Bradford F. Englander

Bradford F. Englander

PARTNER
benglander@wtplaw.com
FALLS CHURCH
T: 703.280.9081
F: 703.280.3370



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.

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, 2018
  • 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"
 

Memberships & Activities

  • 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
  • Best Lawyers Designation
  • Chambers and Partners Designation

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
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

"Security Interests in Limited Liability Company Membership Interests: Foreclosure Considerations," Business Law Today (January 14, 2019)

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

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

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

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

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.

NEWS

Chambers Honors Whiteford in 11 Practice Areas

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has once again ranked the firm highly in its 2019 list of leading firms and business lawyers.

57 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019, Four Named "Lawyer of the Year"

57 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site.

59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

In addition, two lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.


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. 


59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, Eight Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 (copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice. 


Five WTP Lawyers Named to Virginia Super Lawyers and Michael Hastings Again Named to "Top 100"

Whiteford Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Michael Hastings, Bradford F. Englander and Christopher A. Jones have again been selected as Super Lawyers in Virginia, and Justin Fasano and Brandy Rapp have again been selected as Rising Stars.  In addition, Mr. Hastings was named to the “Top 100” list for all practice areas in Virginia for the second year in a row.


Three WTP Partners Named among Virginia's "2014 LEGAL ELITE" for Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights

Three partners in the Business Reorganizations & Bankruptcy group at Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP have been named by Virginia Business as among the state’s top ten vote-getting “Legal Elite” in the field of Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights. 
Bradford F. Englander and Christopher A. Jones are based in the firm’s Falls Church office; Michael E. Hastings is based in the Roanoke office.  This was the first listing for Mr. Englander.

63 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Four Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-three lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, four lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in the Baltimore region for their particular areas of practice.


Five WTP Lawyers Named to Virginia Super Lawyers and Michael Hastings Named to "Top 100"

Whiteford Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Michael Hastings, Bradford F. Englander and Christopher A. Jones have again been selected as Super Lawyers in Virginia, and Justin Fasano and Brandy Rapp have been selected as Rising Stars.  In addition, Mr. Hastings was named to the “Top 100” list for all practice areas in Virginia.


Howrey Trustee Wins Judge's Blessing Of $4M Clawback Deal

Law360, New York (June 30, 2014, 3:26 PM ET) -- A California bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a settlement under which 60 former partners of Howrey LLP agreed to pay the defunct firm’s Chapter 11 trustee $4.2 million to resolve pending clawback claims despite an objection from a small group of unsecured creditors.


61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Sixty-Four Whiteford Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 64 of its attorneys are listed among the 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in three states.

The firm is particularly proud of the young lawyers who are recognized as “Rising Stars”; the four partners who are listed in the Top 100 in Maryland – Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone; and the 16 who are named for the first time this year.


60 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America Five Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Sixty lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.).

This represents an increase of seven over last year.  The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, five lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.


Three WTP Lawyers Named to Virginia Super Lawyers

Whiteford Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that Raymond J. Diaz, Bradford F. Englander and Christopher A. Jones have again been selected as Super Lawyers in Virginia.

Mr. Diaz is a well-known lawyer in the field of Community Associations law, who is admitted to practice in Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland.


Brad Englander Recognized as One of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that, for the second year in a row, Bradford F. Englander has been selected as one of only 50 bankruptcy lawyers in the Washington, D.C., area for listing in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual feature, Washington’s Top Lawyers. The magazine noted, “In this economy, many have heard the unsettling sound of angry creditors on the other end of the phone. If you or your company can no longer keep them at bay, you can find an ally in this stellar group of bankruptcy attorneys.”