Insolvency & Bankruptcy

Lang, Richert & Patch provides services to creditors with secured and unsecured claims whose borrowers, customers or clients are experiencing troubling financial conditions. Our firm regularly serves as counsel to lenders in workouts and bankruptcy cases. Our Clients include: individuals, banks, insurance companies, production and other agricultural lenders, members of the farm credit system, agricultural commodity producers and suppliers, equipment and real estate lessors, and public entities. We regularly represent institutional creditors in obtaining expeditious pre-judgment relief in State and Federal Courts including injunctions, receivers, pre-judgment liens and attachments, writs of possession and other actions to protect collateral from destruction, injury or concealment.

All of these matters require a practical understanding of the relationship between pursuit of creditor remedies and the effect of bankruptcy law. Lang, Richert & Patch draws upon its extensive bankruptcy experience and clear understanding of commercial law in reaching innovative solutions for our clients faced with a financial crisis affecting their customers or themselves.

Our attorneys have broad based experience in representing all components of the bankruptcy process: secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, creditor’s and other specialized committees, bankruptcy trustees and other estate employed professionals in some of the largest cases in California. The firm has notable success in the prosecution and defense of litigation unique to bankruptcy cases such as preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyances, executory contract and automatic stay litigation and sale matters. Our success includes representation of clients at the trial and appellate levels.

Lang, Richert & Patch guides many clients through difficult periods of financial uncertainty including creditor negotiation and workouts, and, when needed, the complexities of business or personal bankruptcy. We are unique among business law firms in the San Joaquin Valley in serving a variety of clients including entrepreneurs, established businesses, agricultural interests, individuals, and public entities in the filing and litigation of matters under Chapters 7, 9, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. While we still search for unique solutions to financial difficulty, we are prepared to draw upon substantial expertise in bankruptcy strategy and litigation when alternatives are unavailable to our client.