Successfully handled business bankruptcy matters for debtors and creditors in a variety of industries, including hotel, general contracting, medical services, marine dredging, retail services, grocery stores, non-profits, commercial fishing, legal and accounting, financial services, wholesale distribution, equipment leasing, real estate and oil and gas.
Confirmed Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans for numerous businesses and individuals, including a funeral home operator, commercial lessor, pharmacist, film production company, restaurant, marine construction contractor, and government contractor.
Successfully obtained dismissal of Chapter 11 case filed by real estate holding company owing client over $5 million on multiple loans.
Regularly represents individuals in Chapter 7 liquidation and Chapter 13 reorganization cases.
Handles intra-company business disputes, including representation of owners of dredging company; ultimately Leo’s client obtained full control of the company.
Counsel for individuals and entities in multiple bankruptcy dischargeability proceedings, including successful defense of roofing contractor against claims by insurer and operator of service and gaming business against claims brought by co-investors.
Handles collection matters; for example, represented remediation contractor in successful action to collect amounts due on various public projects.
Successfully litigated enforceability of maritime lien against Chapter 11 debtor / operator of charter business; client received full payment.
Has represented class of plaintiffs and class counsel in bankruptcy cases.
Has represented multiple Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees.
Successfully resolved claims asserted by Chapter 11 self-insured trust against trust participant.
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