Barlow Garsek & Simon, LLP’s bankruptcy practice includes representation of debtors and creditors in virtually every aspect of bankruptcy law. The Firm’s attorneys handle all bankruptcy matters ranging from pre-bankruptcy consultation to the dissolution and reorganization of debtors. Our attorneys advise business owners and investors regarding ways to structure, recapitalize, or salvage business enterprises or equity investments in financial peril. This work often results in the avoidance of bankruptcy. However, the Firm often utilizes the bankruptcy process in order to accomplish results not attainable outside the bankruptcy context.

The Firm represents the interests of business enterprises and their owners in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings as counsel for the debtor in possession, counsel for its owners, or counsel for outside investors brought in to recapitalize the distressed business in bankruptcy. The Firm also has significant experience representing non-bank commercial lenders, large trade creditors, creditors’ committees, and equity committees in a variety of high-profile bankruptcy cases. The Firm regularly represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 litigation proceedings..

Barlow Garsek & Simon represents parties in adversary proceedings, including parties that are sued or threatened to be sued for recovery of alleged preferences and fraudulent transfers. The Firm has extensive experience litigating related issues such as the use of a lender’s cash collateral, the purchase or sale of assets, the dischargeability of debt, and the application of the automatic stay. We also regularly represent clients in state law business disputes arising in bankruptcy court..

Attorneys practicing in this practice group are:.

Christopher Collins
Paul J. Vitanza