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He leads the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights team, and focuses his personal practice on Chapter 11 cases and bankruptcy litigation. Rory’s Chapter 11 experience includes representing companies in a broad range of industries, and he also counsels companies in workouts and debt restructurings.
Rory’s Chapter 11 practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions (banks and life companies) as well as trade creditors in connection with committee work, reclamation demands, and preference and fraudulent transfer litigation. In connection with his various bankruptcy litigation matters, he has successfully tried non-dischargeability cases, contested Chapter 11 plan confirmation cases, and bankruptcy/environmental matters.
Rory’s Chapter 11 experience has involved numerous financially-distressed industries, including aviation, textile, big-box retail and petroleum/convenience stores. In addition to his litigation work, Rory has provided extensive advice and assistance in workouts and debt restructurings for various financial institutions. He has provided bankruptcy legal opinions in connection with various sophisticated financial transactions, including non-consolidation, fraudulent transfer, and automatic stay opinions. Rory has also represented litigations in bankruptcy appeals both at the federal district court level in North Carolina as well as appearing at the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to his bankruptcy and creditor rights work, Rory also represents various financial service lenders and credit providers in consumer financial services litigation. Rory’s practice also focuses on commercial debt collection and ancillary remedies such as attachments, garnishments and the appointment of receivers.
Following are representative matters that highlight Rory’s recent experience in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring/workouts and financial services litigation.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
Financial Services Litigation
Global Business Group China Practice
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