Patrick Birney is a member of the firm's Finance and Business Litigation Groups, leading the firm's creditors' rights practice. Since 1998, Mr. Birney has focused his practice on complex transactional, litigation, and advisory work related to the debtor/creditor relationship, including restructurings, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, workouts and "prepackaged" chapter 11 matters, and commercial finance. He has extensive experience representing secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, debtors, official and ad hoc creditors' committees, and other parties in chapter 11 restructurings, adversary proceedings, state court receiverships, and out-of-court workouts.
Mr. Birney also has broad range of experience handling commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, routinely representing businesses involved in contract disputes, fraudulent transfer, fraud, civil theft, and intercompany claims. He has represented businesses in the insurance, manufacturing, health care, distribution, logistics, shipping, energy, retail, and construction industries.
Mr. Birney is a frequent lecturer and participant on educational panels related to bankruptcy, insolvency, commercial law, and creditors' rights. In addition, he is a frequent author and contributor to several national bankruptcy publications. To date, his articles have been cited by several judicial opinions, including In re Reichgott, 2013 WL 5492532 (Bankr. N.D.Ohio, 2013), and In re Kebe, 444 B.R. 871, 880 (Bankr. S.D.Ohio, 2011). Mr. Birney also contributes to the firm's Data Privacy + Security Insider blog. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in 2017 and 2018.