Charlie Coleman has been engaged in active trial practice for more than 34 years. His practice is focused in the areas of bankruptcy, secured transactions, creditor's rights and remedies and other areas of commercial litigation. His bankruptcy practice includes the representation of creditors and trustees in all types of bankruptcy proceedings and debtors in business cases.
Coleman's more recent experience includes:
- Bankruptcy counsel for approved stalking horse bidder in chapter 11 bankruptcy of national vegetable and canned food company and related section 363 sale process.
- Local bankruptcy counsel for approved stalking horse bidder in chapter 11 bankruptcy of bank holdings company and related section 363 sale of stock in subsidiary bank.
- Lead debtor's counsel in chapter 11 proceeding of bakery with manufacturing facilities in four states, resulting in section 363 asset sale.
- Lead debtor's counsel in chapter 11 proceeding of building supply company with seven Arkansas retail and wholesale locations, resulting in a section 363 asset sale and the payment of secured debt in full.
- Lead counsel in defense of multiple bankruptcy preference actions and claims arising out of liquidation of large grocery supply company.
- Co-counsel for bank in dispute between banks relating to obligations under participation and inter-creditor agreement.
- Counsel for bank in successfully prosecuting claim against insurance company which had refused to pay on a $2 million life policy pledge as collateral.
- Foreclosure of $2.8 million mortgage on luxury condominium complex and successful defense of lender liability counter claim.
- Counsel for two automobile finance companies in separate actions to foreclose on automobile dealerships defaulting on floor plan financing agreements. One of the actions also involved the successful defense of lender liability claims and obtaining a non-dischargeable judgment against the dealer in bankruptcy.