Dilworth Paxson LLP is proud to announce that five attorneys have been ranked in Chambers USA 2016 in the practice area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Lawrence G. McMichael Chair of Professional Practice; James M. Matour, Partner and Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Group; Martin J. Weis, Partner; and Anne Marie Aaronson, Partner, were all honored for their legal work in Pennsylvania. Anne Marie P. Kelley, Partner and Co-Chair, Bankruptcy & Insolvency Group was recognized for her work in New Jersey.
Clients of Dilworth’s Pennsylvania team said, “Their performance was stellar - they kept the parties levelheaded and due to the depth and breadth of their experience, they were able to come up with terrific analytical solutions.” In New Jersey, clients praised the team by saying, “They are good at what they do – they are known for representing landlords on bankruptcy.”
Lawrence McMichael once again received special recognition as a Star Individual for his work with debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. He was described in the rankings as a “superstar.” Larry continues to have an outstanding reputation for his bankruptcy litigation work, both at state and federal level. He is one of only a handful of attorneys in the U.S. to be a Fellow of both the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
James Matour continues to be held in high regard by his clients, who state that, among other qualities, “He is extremely intelligent, well versed and knowledgeable in his field. He provides sound advice and is always a calming influence throughout the process.” Jim is a founding Director of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project and a member of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is a frequent lecturer at attorney and judicial conferences.
Martin Weis concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring and creditor’s rights. Martin is noted for his adept representation of both traditional and nontraditional lenders in state, federal and bankruptcy proceedings. He is routinely sought after for his counsel on out-of-court restructurings.
Anne Marie Aaronson’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and reorganization as well as out-of-court workouts and providing true sale and non-consolidation opinions to clients. Anne has an active practice in corporate workouts and regularly advises clients in the transportation and energy sectors. Commentators are keen to highlight her effectiveness in the courtroom. She also represents for-profit and not-for-profit Chapter 11 debtors. Additionally, Anne represents Chapter 7 trustees in various bankruptcy cases. Her experience also includes representing secured and unsecured creditors and creditor committees in large and midsize bankruptcy cases.
Anne Marie P. Kelley is "well regarded" by her peers. She concentrates her practice on representing trade creditors on Chapter 11 bankruptcies as well as the litigation of delinquent commercial loans. She has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings across the U.S. and Canada.
Chambers has published in-depth and objective guides to the legal profession since 1990. Their team of researchers focuses on the opinions of lawyers and legal clients when ranking according to such criteria as legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service. The guides are used by clients throughout the world when they need to find reliable, capable and appropriate business lawyers. Chambers USA is published annually in May. The rankings can be viewed online at www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/usa/5.