaugural certified class of the American Board of Certification. 

About Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC 
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is a widely respected business law firm with more than 200 legal professionals in seven offices, serving local, national and international clients in virtually every industry. A forward-thinking business law firm, Greenebaum is committed to the practice of Breakthrough Law®.


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