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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1999
    • B.A., Moravian College, 1995
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2001

Christopher Ward faces distressed companies and complex litigation with a business-minded, client-driven approach. He has represented clients in bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and litigation matters for 15 years. He has extensive experience in Delaware in addition to working nationally. The primary aspects of his practice are corporate bankruptcy, financial restructuring, and bankruptcy litigation.

As co-chair of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice and managing shareholder of the Delaware office, Chris routinely tackles financial restructurings and litigation. He has significant experience in representing Chapter 11 debtors and Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors, which allows him to provide his clients with compressive insight into both sides of the restructuring industry. As a result, Chris advises his clients in situations where a negotiated resolution may be the appropriate course of action. When an agreement cannot be reached, he aims to push his client’s interests forward in complex litigation.

Chris has roles outside of representing his clients in Delaware. His other experience includes serving as Delaware legal counsel to out-of-state referring law firms, conflicts counsel, contingency fee avoidance action counsel, and special counsel in various matters pending in Delaware courts as well as nationally.

  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors’ Committee of Energy Futures Holdings Corp., et al., the seventh largest chapter 11 bankruptcy case ever filed.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Creditors Committee in Chapter 11 case of Simplexity, LLC.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to commercial airline Chapter 11 debtors Global Aviation Holdings Inc., et al.
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtors who lease marina properties. Marinas International Consolidated, LP, et al.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors Committee in Chapter 11 and special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 trustee/rural wireless provider. Open Range Communications, Inc.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors Committee of Revel Casino. Revel AC, Inc.
  • Special litigation counsel to a racino in their Chapter 11 cases. Indianapolis Downs, LLC.
  • Conflicts counsel and Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Chapter 11 debtors/national bus line. Coach America.
  • Lead counsel to Chapter 11 debtors/online clothing retailer. Signature Styles, LLC.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors Committee and Plan Administrator of rural telecommunications provider in its Chapter 11 case. Crossroads Wireless.
  • Lead counsel to Creditors Committee and Plan Administrator for a destination vacation club in its Chapter 11 case. Ultimate Escapes.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to petitioning creditors in involuntary Chapter 11 case; Creditors Committee in Chapter 11 case; Liquidating Trustee post-confirmation for automobile company. Saab Cars of North America.
  • Conflicts counsel and Delaware bankruptcy counsel to a prefabricated home manufacturer in its Chapter 11 case. Palm Harbor Homes.
  • Special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 trustee of a real estate project in its Chapter 7 case. Doveview, LLC.
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