Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

Berliner Cohen’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice utilizes attorneys from the Firm’s Litigation Department to effectively, efficiently, and aggressively represent debtors, creditors, trustees, and other parties-in-interest in all facets of commercial law and in the intricacies of bankruptcy. The practice covers a wide variety of matters for individuals, businesses and fiduciaries with emphasis on the following areas:

  • Representation of business debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases
  • Representation of bankruptcy trustees
  • Defense of creditors in preference actions
  • Prosecution and defense of parties involved in other bankruptcy litigation
  • Representation of landlords in bankruptcies filed by tenants
  • Preparation of proofs of claim
  • Prosecution and defense of objections to claims
  • Representation of secured creditors seeking relief from the automatic stay
  • Representation of Creditors’ Committees
  • Advise acquirers of entities in bankruptcy and/or assets from bankruptcy estates
  • Treatment of real property leases in bankruptcy cases
  • Representation in complex bankruptcy-related litigation, including appeals
  • Representation of businesses in wind down, liquidation and dissolution
  • Representation of assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors

Berliner Cohen attorneys work closely with investors, lenders, entrepreneurs and established businesses to advise them regarding the alternatives available to them when dealing with a financially distressed counter party, and to formulate and implement a cost-effective and acceptable strategy. While creative methods and resolutions are sought in the workout context, our attorneys also are prepared to employ the considerable expertise of our commercial litigation, tax, real estate, land use and employment groups in complex bankruptcy litigation.

For more information, please contact Laura Palazzolo at, or Jeffrey Kaufman at