Practice Areas & Industries: Leech Tishman


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Leech Tishman is well-respected, both regionally and nationally, as a major force in the areas of business bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. With over 50 years of combined experience, our seasoned lawyers provide advice and counsel to financial institutions, bankruptcy trustees, trade creditors, creditors’ committees, debtors, and purchasers of assets and claims in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, state court receiverships, liquidations and other insolvency proceedings, as well as out-of-court workouts and restructurings.

Our team of professionals has a solid understanding of the complexities governing bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues and has represented clients in many local and national high profile cases. Our experience includes:

Bankruptcy Planning, Proceedings and Litigation

Representation of Commercial Debtors in All Facets of the Bankruptcy Process

  • Pre-bankruptcy Planning
  • Obtaining Cash Collateral and Debtor-in-Possession Financing
  • Formulating and Obtaining Confirmation of Plans of Reorganization and Plans of Liquidation
  • Claims Administration and Distribution

Representation of Creditors’ Committees

Successfully Blocking Motions for Relief from Stay by Secured Creditors Leading to Distribution for

  • Unsecured Creditors
  • Aggressively Negotiating Distributions to the Class of Unsecured Creditors
  • Prosecuting Avoidance Actions

Representation of Secured Creditors

  • Obtaining Relief from Stay
  • Negotiating Protections for Cash Collateral
  • Negotiating Debtor-in-Possession Financing

Representation of Trade Creditors

  • Defending Avoidance Actions
  • Filing and Obtaining Distributions for Section 503(b)(9) Claimholders
  • Securing Critical Vendor Status

Representation of Landlords

  • Litigating Assumption or Rejection of Unexpired Leases
  • Obtaining Payment from Debtors-in-Possession

Representation of Bankruptcy Trustees

  • Estate Administration
  • Liquidation of Assets by Auction and Private Sale
  • Prosecution of Avoidance Actions

State Court Receivership and Foreclosure

Seeking Appointment of Receiver to Protect Interests of Lender
Representation of Receivers
Protecting and Preserving Business Property for Benefit of Creditors

Turnarounds, Workouts, and Restructurings

Negotiating, Restructuring, and Documenting of Defaulted Loans Outside of Bankruptcy Representing both Lenders and Debtors

Liquidation and Insolvency

Winding Up Business in Orderly Fashion Outside of Bankruptcy in the Most Advantageous Manner Possible to the Equity Holders, Creditors, and Employees