Brandon J. Tittle
With more than a decade of business bankruptcy law experience, Brandon J. Tittle is the go-to attorney for finding creative solutions to complex insolvency-related issues. His extensive expertise includes managing bankruptcy restricting cases—on both national and international scales—and representing entities in Chapter 7 and 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and creditors’ committees. After law school, Brandon obtained an LL.M in bankruptcy from St. John’s University and was named an American Bankruptcy Institute Scholar. He then went on to clerk for both the Honorable Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Delaware, and the Honorable Alan S. Trust, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
After completing his clerkships, Brandon gained admission to New York, Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States and amassed skills from some of the largest, high-end law firms in Texas: Porter Hedges in Houston; Winstead PC in Dallas; and Reid Collins in Dallas. During this time, he saw multiple high-profile cases—including Washington Mutual and the largest solar powered bankruptcies—and the experience he gained ultimately led to the opening of his own practice, Tittle Law Group, a professional limited liability company. Recently listed among the Top Law Firms of Collin County by Local Profile Magazine, the Plano-based practice specializes in business bankruptcy, Chapter 11, Chapter 7, and Subchapter 5 of Chapter 11. The firm also does general bankruptcy litigation and commercial litigation, and deals with issues outside of the bankruptcy court for clients, when necessary. Brandon leads the firm's commercial litigation and business bankruptcy practice with a focus on corporate reorganization, restructuring, acquisitions, and litigation.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Brandon to learn more about his extensive experience in business bankruptcy, Tittle Law Group, and the elements that set them apart from their competitors.
Tell us more about Tittle Law Group and the people who have joined you.
We opened our doors on September 1, 2021, with two attorneys, one paralegal, and a legal secretary, and we’re already looking to expand. Our associate attorney R. Luke Graham specializes in bankruptcy law as well, and while he could work in any large firm, he has also chosen to make a difference. Our partnership allows us to be collaborative, so we can find creative solutions to our clients’ problems, and we will do so with a competitive legal rate and the horsepower of a bigger firm.
What inspired you to go into this particular area of practice?
My undergraduate degree is in accounting, and my dad worked for Deloitte and other large firms that did restructuring work. He is the one who led me into the bankruptcy arena. Then, in my second year of law school, during internships with two bankruptcy judges, I learned that I could utilize my financial background to help people reorganize their businesses and give them a fresh start. I saw that there was a lot of self-worth in that area of law and that I was making a real difference.
Why did you decide to branch out on your own?
I chose to go out on my own because I felt it was the best way to help middle-market companies. My goal is not to represent large companies, but to save those that are small and mid-sized. Starting my own firm also allowed me to be more affordable to my clients. I have big firm experience and the credentials to work at any large firm in the country, but I chose to open Tittle Law Group so that I can be nimble and flexible, especially with billing.
How are you able to make your rates more affordable to clients?
It involves Subchapter 5, which was signed by Congress before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Large firms don’t have the power to do Subchapter 5s because it is very streamlined, and most large firms don’t have the bill rates to compete.
In what other ways does Tittle Law Group differ from other law firms?
We’re made up of big-firm attorneys who work on smaller cases and offer more flexible rates. My experience has also equipped me to make clients comfortable during the worst times of their lives. I strive to make them feel like that this is just another hurdle that I will help them overcome. Because we take away some of their stress, our they can devote their attention to other important aspects in their lives, such as work and family.
How does your previous work experience benefit clients?
The cases during our clerkships exposed us to large, high-profile, complex cases. I’ve seen the ways bankruptcies can go bad as well as the ways people can come to an agreement and make things work. At Tittle Law Group, we bring that level of complexity down to a smaller scale and really simplify that complexity. My finance degree also helps me now. Before law school, I worked as an auditor and trained at auditing businesses, so my original plan was to get both a CPA and a JD. What I wanted to do eventually came down to either tax or bankruptcy, and I fell in love with bankruptcy. I can jump into my clients’ financial statements, help them understand what’s going on, and assist them in restructuring their debts. Chapter 11 allows you to do things to people’s financial statements that you can’t do anywhere else, and my accounting background equipped me with that knowledge. Essentially, my team and I have a unique appreciation and deep understanding of the liquidity challenges companies face and the experience to navigate those challenges successfully. Brandon received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law where he contributed to the Law Review.
Brandon J. Tittle
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