Christian A. Pereyda
Of Counsel

Christian's Profile

Christian Pereyda is Of Counsel in the Birmingham Office and a member of Maynard Cooper’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice. Christian‘s practice focuses on complex transactional, litigation, and advisory work related to debtor-creditor relationships, including restructurings through Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. He has represented parties in complex litigation arising in bankruptcy proceedings or in other federal or state courts, advised lenders on distressed and alternative finance, and advised owners and lenders in connection with restructurings and workouts. Christian also has experience handling matters in the areas of corporate law, real estate, commercial finance, and loan documentation.

Christian received his Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College, where he played football for two seasons. Christian received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2017. While a student at the University of Alabama School of Law, Christian earned his LL.M. in Complex Business Transactions alongside his J.D., served as Acquisitions and Research Editor for the Law and Psychology Review, and won first place in the American Bankruptcy Institute’s eighth annual Bankruptcy Law Student Writing Competition. Christian also represented the University of Alabama School of Law at the twenty-fifth Annual Judge Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.

Christian's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Commercial Law Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Asset Sales Committee
    • Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
    • Business Reorganization Committee
    • Commercial Fraud Committee
    • Emerging Industries and Technology Committee
    • Real Estate Committee
    • Secured Credit Committee
    • Young and New Members Committee
  • Hispanic National Bar Association

Civic Organizations

  • Rotaract Club of Birmingham
    • Ready 2 Read Program
  • Magic City Harvest
    • Junior Board Vice President

Christian's Publications

Are Cryptocurrencies True Currencies? Evaluating Cryptocurrencies Under § 550, American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Litigation Comm. Newsletter (January 2019)

Distinction Without Difference: Substantial Certainty Under § 523(a)(6), American Bankruptcy Institute Commercial Fraud Comm. Newsletter (August 2018)

Real Estate Sales Free and Clear of Unexpired Leases Under § 363(f),  American Bankruptcy Institute Business Reorganization Comm. Newsletter (July 2018)

Is Undue Hardship an Undue Burden? An Argument in Favor of Presumptive Non-Dischargeability for Federal, but Not Private, Student Loans in Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 40 (June 2016).

Christian's Speaking Engagements

T 205.254.1854
F 205.714.6440
State Bar:Alabama

The University of Alabama School of Law (2017, J.D., LL.M., Law and Psychology Review, Acquisitions and Research Editor, 2017 Judge Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, Extern for the Hon. Jennifer Henderson, Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Western Division)

Birmingham-Southern College (2013, B.A. in Philosophy)

March 12, 2019
Maynard Cooper & Gale Adds New Talent To The Bankruptcy And Restructuring Practice
Birmingham, Al. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that Christian A. Pereyda has joined the Firm a...