Fred Bopp served for many years as the Firm's General Counsel and the Chair of the Firm's Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights Practice Group. He is also a longstanding former member of the Firm's Executive/Management, Recruiting, and Associate Development Committees. Since joining Perkins Thompson in 1989, his legal practice has focused primarily on significant commercial litigation (for both plaintiffs and defendants), the pursuit and enforcement of creditors' and debtors' rights and remedies, bankruptcies, reorganizations, insolvencies, liquidations, financial restructurings, sales, receiverships, contract review and negotiations, workouts, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and related proceedings.
He has regularly represented and advised the Firm’s clients in a wide range of engagements, both in and out of state and federal court, including numerous financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, other stakeholders, principals, receivers, businesses, corporations and other entities, landlords, acquirers of assets, healthcare and benefits administrators, manufacturers, Chapter 11 Creditors’ Committees, Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees (in Maine and Massachusetts), debtors, private parties, and individuals. Mr. Bopp is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and has appeared before the bankruptcy courts in the Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, and New York and has considerable experience representing clients in litigation involving preferences and fraudulent transfers, relief from stay, allowance of claims, § 363 and receivership sales, Chapter 11 plan confirmation, contract matters, directors and officers liability, and other related bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy issues. Mr. Bopp is AV Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Bopp is a Maine Bar Foundation Fellow and past General Committee Member of the Cumberland County Bar Association. He is a member of the Cumberland County, Maine, New Hampshire, and American Bar Associations. Mr. Bopp is a member of the Maine State Bar Association's Bankruptcy & Reorganization Section, and a member of the American Bar Association Sections of Business Law, Litigation, and Law Practice Management. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Bopp is a member of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association and a former President of the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Maine. He is also a co-trustee of the Bopp Family Charitable Foundation.
Publications: Deconstructing Preference Claims in Bankruptcy, Maine Bar Journal (April 2013) and ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee Newsletter (July 2013); Contributing Author, Trigild Deskbook: Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, 4th Edition (2012); Author, To Reaffirm or not to Reaffirm: Much Ado About Nothing or the Tempest, Maine Bar Journal (2000); Author, Bankruptcy 101: A Creditor’s Primer, Business Profile (1997); Author, The Unwarranted Implication of a Warranty of Fitness in Commercial Leases: An Alternative Approach, 41 Vand. L. Rev. 1057 (1988)