Scheef & Stone’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights/Receivership practice group is comprised of attorneys with decades of experience representing debtors, creditors (secured and unsecured), trustees, receivers, equity holders, financial institutions, landlords, tenants, asset purchasers and/or investors in simple to complex bankruptcy, restructuring and/or collection matters. Members of our bankruptcy/restructuring team have represented clients in matters that range from small business matters to some of the largest bankruptcy/restructuring matters ever filed in the United States (e.g., American Airlines, Blockbuster, Ducane Gas Grills, Energy Futures Holdings, Circuit City, General Growth Properties, Gymboree, Linens’ n Things, Macy’s, Movie Gallery, RadioShack, Toys”R”Us and Washington Mutual). This experience includes handling matters across a broad array of industries (e.g., energy, retail, oil and gas, technology, media/entertainment, construction, healthcare/hospitals, manufacturing, commercial real estate, subprime lending).
The firm’s creditors’ rights practice includes attorneys with extensive experience in both collection law as well as collection defense. With respect to collections, the practice group is comprised of attorneys with decades of experience in assisting creditors seeking to recover claims against business or consumer debtors. This practice includes attorneys with extensive experience pursuing and defending fraudulent transfer claims. The firm also has significant experience representing creditors/ collection companies in fair debt collection actions.
The firm is also widely recognized as having a preeminent receivership practice comprised of attorneys who have served as receivers or receiver’s counsel representing creditors seeking to recover on claims in a variety of small to high profile collection matters. More specifically, our attorneys comprising the firm’s receivership practice have extensive experience litigating receivership matters with respect to judgment collection, turnover orders and/or asset management. Our attorneys have been appointed as Receivers by Texas state courts and federal courts in numerous states, and our experience includes unraveling complex fraudulent schemes, litigating to recover a wide variety of assets, and liquidating those assets. Members of the Receivership team have also served at the request of numerous federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Securities & Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to recover, liquidate and distribute assets for the benefit of defrauded consumers or investors. In so doing, our team typically works closely with various branches of law enforcement such as the F.B.I., U.S. Marshals, and the Secret Service.