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Mr. Robert McCay Dearing Mercer

Mercer Law LLC

Having been a partner for many years in the bankruptcy and restructuring group of a large international law firm, Robert has a high-stakes bankruptcy and insolvency litigation practice.

In his over twenty-five years of practice, Robert has represented just about every major player in chapter 11 cases including post confirmation trustees, creditors’ committees, chapter 11 debtors, indenture trustees, receivers, asset purchasers, directors and officers, pre-petition lenders, and debtor-in-possession lenders.

Robert has appeared in bankruptcy courts around the country including the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware. In addition, he has represented clients in high-stakes insolvency and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

There are two significant ways that Robert’s practice differs from comparable bankruptcy and insolvency litigators. First, in very select cases, Robert represents insolvency fiduciaries in high-stakes litigation on a contingency fee. Second, unlike most bankruptcy and insolvency litigators, he does not represent—and, therefore, is not precluded from suing—any banks.

Honors & Awards
Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Georgia, 2013 – 2021, 2023

Selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Bankruptcy by Atlanta Magazine, 2018-2023

Selected as a "Legal Elite" in Bankruptcy Law by Georgia Trend, 2016, 2018-2023

Recent Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “The Shoot Out at the OK Corral: Insolvency Litigation Targeting D&Os and Lenders”, TMA Atlanta Panel, Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Georgia, September 1, 2023.

Moderator, “Set ‘Em Up & Knock ‘Em Down: Litigation Arising Out of Distressed Deals”, TMA Southeast Regional Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, August 10, 2023.

Moderator, “Advanced Fraudulent Transfers: A Baker’s Dozen of Helpful Tips and Insights,” ABI Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Amelia Island, Florida, July 21, 2022.


Industry Leadership
Vice President of Membership (2018-2023) & Board of Directors (2014-2023) Turnaround Management Association, Atlanta Chapter

Advisory Board, American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop (2017- 2023)

Advisory Committee, TMA Southeast Conference (2022-2023)