Banking & Finance Practice

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is not only an area of concentration within the practice of law; bankruptcy is also a forum uniquely suited to resolve many complex business disputes in a fast, efficient, and fair manner. Disputes pertaining to corporate governance, misappropriation of business assets, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage, and other forms of sophisticated litigation can often be resolved most rapidly in bankruptcy court. While our litigators are experienced in all courts in the State of Florida, we litigate complex disputes in every Florida division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, as well as many bankruptcy courts throughout the country.

We represent creditors in bankruptcy issues including business workouts, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 reorganizations, commercial collections, insolvency and loan workouts in all of Florida's state and federal courts. Our Bankruptcy litigators focus on representing credit card issuers in bankruptcy matters including non-dischargeability proceedings, relief from stay proceedings and objections to confirmation in Chapter 13 cases.
 

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Loan Enforcement and Workouts

Our philosophy is to get results for lenders. GrayRobinson attorneys design reorganization plans, coordinated workouts and loan restructurings, represent and work with creditors' committees and trustees and handle bankruptcy appeals. Many of our financial institution clients, private investors and property owners have worked with us for more than thirty years seeking guidance on how to resolve a financial relationship.

Debt Restructuring

Insolvency contexts often require loan modification transactions to be completed on an expedited basis in order to maximize the lender-client ability to expand the available pool of collateral, and to avoid the consequences of certain bankruptcy law that can retroactively "undo" workouts. Our team appreciates the need for prompt, skillful service when a borrower is at the point of insolvency.

Representation of Fiduciaries

We represent fiduciaries in the full range of state and federal contexts. At any time, our teammates may represent a state court receiver, assignee for benefit of creditors, chapter 7 trustee, chapter 11 trustee or examiner, post-confirmation disbursing agent, or other fiduciary. We develop insights from these representations that are beneficial for all of our clients.

Defense Against Estate Claims

Sometimes bankruptcy debtors or fiduciaries for debtors bring claims under bankruptcy laws against third parties in order to accumulate assets for distribution to creditors. "Preference claims" are asserted by debtors or trustees against creditors who legitimately received payments shortly before bankruptcy. Our team successfully represents scores of creditors in preference litigation every year. We also defend other business clients against similar "estate claims."

Complex Litigation

Bankruptcy is not only an area of specialization within the practice of law; bankruptcy is also a forum uniquely suited to resolve many complex business disputes in a fast, efficient, and fair manner. Disputes pertaining to corporate governance, misappropriation of business assets, landlord-tenant disputes, insurance coverage, and other forms of sophisticated litigation can often be resolved most rapidly in bankruptcy court. While our litigators are experienced in all courts in the State of Florida, we have litigated complex disputes in every Florida division of the United States Bankruptcy Court, as well as many bankruptcy courts throughout the country.

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