Bankruptcy, Corporate Restructuring, & Creditors' Rights Law


Bankruptcy Matters

The attorneys at Dickinson Bradshaw have decades of extensive experience providing a full range of services in virtually all matters in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 bankruptcy cases, including the representation of debtors, creditors, committees, and trustees. The bankruptcy practice is jointly led by Jeffrey Goetz, who has over three decades of bankruptcy law experience, and Brad Kruse, who has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.

This experience includes:

  • Plan formulation and negotiation, as well as plan objections and confirmation issues
  • Authority to use cash collateral
  • Debtor-in-Possession financing
  • Adequate protection
  • Relief from the automatic stay
  • Preferences
  • Fraudulent conveyances
  • Voidable transfer analysis and litigation
  • Section 363 bankruptcy sales of assets and businesses
  • Objections to discharge and to dischargeability of debts
  • Assumption and rejection of executory contracts and unexpired leases
  • Turnover of estate property
  • Claim analysis and protection
  • Preparing and filing proofs of claim
  • Disputes concerning the extent, validity, and priority of liens
  • Equitable subordination and the re-characterization of debt to equity

Debtor / Creditor Matters

Our attorneys also have extensive experience representing debtors, lenders, secured creditors and unsecured creditors, in all aspects of corporate restructurings, foreclosures, receiverships, loan workouts, the liquidation of companies, the collection and repayment of debts, and the sale and purchase of distressed assets and businesses. We frequently provide representation and advice in federal and state court proceedings, and assist clients in out-of-court restructurings and workouts. 

This experience includes:

  • Out-of-court workouts and restructurings of troubled loans and businesses
  • Sales and purchases of distressed assets, loans, and businesses
  • Commercial and real estate loan modifications, amendments, and extensions
  • Collateral perfection analysis
  • Lien priority disputes
  • Enforcement of security interests and mortgages
  • Foreclosures
  • Receiverships
  • Execution and collection of judgments
  • Analysis and enforcement of negotiable instruments, letters of credit, and payment orders
  • Mechanics liens
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Protection of claims in connection with third party sales
  • Forbearance agreements
  • Confessions of judgment
  • Financial services litigation

We take a collaborative approach to representing our clients in bankruptcy and debtor/creditor matters, having the ability to leverage as needed the firm’s vast experience in our BankingBusiness LawTaxationReal Estate, and Litigation practice areas to ensure our clients have the most effective representation possible. 

Our success as a firm is a reflection of our commitment to client service and our focus on achieving the best results possible in a cost-effective manner. Contact Us today for assistance with Bankruptcy, Corporate Restructuring & Creditors' Rights Law matters.