Citrin Cooperman is a top-25 nationally recognized full-service assurance, tax, and advisory firm with offices conveniently located throughout the Northeast. Since 1979, Citrin Cooperman has steadily built its business by helping companies and high net worth individuals find smart solutions. Whether your operations and assets are located around the corner or across the globe, Citrin Cooperman can provide new perspectives on strategies that will help you achieve your short- and long-term goals. Citrin Cooperman's daily mission is to enhance the businesses and personal lives of its clients through its services, guidance, and enthusiasm for building long-standing relationships. Citrin Cooperman is driven to meet this mission by its passion for providing clients with an objective viewpoint and insightful advice on whatever challenges they bring to the table. Finding innovative solutions is what drives Citrin Cooperman's professionals and helps its clients succeed.
Cole Schotz P.C.
Cole Schotz serves clients throughout the United States with offices in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Texas. The firm represents hundreds of closely-held businesses and individuals – many for decades – as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Founded in 1928, the firm has grown to 114 attorneys who work in eleven primary areas of practice: Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring; Construction Services; Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions; Employment Law; Environmental Law; Intellectual Property, Litigation; Real Estate; Real Estate Special Opportunities Group; Tax, Trusts & Estates and White Collar Defense & Investigations.
Mitnick Law PC
SM Law is an insolvency firm, specializing in state court insolvency matters, bankruptcy trustee representation and multi-party preference and collection actions. We provide exceptional and cost-effective representation to our clients in both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy contexts. With a 30 year track record, we bring dedicated experience and personal service to every case.
Steven Mitnick specializes in representing creditors and trustees in cases involving business insolvency, bankruptcy and liquidations. He also provides services in the areas of debt collection, assignments for benefit of creditors and receiverships.
Before founding SM Law, Steven was the founding principal of Mitnick & Malzberg, P.C., a boutique law firm that he founded in 1986. Steven also serves as Secretary of SM Financial Services Corporation, which invests in and manages the purchases of financial assets from trustees and others, especially judgments, notes, mortgages and preferences; as well as supervises the wind-downs of all forms of corporate entities.
SM Financial Services Corporation
SM Financial Services Corporation was launched in 2005 as an innovative response to the needs of bankruptcy trustees: to sell financial assets, to fund cases where estate funds are inadequate, and to liquidate receivables.
Since then, our experience in purchasing non-performing assets, funding trustee litigation and managing corporate wind-downs has helped many trustees, attorneys, creditors’ committees, secured lenders and turnaround professionals bring matters to a successful, timely conclusion. We have also supervised numerous auction and sale matters and served in a variety of fiduciary agent roles. Additionally, our expertise in processing class action claims has increased overall case efficiencies.
- Expertise – We understand what assets are worth and how to minimize inefficiency in the asset sale and collection processes.
- Excellent Reputation – We have earned a reputation for being fair and for establishing an easy process.
- Broad Network – We are active participants in the corporate restructuring industry and have built an extensive network of trusted resources.
- Financial and Human Capital Strength – We have the resources to follow matters through to a successful conclusion.
- Speed – We are responsive to our clients and move toward resolution quickly.
- Reach – We work across the United States and internationally.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
For nearly 100 years we have earned the trust of our clients by helping them succeed in their business and personal lives in New Jersey. While we serve large regional, national and multi-national clients doing business in New Jersey, we have a mid-market business focus. Although many law firms in New Jersey have expanded through mergers, we have grown organically and we have developed with our clients. As a result, we have never lost interest in helping entrepreneurial ventures succeed. Our enduring client relationships spring from our commitment to working with clients with our sleeves rolled up. We are sensitive to each client's specific circumstances, goals and requirements, and the need to be responsive and innovative.
We have handled some of the very largest business and real estate transactions in the state. Likewise, our Litigation Department has handled major cases for New Jersey, regional and national clients, in state and federal courts, before administrative and regulatory agencies, and arbitrators and mediators. We also represent individuals in tax and estate planning and family law matters.
Outside of the office, our lawyers are known for their involvement in their communities and volunteer organizations, as well as leadership within the profession and in civic and business associations. The firm is a trusted name in the legal profession, in business and in government relations.
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC
McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC is a law firm focused on New Jersey – serving both government and private clients – with an extensive history in public finance law. Founded in 1971, the firm brings a unique ability to bridge the public sector with the private sector in order to realize groundbreaking projects.
•Our team of attorneys represents the most skilled, experienced and creative teams of attorneys in the area of public sector law and public/private projects.
•Our firm has regularly been ranked by Thompson Financial Group the number one bond counsel firm in New Jersey for total issues and total dollars issued.
•Our firm represents hundreds of municipalities, school boards, counties, State agencies and authorities. We also count Fortune 500 companies, banks and developers as our clients.
•We regularly shepherd large and complicated projects from conception to completion – and offer legal expertise in all relevant areas, including: redevelopment, special tax, environmental and litigation, among others.
•We are known for being on the cutting edge of financing techniques, and have blazed the trail for new types of financing for redevelopment, brownfields and economic development projects throughout the State.
•We often advise private sector clients on how to best navigate the public landscape in order to ensure the successful completion of their projects.
Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C.
Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C. was founded in 1962 in Morristown, NJ, and has have offices in New York City, Princeton, NJ and Westborough, MA.
Although we built our reputation on our litigation and trial skills, we have expanded our practice to include regulatory law, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, corporate law, governmental affairs, intellectual property, land use, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, labor and employment law and dispute resolution. In total, we serve our clients through 27 practice areas.
Our clients are some of the nation’s largest and most reputable companies including Pfizer Inc., Wal-Mart, Huntington Learning Centers, LifeTime Fitness, ProLogis, Leggett & Platt, Inc., and The Hertz Corporation.
Our attorneys receive guided, hands-on experience early in their careers. We develop the “whole attorney,” which means highly skilled legal talent for our clients and greater job satisfaction for our people.
Trenk Isabel Siddiqi & Shahdanian PC
Trenk Isabel’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring practice covers in and out-of-court restructurings, state and federal insolvency proceedings and bankruptcy litigation.
The attorneys at Trenk Isabel have extensive experience representing debtors, creditors’ and other statutory committees, secured lenders, landlords, tenants and contract parties, equity holders, creditors, vendors, trustees, receivers and asset purchasers.
When representing debtors, Trenk Isabel attorneys work with company management and advisors from the inception of the case through its closing. Our attorneys have successfully resolved cases through restructuring, sales or other resolutions. We work diligently to ensure a successful resolution of all cases in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. Trenk Isabel attorneys have represented debtors in the following industries: construction and landscaping, food services, non-profit, transportation, and retail.
Similarly, when protecting creditors’ rights, Trenk Isabel attorneys work diligently for their clients to preserve value and expeditiously recover debt to maximize recoveries. Our attorneys have experience representing creditors in connection with preference and fraudulent transfer claims, commercial loan workouts, foreclosure and debt-instrument litigation, tax sale foreclosures, judgment enforcement, collateral recovery and other insolvency-related matters.
With respect to bankruptcy litigation, our dedicated team has extensive experience in all aspects of bankruptcy litigation in federal courts, including contested plan confirmations, sale motions, relief from the automatic stay, substantive consolidation and other litigation involving affiliates, and prosecution and defense of claims against directors and officers. Regardless of the matter, our team is well versed in all facets of litigation arising from restructuring matters.
Especially now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parties must consider the day-to-day impacts on the business realities which will continue to affect everyone for many months, including, but not limited to:
The eviction backlog on landlords and tenants and the potential flood of evictions as courts begin to reopen;
Availability or lack thereof for credit and loan defaults; and
Slower generation of revenue due to limited capacities, social distancing and potential additional shutdowns.
Regardless of the nature, size or complexity of a case, the Trenk Isabel team works collaboratively to achieve our clients’ bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency needs.
Auction Advisors, based in the New York metropolitan area, is a full-service real estate auction company. With strategically located offices around the country, AuctionAdvisors services clients in the disposition of real estate and real estate related assets. For a complete list of auctions and sales or to learn more about AuctionAdvisors visit www.auctionadvisors.com.
For more than 40 years, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, formerly Wolff & Samson, has been respected for the in-depth insight and creative solutions we provide to clients as legal and business advisors. Extending beyond the uncommon legal acumen of our professionals, CSG is highly regarded for advancing our clients’ legal and business success in matters big and small, on a local, regional and national basis.
Regarded as a powerhouse business and public policy law firm, we attract enterprises and individual clients seeking to benefit from practical, value-added counsel – the type of representation that leads to innovative and enduring solutions. We focus intently on our clients’ business goals, and are accountable and careful with our clients’ time.
Over the past four decades, we have expanded into a close family of more than 130 attorneys, supported by experienced paralegals and trained administrative staff. CSG is proud of its collaborative culture. Firm members, associates, counsel and staff are all dedicated to sharing years of wisdom, knowledge and judgment so that clients are optimally served with the benefit of our collective capabilities.
Our attorneys represent a broad cross-section of clients, from Fortune 10 corporations to family-run businesses, across a myriad of industries and practices – including highly experienced practice groups in corporate, litigation, government, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, fidelity and surety law, white collar, public finance, trusts and estates and renewable energy.
With 1300 professionals and 12 U.S. offices, EisnerAmper offers business organizations and individuals a comprehensive set of accounting and audit, tax, and advisory services to help them respond quickly to urgent issues, anticipate opportunities and risks, and grow profitably.
EisnerAmper's professionals work with businesses of all sizes and inclusive of all organizational structures – public companies, private or closely held companies; not-for-profit organizations and high net worth individuals. Clients engage EisnerAmper to help address a range of financial and accounting issues, from the routine to the extraordinarily complex, counting on EisnerAmper for solutions that are specifically tailored to their requirements, resources and goals. To focus experience and subject-matter expertise in areas to meet our client’s demands, EisnerAmper services are organized by service lines: Audit & accounting: comprised of audit and assurance, compliance and regulatory, employee benefit plans, outsourced finance and accounting, private business accounting, and royalty audit and contract compliance. Tax Services: includes tax preparation, advocacy and advisory services; with tax practice groups for corporations; individual and family; estates, trusts and private foundations; international tax services; state and local tax; tax controversy and advocacy; and specialized business tax information. Advisory Services: includes consulting services, corporate finance, employee benefit plans, federal government contracting, forensic litigation and valuation, and bankruptcy and restructuring.
Forman Holt specializes in sophisticated corporate bankruptcy cases, assisting both debtors and creditors through three key practice areas: trustee & fiduciary representation, debtor representation and bankruptcy litigation. Additionally, Forman Holt offers customized state court insolvency services and has broad strengths in all areas of business law, including traditional commercial litigation.
Forman Holt attorneys have the depth of experience and the dedication to help our clients succeed, whether they are confronted with sophisticated bankruptcies, complex litigation or the routine issues that challenge many businesses and individuals. Forman Holt litigators successfully handle all types of bankruptcy, commercial, civil and criminal cases in courts of all jurisdictions.
Forman Holt brings expertise and integrity to the unique challenges of the legal system.
Fox Rothshild LLP
Fox Rothschild is a bit different from other big law firms — and we’re proud of that.
We’re entrepreneurial. We’re resourceful. We’re nimble.
Clients tell us they value such qualities in their lawyers. We're refreshingly flexible, delightfully innovative and exceptionally driven in solving problems.
This service-oriented, can-do philosophy has allowed us to build a firm of bright, creative, responsive attorneys with solid legal know-how and valuable industry experience.
Our lawyers partner with clients and work hand-in-hand with them to keep pace with their business objectives and anticipate the challenges on the horizon.
We're also traditional in all the important ways.
We’re smart. We’re solid. We’re established.
Fox has been serving clients for more than a century, and we’ve been climbing the ranks of the nation’s largest firms for many years. Now ranked in the Am Law 100, we are a national, full-service firm with 22 offices coast to coast that provide services in more than 60 practice areas.
Our clients are individuals and businesses — public and private companies — ranging from startups and family-run businesses to multinational corporations. We also represent nonprofits, charitable, medical and educational institutions in the United States and more than 50 countries worldwide.
The common thread running through all of the matters we take on is an unwavering commitment to client satisfaction.
When you choose Fox, you gain an adviser as dedicated to your success as you are.
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Lowenstein Sandler competes directly every day with the biggest, most well-known law firm brands in the world. And we succeed, because we are in business for you, our clients. Our outstanding features, those for which we are best known — our industry knowledge, our entrepreneurial drive, our proven commitment to our communities —deliver a different and better law firm experience to our clients. We’re all about you.
At Lowenstein Sandler, we work harder than our competitors to understand our clients’ businesses. We train our lawyers more intensely to respect and respond to clients’ needs. We immerse ourselves more deeply in clients’ industries, so that we can understand their world better. We are fearless, entrepreneurial, creative, trusted and absolutely passionate about serving our clients.
Every member of Lowenstein Sandler makes — and must deliver on — a commitment to his or her colleagues, clients and community.
McCarter & English, LLP
McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of over 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Wilmington. In continuous business for more than 160 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.
Clients come first at McCarter & English. Their goals and priorities are what count. Our job is to listen to our clients, stay on top of the frequent changes that can affect their goals, and implement the strategies that will lead to success. Applying this approach effectively and consistently requires dedication and constant attention to many details. This client-centered philosophy has served our clients well and is responsible for our success and stability.
We are honored to be the chosen law firm of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to mid-market and emerging growth companies to individual people. When our clients do great things, we are pleased to get the assist.
With a rich history of New Jersey-focused litigation and business experience and a dedicated team that includes former key state government officials, our understanding of the intricacies in the state’s legal system is second to none. We believe our role is to address our clients’ legal needs in concert with their business goals, in the most cost-effective manner. Following the Riker Danzig tradition to always put the clients’ needs first, we anticipate change, evaluate options and provide solutions.
Through over 125 years of practice, our passion, dedication and commitment have generated the kind of results for our clients that have made us the "go-to" firm for numerous clients from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held and family-owned businesses. Our clients are foremost in their industries; our lawyers are leaders in their fields.
In addition to our Morristown and Trenton offices in New Jersey, our Midtown Manhattan office provides for our clients with business concerns and needs in New York. The firm’s affiliate office in London, Riker Danzig London LLP, reflects an expansion of Riker Danzig’s international insurance and reinsurance practice, and is staffed with both English solicitors and U.S. attorneys.
The Law Firm of Brian W. Hofmeister LLC
Brian W. Hofmeister concentrates his practice in all areas of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies for both individual and corporate entities, Creditor Rights, commercial litigation at both the State and Federal levels, Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors on behalf of Assignees and Assignors, and representation of Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, creditors, landlords, creditor committees, lenders and receivers.
- Mr. Hofmeister is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education and has been a presenter at the Mercer County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education and the Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench Bar Conference.
- In 1999, Mr. Hofmeister was appointed to serve for the Office of Attorney Ethics, State of New Jersey, Mercer County.
- From 1990 through 1991, Mr. Hofmeister served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Stephen A. Stripp (Ret.), United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Jersey, where he had primary responsibility for case load preparation, research and drafting of opinions. While serving as a judicial law clerk, Mr. Hofmeister was directly involved in the research and writing of two published opinions limiting the scope of New Jersey's environmental statutes under the United States Bankruptcy Code.
- Upon his completion of his judicial law clerkship with Judge Stripp, Mr. Hofmeister joined the firm of Hanoch Weisman as an associate in the firm's Litigation Department and had been practicing primarily in the area of creditor's rights and bankruptcy. Mr. Hofmeister was involved with all phases of counseling for and litigating on behalf of creditors with respect to troubled loans and credit relationships. His experience in the practice of creditor's rights enabled him to develop and carry out sophisticated litigation plans designed to maximize a creditor's recovery.
- From 1994 through 1999, Mr. Hofmeister was an associate with the firm of Markowitz & Zindler where he concentrated his practice in the areas of debtor/creditor rights, bankruptcy, commercial litigation and representing Chapter 7 & 11 trustees, debtors, landlords, creditors' committees, lenders and receivers as well as representing clients in general litigation and transactional work.
- In 2000, Mr. Hofmeister joined the firm of Teich Groh, where he became a partner in 2005, and continued to concentrate his practice in the areas of debtor/creditor rights, bankruptcy, commercial litigation as well as the representation of Chapter 7 & 11 trustees, landlords, creditors' committees, lenders and receivers, and representing clients in general litigation and transactional work.
- At the end of 2013, the firm of Teich Groh dissolved and Mr. Hofmeister opened his own practice continuing to protect the interests of debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy matters. Mr. Hofmeister also represents Chapter 7 & 11 trustees, landlords, creditors' committees, lenders and receivers and handles all aspects of commercial litigation.
A.J. Willner Auctions
Commercial Insolvency Auctioneers
A.J. Willner Auctions provides auctioneer services for commercial & industrial auctions, bankruptcy liquidations, real estate auctions, and business sales. Our auctioneers provide strategic, time sensitive solutions both live, onsite & online.
For almost 100 years the auctioneers of AJ Willner Auctions have been liquidating commercial assets and personal property. We routinely work on behalf of the Federal Bankruptcy Court, commercial lenders, creditors and private corporations. We can provide a variety of solutions from traditional on-site auctions, internet based auctions, or orderly liquidation sales.
Connell Foley LLP
Established in 1938, Connell Foley is a full-service law firm with 140 lawyers and six offices across the Mid-Atlantic region. We have built our firm on the goal of providing clients with outstanding legal service while maintaining a firm culture predicated by client service and teamwork. Our firm is well recognized throughout the region as a leader in numerous areas of law and includes 12 lawyers who are Certified Civil Trial Lawyers, as well as others who are highly ranked by peers and leading legal directories. Our broad range of legal services involves established and emerging areas of law, including alternative dispute resolution, construction, insurance, corporate law, banking, business crimes and regulatory defense, professional liability, intellectual property, toxic torts, environmental, taxation and estate planning, real estate and land use, employment and labor, antitrust, ERISA, and bankruptcy.
Through nearly 75 years of practice, we have amassed an impressive track record of helping clients achieve their business objectives when they confront high-profile and high-risk legal challenges. Individuals, startups and closely held corporations, large public and private corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, nonprofits, government agencies, and educational institutions, among others, all turn to Connell Foley for customized, high-quality legal solutions. Our firm responds with a unique mix of personalized counsel and firm-wide expertise that covers an impressive range of skills.
Connell Foley maintains a dynamic, multifaceted law practice with lawyers who take a hands-on approach in partnering with clients, who maintain the highest ethical standards, and who offer keen insight and strategies that will lead to success. Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations – to anticipate and stay on top of the frequent changes in the law and regulations that can affect our clients’ goals.
The legal market is rapidly changing, and so is the practice of law. It is both science and art. Clients want their law firm to be diligent and meticulous, but they also want it to solve problems with innovation and creativity.
At K&L Gates, we foster an inclusive and collaborative environment across our fully integrated global platform that enables us to diligently combine the knowledge and expertise of our lawyers and policy professionals to create teams that provide exceptional client solutions. We marry process with vision, success with dedication, and method with passion. The outcome:
“The K&L Gates Experience.”
Meyner and Landis LLP
Meyner and Landis LLP was founded in 1962 by former New Jersey Governor Robert B. Meyner. The firm has a general civil and commercial practice throughout the State of New Jersey, with concentrations in banking, corporate/business transactions, creditor's rights, immigration, real estate and land use, environmental law, bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, construction litigation, appellate practice and trusts and estates.
Meyner and Landis attorneys represent some of the nation's largest corporations. Our attorneys currently possess an average of over 15 years in practice. This permits us to handle complex and sophisticated matters normally undertaken by firms many times our size, with the cost advantage that comes from dealing with experienced attorneys.
We are one of the most respected law firms in New Jersey, earning the highest rating given to law firms by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for both the quality of our legal services and our professional reliability and ethical standards. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most cost effective legal services for our clients.
Norgaard O'Boyle, Attorneys At Law, is a firm that has been serving clients for more than 35 years. The firm was originally established by Gary K. Norgaard, who has been in practice since 1976. The firm grew to include Partner John O'Boyle in the 1990s.
Since that time, our operation has continued to grow. The firm's impressive list of attorneys also includes partner Karl J. Norgaard, and associates Brian J. Hannon, Anthony E. Hope, Cassandra Norgaard, and Mark E. Norgaard, and William H. Schmidt of counsel.
Norgaard O'Boyle, Attorneys At Law, offers full-service representation in matters of bankruptcy, foreclosure, real estate and business law. Together, our firm boasts more than a century of combined legal experience.
Norris McLaughlin’s bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and financial restructuring group consists of attorneys with significant experience with and in-depth knowledge of the United States Bankruptcy Code and Uniform Commercial Code. We use this expertise to offer creative, practical solutions to our clients with the primary goal on meeting our clients’ business objectives.
Our attorneys are highly skilled in their legal disciplines and have been routinely recognized by their peers and clients for distinctive legal industry honors. Members of our bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and financial restructuring group have been singled out for recognition by Chambers USA and New Jersey Super Lawyers, and as Bankruptcy Litigation Lawyers of the Year in the annual U.S. News “Best Lawyers” list. Members of the group have also been appointed by the Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey to serve on the Bankruptcy Court’s Lawyers Advisory Committee.
We are highly skilled in the enforcement of creditors’ rights and work with various financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, leasing and finance companies and other organizations and business entities interested in preserving and enforcing their rights as creditors. Our attorneys routinely advise creditors regarding their rights and remedies in bankruptcy, under the Uniform Commercial Code, in foreclosures and in other types of recovery of real and personal property, secured and unsecured transactions, and other areas of commercial law.
In doing so, we bring together attorneys with broad and diverse business experience in order to help the firm’s clients achieve creative, expeditious, and cost-effective solutions. When appropriate, on matters requiring an interdisciplinary approach, attorneys often consult with other attorneys within Scarinci Hollenbeck’s comprehensive Corporate Transaction & Business, Commercial Real Estate, Crisis & Risk Management, Insurance & Liability, eDiscovery, Environmental and, in some instances, International Law & Trade practice groups. Amply resourced, this extensive business and corporate law expertise enables Scarinci Hollenbeck to regularly achieve more favorable results for its clients.
Scarinci Hollenbeck delivers comprehensive services to financially impacted entities, including financial institutions, corporations, insurance companies, leasing and finance companies, and other organizations and businesses involved in the recovery and potential or actual restructuring of problem business credits.
Our attorneys are accustomed to dealing with complex and sophisticated business matters and have many years of experience handling all financial issues surrounding bankruptcy and reorganization, out of court workouts, and state and federal court litigation over creditors’ and debtors’ rights. Our Group Chair, Joel R. Glucksman, has been named to the “New Jersey Super Lawyers” list continuously since 2007. The list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 60 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Where litigation is necessary to resolve debt and related problems, we offer responsive and effective service at all levels, including alternative dispute resolution, prejudgment remedies, and a renowned trial and appellate practice. Knowing that a strong litigation position often leads to a settlement of the dispute, our attorneys are practiced strategists who make every effort to set the table for the negotiation of a favorable and carefully documented workout of creditor-debtor disputes.
Sills Cummis & Gross
The Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group has broad experience in all aspects of bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights matters, including complex litigation cases. This experience includes representing debtors, official and unofficial committees, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and other parties in interest in out-of-court restructurings and in Chapter 11 reorganization cases. Our group has also structured “pre-negotiated” plans of reorganization to expedite the Chapter 11 process. We also have extensive experience in representing creditors in Uniform Commercial Code lien enforcement issues in state and federal courts. In addition, we provide advice and counsel to distressed public and private companies, their boards of directors, bank groups, receivers and other fiduciaries with regard to proposed financings, corporate transactions and real estate acquisitions.
While attempting to resolve matters through negotiation whenever possible, members of our Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Reorganization Team are routinely involved in litigating complex matters in bankruptcy courts, including valuation questions, fraudulent transfer and preference actions, DIP financing and use of cash collateral, adequate protection issues and contested confirmation hearings. The Team is also adept at state and federal court litigation involving the enforcement of creditors’ rights under the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act and state receivership laws. Since restructuring issues are often inter-disciplinary, the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Reorganization Practice Group often draws assistance from the Firm’s other practice groups including, tax, banking, commercial litigation, real estate and corporate.
The members of our Team combine technical knowledge of the highly complex Bankruptcy Code, the Uniform Commercial Code, and other statutes dealing with creditors’ rights, practical knowledge of the “real world” bankruptcy process and, as importantly, a sound understanding of the business issues confronting our clients.
Our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group is a sophisticated practice composed of highly trained and experienced practitioners in the areas of bankruptcy, litigation, corporate and real estate finance, and commercial transactions. We counsel a diverse range of clients in connection with insolvency-related matters, including high-net-worth individuals, major banks, financial institutions, fiduciaries and trustees, and mid-size to large corporations. Our attorneys regularly appear before state courts and bankruptcy courts, as well as in appeals to U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal.
As a mid-sized firm, we are able to offer our bankruptcy clients a distinctive combination of high-level knowledge, an efficient use of resources, and personal attention to clients' needs. The experience of our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group has helped many clients achieve the best possible results through the bankruptcy process. Our bankruptcy practice is notable for successfully handling numerous matters that are on the cutting edge of developing bankruptcy law. Among other things, we are currently prosecuting a significant number of highly complex litigations in the context of Ponzi schemes, including the bankruptcy case of Bernard L. Madoff.
The attorneys in our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group have extensive experience representing the various parties who have interests in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
WithumSmith + Brown, PC
With 14 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Florida and Colorado, WithumSmith+Brown (WS+B) brings clients the benefits of a larger organization without sacrificing the attention and personal service that one expects from a local business. WS+B’s regional offices ensure easy access to our dedicated, experienced team and the advice you need to achieve greater growth and financial success. Our clients represent a broad spectrum of industries and range in size from small, entrepreneurial startups to billion-dollar, publicly-held companies.
Our Firm’s stability and overall growth encourages first-rate talent to join WS+B and grow with us. The Firm has over 450 staff, with over 200 CPAs. Our clients benefit from the expertise and continuity of their engagement team and the rapport which develops in time from this crucial business relationship. Your engagement team provides timely service and accessibility—simply put, WS+B is there when you need us.
Our stability has permitted us to develop long-term relationships in the banking, legal and financial services fields. With strong roots in the business community, we have built relationships which afford our clients with referrals to the finest services available in these areas. Also, the Firm is involved in a broad range of civic and charitable activities, a further indication of our commitment to the communities in which we are based.