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Christopher L. Perkins

Member

Overview

Christopher Perkins practices in all aspects of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, business reorganizations, receiverships, workouts, and commercial litigation. His bankruptcy practice involves the representation of Chapter 11 debtors, lenders and other secured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, receivers, lessors and vendors. Christopher’s commercial litigation experience includes the handling of cases involving the Uniform Commercial Code, lender liability, fraudulent conveyance and business torts, landlord-tenant disputes, construction and mechanic’s lien litigation, real estate litigation and commercial broker lien disputes, insurance coverage, and malpractice actions. He has significant trial and appellate experience as well as in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

Representative Matters

Receiver/Trustee Representation

  • Receiver/Special Master in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Hitt, et. al., securities fraud civil and criminal cases pending in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Liquidation Trustee of LandAmerica Group, Inc.,in chapter 11 liquidation proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Receiver in Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gibbs, Ponzi scheme case in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Receiver in Commodities Futures Trading Commission v. Nations Investments, LLC, foreign currency exchange fraud case pending in the Southern District of Florida.
  • Counsel to Chapter 11 Trustee in In re Richmond Christian Center, chapter 11 proceeding pending in Eastern District of Virginia. 

Committee Representation

  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of LandAmerica Group, Inc.,in chapter 11 liquidation proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Potomac Supply Corporationin chapter 11 proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Ad Hoc Committee of Equity Security Holders of Penn Virginia Corporationin chapter 11 proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Creditor Representation

  • Counsel to various vendors in AviancaLATAM AirlinesGrupo Aero Mexico, Sears, Holdings Corporation, and Purdue Pharma, L.P. chapter 11 proceedings in Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel to various vendors in HertzAkornFreds, Inc., Insys Therapeutics, Inc., and Celadon Group, Inc.chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Delaware. 
  • Counsel to vendors and landlords in CEC Entertainment, Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese)and NPR International (Pizza Hut) chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of Texas.
  • Counsel to Enterprise Services Caribe, LLC in Commonwealth of Puerto RicoTitle III proceedings in the District of Puerto Rico. 
  • Counsel to consortium of landlords and vendors in Paper Source, Inc., Guitar Center Holdings, Inc., Chino’s, Inc. (J.Crew)Ascena (Ann Taylor)Toys “R” Us, Inc.Gymboree Group, Inc.Circuit City Stores, Inc.Movie Gallery, Inc. chapter 11 proceedings in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Debtor/Other Interested Party Representation

  • Counsel to McKinsey & Company in Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. chapter 11 proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Debtor, Dominion Paving, Inc., in chapter 11 proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Debtor, The Glebe, Inc., in chapter 11 proceeding in the Western District of Virginia.
  • Counsel to Peabody Energy in Patriot Coal Corporation chapter 11 proceeding in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Richmond Bar Association: Judiciary and Finance Membership Committees
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Federal Equity Receivers

Awards and Recognition:

  • Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2016-2021
  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Bankruptcy: Business, 2013-2018
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2008-2012
  • Listed in Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” for Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights, 2009-2017
  • Winner, 1997 McNeil Law Society Writing Competition

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