Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights

Our Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Practice Group is led by J. Robert Seder. Mr. Seder is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and recognized annually by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" which recognizes the top 4% of practicing attorneys in the U.S.

For the past eight years, SederLaw has been ranked a "1st tier" Law Firm in matters of Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.

The multidisciplinary skills and experience that our attorneys bring to bear, include the areas of bankruptcy law and procedure, litigation, banking and finance, real estate, taxation, employment law, and business and corporate law. Our attorneys represent lenders, financial institutions, and businesses as creditors in bankruptcy actions, in the enforcement and restructuring of loan and credit obligations, and in the protection and advancement of creditors' rights in insolvency situations.

We represent national, regional and local banks, financial institutions and public and private lenders and investors, including asset-based lenders, commercial and real estate lenders, as well as other secured creditors in bankruptcy cases and insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy litigation, workouts, restructurings and enforcement proceedings. Our representation spans all aspects of a bankruptcy case, including asserting and defending secured and unsecured claims, protecting our clients' rights under executory contracts and unexpired leases and defending against preference, fraudulent conveyance, receivership and foreclosure proceedings and other avoidance actions.

We assist corporate clients in designing strategies to take full advantage of the strategic opportunities presented by distressed loan and asset acquisitions, both in and outside of the bankruptcy process. These agreements range from litigation settlement agreements to warehousing agreements, and from collateral trust, insurance indemnity and surety bond agreements to securities lending, swap and other derivatives transaction agreements.
Representing clients in bankruptcy and insolvency situations not only requires specialized knowledge of bankruptcy law, but also requires expertise in litigation and corporate law. We have represented clients in virtually all types of distressed financial situations, both out-of-court and in-court, including:

  • banking litigation;
  • bankruptcy and creditors' rights;
  • commercial collections;
  • commercial foreclosure;
  • commercial lending;
  • commercial workouts;
  • problem asset workouts;
  • mediation and arbitration

Because we have a history of representation and counsel in a variety of industries, we support our clients in the development of creative business solutions. Handling both bankruptcy and commercial transactional and litigation matters both in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in other jurisdictions, we provide the comprehensive, effective counsel that reflects a full commitment to responsive, value-added service.