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Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

The strength of our Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice is grounded in the diverse skills and substantial experience of our lawyers; their detailed knowledge of bankruptcy law and procedure, commercial finance, real estate, labor and employment law, environmental law, and general corporate law; and the practical business understanding that they bring to each case. We devise and implement creative strategies designed to help our clients achieve their goals. 

We serve as lead and local counsel for clients involved in bankruptcy cases, insolvency proceedings, workouts and restructurings throughout the United States and abroad and, when necessary, coordinate the services of local counsel for efficient and effective representation.

Miles & Stockbridge lawyers have the skill and experience to represent every type of party in bankruptcy cases, insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts and restructurings. The diversity of matters that our lawyers handle illustrates the sophistication of our practice.

  • We represent national, regional and local banks, financial institutions and public and private lenders and investors, including asset based lenders, commercial and real estate lenders, and master and special servicers for mortgage backed securities, as well as other secured creditors in bankruptcy cases and insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy litigation, workouts, restructurings and enforcement proceedings.  Our extensive knowledge of finance documentation and credit policies advances our clients’ interests at every stage of the process, enabling our clients to maximize recovery on their claims.

  • We represent a broad range of creditors that hold claims in bankruptcy cases, including manufacturers, distributors, real estate holding and development companies, landlords, equipment lessors, intellectual property and patent licensors, trade creditors, indenture trustees and other creditors. Our representation spans all aspects of a bankruptcy case, including asserting and defending secured and unsecured claims, protecting our clients’ rights under executory contracts and unexpired leases and defending against preference, fraudulent conveyance and other avoidance actions.

  • We serve as counsel to Official Committees of General Unsecured Creditors in bankruptcy cases throughout the United States; protecting the interests of the general unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy process, including negotiations with the debtor, secured creditors and other parties, in order to maximize recovery to the general unsecured creditors expeditiously, and when necessary, in litigation.  

  • We assist corporate clients in designing strategies to take full advantage of the strategic opportunities presented by distressed loan and asset acquisitions, both in and outside of the bankruptcy process.

  • We guide secured creditors through receivership and foreclosure proceedings in order to protect their collateral and realize a maximum return on their investment.

  • Where an involuntary bankruptcy may be required, we assist creditors in initiating and prosecuting an involuntary bankruptcy case and, when necessary, appointing a trustee to oversee the putative debtor’s affairs.

  • We represent both secured and unsecured creditors in consumer cases defending against motions to avoid or strip liens, claims under the Truth-in-Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other alleged violations of consumer protection laws. We also litigate nondischargeability actions and objections to confirmation of Chapter 13 plans.

  • We counsel companies facing financial distress on  a wide range of available options; helping them, where appropriate, to remain going concerns while pursuing the most prudent strategy for reorganization or disposition of assets.

Our lawyers’ substantial depth of legal skills and business knowledge sustain this exceptionally broad practice. Experienced bankruptcy and creditors’ rights principals work closely with a talented group of associates to provide our clients with valuable and cost-effective service. Because we have a history of representation and counsel in a variety of industries, we help our clients to develop creative business solutions. Handling both bankruptcy and commercial transactional and litigation matters enables us to provide the comprehensive, effective counsel that reflects a full commitment to responsive, value-added service.

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