The Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware is a nationally recognized jurisdiction in which to reorganize troubled companies. The firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers have been on the forefront of many of the country’s largest and most complex reorganization cases since 1991. The firm’s bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers take great pride in, and are highly praised for, their responsiveness, substantive knowledge of bankruptcy law, and familiarity with Delaware’s Bankruptcy Court and local practice. The lawyers in the group represent or have represented debtors, creditors’ committees, and other key creditor constituencies in many of the cases filed in Delaware.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2012) praises Ashby & Geddes as "[a] great firm" and notes we are well known for our strength on the creditor side, and also maintain a solid debtor-side and litigation practice. We have also been praised for “offering holistic and constructive advice that covers the bankruptcy process from every angle.”
Representative engagements in the bankruptcy and insolvency area include serving as counsel or co-counsel to (a) the Debtors in the cases of Nanogen, CFM U.S. Corporation, Essential Therapeutics, USA Floral Products, Silver Cinemas, Trenwick America Corporation, Inland Fiber Group, Broadstripe LLC, Morphogen Pharmaceuticals, Intellicorp and IQ NetSolutions; (b) the Creditors Committees in AES Eastern Energy, L.P., SP Newsprint Holdings, Visteon Corporation, Sea Launch Company, Cynergy Data, Merisant Worldwide, Qimonda, Lang Holdings, AFY Holdings, Pliant, OTC Holdings, Kaiser Aluminum, Budget Group, Meridian Automotive Systems, Pharmaceutical Formulations, Inc., KB Toys, Mervyn's, PCAA Parent, J.L. French Automotive Industries, DeVlieg Bullard II and DESA Holdings Corp.; (c) the Senior Lenders in Global Safety Textiles, Flying J, Pacific Energy, American LaFrance, Fedders, Capmark and Dura Automotive; (d) the Plan Administrators in Aspen Executive Air, Budget Group, Cable & Wireless, and Vectour; the Foreign Representatives in the Chapter 15 proceedings of Spansion Japan Ltd. and Skypower Corporation; (e) the Equity Committee in the Washington Mutual case; (f) the Liquidators in Filene's Basement (2012), Goody's, Boscov's, Ritz Camera and Blue Tulip; and (g) the Examiner in the case of Anderson News.