We are fortunate to have extensive experience in creditor’s rights and bankruptcy proceedings. Common issues which arise in such cases are unexpired leases and executory contracts, turnover of property, priority and classification of claims, preferences, fraudulent conveyances, and other trustee avoidance actions. We have also handled numerous matters involving involuntary petitions, attorneys’ fees, relief from stay, post-petition financing, and dischargeability. We also have extensive experience in real estate and other types of workouts, pre- and post-judgment attachments and garnishments, landlord-tenant law, and representation of lenders in foreclosure proceedings.
Additionally, the firm serves as local counsel on behalf of Creditor attorneys to file subpoenas and other documents in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
The economic challenges facing our country have placed many people into difficult financial situations. After reviewing your particular circumstances, it is often a viable option to consider filing for bankruptcy. Individuals who reside, have a place of business, or own property in the United States may file for bankruptcy in a federal court under Chapter 7. Chapter 7 is a liquidation bankruptcy and, as with other bankruptcy chapters, is not available to individuals who have had bankruptcy cases dismissed within the prior 180 days under specified circumstances. Alternatively, and in contrast to a Chapter 7, Chapter 13 bankruptcies allow an individual to undergo a financial reorganization supervised by a federal bankruptcy court. The goal of Chapter 13 is to enable income-receiving debtors a debtor-rehabilitation provided they fulfill a court-approved plan. It is a form of debt consolidation. Our experienced attorneys represent individuals in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the Eastern District of Virginia.