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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.