The Firm’s Bankruptcy Section, anchored by Mark A. Craige and Mac D. Finlayson, both board certified in business bankruptcy matters by the American Board of Certification, represents debtors, creditors, trustees, and creditors committees in business bankruptcy matters.. They have successfully represented both debtors and creditors in a variety of contexts, including:
- Adequate protection
- Cash collateral and plan confirmation hearings
- Debt discharge proceedings
- Fraudulent conveyance
- Executory contract litigation
The Firm’s attorneys handle real estate and other asset sales or purchases, the sale or restructuring of going concerns and the unique tax, oil and gas, labor, and other specialized issues arising in bankruptcy cases.
The Firm’s approach to bankruptcy practice includes planning, preparation, negotiation and, as a last resort, litigation. Attorneys counsel clients on how best to protect themselves and preserve valuable business opportunities and assets. When defaults occur or bankruptcy is filed, the Firm’s attorneys assist clients in actively negotiating acceptable solutions. If litigation cannot be avoided, attorneys in the Bankruptcy Section are prepared to aggressively pursue the clients’ interests in court, and have successfully done so in many bankruptcy and district courts, as well as several Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Bankruptcy Appeals Court.
The Firm has represented Chapter 11 debtors in manufacturing, real estate, retail sales, publishing, oil and gas, and personal service cases. Mr. Finlayson is also board certified by the American Board of Certification in consumer bankruptcy and creditor’s rights law, with an active commercial litigation practice, including the investigation and prosecution of civil fraud. The Firm generally does not represent individual consumer debtors.
DISCLAIMER: Practice limited to the representation of creditors who are institutional lenders, corporations, and individuals who own nonexempt property exceeding $150,000 in combined value.