Goetz Fitzpatrick
Attorneys at Law

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Reorganization

The Business Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group consists of experienced and innovative attorneys who concentrate on corporate restructuring, loan workouts and other credit transactions, commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Members of the group have historically represented debtors in chapter 11 cases, secured and unsecured creditors and other parties in interest in business reorganizations and state insolvency proceedings.

The Group lends their expertise in a variety of specialized litigation matters in the Bankruptcy Court, including the prosecution and defense of fraudulent conveyance lawsuits, adversary proceedings involving preferential recoveries and objections to discharge or the non-dischargeability of debts. The Group also represents clients in non-litigation aspects of bankruptcy practice, including the acquisition of assets in a bankruptcy proceeding, protecting landlord interests and equipment lessor interests, and enforcement of property rights on behalf of secured lenders.

The Business Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Group is often called upon to assist other practice groups of the firm in analyzing credit issues, developing litigation and workout strategies in connection with credit transactions, preparing lenders’ collateral coverage opinions for lending institutions and other secured parties, analyzing a broad range of credit/insolvency issues such as perfection of security interests and mechanic’s liens, analyzing rights in inter-creditor agreements, and implementing enforcement strategies for a litany of industries, including construction, real estate, manufacturing, retail, banking and financial services, among many others.

Members of the Group are continuously active in handling complex workouts both before and during litigation and handling all aspects of bankruptcy practice such as cash collateral agreements, debtor-in-possession lending and implementation of various exit strategies for both secured lenders and corporate debtors.