P.O. Box 1709
Wilmington DE USA , 19899-1709
Evelyn J. Meltzer is a partner in the Finance and Restructuring Practice Group of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, resident in the Wilmington, Delaware office. Ms. Meltzer focuses her practice on distressed M&A, corporate bankruptcy, and creditors' rights. With more than 20 years of experience, Ms. Meltzer is able to understand all facets of a problem or opportunity, strategically devising insightful, innovative, and practical solutions that protect and advance her clients' interests.
Ms. Meltzer regularly represents sellers and purchasers in distressed M&A transactions including Article 9 sales, asset sales conducted as part of assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABC) and sales conducted pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Ms. Meltzer has significant experience guiding corporate debtors, creditors' committees, secured and unsecured creditors, and others through all aspects of complex Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 proceedings. She also represents companies and assignees in connection with Delaware assignment for the benefit of creditors (ABC) proceedings in the Delaware Chancery Court. Moreover, her clients include both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy-related litigation matters including avoidance actions.
Ms. Meltzer frequently lectures at national conferences on distressed M&A, and various bankruptcy and restructuring topics. She is active in numerous professional organizations, including serving as the finance director for the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), the co-chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Asset Sales Committee, and the co-chair of the Delaware State Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section Legislative Committee.
Her bankruptcy practice has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers. She is AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell®. Ms. Meltzer's peers have described her as an "imaginative, careful attorney who gets results," “a formidable adversary who exhibits the highest level of professionalism when representing her clients," and "an excellent attorney and is of the finest character." According to Chambers feedback, Ms. Meltzer was "an excellent counselor in a time of uncertainty who provided our management team and board sound advice."