I’ve found that comprehensive planning at the outset is the key to achieving a favorable result in litigation or in corporate-restructuring matters. By gaining a full understanding of the legal framework that will govern the issues in dispute, the unique facts involved and the potential challenges we’ll face, I can give my clients a realistic case evaluation and recommend a strategy that will lead us to the best outcome possible.
Paul Moak focuses his practice on corporate-restructuring matters and complex-commercial litigation, typically arising in commercial-bankruptcy cases. In his practice, Paul represents debtors, secured lenders, creditor committees and equity committees in bankruptcy matters. In addition to handling core bankruptcy matters, he handles a wide variety of post-confirmation litigation matters on behalf of reorganized debtors and litigation trustees, including claims to recover fraudulent conveyances and preferential transfers, claims against officers and directors for breach of fiduciary duties, claims involving auditor liability, and claims for recharacterization and equitable subordination. Paul’s practice also includes representing companies and individuals in defense of bankruptcy-litigation claims.
He has handled bankruptcy cases and related litigation across several industries, including oil and gas, healthcare, mortgage lending and servicing, commercial real estate, aviation, chemical manufacturing and many more.
Paul represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation matters outside the bankruptcy setting as well, including cases involving contract disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and disputes between shareholders or owners of closely held companies. With his deep experience representing commercial plaintiffs on a contingency fee basis, Paul understands the importance of evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a case early on, exploring every alternative to resolve the dispute before entering litigation and giving clients a candid assessment of their likelihood of success at trial.