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Lawrence R. Ahern III

Adjunct Professor

Lawrence ("Larry") R. Ahern, III is a Fellow of both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.  He is a Rule 31 certified mediator in Tennessee and has been certified since 1994 as a business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification (ABC) and the Tennessee Commission on CLE & Specialization.  He has practiced bankruptcy, real estate and commercial law since graduation from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1972 and now limits his national practice to legal consulting engagements by professionals on issues of bankruptcy, real estate and commercial law, expert testimony, mediation and other alternate dispute resolution, teaching and speaking.  Larry serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the St. John's Bankruptcy LL.M. program (Bankruptcy Procedure) and at Vanderbilt (Secured Transactions) and is a former Visiting Professor at Cumberland School of Law (Secured Transactions and Banking).  He also serves on the Advisory Board of the St. John's LL.M. program.  Larry chaired both the ABC and the Tennessee Commission and continues to serve the ABC as Director Emeritus.  He is a Director of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and his other professional affiliations include the American Bankruptcy Institute (former Director) and the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute (former Director and President).  He is author or co-author of numerous books and articles and is a frequent speaker.

Professor Ahern teaches Bankruptcy Procedure.