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Bradford F. Englander
Partner
3190 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042-4510
Phone: 703.280.9081
Fax: 703.280.3370
benglander@wtplaw.com
Awards

Bradford F. Englander is a member of the Business Reorganization & Bankruptcy group.  He represents debtors, creditors' committees, trustees, creditors and other parties in interest in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, workouts, acquisitions and creditors' rights litigation.

Selected Debtor Representations - Chapter 11 Reorganizations

Acadia Investments, L.C., Represents privately held investment company in Chapter 11 reorganization. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Southfield Office Building - represent 25 tenants in common owners of office building in Austin, Texas, in Chapter 11 reorganization case (B. Ct. D. Del.)

John Thoburn - represent developer in Chapter 11 reorganization (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Stafford-CT, L.L.C., et al. Represents owner and developer of office complex located in Stafford County, Virginia, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Salem Glen Country Club, LLC. Represented owner and operator of golf course and country club located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Northbrook Development Parcel Owner, L.P.; Jersey Island Owner, LLC; Westbury Owner, LLC. Represented affiliated debtors in single asset real estate bankruptcy cases. Assets included land development project, office building and 366-unit residential apartment complex. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

Long Rap, Inc. ("Up Against the Wall"). Represented clothing retail chain based in Washington, D.C. (B. Ct. D.D.C.)

Lightwave Communications, LLC. Represented competitive local exchange carrier in Chapter 11 case. (B. Ct. Dist. Md.)

DeckLok Bracket Systems, LLC. Represented manufacturer of deck component system in Chapter 11 case. (B. Ct. Dist Md.)

Rock Creek International School. Represented private school in D.C. in wind down of operations, Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, and disposition of assets. (B. Ct. D.D.C.)

Cambrian Communications, LLC. Represented long-haul fiber company. Coordinated of sale of assets; handled bankruptcy litigation in Virginia and New York; confirmed plan of liquidation. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Town Center Psychiatric Associates, LLC. Represented large local psychiatric practice in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

Commercial Client Development, PLLC. Represented architectural and contracting firm in bankruptcy reorganization and litigation. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Global Associates, Ltd. Represented military contractor with operations in Virginia and California. Chapter 11 bankruptcy involving sale of two separate divisions. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

Selected Creditor Committee/Plan Administrator Representations

Howrey, LLP. Represents creditors committee in Chapter 11 case of Amlaw 100 law firm. (B. Ct. N.D. Cal.)

Bison Builders, Inc. represent creditors committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of local custom homebuilder (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

MS Grand, Inc./Kang. Represent creditors committee in Chapter 11 case of international food retailer. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Mattress Discounters. Local counsel for creditors committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of national retailer. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

Mastercraft Interiors, Ltd. Co-counsel for creditors committee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of regional furniture retailer. Liquidating plan confirmed in 2007. Currently serving as Plan Administrator. (B. Ct. Dist. Md.)

National Energy & Gas Transmission, Inc. ("NEGT"). Local counsel to creditors committee. Company was the energy trading division of Pacific Gas & Electric. Largest bankruptcy case in District of Maryland ($4 billion in unsecured claims). (B. Ct. D. Md.)

Antex Biotechnology, Inc. Represented creditors committee in Chapter 11 case of R&D phase biotech company. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

WareOnEarth Communications, Inc. Represented creditor committee in Chapter 11 case of government contractor. Following confirmation of liquidating plan, served as Plan Administrator. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Koger Management Group, Inc. Represented creditors committee in Chapter 11 case of property management company. Case involved defalcation by insider. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

ServInt Corporation. Represented creditors committee in Chapter 11 case of web hosting company. Currently serving as Plan Administrator. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Dulles Networking, Inc. Represented creditors committee in Chapter 11 case of government contractor. Served as disbursing agent under plan. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Selected Chapter 11 Trustee Representation

Color Quest Litho, Inc. Served as Chapter 11 trustee for commercial printing company located in Stafford County, Va. Case involved operations of business, sale of business, prosecution of preference and fraudulent transfer litigation and claims against insiders. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Kids In His Care Christian Day Care, Inc. Served as Chapter 11 trustee and plan administrator for large day care center located in Beltsville, Md. Coordinated sale of business and real estate assets, prosecuted preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

Special litigation counsel to H. Jason Gold, Chapter 11 trustee for Vijay K. Taneja and related cases involving mortgage origination fraud.

Special Counsel Services

Special litigation counsel to H. Jason Gold, Chapter 11 trustee for Vijay K. Taneja and related cases involving mortgage origination fraud.

Real Estate Assets in Distress

Southfield Office Building - represent 25 tenants in common owners of office building in Austin, Texas, in Chapter 11 reorganization case (B. Ct. D. Del.)

Stafford-CT, L.L.C., et al. Represents owner and developer of office complex located in Stafford County, Virginia, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Salem Glen Country Club, LLC. Represented owner and operator of golf course and country club located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Northbrook Development Parcel Owner, L.P.; Jersey Island Owner, LLC; Westbury Owner, LLC. Represented affiliated debtors in single asset real estate bankruptcy cases. Assets included land development project, office building and 366-unit residential apartment complex. (B. Ct. D. Md.)

John Thoburn - represent developer in Chapter 11 reorganization (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Creditors' Rights and Preference Defense

In re Modanlo, Represent judgment creditor in chapter 11 case of judgment debtor (B. Ct., D. Md; U.S. Dist. Court, D. Md.; 4th Circuit Court of Appeals)

In re El-Atari.  Represented two defendants (national bank and landlord) in preference and fraudulent transfer actions brought by Chapter 7 trustee.  (B. Ct. E.D. Va.)

Loan Workouts and Financial Restructuring

Represent various real estate developers in out-court workouts and restructurings with respect to apartment buildings, single family housing developments

Recognitions

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners, 2015 - present

Named a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy by Washingtonian Magazine, 2009, 2011, 2013

Listed in Washington, DC (2011) and  Virginia (2008 - present) Super Lawyers for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Named Best Lawyers' 2016 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"

Named Best Lawyers' 2013 and 2019 Washington DC Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"

Publications & Presentations

International Law Institute, Summer 2009 and 2010: Presented on the U.S. bankruptcy system as part of a two-week course, "Orientation to the U.S. Legal System," for attorneys, judges and government officials from around the world.

"Anatomy of a Small Business Bankruptcy" ABA Webinar (September 2010)

"Small Business Bankruptcy" ABA 2011 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

"TOUSA Revisited - Real Debt, Wrong Payor and Fraudulent Transfer Liability" Virginia CLE, Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Seminar (September 2012)

"A Leaky Umbrella: Bankruptcy and LLPs, Lessons Learned from Big Law Bankruptcies"  ABA webinar (December 2013)

Memberships & Activities

Co-Chair: ABA Business Section Subcommittee on Partnerships and Limited Liability Entities in Bankruptcy

Former Vice-Chair: Subcommittee on Small Business of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee

Board Member and former Vice President: Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association

Member: American Bankruptcy Institute

Member: Virginia Bar Association

Member: District of Columbia Bar Association

Member: Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association

Former Member: Standing Committee on Local Bankruptcy Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D. 1985) cum laude
  • University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. 1980) with honors