Law School - Wake Forest University (NC)
Bar Admission - 1/15/2010
Law Office Locations:
Alabama: Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Beyond Alabama: Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi
Geographic Areas Served:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi
Bess Creswell practices in Burr & Forman’s creditors’ right and bankruptcy group focusing on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights.
Areas of Practice:
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2004
M.B.A., with Distinction, Campbell University, 2001
B.S., summa cum laude, Campbell University, 2001
Bess Creswell earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004, where she was the Business Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. Bess Creswellreceived her M.B.A., with Distinction, and her B.S., summa cum laude, with a double concentration in Accounting and Trust Management from Campbell University.
Prior to joining Burr & Forman, Bess Creswell practiced bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation at Alston & Bird LLP. Ms. Creswell also served as a law clerk for the Honorable C. Ray Mullins in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Bess Creswell enjoys tunning, biking, spending time outdoors, leisure reading, and traveling. She offers the following advice to law students: "Use law school as a time to start balancing work and other priorities."
Bess Creswell is a Partner and practices in the firm’s creditors’ right and bankruptcy group focusing on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights. Bess Creswell's experience involves handling complex debtor and creditor cases involving fraudulent transfers, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, and corporate governance issues.
Bess Crewell co-authored “Customs Brokers and the ‘Conduit Defense’ under Section 550 of the Bankruptcy Code,” (Preference Quarterly, April 2006) and “Current Issues Involving the Application of Exculpation and the Business Judgment Rule to Creditors’ Suits Against Directors of Insolvent Corporations,” (Norton’s Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2006).