Francesca Macchiaverna is a partner in the Savannah office of HunterMaclean. She has over twenty years of experience in business and commercial litigation in state and federal courts of Georgia and South Carolina. She represents clients in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, real estate foreclosure and workouts, landlord-tenant matters, mechanic’s liens and bonds, health care, and post-judgment and foreign judgment collections. Additionally, she is a certified Circuit Court Mediator in the state of South Carolina. Francesca has received the highest possible rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy, and litigation.
Francesca is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia and South Carolina as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Sections of the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association, and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association, and the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association. Francesca is a frequent presenter at professional education programs on landlord-tenant topics, and she formerly authored the Greater Savannah Apartment Association legal newsletter for many years.
Prior to joining HunterMaclean, Francesca was managing partner of Thomerson Macchiaverna Smith & Freeman P.C.’s Savannah office. She received her B.A. from Emory University and her J.D. from the University of South Carolina. While in law school, she was on the editorial board and served as the articles editor for the South Carolina Environmental Law Journal.
Currently, Francesca’s primary community activities include serving as the secretary of the executive board of the Coastal Heritage Society and acting as a parent liaison for the first grade class of Savannah Country Day School. She is married with two daughters.
- Young v. Catoe, 33 Fed. Appx. 133 (4th Cir. 2002)
- Robert Michael Ardis v. Educational Credit Management Corp. (In re Ardis), 340 B.R. 309 (Bankr. S.C. 2006)
- SunTrust Bank v. Global One, L.L.C. (In re Global One, L.L.C.), 411 B.R. 524 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2009)
- Gerguis v. Statesboro HMA Medical Group, LLC, No. A14A1616, 2015 WL 1215045 (Ga.Ct.App. March 18, 2015)
- Gray Tybee, II, LLC, et al. v. Charles W. Coker, Jr. (In the Matter of Coker), 569 B.R. 521 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2017)