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Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights

Although all would like to avoid it, nearly every business will become involved in a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding in some capacity. It may be as a secured or unsecured creditor, landlord, customer or vendor, or as a defendant to a trustee's lawsuit or, perhaps, as the buyer of the bankrupt business. Regardless of your role in a particular matter, the experienced attorneys at McLane Middleton can help you through the process, protect your interests, and make the process a little less arduous for you to endure. McLane Middleton's bankruptcy attorneys represent secured and unsecured creditors, customers and vendors, creditor committees, equity security holders, purchasers of assets and trustees. We have clients ranging from an individual customer or trade vendor to nationally recognized banks and finance companies. We have significant experience representing creditors of all types through every type of bankruptcy proceeding.

BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 11

Chapter 11 is the commercial reorganization process in which the debtor prepares and files a plan to reorganize, sell or liquidate its business. McLane Middleton's team of attorneys has over 25 years of experience representing parties in every aspect of the Chapter 11 process. McLane Middleton's clients include individual creditors, customers, vendors, equity security holders, purchasers of assets, lenders, creditor committees, and the debtor itself. Whatever the issue – be it defending a claim, assessing the Chapter 11 plan, protecting your secured status or enforcing a lease – our team of professionals at McLane Middleton have the expertise and experience to represent you.

BANKRUPTCY CHAPTER 7 AND 13 (CREDITOR REPRESENTATION)

Chapter 7 is a liquidation process for individuals or certain small businesses. Chapter 13 is the individual reorganization process. McLane Middleton represents creditors through the entire chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy process. McLane Middleton can prepare and file a proof of claim, attend the 341 meeting of creditors, and assess whether there are issues of fraud or other reasons to pursue an order of non-dischargeability of your debt and object to a Chapter 13 plan which treats your claim improperly. In both Chapter 7 and 13 proceedings, McLane Middleton has extensive experience defending parties – ranging from individuals to trade creditors to larger institutions – against trustees' preference and fraudulent transfer action lawsuits. McLane Middleton is well-equipped to assist you in any of your Chapter 7 and 13 creditor needs.

INTERNAL PARTNERING BRINGS MCLANE MIDDLETON'S BREADTH OF EXPERIENCE/EXPERTISE TO EACH MATTER

When a bankruptcy or commercial insolvency matter involves issues such as intellectual property, employment, corporate, or criminal law we are able to work through each unique issue together with and drawing on the experience of each of McLane Middleton's particular practice groups. When a bankruptcy matter involves complicated litigation our Business Litigation Group will participate for the best possible outcome. This team approach to client service fosters creative thinking and cost-effective, quality client service.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.