Pepper Hamilton partner Kay Standridge Kress has been named a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers (ACCFL). Ms. Kress was one of 12 Fellows inducted into the organization at its annual meeting on March 30.
ACCFL is a professional association dedicated to promoting the field of commercial finance law through education, legislative reform, and the recognition of distinguished practitioners, jurists and academics. ACCFL Fellows are selected based on their preeminence in the field of commercial finance law and their substantial and repeated contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in commercial finance law. There are fewer than 300 Fellows worldwide.
Ms. Kress is a corporate restructuring and bankruptcy partner in the Detroit office of Pepper Hamilton and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She has more than 30 years of experience in representing debtors, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, trustees and individual creditors and parties in interest, both as lead counsel and as co-counsel in out-of-court workouts and in bankruptcy courts in the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York and in other bankruptcy courts in the United States. She was named a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in 2005.
Ms. Kress also was the American Bar Association Business Law Section Advisor to the Uniform Law Drafting Committee for the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act. The Act was approved by the Uniform Law Commission in July 2015 and has been enacted in five states.