K&L Gates

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Department

Washington
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What the team is known for Strong team with a national footprint. Advises creditors, lenders and trustees on creditor-debtor issues, insolvencies and Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters. Also provides counsel on fraud, including fraudulent transfer litigation and the resolution of Ponzi schemes. Notable expertise in state court receivership cases, municipal restructurings and real estate workouts.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's "very broad set of expertise and very good service."

Work highlights Represented the Stapleton Group as the receiver of Shrenuj, which included assisting with an investigation into potentially fraudulent activity and litigation against the recipient of a lender's collateral.

Notable practitioners


David Neu
is "an excellent bankruptcy lawyer," according to interviewees, who add: "He's reasonable, thoughtful and has a good understanding of bankruptcy law." He has a diverse practice which encompasses foreclosures and workouts in addition to Chapter 11.


Michael Gearin
handles complex Chapter 11 proceedings as well as workouts and receiverships. A client comments: "He is a really great lawyer who is really responsive and very good at client relations. He is very capable at boiling things down and making them understandable for me."