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Brandy M. Rapp
Partner
10 S. Jefferson Street
Suite 1110
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: 540.759.3577
Fax: 540.759.3567
brapp@wtplaw.com
919 East Main Street
Suite 1000
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 540.759.3577
Fax: 540.759.3567
Awards

Ms. Rapp is a member of the Business Reorganization and Bankruptcy group.  She has significant experience representing clients in bankruptcy cases, complex business litigation and business transactions, including the sale and purchase of businesses and/or assets.  Ms. Rapp also has substantial experience representing lenders and borrowers in out-of-court workouts.

Chapter 11 Reorganizations, Bankruptcy Reorganizations and Bankruptcy

  • Ms. Rapp represented the debtor in a successful chapter 11 reorganization of a continuing care retirement community.   Ms. Rapp’s work as counsel for the debtor involved restructuring secured municipal bonds and obtaining a release of the moratorium on the collection of entrance fees imposed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Virginia Department of Insurance.
  • Ms. Rapp has represented secured and unsecured creditors in a number of Chapter 11 cases involving sophisticated legal issues, including debtor in possession financing, adequate protection payments, use of cash collateral, lien validity and priority litigation, avoidance action litigation, and litigation involving the debtor’s assumption and/or rejection of leases and other executory contracts.

Loan Workouts and Financial Restructuring

Ms. Rapp has substantial experience representing lenders and borrowers in out-of-court loan workouts and financial restructuring transactions.

Creditors’ Committee Representation

Ms. Rapp has represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in several Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including Champion Enterprises, Inc. (Delaware) and On-Site Sourcing, Inc. (Eastern District of Virginia).

Special Counsel Services, Bankruptcy Trustee Representation, Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Ms. Rapp has represented the Liquidating Trustee in LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. (Eastern District of Virginia) in litigation of fraudulent conveyances and professional liability claims.  Ms. Rapp has also served as special litigation counsel to the debtor in possession in Storehouse, Inc. (Eastern District of Virginia) in pursuing hundreds of avoidance actions.  Ms. Rapp has also represented the Liquidating Trustee in Champion Enterprises, Inc. (Delaware) in administering the trust.
  • Ms. Rapp has represented the receiver in several receiverships prosecuted by the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Ms. Rapp represented the debtor in a successful chapter 11 reorganization of a continuing care retirement community.   Ms. Rapp’s work as counsel for the debtor involved restructuring secured municipal bonds and obtaining a release of the moratorium on the collection of entrance fees imposed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Virginia Department of Insurance.

Creditors’ Rights and Preference Defense

Ms. Rapp has significant experience representing a variety of trade creditors in defending avoidance actions.  Ms. Rapp also has substantial experience representing equipment leasing companies, landlords, and lenders in a number of Chapter 11 cases involving adequate protection payments, use of cash collateral, lien validity and priority litigation, avoidance action litigation, and litigation involving the debtor’s assumption and/or rejection of leases and other executory contracts.

Recognition

Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer "Rising Star" in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Law & Politics magazine, 2009-present

Listed in The Best Lawyers of America in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Bankruptcy Litigation, 2013-present

2016 Best Lawyer's "Lawyer of the Year" in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy

Named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Roanoke Bar Association, 2014

Listed in Virginia Business' "Legal Elite - Virginia's Best Lawyers," 2017 to the present

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author: Intercorporate Guaranties: Best Practices for Turbulent Times, 24 Com. Lending R., no. 1, at 14 (2009)

Co-Author: The New Age of Credit Support for Middle Market Lending, 16 Westlaw Journal Bank & Lender Liability, no. 56, at 3 (2010)

Memberships & Activities

Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Failing Businesses and Potential Remedies: Bankruptcy Practicum

Member, Board of Governors, Bankruptcy Section, Virginia State Bar

Charter Member and Committee Chair, Rotary Club of the Blue Ridge - New Generations

Law Clerk, Honorable William F. Stone, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia, 2005-2006

Member, The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law (J.D. 2005) magna cum laude
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College (B.A. 2002) summa cum laude