Jarret P. Hitchings

Jarret P. Hitchings: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Associate at Duane Morris LLP
  • 222 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1600, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Biography

Jarret P. Hitchings practices in the area of commercial finance, financial restructuring and business bankruptcy, and corporate litigation. Mr. Hitchings regularly represents business debtors, committees, lenders, trustees and creditors in bankruptcy litigation. He also represents agents, lenders and borrowers in financial transactions, and lenders, servicers, corporations and management in connection with governance issues and commercial disputes.

Mr. Hitchings is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of Villanova University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, and a 2007 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

Experience

•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2013-present
•Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC
- Associate, 2010-2013

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Penn State Alumni Association
•Villanova Law School Alumni Association

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Approval of Fee Defense Provisions in Retention Agreements Post-'ASARCO', The Legal Intelligencer, February 15, 2018

•Co-author, Court: Debt to Paramour Obtained by Fraud Partially Nondischargeable, The Legal Intelligencer, October 6, 2017
•Co-author, One Contract, Indivisible, With Defenses and 'Kiwi' for All, The Legal Intelligencer, July 3, 2017
•Author, Colleges Should Note A New Trend Among Bankruptcy Trustees, Law360, October 12, 2016
•Co-author, Massachusetts Bankruptcy Court Rules That Parents Receive Reasonably Equivalent Value in Exchange for Paying Their Child's Tuition, Duane Morris Alert, September 14, 2016
•Co-author, A Tale of Two States: Puerto Rico and Chapter 9, The Legal Intelligencer, June 30, 2016
•Co-author, Eastern District of New York Holds That 'Forced Vesting' of Title to Collateral Is an Impermissible Modification of a Secured Creditor's Rights, Duane Morris Alert, April 21, 2016
•Co-author, No Discharge of Debt Arising From Willful and Malicious Injury, The Legal Intelligencer, December 18, 2015
•Co-author, Numerosity Requirement for Filing Involuntary Bankruptcy Petition, The Legal Intelligencer, June 19, 2015
•Co-author, SEC Temporary Asset Freeze Not Barred by Automatic Stay Provisions, The Legal Intelligencer, March 20, 2015
•Co-author, Creditor's Claim for Attorney Fees Not Entitled to Secured Status, The Legal Intelligencer, December 22, 2014
•Co-author, Bankruptcy Court Finds Debtor Entitled to a Free House Because Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint Barred by New Jersey Statute of Limitations, Duane Morris Alert, December 16, 2014
•Co-author, Maine Supreme Court Decision Limits Scope of MERS' Ability to Assign Mortgages, Duane Morris Alert, July 14, 2014
•Co-author, New Jersey Bill Requires Creditors to Maintain Vacant Property During Pending Foreclosures, Duane Morris Alert, July 8, 2014
•Profiled, Former Hurricane Hitchings Returns to Liberty with a Message of Teamwork and Perseverance, The Morning Call, April 30, 2013

(Also Associate at Whiteford, Taylor, & Preston LLP)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
302 657 4952  Phone
302 397 2740  Fax
www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/jarretphitchings.html
University Attended:
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 2007
Law School Attended:
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2010
Year of First Admission:
2011
Admission:
2011, Delaware and Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware; U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Memberships:

Professional Activities

•American Bankruptcy Institute

Languages:
Spanish
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Lead counsel to restaurant chain debtors in chapter 11 reorganization.; Lead counsel to secured lender in chapter 11 reorganization and refinancing of major office building property.; Lead counsel to lenders in connection with debtor-in-possession financing in major retail and pharmaceutical cases.; Co-counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in chapter 11 reorganization of international metals company.; Lead counsel to software development company in connection with bankruptcy auction and sale of licensing and publishing assets.; Lead counsel to shopping center landlords in connection with numerous retail bankruptcy cases.; Counsel to seller corporation in the sale of its newsstand distribution services and product packaging and fulfillment services businesses pursuant to the sale of capital stock of six of its direct and indirect subsidiaries.; Counsel to purchaser and its joint venture partners in securing the highest bid for purchase of Montana resort, which has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.; Counsel administrative and collateral agent in $60 million first lien secured credit facility.; Represented Tenant-In-Common investors in chapter 11 restructuring of commercial real estate interests.; Lead counsel to lender and special loan servicer in connection with state law commercial loan default and foreclosure litigation.; Lead counsel to Spanish pharmaceutical company in fiduciary duty litigation against portfolio company.; Counsel to technology companies in governance and ownership disputes before Delaware Court of Chancery.; Counsel to energy company in connection with preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, netting agreements, and guarantees.; Counsel to facilities management company in connection with preparation, negotiation and amendment of management and supply contracts.; Pro bono counsel to parents and families in Orphans' Court proceedings to establish guardianships over disabled adult children.; Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a financial services company in a contested foreclosure matter in favor of the trustee of a certain collateralized residential mortgage trust.; Representing Restaurants Acquisition I, LLC d/b/a Blacked-eyed Pea restaurant in its chapter 11 reorganization.; Obtained plenary guardianship of a 21 year old disabled woman on behalf of her mother and primary caregiver in the Philadelphia Orphans Court. The pro bono client will now be able to continue caring for her daughter, including making important medical care decisions.; Representing the creditors' committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of magazine wholesaler Source Home Entertainment.; Obtained an order from the Delaware Supreme Court on behalf of loan servicer client, reversing a grant of summary judgment in favor of a borrower, on procedural and standing grounds.; Delaware counsel to borrowers in numerous secured credit transactions.; Assisted in chapter 11 representation of electric power plant in chapter 11 restructuring through sale of assets.; Represented Liquidating Agent in prosecution of avoidance actions for the benefit of receivership estate.; Assisted in restructuring efforts and ultimate chapter 11 filings, including first day motions, of credit card processing company.
ISLN:
921793593
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