Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights

Our practice is devoted to enforcing the rights of creditors, both secured and unsecured. The firm represents premier financial institutions, non-bank lenders and trade creditors; and parties to executory contracts including landlords. We have worked in industries that include healthcare, retail and manufacturing.

We counsel lenders restructuring credit facilities, trade creditors seeking protection of their rights – both in and out of bankruptcy and receivership court – and buyers purchasing assets at bankruptcy court sales and secured party sales. We work with secured creditors to enforce their rights under their security documents, and landlords addressing rejection, assumption and assignment of leases in bankruptcy court. We represent creditors and other parties in pursuit of and defense against fraudulent transfer remedies and in defense of preferential transfers under the federal bankruptcy code.

Most recently, the firm earned top rankings by Best Law Firms for 2018 for three categories including Bankruptcy & Creditors-Debtors Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law; and Joe was selected as Lawyer-of-the-Year by Best Lawyers for that same category in 2014.

Joe DiOrio is frequently appointed as a state court receiver, federal bankruptcy trustee or special master, where he is charged with administering debt, liquidating property and satisfying creditor obligations pursuant to federal and state law. In that capacity, Joe has operated businesses, and managed and sold real estate.

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