Creditors’ Rights

When faced with a debtor in financial distress, a creditor’s ability to protect its interests and enforce its rights swiftly and aggressively can be the difference between payment in full and a sizable loss.

With 50 years of experience, Bernstein-Burkley has earned a national reputation as one of the top law firms in the creditors’ rights field, boasting more board-certified creditors’ rights specialists than any other law firm in Pennsylvania. Our attorneys are well-positioned to protect our clients’ interests by offering proactive and cost-effective solutions designed to maximize recovery. We understand the nuances and complexities of this ever-changing legal landscape and we are committed to providing our clients with specialized expertise and zealous representation.

Our Creditors’ Rights attorneys represent both secured and unsecured creditors, small and large businesses, banks, lenders, mortgagees, landlords, equipment lessors and individuals. We also represent contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in enforcing construction collections, and we know the steps to take to preserve and enforce mechanics’ lien and labor and material payment bond rights.

We attribute the success of our practice to the depth of our knowledge and breadth of experience across industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Products
  • Energy
  • Banking
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

We help our clients to develop proactive strategies to avoid unnecessary legal action. Our team has developed a specialized approach to reviewing our clients’ credit management policies, recommending improvements based on our decades of experience.

When you need a team of Creditors’ Rights attorneys prepared to aggressively protect and enforce your rights, Bernstein-Burkley stands ready to assist you in the full range of traditional litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including:

  • Proof of claims
  • Repossessions
  • Credit documentation
  • Adversary proceedings
  • Collection litigation
  • Collection of awarded judgments
  • Post-judgment remedies
  • Pre-judgment attachments
  • Writs of execution or garnishment
  • Security interests
  • Foreclosures and evictions
  • Replevins
  • Fraudulent transfers
  • Enforcement actions
  • Preferences
  • Valuation disputes
  • Confirmation battles
  • Automatic stays
  • Setoff/recoupment
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Lien priority disputes
  • Lender liability claims
  • UCC remedies
  • Receivership

We bring extensive expertise and creative solutions to this high-stakes, increasingly sophisticated area of law. When necessary, our Creditors’ Rights attorneys have the ability to draw on the strengths of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups to ensure the best possible outcome.

Contact our team at Bernstein-Burkley today at 412-456-8100 to see how we can assist you in Creditors’ Rights.