Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights


When facing the prospect of bankruptcy, you need trusted legal advisers to map the complex way forward. The Gallagher & Kennedy Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights team provides you with time-tested expertise and experience in state, appellate, federal and bankruptcy courts for creditors and debtors alike. Often, we provide the most strategic and valuable assistance to our clients before ever reaching the courtroom.  While we make every effort to help you avoid court proceedings, should the need arise, we are experienced courtroom advocates for our clients.

We counsel our creditor clients how best to position themselves and protect their rights in advance of a debtor’s insolvency or filing for bankruptcy protection.  We guide our debtor clients through restructuring, negotiating workouts with their creditors, and help to develop strategic responses should their creditors initiate litigation or an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding.

Commonly, a business contemplating bankruptcy action or response requires legal counsel in matters that extend beyond the bankruptcy arena.  As needed, our bankruptcy team seamlessly integrates the expertise of other Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys to address matters of taxation, real estate and employment, among other practices.

Our clients include creditors and creditors’ committees, as well as corporate, partnership and individual debtors in all types of cases, ranging from Chapter 7 liquidation proceedings, to Chapter 13 adjustment proceedings, to complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases.  We have successfully represented numerous local and out-of-state financial institutions, landlords, prospective asset purchasers and creditors’ committees.

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