Business Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Workout

Business and Complex Bankruptcy Lawyers

We represent debtors, creditors, investors, buyers and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and New York. We are mobile and uniquely positioned to handle your interests and act decisively to protect them.

A key area of focus includes representing businesses grappling with financial difficulties, debt burdens and insolvency and related litigation in state and federal court. This is a clear strength for a firm led by experienced attorneys, recognized as pre-eminent in their field. Our attorneys include past presidents and current board members of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland and leaders in the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

Business Law Counsel and Negotiation, Mediation, or Litigation

Our prowess in business and complex bankruptcy law, as well as out-of-court workouts and litigation, is widely acknowledged.

Businesses turn to our firm for sound counsel in dealing with today’s volatile business climate. We counsel clients throughout the multiple phases of Chapter 11 and reorganization proceedings, from commencement to plan confirmation, handling matters ranging from straightforward Chapter 11 cases to complex restructurings. In addition, we provide zealous advocacy in related bankruptcy litigation.

Our Ability and Credibility: An Asset For You

Our clients range from small and family business owners to mid-market and Fortune 500 companies to high net-worth individuals. We have handpicked our roster of dedicated lawyers to offer excellence in the delivery of collaborative, top-quality legal services. To discuss your immediate or long-term business needs and legal options, contact us.

Attorneys Focusing on this Practice Area

Relevant Cases

839 Bestgate Road

$7,200,000 purchase of office building located at 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland, representing purchaser, Glen Frost, Esquire.

Defense of local utility in bankruptcy preference action.

Successful defense of preference action for local utility based on an ordinary course defense in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.

Sale of Baltimore company in Chapter 11 proceeding for $26 million.

Playing a key role in the representation of a Chapter 11 proceeding involving a Baltimore company that resulted in the sale of the debtor’s business for $26 million; the deal was recognized by Global M&A Network. Ms. Hopkin’s involvement included high-level coordination and negotiation with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation regarding termination of the debtor’s pension plan.

New financial legislation passed through assistance of counsel.

Assisting debtors in a Chapter 11 reorganization involving the pre-emption of a local statute. Ms. Hopkin was a member of the team that worked with the county government to enact new legislation that now permits a financial hardship exception to the existing legislation. As a result, the debtors were able to successfully reorganize. The creditors are projected to receive 100 cents on the dollar, and even the county, which had previously opposed the reorganization, will receive substantial revenue from the fees associated with the new legislation.

Negotiation of Section 363 sale in Howard County.

Negotiating a Section 363 sale of all of a debtor’s assets in a liquidation of a restaurant in Howard County with nearly 50 employees.

Negotiation of leases in reorganization of wholesale electric distribution supply company.

Negotiating and treating leases with third parties, including numerous electrical supply contracts with government agencies and national entities, in a reorganization of a wholesale electric distribution supply company.

In re: Inphomation Communications, Inc.

Counsel to bankruptcy trustee in liquidation of pioneering telephonic advice company known as the “Psychic Friends Network.”