GEORGE W. KUNEY, J.D., M.B.A.
The University of Tennessee
College of Law
Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 USA
phone: (865) 974-2500
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GEORGE W. KUNEY, J.D., M.B.A. is an Associate Professor of Law and the Director of the James L. Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. His current course offerings include Contracts I and II, Property, Debtor-Creditor law, Workouts and Reorganizations, Contract Drafting, and Representing Enterprises. Professor Kuney’s research and scholarship agenda currently focuses on corporate decision making and reorganization as well as the problem of future successor liability claims in mergers and acquisition transactions. His recent scholarly works include Hijacking Chapter 11, 21 Emory Bank Dev. J. 1 (2005); Boards Must Reduce Their Exposure to Creditor Suits, San Francisco Daily Journal (May 7, 2004); Let's Make It Official: Adding an Explicit Pre-Plan Sale Process as an Alternative Exit from Chapter 11, 40 Houston L. Rev. 1265 (2004); All I Ever Needed to Know About Enron I Learned in Kindergarten (And Graduate School) in ENRON: CORPORATE FIASCOS & LEGAL IMPLICATIONS, LESSONS FOR J.D.’S, M.B.A.’S, AND J.D./M.B.A.’S (Foundation Press 2003), Misinterpreting Bankruptcy Code § 363(f) and Undermining the Chapter 11 Process, 76 AM. BANKR. L.J. 235 (2002), and Further Misinterpretation of Bankruptcy Code § 363 (f): Elevating In Rem Interests and Promoting the Use of Property Law to Bankruptcy-Proof Real Estate Developments, 76 AM. BANKR. L.J. 288 (2003).
Prior to joining the University of Tennessee faculty in 2000, he was a partner in the San Diego office of Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory LLP where he concentrated his practice on corporate insolvency and reorganization matters nationwide. His expertise and scholarly interests relate to business transactions and litigation with an emphasis on business acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, and financing. He is the editorial advisor to TRANSACTIONS: THE TENNESSEE JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW, a student-edited periodical of the University of Tennessee College of Law. Professor Kuney received his J.D. degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, cum laude, in 1989, and his M.B.A., with a new venture management emphasis, from the University of San Diego in 1997. He received his B.A. with honors in a major in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1986.