Hirschler’s bankruptcy team has represented creditors, be they secured, unsecured, administrative, priority, or otherwise, in all manner of bankruptcy, restructuring, workout, and litigation matters. We have skillfully guided secured creditors through relief from stay, adequate protection, plan confirmation, repossession, and foreclosure proceedings. Likewise, we have assisted unsecured creditors, including landlords, in their pursuit of claims and asset recoveries and their service on creditors committees. We routinely pursue actions for claims allowance and payment.
On the defense side, we have represented clients named in bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy avoidance actions and similar proceedings brought by debtors and trustees, including defending against preference and fraudulent transfer claims, claims disallowance, lien avoidance, and equitable subordination.
When representing creditors committees in chapter 11 cases, our team has but one goal: maximizing the recovery for unsecured creditors in an effective and cost-efficient manner. We do not take a scorched earth approach, but rather an approach that is designed to maximize value. This has enabled our team to successfully represent committees on issues related to cash collateral, debtor in possession financing, lien challenges, assets sales, substantive consolidation of debtor and non-debtor parties, claims objections, and creditor distributions.
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Dynamic Construction, Inc.
Hirschler served as counsel to the committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Dynamic Construction, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. We successfully advised the committee in the negotiation of a consensual reorganization plan that resulted in a recovery for the unsecured creditors that was greater than what would have been achieved in a liquidation.
Howard Delivery Service
When the unsecured creditors of a bankrupt trucking company in West Virginia were about to have their claims subordinated to the claims of a global insurance company, one of Hirschler’s bankruptcy attorneys represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and successfully took the matter all the way to the United States Supreme Court, winning an important victory in the area of claim priorities.
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Shenandoah Family Farms
Hirschler served as counsel to the committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Shenandoah Family Farms in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia. Hirschler guided the committee through several negotiated and Court approved asset sales that maximized recoveries.
- 26 Hirschler Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers®, 4 Named “Lawyers of the Year” and 3 Listed Among “Ones to Watch”08.20.2020
- 38 Hirschler Lawyers Named Among Virginia Business Legal Elite, Lisa Goodwin Profiled in Environmental Law CategoryVirginia Business Magazine , 12.05.2019
- Amelia Island, FL, 07.24.2020
- Cambridge, MD, 08.06.19 – 08.08.19
- Amelia Island, Florida, 05.22.2019
- Larry Katz and Steve Leach Chair Panel Discussions At Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association ConferenceAnnapolis, MD, 05.03.19 - 05.04.19
- Washington, D.C., 04.11.19 - 04.14.19
- We’re All in This Together: Key Considerations for Lenders, Investors and Tenants in the Wake of COVID-1903.27.2020
- Impending Changes to the Bankruptcy Code Improve the Ability of Small Businesses to Reorganize and Add Restrictions to Efforts to Recover Preferential Transfers09.10.2019
- Toys “R” Us Bankruptcy Cases Highlight the Use of Third-Party Releases and “Opt-Out” Provisions in Chapter 11 Plans01.29.2019
The Impact of COVID-19
The Impact of COVID-19
It may soon be a rare business enterprise that is able to insulate itself from the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we hope the economy will rebound once the pandemic begins to abate, until then, the Hirschler Restructuring and Creditors Rights Group stands ready to assist clients in addressing the financial challenges of these economically unsettled times.
Whether you are facing the loss or interruption of business, challenging financing relationships, the need to downsize or restructure, or other creditors’ rights issues, the Hirschler team will work with you toward a successful outcome.
Contact us to understand your options and devise a recovery strategy that protects your business and financial health.
Visit our COVID-19 Resource Center for continuing coverage of the financial impact of the pandemic.
- PresentationRobbie Westermann Participates in Virtual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Institute Panel on Chapter 11
- AlertThe General Assembly Enhances the Value of the Virginia Homestead Exemption – at Least for Some
- Firm News26 Hirschler Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers®, 4 Named “Lawyers of the Year” and 3 Listed Among “Ones to Watch”