The firm’s primary litigation focus is in the area of creditor’s rights, representing financial institutions, companies with acquired loan portfolios, and commercial landlords in state, federal district, and bankruptcy courts. The majority of the firm’s cases involve commercial loan and lease defaults, including foreclosures, replevins, receiverships, evictions, lawsuits on personal guaranties, garnishments, and preferred ship mortgage foreclosures. The firm has successfully defended lender liability and bankruptcy adversary claims for its clients. The firm also has unique and substantial experience with loan portfolios acquired from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). The firm has worked with clients operating under loss-share agreements and has litigated special federal powers, including the D’Oench, Duhme doctrine.
Another significant area of creditor’s rights practice is the firm’s handling of defaulted 504 and 7a Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loans. Having acted as Southeast Regional Counsel for a large, nationwide ender, the firm has handled hundreds of SBA loans and has substantial experience working with the SBA and Certified Development Companies.