Alicia M. Bendana

Alicia M. Bendana


Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Recognized since 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Alicia Bendana practices business bankruptcy law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on prosecuting and defending complex and multi-layered litigation claims on behalf of trustees, debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, and other interested parties in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings. She represents clients as lead or co-lead counsel in the prosecution of officer and director liability litigation, legal and accounting malpractice liability litigation, fraud and RICO litigation, fraudulent transfer/preference avoidance litigation, contract disputes, insurance disputes, the partitioning of marital property in bankruptcy court, the excepting of debts from discharge, the opposing of plans of reorganization and the proposing of competing plans, and the purchase of assets from bankruptcy estates.

Alicia is board certified in business bankruptcy law by both the American Board of Certification and by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Alicia is recognized as an “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. She is listed in Chambers, USA, in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring with Chambers notes: “clients commend her ‘technical legal ability,’ ‘attention to client service,’ ‘commercial vision’ and ‘out of the box thinking’.” Alicia is recognized in Best Lawyers in America, listed among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and by New Orleans Magazine as one of the “Top Lawyers” in the city.

Alicia has authored numerous articles for professional publications, is a frequent lecturer at professional programs, and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane University School of Law. A member of the Louisiana Bar, she is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and all Louisiana state courts including the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Contact & Links

Location

  • Pan-American Life Center, Suite 2775
    601 Poydras Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, United States Supreme Court, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and all Louisiana state courts including the Louisiana Sup

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation

Awards:

  • Super Lawyers in the areas of business bankruptcy, business litigation, and debtor/creditor rights (2017-2022) Lawdragon’s 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers (2019-2022)Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy, creditor-debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law, and bankruptcy litigation (2020-2023)“AV Preeminent” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2020-2022)

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