Attorney Profile:

William A. Hazeltine

William A. Hazeltine: Attorney with Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC
  • Member at Sullivan Hazeltine Allinson LLC (4 Attorneys)
  • 901 North Market Street, Suite 1300, Wilmington, DE 19801
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  • Bill focuses his practice on representing parties in commercial bankruptcies in the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. Prior to starting his own practice in 2005, Bill was a partner in the Bankruptcy Department of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where he was involved in some of the largest and most complex bankruptcies in the country. Bill has experience in virtually all areas of commercial bankruptcies and has represented debtors, creditors' committees, financial institutions, landlords, various state government agencies, reclamation creditors and partners in partnerships with bankrupt debtors.
  • Peer Reviews 4.4/5.0 5 Reviews
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    4.4/5.0
    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 1 Review

Biography

Bill concentrates his practice on commercial bankruptcies and restructurings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and has represented parties-in-interest in some of the largest and most complex commercial bankruptcies in the country. Prior to starting his own firm in June 2005, Bill was a partner in the bankruptcy department of Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where he was instrumental in developing the firm’s commercial bankruptcy practice. Bill became a member of SULLIVAN • HAZELTINE • ALLINSON LLC in January, 2008.

Bill has experience in virtually all aspects of commercial bankruptcy practice, and has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, financial institutions, landlords, reclamation creditors, partners, members, officers and directors of bankrupt companies and state government departments. Bill also has significant experience representing defendants in preference litigation and has been counsel to several Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar preference actions. Bill was admitted to the Bar of the State of Delaware in 1994 and is also admitted to practice in the United State District Court for the District of Delaware and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Recent Representations
• Garnet BioTherapuetics, Inc. – Bill was lead counsel for the Debtor, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, that had developed a cellular therapy with the potential to significantly improve the treatment of numerous diseases. The Bankruptcy Court confirmed Garnet’s plan of reorganization, which allowed Garnet to continue operations, within five months following the bankruptcy filing.
• Byers Electrical Construction, Inc. – Bill was lead counsel to the Creditors’ Committee and negotiated a plan of reorganization that resulted in the continued operations of the company and provided a significant recovery to unsecured creditors.
• NexPak Corporation – Bill was lead counsel for the Debtor, a manufacturer of packaging for CDs, DVDs, and video games. NexPak completed a sale of substantially all of its assets and confirmed a plan of liquidation.
• Moll Industries, Inc. – Bill was lead counsel for the Debtor, a manufacturer of plastic injection molded components of medical devices. Moll completed a successful sale of substantially all of its assets resulting in the continued operation of its manufacturing facility

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11
  • Restructurings
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7
  • Commercial Workouts
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Debtor Bankruptcy
  • Fraudulent Conveyance
  • Insolvency
  • International Bankruptcy
  • Liquidations
  • Out of Court Debt Restructuring
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Workouts
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Secured Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
302-428-8191  Phone
302-428-8195  Fax
www.sha-llc.com
University Attended:
Susquehanna University, B.Mus., Magna Cum Laude, 1980; The Ohio State University, M.A., Cum Laude, 1984
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1994
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Delaware
Memberships:
Delaware State Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute; Turnaround Management Association; Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court.
Birth Information:
Wilmington, Delaware, August 12, 1958
ISLN:
909643018
Hobbies & interests:
Travel, Fine Dining, Cooking, Music and Target Shooting

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 5 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/13/12 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/27/12 in Bankruptcy

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 09/09/15 in Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 09/09/15 in Bankruptcy Chapter 11

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    Well-rounded, experienced, highly trustworthy and ethical professional

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  • 2.8/5.0 by a Partner on 12/30/11 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • 100% client recommended 1 recommendation
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 04/03/13

    My company's distributor declared bankruptcy and then unleashed a small army of $600-an-hour attorney's from O'Melveny & Myers on us, trying to force us into giving u... Read more

    My company's distributor declared bankruptcy and then unleashed a small army of $600-an-hour attorney's from O'Melveny & Myers on us, trying to force us into giving up our damage claims. It was like waking up into a nightmare--inconceivable that your rights could suddenly disappear when you had done nothing wrong. You simply must have a good attorney to fight back, and Bill Hazeltine was that man. We were the only company out of 145 other companies who won extensive damages.

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