Insolvency Litigation

"In my experience they are without equal.” -- Client comment, Chambers USA, 2019.

“Paul Nussbaum and his colleagues at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are the finest, most capable and responsive attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of working with...outstanding attorneys, and wonderful and caring people.” Client comment, US News & World Report, Best Law Firms.

Chambers USA ranks the firm Band One, its highest tier, and comments:  “The ‘incredible’ Paul Nussbaum is recognized as a highly-skilled practitioner, with sources stating: ‘No one else can drive the gigantic bankruptcy cases in the same way.’ He is further commended as ‘the consummate strategist and a talented negotiator,’ while others sources say: ‘He's an encyclopedia on the bankruptcy code and has an extremely creative legal mind.’” Managing partner Martin Fletcher is an “Eminent Practitioner” who is “a well-respected figure in the market, with a strong background in corporate restructuring. He has experience advising debtors, creditors, committees and trustees on bankruptcy litigation.”  Litigation Department Co-Chair Kevin Hroblak “maintains a well-regarded bankruptcy practice, with sources considering him ‘a very prominent litigator. He's tenacious, assertive and very well respected by the judges.’ A litigation expert, he handles commercial litigation alongside bankruptcy-specific cases. His expertise includes financial restructurings, directors and officers' liability disputes and corporate investigations."

With more than two dozen attorneys and decades of bankruptcy litigation experience, our Insolvency Litigation practice represents every type of constituent in a chapter 11 case, including debtors, debtors-in-possession, creditors, creditors’ committees, lenders and trustees.  We also routinely represent receivers and creditors in federal and state receivership proceedings.   
 
In both bankruptcy and receivership cases, we handle actions pending in adversary proceedings and contested matters, with disputes ranging from intellectual property rights, to contract claims, to financing transactions.  We also litigate traditional bankruptcy issues involving cash collateral, debtor-in-possession financing, asset sales, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, contract assumption and rejection, assignments, and commercial-lease disposition.  While we are prepared to litigate aggressively, our primary goal is to provide both practical and innovative solutions in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

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The So-Called “New” Provisions of The Maryland Commercial Receivership Act

The Maryland Commercial Receivership Act (the “Receivership Act”) will take effect on October 1, 2019.[1]  Some have described the Receivership Act as a “radical change” of law.  In reality, however, experienced insolvency attorneys and receivers will have no learning curve because such practitioners have been navigating through these so-called “new” provisions of the Receivership Act for decades.  

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.

A Record 11 Whiteford Lawyers Recognized as Benchmark Litigation Stars

Earlier this year, Benchmark Litigation named Whiteford, Taylor & Preston its 2019 “Maryland Law Firm of the Year.” Today, the widely respected guide to leading litigation firms and lawyers has announced that a record eleven Whiteford attorneys have been named 2020 “Litigation Stars” and “Future Stars” in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
 

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 from bankruptcy more than four years after it was driven into Chapter 11 by asbestos-related personal injury claims.