Burbage & Weddell LLC Defending Bankruptcy Preference Claims Nationwide: 888.547.5170
We are an “AV” rated law firm formed in 1996 in Atlanta Georgia. We have a practice focus representing creditors against bankruptcy preference and related avoidable transfer claims and demands. We recently have defended and/or are now defending bankruptcy preference and other transfer avoidance claims in the following venues:
The claim resolution philosophy of the firm is to resolve claims as quickly as possible. To that end, our initial efforts are focused identifying “silver bullet” defenses – defenses that will defeat or substantially reduce the amount of a bankruptcy preference claims.
We believe that one of the most important communications to opposing counsel is the initial response to the demand letter or complaint. We make this initial presentation very detailed and persuasive. If we have identified any “silver bullets”, we go ahead and present them. If we can combine preference claim defenses, we present that position so that the cumulative impact of multiple defenses is clear. Seldom do we see a reason to wait to make our best case.
Although there are exceptions, our experience is that preference plaintiffs do not want to spend time and money pursuing a claim where the facts demonstrate the availability of and the amount of provable defenses. Our fee structure reflects our confidence in our abilities to resolve claims early in the process.
Our attorneys have represented clients in asserting bankruptcy creditor rights and remedies and in the defense of preference claims in cases involving several millions of dollars to several thousand dollars.
We have represented clients in defending bankruptcy claims in multiple jurisdictions across the country. We have represented clients from multiple industry groups.
Our firm’s managing attorneys are Jesse S. Burbage, III and Bruce B. Weddell. Their combined experience exceeds 58 years. Both have held judicial clerkships, both have served as in-house counsel and both have large firm experience. Most importantly, both bring to the defense of preference claims the multi-disciplined experience so valuable in applying bankruptcy preference law to the actual circumstances of a case.