Hannah Berny is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Nashville office. As a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Right’s Practice Group, she focuses her practice in helping corporate debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and court-appointed trustees in complex corporate restructurings and liquidations in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases. Ms. Berny's clients include hospitals and health systems, banks and financial institutions, dental groups, and professional sports organizations, among others.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Berny worked as a judicial clerk for the 21st Judicial District of the Williamson County Circuit Court and for the Hon. W. Neal McBrayer of the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of hospital in Chapter 11 proceedings, including the management and negotiation of over 30 related adversary proceedings
  • Representation of court-appointed Chapter 11 trustee in a highly contested individual Chapter 11 Bankruptcy out of Texas involving multi-state land disputes and corporate governance issues
  • Representation of multiple proton therapy centers in a jointly-administered Chapter 11 case, including the marketing and sale of the debtor's assets through a competitive 363 sale process and the resolution of multiple related adversary proceedings
  • Representation of a home owners association on Subchapter IV Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding to sell all assets of the debtor through a 363 sale process, successfully selling all assets free and clear of over 500 conflicting interests without objection


  • Belmont University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Agribusiness, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • All State Courts in Tennessee
  • American Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Nashville Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Division
  • Tennessee Lawyer’s Association For Women
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Williamson County 4-H Youth Program, Volunteer