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Martin T. Fletcher
Managing Partner, Partner
Seven Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1626
Phone: 410.347.8737
Fax: 410.223.3737
mfletcher@wtplaw.com

Experience

Mr. Fletcher, who serves as the Managing Partner of the firm, is an experienced business advisor, representing companies from the boardroom to the courtroom. Having previously served as In-House Counsel at Maryland National Bank/NationsBank, he brings a wealth of practical experience to complex legal issues. A sampling of his wide-ranging experience follows.

Business and Corporate Law

  • Mr. Fletcher advises a wide array of enterprises on their business and corporate law needs

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Mr. Fletcher represents companies that are buying and selling assets, divisions, or entire enterprises

Director and Officer Corporate Governance

  • Mr. Fletcher advises boards of directors and their officers on a wide variety of corporate governance topics. These include buying and selling assets, resolving litigation, investigating claims, restructuring assets and liabilities, chapter 11 proceedings, and business disputes

Cyber Security and Information Privacy

  • Mr. Fletcher advises businesses on a variety of cyber security and information privacy matters. He has worked not just from the legal side of risk allocation and contracting with respect to cyber security matters, but has also advised businesses on strategies for improving their risk profile and protecting their data systems
  • Mr. Fletcher is on the advisory board of the Information Assurance Small Business Association and is a member of the National Cryptologic Foundation

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Mr. Fletcher advises debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, creditors, and a host of parties involved in bankruptcy related litigation

Bankruptcy Trustee Representation

  • Mr. Fletcher has represented trustees in particularly complex investigations. Examples include:
    • In re Coleman Craten LLC (Trustee's Counsel in liquidation of Baltimore based securities firm and investigation of related fraud/securities claims)
    • In re LifeOne, Inc. (Trustee's Counsel in investigation of fraudulent transfer claims and liquidation of assets of life insurance holding company)

Special Counsel Services, including D&O Governance and Professional Liability

  • Mr. Fletcher has served as special litigation counsel to Trustees pursuing large and complex claims. Examples include:
    • In re Just for Feet, Inc. (Special Litigation Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee in pursuing hundreds of avoidance actions and a D&O and accountant malpractice action)

Chapter 11 Reorganizations Debtor Representation

  • Mr Fletcher has represented numerous large and complex enterprises in the restructuring of their assets and liabilities through chapter 11 proceedings. Examples include:
    • In re PG&E National Energy Group, Inc. (Debtors' Co-Counsel for multi-billion dollar power generation and gas transmission company)
    • In re LSP Limited Partnership (Debtors’ Counsel to owner-operator of electric generation facility)
    • In re Baltimore Emergency Services II LLC (Debtors' Co-Counsel for national physician practice management company with over 250 subsidiaries)
    • In re Sunterra Corporation (Debtors' Co-Counsel for publicly traded timeshare company)
    • In re Frank's Nursery (Debtors' Co-Counsel for retailer)
    • In re USinternetworking (Debtors' Co-Counsel for publicly traded internet company)
    • In re Railworks Corporation (Debtors' Co-Counsel for publicly traded construction company)
    • In re Porter-Hayden Corporation (Debtors' Counsel for mass tort asbestos defendant)
    • In re Pocket Communications (Debtors' Counsel for cellular phone start-up company)
    • In re Kiddie Academy International (Debtors' Counsel for publicly traded franchisor)

Creditors’ Committee Representation

  • Mr. Fletcher has represented numerous creditors’ committees in chapter 11 proceedings. Examples include:
    • In re Cherrydale Farms, Inc. (Committee Counsel in liquidation of candy company with over $80 million in annual sales)
    • In re Imperial Home Decor Group, Inc. (Committee Counsel for reorganization of World's largest wallpaper manufacturing company with over $500 million in annual sales)

Nonprofit Corporate Services

  • Mr. Fletcher has represented non-profit and charitable enterprises in financial restructuring matters. Examples include:
    • In re Erickson Retirement Communities (Counsel to 17 non-profit communities managed by Erickson)

Pre-bankruptcy Planning

  • Mr. Fletcher advises businesses and their boards on options for maximizing the value of their assets and improving their operations with pre-bankruptcy planning strategies

International Practice

  • Mr. Fletcher advises business with respect to their international transactions. He also assists them in resolving international business disputes and litigation

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

  • Mr. Fletcher has served as counsel to 17 non-profit CCRCs

General Information

  • Managing Partner - 2009 to date
  • Member of the Firm's Management Committee - 2006 to 2009
  • Board of Trustees: Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
  • Advisory Board Member: Information Assurance Small Business Association
  • Board of Trustees: Maryland FFA Foundation, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees: Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, 2011
  • Board of Trustees: Friends Meeting School, 2006-2008
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2011
  • Listed in Chambers and Partners, 2010
  • Member: Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Fellow: American Bar Foundation
  • Member: Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member: American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member: Federal Bar Association (Board of Governors, Maryland Chapter)

Articles & Seminars

  • Panelist, Business Technology Issues, Roadmap II (May 19, 2011)
  • Panelist, First-Day Issues, Bankruptcy 2005: Views From The Bench Seminar, Georgetown University Law Center (October 7, 2005)
  • Panelist, Pre-Plan Sales, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (May 7, 2005)
  • Speaker and Co-Author, Five Things Every Real Estate Lawyer Must Know about Bankruptcy, MICPEL and MSBA Advanced Real Property Institute Seminar (September 21, 2004).
  • Speaker and Co-Author, Hot Topics in Attorneys Fees, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association Seminar (May 8, 2004).
  • Speaker and Co-Author, Fifth Amendment Issues in Bankruptcy Cases, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association Seminar (May 12, 2002).
  • Speaker and Co-Author, The Fifth Amendment and the Bankruptcy Code, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (October 25, 2000).
  • Co-Author, 25 Common and Not So Common Lease Issues, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (February 1999).
  • Speaker and Co-Author, 25 Common and Not So Common Preference Issues, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (March 1998).
  • Speaker and Co-Author, Litigation and Bankruptcy: Common Bankruptcy Issues Affecting Litigators, The Baltimore City Bar Association (March 1997).
  • Speaker and Co-Author, Lender Liability Claims in Bankruptcy Court: Issues, Concerns and Strategies. Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (November 1996).
  • Co-Author, The Employees of the Chapter 11 Debtor: Issues, Concerns and Strategies, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, November 15, 1995.
  • Speaker and Co-Author, The Treatment of Cash Management Systems in Bankruptcy, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, June 21, 1995.
  • Instructor, Law and Banking, American Institute of Banking, 1993-1994.
  • Author:  Lecturer and Co-Author, Fifth Amendment Issues in Bankruptcy Cases, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association Seminar (May 18, 2002).
  • Lecturer and Co-Author, The Fifth Amendment and the Bankruptcy Code, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (October 25, 2000).
  • Co-author, The Employees of the Chapter 11 Debtor: Issues, Concerns and Strategies (Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association 1995.
  • Author, Supreme Court Rejects Durrett Rule, Bar Bulletin (Maryland State Bar Association Newsletter) (August 15, 1994).
  • Lecturer: The Treatment of Cash Management Systems in Bankruptcy (Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association 1995).
  • Litigation and Bankruptcy: Common Bankruptcy Issues Affecting Litigators, Bar Association of Baltimore City (March 1997).
  • Lender Liability Claims in Bankruptcy Court: Issues, Concerns and Strategies, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association (November 1996).

Education

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D. 1989)
  • Indiana University at Fort Wayne (B.A. 1986) summa cum laude