National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Announces 2020/2021 Board…

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“I love NABT and its members, and am deeply committed to making our organization even stronger and healthier in the next year, building on the great success of my predecessor presidents."

The National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) welcomed its newly inaugurated President, Neville Reid, during the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference. Mr. Reid will continue his efforts with his fellow board members in guiding NABT to a successful future.

Echoing his opening remarks from the annual conference, Neville commented: “I love NABT and its members, and am deeply committed to making our organization even stronger and healthier in the next year, building on the great success of my predecessor presidents. In addition to continuing to fight for our well-deserved raise, I will diligently seek to expand member participation in committees and NABT initiatives at all levels, whether we get the raise or not, so that members continue to perceive and experience increased value to their investment in NABT. I am grateful for the eagerness of the respective NABT committee chairpersons to join me in achieving that goal of perpetuating NABT well into the future.”

Neville is a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and 1987 graduate of Harvard Law School. As a veteran bankruptcy trustee for 26 years, he has acquired extensive experience either serving as a trustee or receiver, or representing receivers and trustees, in numerous cases of all sizes and complexity. His most recent representation of the chapter 7 trustee in the bankruptcy case of Johnson Publishing Company (N.D. Ill., Case No. 19-10236), in which he led the legal negotiation and structuring of a highly publicized auction of a rare collection of 4 million iconic media items of African American history from the past 70 years, enabled the estate to realize $30 million for creditors and ensured that the collection will be safely on display in public museums. Neville has been an active member of NABT for nearly 10 years, and a member of its board for 6 years, and his accomplishments include representing NABT as an amicus in the seminal appellate case In re Rowe, 750 F.3d 392 (4th Cir. 2014), an opinion which is cited by trustees across the country for the proposition that the trustee Section 326 fee is to be treated as a commission.

Neville also represents investors, secured and unsecured creditors and debtors in workouts and restructurings both inside and outside of bankruptcy court, giving him a broad command of insolvency laws that significantly augments his skills and effectiveness as a trustee. The NABT Board of Directors is currently comprised of esteemed members of the chapter 7 Trustee panel and professionals with which they work.

Elected positions for chapter 11 and subchapter V Trustees is expected during the next election, following their new membership status. 2020/2021 Officers include:

  • Neville Reid, Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP in Illinois as President
  • Leslie Gladstone, Financial Law Group in California as President-Elect
  • Marc Barmat, Furr & Cohen, PA in Florida as Vice President
  • David Birdsell, BK Assets in Arizona as Treasurer
  • Gary Seitz, Gellert Scali Buskenkell & Brown in Delaware as Secretary
  • Jason Gold, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Washington DC as Immediate Past President

The complete list of the Board of Directors can be found at For any questions regarding NABT or the newly appointed board of directors, please contact Jennifer Brinkley at (678) 269-6566 or

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