If you are a debtor that needs to pursue or defend litigation against a creditor or trustee, we would be happy to speak with you about what is going on to determine if we are good fit for you. Likewise if you are a creditor that needs to pursue or defend litigation against a debtor.
A significant amount of the legal work done by our firm involves bankruptcy matters– and a large percentage of that is litigation related. Our office is not a “mill”, and Michael has been an attorney for almost 30 years. We take extraordinary steps to make sure that our clients are comfortable with what’s going on, and that they are never unsure of what will happen. For example, we do not charge for the initial consultation, and we usually take about an hour and half to thoroughly sort through their issues and explain the process for each potential course of action.
If you have a need for Bankruptcy Litigation assistance, our firm is one of the few that does substantial Adversarial Proceeding (“AP”) work. At any given time, we usually have several APs that we are working. Regardless of whether you have a creditor case or a debtor case, our office has handled both kinds of cases and do so regularly. Bankruptcy adversarial cases are specialized cases with unique proof elements, and we have litigated several of them for both debtors and creditors. Typically, our cases are equally split between creditors and debtors, with perhaps a slight advantage to debtors.
You should also be aware that we are sometimes hired by people to try and salvage an AP case that a non-bankruptcy litigator attempted to handle at first. This is not a good place to be, and I’d suggest that you not pick your bankruptcy litigation counsel based only on their pricing. We liken it to surgery: a general practitioner M.D. might be able to do minor surgery after taking a class on it in med-school, but you are almost certainly better off with a real surgeon. This is true even though the general practitioner would probably be cheaper (initially).
Even if you don’t end up choosing our firm, you really should restrict your search to true bankruptcy litigators. Honestly, the number of bankruptcy litigators is pretty small, and we usually find ourselves working with one another frequently.
We would be happy to consult with you, as a free consultation, and completely explain to you your options– normally at no cost. If you would like to do this, you can either call us to discuss it further, or use the contact page to send an email.
Would you like to speak to one of our lawyers before you hire us? Just choose the topic and we’ll be more than glad to answer any of your questions!