Macdonald Fernandez LLP Defeats Delaware Lawsuit Against Commercial Kitchen Equipment Manufacturer

Macdonald Fernandez LLP successfully defends a leading California maker of commercial cooking equipment against a preference lawsuit brought in Delaware's bankruptcy court.

The Company:
A manufacturer and international distributor of commercial kitchen equipment.

The Problem:
A large customer - a national chain of restaurants - filed bankruptcy in Delaware. Thereafter, the liquidating trustee brought dozens of lawsuits against creditors who were paid in the 90 days prior to the bankruptcy to recover allegedly avoidable preferences. The company was sued for almost $60,000.

The Solution:
Macdonald Fernandez LLP aggressively defended the action, which allowed the company to stand out from the crowd of other defendants and assert its rights. We carefully analyzed the facts, demanded that the trustee immediately dismiss the lawsuit and geared up for a fight. The trustee saw the writing on the wall and dismissed the lawsuit, fully and with prejudice.

The Impact:
In addition to prevailing in full, obtaining an early dismissal saved the company from thousands of dollars in legal costs, not to mention avoiding time and frustration.

The Client Testimonial:
"Thank you for your prompt and aggressive response to this matter. Our strategy was successful in that it resulted in a prompt resolution in our favor."