Trade Vendor and Supplier Representation

The firm has developed a niche practice advising, assisting and representing national and regional trade suppliers and vendors in a wide variety of areas, including collections, billing and payment disputes, and representation in bankruptcy proceedings. The firm currently serves as national counsel to several large trade suppliers and vendors and represent numerous other trade suppliers and vendors on a regional basis.

Because of its breadth of experience, the firm’s attorneys are qualified to develop and implement effective legal strategies for all trade suppliers and vendors, whether they are unsecured creditors or possess potential lien rights or security interests, and whether their operations are national, regional or local.

Drawing on the strength of the firm’s commercial litigation practice, the firm has assisted its trade creditor clients by successfully pursuing judgments in state and federal courts and utilizing various pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies designed to secure the collection and enforcement of those judgments, such as pre-judgment attachments, garnishments, executions, debtor’s examinations and other proceedings. The firm has also successfully assisted our trade creditor clients in enforcing other available remedies, including reclamation rights, setoff rights, rights of recoupment, lien enforcement, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and the commencement of involuntary bankruptcy proceedings.

The firm’s attorneys possess a valuable combination of knowledge, skills and experience in representing trade creditors in connection with claims or liabilities asserted against them in a bankruptcy or similar proceeding, including preferences, post-petition transfer claims, fraudulent transfers, lien avoidance actions and claims objection litigation. As a result of experience in these areas, the firm’s attorneys are able to successfully eliminate or minimize potential exposure our clients might face in connection with such claims or liabilities.

The firm has also advised national and regional trade creditors extensively on various credit enhancement issues, such as purchase money security interests, consignments, letters of credit, guaranties and trade credit insurance.

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