Originally from Alabama, Jim now practices in our New Orleans office where he works primarily with the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights group. His personal experience as a small business owner guides Jim's approach in addressing the legal problems his clients face. This approach centers on achieving a client's long-term operational goals while limiting their short-term costs.
Jim Thurman is a native of Gadsden, Alabama. Prior to attending law school at the University of Michigan, he earned a B.A. in Classics and Political Science from the University of Alabama. In between college and law school, he owned and operated an animal feed and agricultural supply store in northern Alabama with his father. Jim’s bankruptcy experience includes representing both creditors and debtors in restructuring proceedings in the energy and financial sectors. Jim has also represented purchasers in real-estate deals and performed other transactional work for clients in and outside of bankruptcy.
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