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"My law practice mimics my play style in my former hockey career – I am proactive, energetic, anticipate the opponent’s next play, respond quickly in critical situations, and I always have my head on a swivel."

Alex uses his commercial litigation and corporate bankruptcy experience to service clients in courts across the United States, from California to Delaware. After clerking in a bankruptcy court in a top corporate bankruptcy venue, he has experience in some of the largest corporate bankruptcies in the United States, and currently he represents several clients in the Toys “R” Us bankruptcy, the biggest retail bankruptcy to date.

While Alex enjoys the restructuring side of his bankruptcy practice, his real passion lies on the litigation side of that practice. Alex thrives on taking new and challenging cases and providing tangible results to his clients. Resolving conflicts outside of court may be the best option in most cases, however Alex is well-equipped to advocate on behalf of his clients in court – a strength which can be contributed to his time spent as a federal law clerk.

Experience

Experience

Chapter 11 Work

  • Drafted a favorable forbearance and tolling agreement for an international manufacturing company.
  • Successfully defended trade vendors' proofs of claims and maximized their recovery in the Toys "R" Us bankruptcy.
  • Objected to an attempt by Toys “R” Us to assume and assign a store lease which would harm a client’s tenant mix in a shopping center.

 Commercial Litigation

  • Coordinated complex document production efforts on behalf of a client faced with an aggressive judgment creditor. 
  • Adept at analyzing financial documents and bank statements in relation to fraud allegations.

Pro Bono

  • Provides divorce assistance to people in poverty-stricken areas of Southwest Virginia.

Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Virginia Bar Association

Richmond Bar Association

Business and Civic Organizations

Special Olympics of Virginia, Young Professionals Board Member

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Outside the office, Alex maintains a very active lifestyle with his fiancé Faith, including weekly runs and cycling classes, which helps release the tension that he used to let out on the ice. Alex was an accomplished hockey player – playing against some of the top competition in the world while playing Junior A hockey in Canada for two seasons. After playing his freshman year in college, Alex hung up his skates to focus on school. Alex’s competitive side still shows whenever he watches his beloved Wisconsin Badgers or Chicago Blackhawks.

Alex lives to eat – not eats to live. Alex wrote for food & wine magazine The Dish while a student at the University of Wisconsin and he still keeps up with the latest culinary and wine trends. When he’s not at the coolest restaurant in town, you can find him in the kitchen cooking his favorite Italian and French dishes for himself and Faith to enjoy with a glass of the latest in chic wine (little-known grapes from Portugal or southern Italy, anyone?).

Article of Note

  • The Honorable Kevin R. Huennekens, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

William & Mary Law School, cum laude

  • Managing Editor, William & Mary Business Law Review
  • Outstanding Member, William & Mary Business Law Review
  • ABA–BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law
  • ABI Scholarship – 2017 Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute

University of Wisconsin, with Distinction

  • Dean’s List
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court
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