Pullman & Comley’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice represents creditors, creditors’ committees, secured parties, equity holders, trustees, acquiring entities, business and individual debtors and other interested parties in bankruptcy proceedings, debt workouts and restructurings.

We have been involved in a wide range of bankruptcy cases such as Purdue Pharma, where we served as counsel to Connecticut and other states objecting to third-party releases as part of Purdue’s plan of reorganization; counsel to the Creditors' Committee in the Chapter 11 case of self-professed billionaire Ho Wan Kwok, a matter that has received international attention; co-counsel to the principal secured creditor in a regional wholesale plant nursery; counsel to a specialty hotel lender in the chapter 11 case of a Connecticut casino-area hotel; counsel to a major player in the nutritional supplement business in successfully reorganizing under chapter 11; and counsel to several landlords in the chapter 11 case of the well-known theater chain, Regal Cinemas.  Our attorneys have also represented major creditors in the chapter 11 case of Curtis Jackson a/k/a “50 Cent.” 

Clients benefit from our depth of knowledge and experience with substantive bankruptcy law and procedure, our strong background in litigation, business and financing, and respect from our peers and the judges before whom we appear. Working with other practices in the firm, our Bankruptcy attorneys can effectively resolve issues that often arise in a bankruptcy proceeding in other areas of the law, such as real estate, health care, securities law, corporate, environmental, labor and employment, and taxation, or where commercial litigation is required.

We have the unique ability to analyze and carry out the best course of action for any given situation facing our clients, whether through litigation or settlement. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality results while recognizing our clients’ needs for efficient legal services, competitive pricing and most of all, successful outcomes. While we take a proactive approach that emphasizes consensus building where possible to achieve a successful result, members of the Bankruptcy practice are also skilled and highly experienced in litigating contested matters and adversary proceedings of all types in Bankruptcy Court and in bankruptcy appeals.


  • Represented the State of Connecticut in opposing plan confirmation in the Chapter 11 case of In re Purdue Pharma, L.P. and on appeal to the SDNY and Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and represented the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia in negotiating a plan and direct settlement with the Debtors and the Sackler family.
  • Representation of principal secured creditor in the Chapter 11 proceeding of a regional agricultural supplier in favorably restructuring substantial secured debt
  • Representation of creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 cases of a national manufacturer of mattresses, a lumber company, and in the individual Chapter 11 case of Ho Wan Kwok, a self-professed billionaire, a matter that has received international attention
  • Representation of former professional athletes in getting a multi-million dollar debt excepted from the bankruptcy discharge of their former business managers
  • Representation of nursing homes, hospitals and their management companies in Chapter 11 reorganizations
  • Representation of colleges and universities in "tuition clawback" litigation
  • Representation of a national nutritional supplement manufacturer in a Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of a major creditor in a high-profile bankruptcy case of a famous rapper
  • Representation of largest creditor in a fuel and heating oil Chapter 11
  • Representation of largest unsecured creditor in a hedge fund bankruptcy
  • Representation of major pharmacy in Chapter 11 case
  • Representation of bankruptcy examiner in Chapter 11 of 26 national donut franchises
  • Representation of national air cargo airline in Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of national manufacturer of friction materials in a Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of court appointed receiver of large nursing home network
  • Representation of national clothing retailer in Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of Chapter 11 trustee in sale of national restaurant franchises
  • Representation of official committee of products liability claimants in a Chapter 11 reorganization of a national manufacturer of water drainage systems
  • Representation of Chapter 7 trustee in the sale of a national oil refinery
  • Representation of a specialty catalogue company, one of the nation's largest retailers of women's wigs, which was successfully reorganized under Chapter 11
  • Representation of a financial institution in the Chapter 7 case of CashPoint Network Services
  • Representation of a secured creditor in Chapter 11 case of Cannondale
  • Representation of Creditors' Committee in SND Electronics
  • Representation of administrative claimants and other creditors in Derecktor Shipyards bankruptcy
  • Representation of preference defendants in Chapter 11 of Refco, Inc.
  • Representation of landlords in Waterworks, Inc. bankruptcy
  • Representation of school district in Metro Affiliates Chapter 11
  • Representation of various parties in Enron Chapter 11 cases
  • Representation of parties to derivative contracts and other creditors in Chapter 11 case of Lehman Brothers
  • Representation of a livery company in a Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Representation of four affiliated gyms in a Chapter 11 reorganization

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