Christopher T. Caplinger

Christopher T. Caplinger


Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Recognized since 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

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Christopher focuses on several practice areas including marine insurance coverage; bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditors’ rights; and oil and gas.

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Christopher graduated in 1994 from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. He received a B.A. with a double major in Politics and Religion. In December 1997, Christopher received a J.D. from Loyola University, New Orleans School of Law as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans. Prior to admission to the bar, Christopher clerked in the New Orleans office of the Office of the United States Trustee, Region V.

Since admission to the bar in 1998, Christopher has almost continuously acted as counsel for debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including as counsel for the debtors in some of the largest bankruptcy cases filed in the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana as well as in the Southern District of Alabama. Christopher has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending avoidance actions and other litigation before bankruptcy courts.

Christopher concentrates his practice on representation of debtors, creditors, and creditor committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization cases, creditors in Chapter 7 and 13 cases, and creditors and defendants in all aspects of prosecution and defense of claims before bankruptcy courts and in related litigation before federal district courts. He also represents clients in other commercial litigation matters.

Representative Chapter 11 Bankruptcy & Creditor Matters

  • Counsel for the Trustee of the Gulf Fleet Liquidating Trust prosecuting approximately 40 preference claims on behalf of the Trustee
  • Debtors’ counsel for Gulf Fleet Holdings, Inc. as well as ten of its subsidiaries in Chapter 11 with over $100,000,000 in assets
  • Counsel for the Trustee of the NOAG Litigation Trust prosecuting claims objections and preference claims on behalf of the Trustee
  • Debtors’ counsel for New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc.
  • Debtors’ counsel for Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. in Chapter 11 with over $100,000,000 in assets and claims of approximately $100,000,000
  • Debtor’s counsel for East Cameron Partners, LP in Chapter 11 proceeding with assets of over $100,000,000 and debt of approximately $185,000,000
  • Debtor’s counsel for New Orleans Tours, Inc., a bus transportation and tourism company with over $4,000,000 in assets and claims in excess of $3,000,000
  • Counsel for the Trustee of the Torch Liquidating Trust, filed and prosecuted approximately 140 preference claims on behalf of the Trustee
  • Debtors’ counsel for Torch Offshore, Inc., Torch Offshore, LLC, and Torch Express, LLC in Chapter 11 proceedings involving assets of over $300,000,000 and claims of approximately $300,000,000
  • Debtors’ counsel for Meal Solutions I, LLC, a restaurant and specialty food store in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana
  • Debtors’ counsel for Conmaco/Rector, L.P.Counsel for the Chapter 11 Trustee for Sevarg Company, Inc., an oil-and-gas development company
  • Counsel for two insurance companies in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Babcock & Wilcox, Inc.
  • Debtor’s counsel for New Orleans Tours, Inc., a bus transportation and tourism company with over $4,000,000 in assets and claims in excess of $3,000,000Counsel for the Trustee of the Torch Liquidating Trust, filed and prosecuted approximately 140 preference claims on behalf of the Trustee
  • Debtors’ counsel for Torch Offshore, Inc., Torch Offshore, LLC, and Torch Express, LLC in Chapter 11 proceedings involving assets of over $300,000,000 and claims of approximately $300,000,000
  • Debtors’ counsel for Meal Solutions I, LLC, a restaurant and specialty food store in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana
  • Debtors’ counsel for Conmaco/Rector, L.P.Counsel for the Chapter 11 Trustee for Sevarg Company, Inc., an oil-and-gas development company
  • Counsel for two insurance companies in the Chapter 11 proceedings of Babcock & Wilcox, Inc.

Location

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

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans, M.A., graduated 1997
  • Loyola University New Orleans , graduated 1997
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1998

Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Vice-Chair of the Bankruptcy & Debtor/Creditor Rights Committee
  • Phi Delta Phi - Member

Court Admissions

  • Louisiana

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

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

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers 2017-2023
  • Judicial Edition AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers (2016, 2019-2021)
  • Super Lawyers (2017-2022)

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