Chris Hawkins represents debtors and creditors in out-of-court business restructurings, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy-related litigation. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to the representation of debtors in complex chapter 11 cases across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, construction, wholesale/retail and manufacturing. Chris also represents lenders, landlords, and other businesses in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts.
Chris has an active trial practice in bankruptcy litigation, including adversary proceedings and contested matters involving preferences, fraudulent transfers, nondischargeability, removal and remand, relief from stay, and lien avoidance issues. In recent years, he has represented lenders and servicers in bankruptcy adversary proceedings throughout the country involving alleged violations of federal consumer protection statutes and regulations.
Chris Hawkins is a member of the firm's Restructuring, Reorganization and Bankruptcy Practice Group. He regularly represents debtors and creditors in out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy-related litigation.
Along with other members of the practice group, Chris has represented debtors in numerous chapter 11 reorganizations, including Birmingham Steel Corporation, J.A. Jones, Inc., and Lexington Fabrics, Inc. Chris also has represented creditors in a number of large chapter 11 cases, including Enron, Bethlehem Steel, Horizon Natural Resources Company, and Service Merchandise.
Chris has an active trial practice in bankruptcy-related litigation, including proceedings that involve preferences, fraudulent transfers, nondischargeability, removal and remand, relief from stay, and lien avoidance issues. Chris' recent successes include the dismissal with prejudice of a $650,000 preference action against a regional insurance broker, and the five figure settlement, on behalf of a Boston private equity firm, of a $4.3 million dollar fraudulent transfer action.
For over ten years, Chris has represented debtors and creditors in chapter 11 cases and litigation throughout the country. He also has guided distressed businesses and lenders through out-of-court restructurings, providing a cost-effective alternative to the chapter 11 process. Chris has successfully litigated or negotiated over a hundred adversary proceedings involving bankruptcy-specific and bankruptcy-related causes of action.
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Chris and his wife, Carrie, are the proud parents of four boys and one girl and are active members of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Homewood. Chris enjoys endurance sports, having run several marathons and raced in numerous triathlons, half-marathons, and 15K and 10K road races. He regularly coaches teams for the Homewood Soccer Club and the Homewood Patriot Youth Baseball League.