Bankruptcy Litigation

“Whiteford's bankruptcy litigation practice is tops in the region.” -- Partner at Wiley Rein LLP, quoted in US News & World Report, Best Law Firms

“Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is simply outstanding. They are creative, responsive, and thoroughly professional. I endorse them without qualification.” -- Client quoted in US News & World Report, Best Law Firms

“There is not a weak link in this bankruptcy group. Whiteford, Taylor & Preston lawyers are the best in our town.” -- Client quoted in US News & World Report, Best Law Firms

Chambers and Partners ranks the firm BAND ONE (the highest tier) and comments:  "… Paul Nussbaum is a noted bankruptcy lawyer and chairs the firm's bankruptcy litigation, restructuring and debtor-creditors' rights practice. He is 'creative and has good insight not only into the law, but into the motivations of the other side.' Managing partner Martin Fletcher specializes in a broad range of bankruptcy reorganization and restructuring matters. He is 'a top-notch administrator,' according to sources, and also elicits praise for his awareness of developments in the financial sector. … Bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Hroblak's 'command of the law in very complex areas is truly impressive and a very rare commodity,' remark sources, who also praise his ability to practically apply this legal knowledge to everyday problems." -- Extract from Chambers and Partners USA

The Bankruptcy Practice group at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston offers an ideal mixture of transactional strength and litigation reinforcement. Our bankruptcy group is recognized as among the largest and most accomplished in the region, and is ranked by Law 360 as one of the Top 10 in the nation for concentration of bankruptcy lawyers. We represent debtors and debtors in possession, creditors and creditors' committees, lenders and trustees in all types of debt restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization proceedings, including out-of-court workouts. Our representation ranges from small local cases to those of national stature.

Within the confines of a bankruptcy proceeding, WTP's attorneys routinely litigate matters for debtors, creditors' committees, and trustees in adversary proceedings and contested matters regarding intellectual property rights, contract disputes, and financing transactions.  This includes issues of cash collateral, debtor in possession financing, asset sales, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, lease and contract assumptions, assignments, and rejections, and automatic stay proceedings. We litigate on behalf of creditors, including commercial banks, trust companies, financial institutions and trade creditors, in their endeavors to recover and preserve financial interests in entities experiencing financial trouble. In addition, the Bankruptcy Practice Group handles bankruptcy appeals at all levels of the appellate process. While we litigate aggressively if necessary, our primary goal is to provide both practical and innovative solutions in the most efficient and economical manner possible.

Read more about our Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy transactional practice, Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Creditors Committee Representation, Creditors' Rights and Preference Defense, Loan Workouts and Financial Restructuring, and Special Counsel Services.

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Articles

On the Move - Legal Addition

Paul Nussbaum and Kevin Hroblak, partners in Whiteford Taylor & Preston's business reorganization and bankruptcy group, have been singled out by Legal 500 as among the leading bankruptcy lawyers in the Northeast U.S. The firm's bankruptcy group itself was ranked highly in the Northeast, as one of only 17 first- and second-rank firms in the entire region from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., including New York. Nussbaum has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Maryland by Super Lawyers.

Events

American Bankruptcy Institute & Georgetown Law CLE Bankruptcy: Views from the Bench Conference

Presented by the American Bankruptcy Institute and Georgetown Law Continuing Legal Education, the conference offers a unique opportunity for bankruptcy practitioners to hear from more than a dozen bankruptcy judges during a full day of high-quality CLE and networking opportunities. This year’s program will examine a number of current bankruptcy topics, including retail bankruptcies, limited liability companies, the impact of the Jevic decision, and more.

News

Leader of Global Bankruptcy Bar Joins Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Whiteford Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Marc Abrams has joined the firm. Widely recognized as one of the preeminent bankruptcy practitioners in the United States, Mr. Abrams is also a leader in the burgeoning area of cross-border restructurings.

U.S. News Awards Top-Tier Rankings to 46 Whiteford Practices, Including 18 Nationally

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm exemplary rankings for 2019.  Eighteen of the firm’s practices are ranked at the national level, including two practices with national Tier 1 rankings:  Litigation and Bankruptcy.  At the state level, an additional forty-six practices have been ranked in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and VA.

Leading Litigators Join Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in New Richmond Office

Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that preeminent Richmond-based litigators Vernon E. Inge, Jr., and Corey Simpson Booker have joined the firm, resident in its new Richmond office.  Mr. Inge is a commercial litigation, bankruptcy and sports law attorney with a national profile.  Ms. Booker is a highly experienced commercial and bankruptcy litigator.  The Richmond office is the firm’s sixteenth and, along with offices in Northern Virginia and Roanoke, its third in Virginia.

Three Whiteford Lawyers on Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hotlist

Three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been named to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hotlist: Aaron Casagrande, L. Katherine Good and Christopher Samis.  Each has been identified by peers and clients as being among the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States.  Mr. Casagrande is one of only five lawyers to have been selected for this national ranking in Maryland.  Ms. Good and Mr. Samis are two of only nine Delaware lawyers chosen, and Mr. Samis is the only lawyer also to be recognized as a Future Star.  Additional recent honorees include Maryland-based litigator Todd Brooks.

Four WTP Lawyers on Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hotlist

Four lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been named to the Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hotlist: Todd Brooks, Aaron Casagrande, Katherine Good and Christopher Samis. Each has been identified by peers and clients as being among the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States. Mr. Brooks and Mr. Casagrande are the only two Maryland lawyers to have been selected for this national ranking. Ms. Good and Mr. Samis are two of only six Delaware lawyers chosen, and Whiteford is the only firm to have two Delaware lawyers recognized. 

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 29 Lawyers Honored by Chambers and Partners

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has once again ranked the firm highly in its 2017 list of leading firms and business lawyers. This year’s recognition includes a record 29 attorneys in 4 states, the District of Columbia and Afghanistan. 

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Recognized as National Tier 1 by U.S. News and World Report

The 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP exemplary ratings in its seventh annual rankings of law firms.

Twenty of the firm’s practices were ranked at the national level, as well as thirty-seven in Maryland, ten in Washington, D.C., and two in Roanoke, VA.

Nussbaum Presents at American Bankruptcy Institute's Mid-Atlantic Conference

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (WTP) attorney Paul M. Nussbaum presented on Intercreditor Issues in a plenary session of the American Bankruptcy Institute's 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop in Cambridge, Maryland, on August 6, 2010. The session was moderated by James E. O'Neill, Esq., of Wilmington, DE.

WTP's Nussbaum and Hroblak Highly Ranked by Legal 500

Paul Nussbaum and Kevin Hroblak, partners in WTP's Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy group, have been singled out in an international lawyer rating as among the leading bankruptcy lawyers in the Northeast region of the United States.

Paul M. Nussbaum: "The Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Maryland" - Benchmark Litigation

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is pleased to announce that the firm, having one of the largest litigation departments in Maryland, has been "highly recommended" in the Benchmark Litigation 2009 listing of Maryland litigation firms. WTP attorneys Harry S. Johnson (Products Liability), Paul M. Nussbaum (Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring), William F. Ryan, Jr. (Commercial), and Steven E. Tiller (Technology and Intellectual Property) were listed as "local litigation stars," and Alexander W. Koff (Global) and Brent C.

Christopher Jones Joins Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston (WTP) is pleased to welcome Christopher A. Jones, Esq. as Partner in the firm's Bankruptcy section.  Stationed in the firm's new Falls Church office, Jones is formerly of LeClair Ryan in Richmond, Virginia, and has a wealth of experience in handling insolvency matters for both debtors and creditors, as well as handling complex commercial litigation.

36 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Named Maryland Super Lawyers

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is pleased to announce that 36 WTP attorneys have been named in Maryland Super Lawyers publication. Maryland Super Lawyers will appear in a special advertising section in the January 2007 issue of Baltimore Magazine and in the Maryland Super Lawyers magazine.

Porter Hayden to Emerge from Chapter 11

The federal bankruptcy court and the U.S. District Court in Maryland have both approved Porter Hayden Company’s Chapter 11 plan, giving the Baltimore-based company the green light to emerge frombankruptcy more than four years after it was driven into Chapter 11 by asbestos-related personal injury claims.