Randy J. Creswell - Perkins Thompson
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Randy J. Creswell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Randy Creswell is a director and shareholder of Perkins Thompson.  Mr. Creswell has over sixteen years of experience in representing national and regional lenders, banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, and secured and unsecured creditors and lessors in consumer and complex commercial cases under Chapters 13, 12, 11, and 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.  He has handled many out-of-court workouts, receiverships and insolvency proceedings, and he has extensive experience representing Chapter 7 trustees, Creditor Committees, and other creditors in bankruptcy cases pending throughout the Northeast and nationally, including mega cases pending in the Districts of Delaware, Southern District of New York, California, and Florida.  He has prosecuted and defended hundreds of avoidance and other contested matters in Bankruptcy Court, and he is a skilled litigator.  He is also proficient in Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code. 

Mr. Creswell received his J.D. from Quinnipiac College School of Law where he was a member of the Quinnipiac Law Review, and he is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Districts of Maine and New Hampshire.

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, he served as a federal law clerk for The Honorable Gene Carter and The Honorable David M. Cohen of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.  Prior to those federal clerkships, he served as a law clerk for the Connecticut Superior Court.

Every year since 2009, Mr. Creswell has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and in 2013 he was recognized by Best Lawyers in the field of Litigation – Bankruptcy. Since 2009, New England Rising Stars has recognized Mr. Creswell for his work in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights and Bankruptcy/Consumer and Business Litigation, and Chambers USA has stated that Mr. Creswell is a “highly regarded bankruptcy lawyer, noted for being thorough, hard-working and detail-oriented.”  Mr. Creswell is BV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Creswell has presented numerous seminars on bankruptcy law, most recently at the 2015 Northeast Bankruptcy Conference for the American Bankruptcy Institute. In years past, he has presented at the Judicial Conference of the United States District Court for the District of Maine, for the Maine State Bar Association, and on behalf of the Cumberland County Bar Association.

Quinnipiac UniversityJ.D. 1998University of Southern MaineBA 1995
American Bar AssociationAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteBoard of Trustees for the Portland Public LibraryLocal Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine

Office Location

One Canal Plaza, Ninth Floor
P.O. Box 426
Portland, ME 04112-0426
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Chapter 7, Collections, Commercial, Committee Representation, Consumer, Creditors' Rights, Debtors' Rights, Litigation, Trustee Representation, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Other Information

Gender: Male