Burr & Forman

Richard A. Robinson

Richard A. Robinson
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University of Law (1990)
  • B.A., Binghamton University, State University of New York, Harpur College (1987)

Delaware

Florida

New York

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2011-2015, 2017-2018)
  • Representation of private equity firm in bankruptcy cases in the District of Maryland of frozen foods company where substantially all of the debtors’ assets were acquired through credit bid.

  • Representation of distressed debt purchaser as secured creditor in multiple bankruptcy cases in Florida and other efforts to enforce their secured claims.

  • Representation of publicly traded electronics company as debtors in possession in bankruptcy cases in District of Delaware.

  • Representation of bank groups as agent in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout the country.

  • Representation of healthcare and other lenders in connection with loan transactions.

  • Representation of California food processor in preparations for Delaware bankruptcy filing and resulting workout.

  • Representation of smartphone game company as debtors in possession in bankruptcy case in the District of Delaware.

  • Representation of hundreds of borrowers and publicly traded Delaware companies in opinion matters.

  • Representation of national developer in bankruptcy case in Orange County, California, involving agreements with the debtor and related real property rights.

  • Representation of buyers of assets in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

  • Representation of Cayman Hedge Fund as debtor in possession in bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of New York.

  • Representation of national restaurant chain as debtor in possession in bankruptcy cases in the District of Delaware.

  • Representation of financial institutions in connection with enforcement of loan documents in numerous bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts and restructurings.

  • Representation of financial advisors and other professionals in a variety of retention and compensation matters.

  • Representation of national liquidation company in connection with bankruptcy cases and related efforts to acquire assets and conduct going out of business sales.

  • Representation of directors and officers in bankruptcy cases in Southern District of New York and District of Delaware and related fiduciary litigation.

  • Representation of general contractors and subcontractors in bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

  • Representation of distributor of housewares as debtors in possession in bankruptcy cases in the Northern District of Ohio involving prompt sale of assets and litigation against lenders.

  • Representation of middle market nursing home chain as debtors in possession in bankruptcy cases in the Northern District of Georgia resulting in retention of equity by sole shareholder, settlement of dozens of personal injury and wrongful death suits, and imposition of equitable cap on punitive damage claims.

  • Representation of middle market poultry companies as debtors in possession in bankruptcy cases in the Northern District of Alabama involving huge operating loss which resulted in consummation of complicated sale of substantially all of debtors’ assets forty-two days after bankruptcy filing.

  • Representation of publicly traded manufacturer of air and water purification systems as debtors in possession in bankruptcy cases in the District of Delaware resulting in sale of assets of domestic subsidiary and stock of subsidiary in United Kingdom for amounts substantially in excess of expectations.

  • Representation of chapter 7 trustee for delisted publicly traded health care company and related chapter 11 debtors in bankruptcy cases in the District of Maryland involving litigation to unwind massive fraud.

  • Representation of Involuntary bankruptcy petitioners in cases in District of Delaware and Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

  • Representation of international restaurant operator and casino licensor in bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of Mississippi involving dispute between debtors and bondholders resulting from hurricane Katrina-related damage and insurance proceeds.

  • Representation of timeshare developers in connection with a variety of bankruptcy cases and insolvency matters.

  • Representation of official committee of unsecured creditors of large packer, processor and grower of tangerines and other citrus products in bankruptcy cases in the Middle District of Florida.

  • Representation of official committee of unsecured creditors of national piano and organ manufacturer in bankruptcy cases in the Southern District of Ohio involving sale of substantially all of debtors’ assets and substantial claims against officers and directors.

  • Representation of trade associations in connection with bankruptcy and insolvency-related issues.

Wilmington Office Managing Partner
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| Wilmington, DE

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Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy

Rick is a leading bankruptcy and financial services attorney. He is a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in counseling corporate clients in connection with Chapter 11 cases and insolvency matters.

Rick represents lenders, borrowers, debtors-in-possession, liquidators, buyers, creditors, consultants, lessors, contractors, trustees, and receivers in every aspect of business bankruptcy and insolvency law, including the negotiation, structuring, and documentation of complex commercial loans and related transactions, as well as in out-of-court workouts and related restructurings. He also litigates and provides clients with advice in connection with the structuring of complex lending and other commercial transactions.

He has experience in numerous industries, including health care, food, real estate development, music, construction, gaming, heavy manufacturing, and distribution.

His national client base has given him the opportunity to practice in bankruptcy courts in Delaware, New York, and throughout the country.

Rick is a frequent media source and speaker on issues related to bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

He previously practiced for more than nine years as a partner in the Delaware office of Reed Smith, and for more than twelve years at Baker Hostetler in Orlando, Florida.