Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Law

Primary Contact: Brian Rosenthal

Our bankruptcy and debtor/creditor team focuses primarily on representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and in state and federal courts in debtor/creditor matters.  We represent a wide range of creditors, including financial institutions, agricultural input suppliers, commercial and residential real estate businesses, manufacturing concerns (including addressing the interplay between environmental and bankruptcy law), hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health care companies (including licensure and regulatory issues), accounts receivable and inventory financing, and retail operations, among others.

Our attorneys have been involved in all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including:

Filing of claims

Litigation of contested bankruptcy matters

Avoidance litigation

Discharge / dischargeability objections

Complex preference

Fraudulent transfer

Negotiation of post-petition financing agreements and plans of reorganization

Defense of preference and fraudulent conveyance claims

Sale of assets through § 363 sales and plans

Pursuit of all other avenues available to protect and preserve the creditor’s rights in a bankruptcy proceeding

Negotiation, documentation and enforcement of non-bankruptcy workout arrangements and repayment plans

Creditor-debtor relations

Lender liability issues

Our attorneys also handle a variety of litigation matters that arise in state or federal courts involving debtor/creditor relations or lender liability issues.  When needed, our bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys work closely with members of the firm’s other practice areas, such as Commercial Lending and Borrowing, Litigation, Environmental Law, Taxation, and Real Estate.

We frequently represent our clients in debtor/creditor and collections matters including issues involving:


Replevin actions

Secured transactions, including the perfection and enforcement of security interests


Consensual workouts

Guarantor issues

Enforcement and collection of judgments

Whatever your need is in the bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law area, we have experienced lawyers that can assist you.