Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation


Ulmer & Berne’s bankruptcy and insolvency specialists work with our trial attorneys to creatively and efficiently handle bankruptcy-related litigation. In Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in Delaware, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and elsewhere our attorneys have prosecuted and defended adversary proceedings and contested matters involving:

  • Preference and fraudulent transfers
  • Bankruptcy sales
  • Directors and officers litigation
  • Assumption and rejection of real property leases and executory contracts
  • Use of cash collateral
  • Plan structuring and confirmation
  • Objections to discharge
  • Automatic stay violations
  • Claims objections

Litigation experience of our attorneys includes proceedings in the bankruptcy cases of The Bombay Company, Collins & Aikman Corp., Dana Corp., Enron, Huffy Corp., LTV Steel, and Union Stamping & Assembly, Inc.

We also regularly appear in state courts in connection with insolvency-related litigation. The matters we are currently engaged in or recently handled include claims related to:

  • Receiverships
  • Foreclosures
  • Replevins
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Environmental issues
  • Fraudulent conveyances
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • “Responsible party” litigation

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