Elias Books primarily represents the interest of creditors with respect to federal bankruptcy matters, including liquidations (Chapter 7) and reorganizations (Chapters 11, 12 and 13). We represent secured and unsecured lenders and individual creditors in a myriad of insolvency matters, including receiverships and business restructuring and reorganization. Our attorneys have decades of experience in bankruptcy litigation, including stay relief and prosecuting and defending preference, fraudulent transfer, discharge, and related asset recovery or protection matters in federal bankruptcy, district, and circuit courts. The founder of our bankruptcy practice group has been a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the Western District of Oklahoma for more than 30 years. Our team is prepared to take on insolvency litigation of any size and scope including individuals, small businesses, and multi-million-dollar reorganizations.
Our attorneys specialize in short fuse litigation that often arises in the context of bankruptcy proceedings, whether it be temporary injunction and contempt proceedings, matters requiring expedited discovery, or automatic stay litigation. In complex insolvency-related litigation and appellate matters, our bankruptcy attorneys often utilize the resources of the firm’s litigation and appellate practice groups.