Address: 1801 Market Street, Suite 1100, philadelphia, PA, 19103
Law Firm: Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C.
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|Areas of Practice||Insurance, Real Estate|
|Description||Deirdre M. Richards is a partner and concentrates her practice in bankruptcy litigation, loan workouts and commercial litigation. She is the managing partner of the Wilmington office. She serves clients in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in areas including:Litigation breach of contract and other actions for clients in the equipment leasing and financing areaDefending clients in Fraudulent Transfer litigation in bankruptcy courtsLitigating for clients in state and federal courtsProsecuting Objections to Discharge and Dischargeability based on fraud in bankruptcy courtsLitigating cash collateral issues for factors in bankruptcy courtsLitigating actions pursuant to Uniform Commercial Code for factors in state and federal district courts.Ms. Richards is a former member of the Legal Committee and is a current member of the Amicus Curiae subcommittee for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, a member of the Northeast Chapter of the International Factoring Association, The National Equipment Finance Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. Ms. Richards was appointed as the Attorney State Chair of Delaware for the International Association of Credit and Collection Professionals for the 2017 – 2018 term, and the 2018-2019 term.Selected PublicationsQuasi-Bankruptcy Quagmires LJN’s The Bankruptcy Strategist, April 2019Secured Creditors Beware of your Descriptions, Nomenclature and Terminations LJN’s The Bankruptcy Strategist, December 2018Protecting the Secured Lender, LJN’s The Bankruptcy Strategist, September 2018Discovery Strategies for a Creditor in a Bankruptcy Case, LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, November 2017The Art of Filing a Proof of Claim in a Bankruptcy Case, LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, October 2017Using a True Lease or TRAC Lease, Potential Complications In Bankruptcy, LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, June 2017When a Lessee Files for Bankruptcy,LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, November 2016Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization and Equipment Leases, LJN’s Equipment Leasing Newsletter, January 2016Selected PresentationsHow to Prove Your Non-Recourse or Recourse Factoring is a True Sale of Accounts…and What Happens When the Court Gets it Wrong, International Factoring Association, Webinar, November 2017Legally Speaking, what’s New in the Market Place Co-Presenter at NEFA Funding Symposium, October 2017Bankruptcy Litigation – What’s Unfair and What’s an Equipment Lessor to Do About it? Equipment Leasing Finance Association, Legal Forum Speaker, May 2017Tricks of the Trade – Effective Representation of Equipment Lessors and Lenders in Bankruptcy, Equipment Leasing Finance Association, Legal Forum Speaker, May 2016Factoring Receivables and the True Sale of the Asset,- Presentation to Northeast Chapter of the International Factoring Association, February 2016Bankruptcy – Equipment Lessors’ Rights Under the Bankruptcy Code and How That May Change Under the Proposed Reformation of Chapter 11, Equipment Leasing Finance Association, Legal Forum Speaker, May 2015|
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