Practice Overview

Practice Overview

Elliott Greenleaf has an award winning national commercial insolvency practice which has varied expertise and experience in all manner of insolvency representations.  The firm’s practice includes Federal Bankruptcy Code practice under chapters 11, 15, 9 and 7; assignments for the benefits of creditors; state receiverships; federal receiverships; and cross border insolvencies.  The firm has experience in representing all the major parties in bankruptcy proceedings and out of court work outs, as well as representing some of the most vulnerable parties whose lives are impacted by an insolvency.  The firm also monitors and has an active practice in creditors’ rights laws and other related laws, such as developments in unclaimed property and the uniform commercial code, that impact our clients and the practice of bankruptcy.

The firm has success and strategic acumen in representation of official committees (including unsecured creditors, ERISA plan participants, retirees, and shareholders); parties in distressed mergers and acquisitions; individual creditors (particularly trade creditors and bankruptcy litigation defense); post confirmation litigation trusts; debtors (middle market, Delaware local and lead counsel, alternatives to bankruptcy in state forums, including, but not limited to, Delaware Chancery Court); and special litigation and conflicts counsel.

Elliott Greenleaf has industry specific insolvency experience in a variety of industry sectors including: agriculture; forestry; energy; retail; construction; manufacturing; retail; transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; real estate; accommodation and food services; telecommunications; educational services; arts/entertainment/recreation; healthcare; and science/technology.

Early Warning Alerts for Creditors

The firm engages in early warning systems for its friends and clients as a free service.  The firm provides early case assessment within bankruptcy cases so that its clients are not at a disadvantage when they are later sued in related bankruptcy litigation.  The commercial bankruptcy and restructuring practice group can represent a creditor from the inception of the case through exit by the debtor through plan confirmation, structured dismissals, conversion to chapter 7, and through to the initiation of bankruptcy litigation.  To be alerted if you or one of your business partners or clients is involved in a case please, sign up to receive the chapter 11 and avoidance action alerts produced by our bankruptcy practice chair Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena.