Brian A. McDowell practices in the areas of bankruptcy,
insolvency litigation and receiverships. In bankruptcy, Mr. McDowell has
primarily focused on representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors,
tenants, landlords, asset purchasers, defendants in adversary proceedings and
trustees. These matters have arisen in both voluntary and involuntary Chapter 11
cases. Mr. McDowell has conducted two jury trials in the United States
In addition to Mr. McDowell's debtor and creditor representation, Mr.
McDowell has also represented clients in a variety of litigation matters
including foreclosure, fraud, Lantham Act, Interstate Land Sales Act, real
estate and collections actions, as well as fraudulent transfer and preference
Mr. McDowell has handled a wide range of cases in different industries
including hotel and hospitality, aviation, maritime, manufacturing,
pharmaceutical, retail and real estate.
Mr. McDowell has also had the occasion to serve as equity receiver and
counsel for the receiver in matters involving various federal agencies. In these
roles, Mr. McDowell has been responsible for the management and liquidation of a
variety of businesses, the pursuit of claims of the receivership estates, and
the evaluation and disposition of claims of creditors. Mr. McDowell has also
been responsible for securing the turnover of assets by defendants.
Mr. McDowell has spoken on various issues, including construction, finance,
corporate renewal and turnaround management. Additionally, Mr. McDowell has
spoken at various continuing legal education seminars regarding bankruptcy and