Seattle Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorneys
Helping You Rescue Your Washington Business
If your LLC, partnership, or corporation is struggling with debt, you may be able to restructure through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While more expensive and complex than Chapter 7 and 13, Chapter 11 allows both individuals and entities to retain control over their assets and businesses while they reorganize. If you qualify as a small business, you may achieve relief through a simpler version of Chapter 11 called Subchapter V.
When your future financial security is on the line, you need nothing less than exemplary legal support. At Seattle Consumer Justice, we have decades of experience guiding both individuals and businesses through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We want to put our skills to work for you in achieving debt relief.
Find out if Chapter 11 may be the right option for you. Call our Chapter 11 bankruptcy lawyers in Seattle at (206) 483-0505 today.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy may help you reorganize your debt and rescue your business from financial ruin. At Seattle Consumer Justice, we understand that every business requires a unique approach, and we have spent more than 30 years developing the skills you need. If you want the highest possible chance of keeping your business while reducing its financial obligations, we are here to support you every step of the way.
How Filing for Chapter 11 Can Benefit You
A Chapter 11 reorganization plan allows business debtors to sell or surrender unwanted or unneeded assets to creditors. This means you can refinance and reclassify debt from secured to unsecured based on the value of collateral. This can allow for a limited liquidation on your terms, in which you, rather than a trustee, choose what to sell to pay your creditors.
For instance, if you have a rental property valued at $200,000, but you owe the mortgage creditor $300,000, then $100,000 of that debt can be classified as an unsecured claim and will be paid whatever percentage the class of unsecured claims is receiving.
Additionally, you may be able to sell leases and other contracts. This can become a powerful bargaining tool, allowing you to downsize your business without becoming stuck with the obligation of a lease. It can also make a lease assignable when it would not otherwise be, allowing you to sell an attractive lease as a way to pay other creditors.
If you are filing as a business entity, you can receive a discharge of your unsecured debt upon confirmation of your Chapter 11 business reorganization plan or shortly thereafter. If you are filing as an individual, you generally become eligible for discharge after making payments to your unsecured creditors for 5 years.
The Corporate Workout: A Bankruptcy Alternative
Bankruptcy isn’t always the best option for a struggling business. At Seattle Consumer Justice, our goal is to help you reduce your financial obligations through whatever method is most appropriate for your unique situation.
We can negotiate a workout agreement with your lenders. A workout is a contractual agreement in which the lender waives existing defaults and restructures the terms of a loan.
Because there is no way to force a lender to accept a workout, the agreement must be mutually beneficial. Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of what will motivate a lender into accepting a workout. We will use this knowledge to achieve the best possible resolution for your case.
A corporate workout is a complex process. Our team will prioritize your best interests if we decide to move forward with this option.
With years of experience between our attorneys, our goal is to deliver a higher level of service, only taking cases where we can add value.
We understand that no two cases are ever the same. We provide tailored solutions for every client and strategize in order to provide optimal results.
As a law firm that focuses on creative and collaborative solutions, we always seek opportunities that go even beyond the law to help provide the results you deserve.
Our ability to tackle complex issues has allowed us to win appellate decisions and push the law in our clients' favor. We pursue compensation arrangements that reward success.
Jacob very clearly explained the course of action we should take and held our hand through the very scary process of the bankruptcy nightmare.- Kim & Mike
She knows the ins and outs of all types of bankruptcy, listens to your personal situation, and lays out the options for you.- Joe
His professional attitude and calm and efficient demeanor guided us through what could have been a much more agonizing process. He and his staff worked out a settlement which was actually better than my most optimistic expectation.- Jerry
He always kept me informed of what was going on and what to expect. My case was not anything easy by far and Jacob and his team worked really hard to win my case for me.- Previous Client
Jacob treated my case with professionalism and knowledge of the law. He made the process understandable and had the patience to explain the information in terms I could understand.- Previous Client
When I, and my company, were struggling financially and about to go under, she showed me options I never knew I had, and then she followed through and protected me so that I ultimately did not have to declare bankruptcy.- Previous Client
We were very concerned about resolving this matter in a short period, and she adhered to our needs by expediting this case within our thin margin of time that we had.- Previous Client
He is not an income-driven attorney, but an attorney that gives great value and caring as his greatest assets. He works hard to get his clients the best result possible!- Previous Client