Our Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Team is a recognized leader in providing “cradle to grave” financial, restructuring and litigation services to clients in the Northwest and nationally. We have extensive experience representing financial institutions, creditors’ committees, receivers, trustees, purchasers and borrowers in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. READ MORE
Our representative creditor clients include:
We have in-depth industry knowledge in forestry, technology, agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, energy, utilities, media and retail. Our team counsels clients in these and other industries on issues related to drafting and enforcement, restructuring and bankruptcy, and receiverships or assignments for benefit of creditors.
Chambers USA has recognized us as a “top player” for creditor representation in Washington state.
We have an outstanding track record for successfully representing financial institutions, creditors’ committees, agent banks, borrowers, prospective purchasers and others in state, federal, and bankruptcy litigation. Our experience includes matters related to:
Our team has extensive bankruptcy and restructuring experience, representing secured creditors, trustees, debtors, creditors’ committees, foreign receivers and trustees, DIP lenders, asset purchasers and other parties of interest in workouts, receiverships and business bankruptcy cases throughout the U.S., including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, California, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. We handle all aspects of bankruptcy cases, including cash collateral, adequate protection, relief from stay, 363 sales, DIP financing and plan confirmation. We represent parties in fraudulent conveyance, preference, breach of fiduciary duty claims, equitable subordination, lender liability actions and bankruptcy-related UCC and general commercial litigation.
Our experience includes representing clients in international insolvency matters, especially in representing foreign receivers and trustees in Chapter 15 cases and cross-border workouts. In fact, Lane Powell filed one of the first Chapter 15 cases in the U.S. after its enactment and obtained the first order recognizing a foreign representative in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Members of our team frequently participate as leaders and lecturers in numerous bankruptcy and turnaround professional organizations including the Turnaround Management Association, American Bar Association, ALI/ABA, American Bankruptcy Institute, Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, American College of Bankruptcy Attorneys, and American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys.
Our Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Team has consistently been recognized as the “number-one creditor practice in the Seattle area” and “one of the largest and strongest bankruptcy groups” in the region by Chambers® USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. One client enthused, “This team as a whole functions at a very high level. The turnaround of work, responsiveness, knowledge and negotiation skills are excellent. I have yet to work with any legal team that’s better." We have also been highly ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® annual “Best Law Firms” survey, where sources describe Lane Powell as “second to none” in bankruptcy and recognize the firm for its “experienced, professional, personalized and effective counsel.”
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