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

Ulmer is ranked in 39 categories in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. Among these, the firm earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers highest rankings in 21 categories. The firm also ranks nationally in 15 categories. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” are...

“Michael S. Tucker | Ulmer & Berne: Solving Problems Has Become His Business” Cleveland Jewish News January 15, 2016 Michael S. Tucker takes pride in his work as a business lawyer who specializes in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Read full article »

Ulmer & Berne is ranked in 39 categories in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Among these, the firm earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers highest rankings in 21 categories. The firm also ranks nationally in 16 categories. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law...

Ulmer & Berne is pleased to announce partner Michael S. Tucker has been appointed to the Council of Delegates of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) While the Council of Delegates has many responsibilities, it is at the Council of Delegate meetings where consideration of legislative proposals from OSBA committees...

“High Living Dooms Bankruptcy Petition” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin August 26, 2015

“Michael Nathan Ungar | Ulmer & Berne LLP” Cleveland Jewish News January 15, 2015 Perennial Super Lawyer Michael Nathan Ungar considers settlement of a dispute embroiling Case Western University among his most memorable cases of 2014. Read the full article »

Ulmer & Berne LLP is ranked in 40 categories in the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Among these, the firm earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ highest ranking in 23 categories. The firm also ranks nationally in 17 categories. Ulmer & Berne achieved a “Metropolitan Tier...

Ulmer & Berne LLP has been ranked within the top 10 percent of all law firms by The BTI Consulting Group, one of the nation’s leading legal industry research firms, in their recently published 2015 BTI Litigation Outlook report. The firm was selected as a “Litigation Powerhouse” and is named...

Ulmer & Berne LLP was named 2014 Ohio Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation at the second annual Benchmark Litigation US Awards held at the Essex Hotel in New York City on January 29, 2014. The US Benchmark Awards were based on a six-month research period involving extensive interviews...

“State Bar Association Names Nine Clevelanders to Committees” Cleveland Jewish News January 24, 2014

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