We represent clients, as creditors, in bankruptcy cases filed by their tenants, borrowers, customers or other account debtors.
When a tenant or borrower files for bankruptcy protection, clients are worried about how those proceedings may delay or impair their ability to obtain the bankrupt party’s full performance of its obligations. Clients may be unfamiliar with the process or uncertain about their rights and obligations in light of the bankruptcy filing. Clients are often required to respond very quickly to motions or other proceedings in order to protect their rights. Sometimes the client will need to seek affirmative relief from the bankruptcy court in order to allow it to protect its interests. These issues, and the often unpredictable nature of bankruptcy proceedings, can be especially disconcerting.
We have extensive experience representing landlords, lenders and other institutional creditors in connection with debtors’ bankruptcy proceedings. Our experience includes preparing proofs of claim and defending against claim objections; prosecuting requests for payment of administrative expenses, including administrative rent; representing landlords in connection with motions to reject, assume, or assume and assign leases; prosecuting motions for relief from stay; contesting chapter 11 and chapter 13 plan confirmations, including defending against efforts to “cram down” a chapter 11 plan; and adversary proceeding litigation, including litigation involving nondischargeability, preference, and fraudulent conveyance claims.
If you would like to discuss how our experience can assist you with your specific business dispute or legal issue, please contact us for a free telephone consultation.