Bankruptcy and financial workout is a specialized area of the law that requires years of experience and legal training to understand options and remedies that ultimately leads to solutions. Some bankruptcy matters, including creditor representation, are rather simple, and can be dealt with quickly. Many consumer cases are matters that can be processed efficiently by our lawyers and trained staff. Some businesses and individuals today find themselves in complex financial situations that involve detailed analysis and planning to make sure that solutions are found that will allow clients to obtain the relief they need, and set them on a better financial course. Our firm has experienced lawyers that understand real estate holdings and businesses, how they function, and how workouts and bankruptcy can be a tool in restructuring debt. We also represent numerous creditors and help guide them through the bankruptcy process including payment of their claims. Some Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involve creditor’s committees, and our firm has represented those committees in recovering assets for later distribution to creditors.
The lawyers at Lake & Cobb have represented both large and small landlords in various commercial landlord/tenant matters. Many of our clients are property management companies and landlords that own retail centers, office buildings, and industrial space complexes. We have vast experience in enforcement of leases, including lockouts, and filing law suits for forcible detainer when tenants breach their leases. Many landlord/ tenant disputes can be resolved without filing of law suits and we have experience in finding solutions as an alternative to litigation. We also have years of experience in evaluating costs of litigation and collection possibilities to help guide landlords and tenants in their decision as to when litigation is appropriate.