Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
Our attorneys believe that businesses should be paid for the work they do, the transactions they finance and the property they lease to others. Consequently, Kessler Collins has an experienced practice group that develops and implements proven strategies that economically and efficiently protect our clients’ interests. We have developed these strategies through decades representing banks, finance companies, asset-based lenders, real and personal property lessors, and trade creditors in the following areas:
- Obtaining writs of sequestration (replevin) for clients with security interests in construction, agricultural, industrial, and transportation equipment
- Collecting accounts and judgments, locating assets, setting aside fraudulent transfers, and enforcing guarantees.
- Representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings to recover collateral, maintain their status and priority as secured creditors, and protect the rights of trade creditors and lessors of real and personal property. We are admitted to all four federal judicial districts of Texas, and have frequently litigated in the bankruptcy courts outside of Texas, including Delaware, New York, Nevada and California.
- We seek quick and efficient relief from the automatic stay, prosecute bankruptcy claims and defend objections to them, handle contests regarding dischargeabilty of debts, defend preference claims, and try adversary proceedings.
- We are active members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Building Owners and Managers Association, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas through which our attorneys share their resources in local and national conferences and through articles in various publications.