Al Lurey has been a partner in the firm since 1975. Mr. Lurey concentrates his practice on bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

Mr. Lurey is listed as Band 1 in the 2014 and the three immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Bankruptcy/Restructuring and has been listed in that publication each year since 2005. Mr. Lurey was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy Law for 2017 and each of the 33 years immediately preceding. He was named a 2015 "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Bankruptcy Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Lurey was recognized as one of Georgia's "Legal Elite" for Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights in Georgia Trend Magazine for 2015 and each of the six years immediately preceding. He was recognized as a Georgia "Super Lawyer" for Business Law in 2009, for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights Law in 2013 and each of the four years immediately preceding, and more recently for Business Bankruptcy in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Lurey has also been listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2014. He received the 2007 Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section David Pollard Achievement Award. Mr. Lurey has been named by Legal Media Group to its 2010 and 2012 Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

American Bar Association, Member

American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow

California Bar Association, Member

Emory Law School, Adjunct Professor

The Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, Inc., Former President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

State Bar of Georgia, Corporate and Banking Law Section, UCC Committee, Former Chairman


  • Harvard University, LL.B. (1967)
    cum laude
  • Duke University, A.B. (1964)
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1970)
  • California (1967)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit — Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr.

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Fully engaged means understanding the client's business and tirelessly seeking to find creative solutions to the client's problems.

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Alfred S. Lurey

Experience Highlights

In re OneStar Long Distance, Inc.

Represented the creditors' committee and now Chapter 7 trustee for OneStar Long Distance Inc. in connection with liquidation of assets of a large more

Judicial estoppel issue involving one of the world's largest privately held software companies
Advised one of the world's largest privately held software companies, which had been sued by a reorganized debtor, about assertion of judicial more
Global License, Development and Commercialization agreement for Biotest AG
Served as lead counsel in representing Biotest AG (Biotest), a German publicly traded biotechnology company, in signing a global License, Development more
Large preference claim against an IT products and services company
Defense of an IT products and services company against large preference claim in a bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern more