With over 700 appearances in the local bankruptcy court and 32 years of experience practicing business law emphasizing debtor and creditor relationships throughout Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland, Alex represents clients in all aspects of business distress, commercial litigation, asset sales in bankruptcy, financial restructuring, creditors’ rights litigation, loan restructuring, and workout agreements. As a regular part of his practice, Alex also represents chapter 7 trustees in bankruptcy giving him a unique perspective on those matters.
Alex has a thorough understanding of the value, scope, and boundaries of legal judgment applied in the business world. Even more important is his understanding of the crossroads between the two worlds and his ability to discern his clients’ objectives and the most efficient means to achieve them.
Results-oriented, responsive, and always accessible, Alex builds relationships with his clients based on mutual respect and trust. He focuses his knowledge and experience to quickly and efficiently identify critical issues, seeking the most realistic and attainable solutions.
As a component of his business practice, Alex also represents applicants for industrial security clearances before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals concerning Statements of Reasons issued against individuals seeking to suspend or revoke their security clearance.
A board-certified business bankruptcy specialist by the American Board of Certification, Alex has received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for 2014-2020. Alex was also selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers listing for the past eight years. Since 2010, Chambers USA lists him as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Bankruptcy and Restructuring. He was also named a “recommended lawyer” in Corporate Restructuring by The Legal 500 United States, and in 2019, was named among the state’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine.
Alex has served in all officer capacities and has been a member of the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association for over 20 years.