Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Attorneys at Wolcott Rivers Gates routinely represent secured and unsecured creditors, committees, and other parties-in-interest in all types of bankruptcy and insolvency-related proceedings, including involuntary bankruptcy cases and transnational matters. The firm regularly represents Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, indenture trustees, members of official committees of unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, foreign representatives, DIP lenders, shareholders and avoidance defendants, among others, in bankruptcy cases under Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Chapter 7 and Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code. We participate in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the country, including in Virginia, the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of New York.


Our attorneys also represent parties-in-interest in bankruptcy proceedings in connection with:

  • Requests for relief from the automatic stay

  • Adequate protection payments

  • Prosecution of claims

  • Collateral administration and liquidation

  • Negotiation of DIP financing

  • Asset sales

  • Negotiating plans of reorganization

  • Asserting rights in respect to executory contracts

We also advise former shareholders, officers and directors in claims brought by bankruptcy estates for alleged breaches of their fiduciary and contractual duties.

Workouts, Restructuring and Financial Litigation

Our bankruptcy and creditors’ rights lawyers handle a wide range of out-of-court workouts and financial restructuring transactions. We are prepared to litigate on behalf of our clients if negotiations do not lead to settlement. Our attorneys are skilled in handling various commercial disputes, including those arising pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code. We routinely handle bank matters, collections, construction and mechanic’s lien issues and lender liability concerns.

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