Practice Areas & Industries: Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

 





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Wilson Elser’s nationally recognized bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys provide clients with a practical, efficient and integrated approach to handling the complex issues that characterize bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate entities, equipment lessors, commercial landlords, purchasers of distressed assets, investment trusts, bankruptcy trustees, municipalities, counties and other governmental entities.

Mindful of the economic pressures under which many of our clients operate, we staff matters appropriately, charge reasonably and, with an enviable record of success, frequently achieve early resolutions.

Our Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights and related commercial litigation, including:

  • Pre-bankruptcy workouts and restructurings
  • Cash collateral, debtor-in-possession financing and adequate protection proceedings 
  • Purchase and sale of distressed assets, including Bankruptcy Code Section 363 sales 
  • Motions for relief from the automatic stay 
  • Motions regarding the assumption (and/or assignment) and rejection of executory contracts
  • Chapter 11 plan negotiations 
  • Claims trading
  • Federal appellate practice
  • All aspects of bankruptcy litigation, including defense of fraudulent transfer and preference matters, claims objections, valuation hearings, defense of lender liability actions and contested plan confirmations
  • Representation of commercial landlords
  • Representation of equipment lessors
  • Representation of creditors’ committees
  • Chapter 15 cross-border insolvency proceedings
  • Involuntary bankruptcy proceedings
  • Determination of tax claims

We also assist clients in navigating non-bankruptcy, insolvency-related matters and commercial enforcement actions, including:

  • Assignments for the benefit of creditors
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Receivership matters
  • Note and guaranty actions
  • UCC secured party sales and replevin actions
  • Defense of consumer class actions 
  • Forfeiture matters with local and federal governments as claiming authorities 

Mindful of the economic pressures under which many of our clients operate, we staff matters appropriately, charge reasonably and, with an enviable record of success, frequently achieve early resolutions. Throughout, we provide the same standard of excellence whether the case involves routine bankruptcy litigation or more complicated insolvency or corporate reorganizations.