Eleventh Circuit Upholds “New Value” Defense to Preference Claim Without Reduction for Payment of Creditor’s § 503(b)(9) Claim
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H.C. is an associate is both the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring and Litigation Departments.
H.C. represents businesses confronting financial distress and other complex legal challenges. He prioritizes his clients’ business objectives and always seeks resolution at the earliest appropriate stage, informally where possible, but places great value on technical proficiency and creativity in court. His substantive and procedural knowledge and diverse experience give his clients a tactical advantage, particularly in contentious situations, regardless of the nature and scope of the case.
As part of his bankruptcy and restructuring practice, H.C. has represented debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, litigation trusts, federal and state receivers, and other interested parties in connection with Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and sales. H.C. also has significant experience handling large-scale preference portfolios and other adversary proceedings, including breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims.
As part of his litigation practice, H.C. has represented clients in administrative proceedings and in state and federal trial courts across the country in connection with disputes and investigations arising from all manner of commercial contracts, creditors’ rights disputes, shareholder disputes and business torts, employment discrimination claims, real estate and landlord-tenant claims and others.
Some of H.C.’s recent notable matters include:
H.C. is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association, Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and Federal Bar Association.
H.C. is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he earned a concentration in Business Law, and is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, where he earned a B.S.E.T. with a focus on Electromechanical Systems and a minor in Engineering Management. During law school, H.C. was a member of the University of Baltimore Law Review, a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team, a Rule 16 Attorney in the Tax Clinic, and an intern for the Honorable Judge David E. Rice of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland.
Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, H.C. was a Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy and served as the production supervisor of the calibration laboratory onboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, maintaining and repairing the ship’s electronic, mechanical, and nuclear test equipment.