Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights & Workouts, Real Property Issues, Transactions, Commercial Loans, Corporate Counsel, Collaborative Divorce





About Brian & His Practice

Brian's practice focuses primarily on negotiations of conflicts - whether in bankruptcy, workout and creditors’ rights, divorce or other legal arenas.  During his career, Brian has represented numerous secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases as well as official committees of unsecured creditors and ad hoc committees of creditors.  His practice leads to solutions for through various means, including negotiation, collaborative practice, recovery and liquidation of real, personal and intellectual property. His clients include creditors, including banks, other financial institutions and commercial entities as well as divorcing spouses and family members seeking conflict resolution.

In addition to bankruptcy proceedings, Mr. Walding handles collection actions in state and federal courts for various clients, including manufacturing concerns.  Brian also represents commercial lessors of personal property and handles transactions involving real and personal property.  As managing member of the firm, Brian brings a unique perspective that allows him to assist companies in general business needs as a "virtual" general counsel.  He has been involved in various commercial litigation matters, mainly involving financial institutions and other commercial entities.  Recently, in light of his personal divorce, Brian is involved in collaborative practice in which he works with a team to achieve an agreement resolving divorce and other family conflicts.

Brian grew up in Dale County, Alabama on a family peanut farm where his work ethic was formed.  After graduating high school from Dale County High School, Brian attended Auburn University and attained a bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with honors in four years.  After attaining his engineering degree, he worked as an engineer at a nuclear plant in south Alabama and eventually moved to Birmingham where he engaged in computer programming and webpage development for a Fortune 500 company.  Brian attended the University of Alabama School of Law graduating with honors prior to working at one of the largest law firms in Alabama. 

Brian formed Walding, LLC in June of 2009 utilizing his legal experience and work ethic from his youth.  The firm began with Brian and a paralegal, Teresa Adams, and quickly expanded to additional attorneys and staff.  When Brian is not practicing law, he spends time with his daughter doing numerous things that he swore he would never do - such as having tea parties and learning about the subtleties of nail polish and make up.  In his free time, Brian enjoys running, keeping up with technology, trips to South Walton County, Florida, deer hunting on his family farm and spending time with his family.


AV Overall Peer-Rating by Martindale; Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010, 2011 and 2013; Birmingham Magazine Top Lawyer (Bankruptcy) 2012, 2013

Practice Areas:

Bankruptcy, Workout and Creditors’ Rights, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Leases and Leasing, Real Property


Representation of Creditors in Bankruptcy; Official and Ad Hoc Committees in Bankrkuptcy Cases; Federal and State Courts; Workout of Problem Loans; Representation of Creditor Committees in Bankruptcy; Commercial Real Estate Foreclosures; Commercial Collections; General Commercial Litigation; Bankruptcy Litigation



Auburn University (B.I.E., 1998), cum laude / The University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., 2003), magna cum laude

Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association | Birmingham Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute | Alabama State Bar

Birmingham Collaborative Alliance
International Acadamy of Collaborative Professionals

Court Admissions:

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama