Jeffrey C. Wisler
Partner1201 North Market Street, 20th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Jeff Wisler brings 30+ years of commercial bankruptcy experience to his representation of creditors (secured and unsecured), committees, lenders (pre- and post-petition), asset purchasers, and other parties-in-interest in large and complex cases before bankruptcy courts throughout the country.
Jeff has personally appeared in the courtrooms of more than 30 bankruptcy jurisdictions nationwide. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, closely-held businesses, business groups, landlords, lenders, employee healthcare benefits providers, and executives. He has worked on many of the largest and most high-profile commercial bankruptcy cases in the country, including Highland Capital, J.C. Penney, Hertz Corporation, Brooks Brothers, Pier 1, Sears, Toys “R” Us, Brookstone, Radio Shack, Sun Edison, Caesars Entertainment, Hostess Brands, Tribune, Washington Mutual, and General Motors.
Jeff also represents clients in bankruptcy-related litigation, including fraudulent conveyance, avoidance, preference, automatic stay, lien priority disputes, claims subordination, fee recovery, and injunction actions.
Complementing his bankruptcy practice, Jeff has substantial experience litigating commercial cases before the Delaware Court of Chancery and all other courts in the State of Delaware.
Jeff is a member of the mediation panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® for bankruptcy and creditor rights, insolvency and reorganization law since 2013. Jeff is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated attorney.
Commercial Landlords – Forever 21 (D.Del.), Toys “R” Us , Inc. (E.D.V.A.), Payless Shoe Source, Inc. (E.D. Mo.), RadioShack Corporation (D.Del.), Aeropostale, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), Blockbuster Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), Borders Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), Ritz Camera Centers, Inc. (D.Del.), Pathmark Stores, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), Lear Corporation (S.D.N.Y.)
Corporate Executives – Alpha Entertainment LLC (XFL) (D. Del.), Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (D.Del.), Tidewater, Inc. (D.Del.), Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. (D.Del.), Washington Mutual, Inc. (D.Del.), Tribune Company (D.Del.), Franklin Bank Corporation (D.Del.), Amp’d Mobile Inc. (D.Del.)
Lenders – EdgeMarc Energy (D.Del.), Project Cricket Acquisition, Inc. (D.Del.), Gulfco Holding Corp. (D.Del.), Ultimate Escapes Holdings LLC (D.Del.), World Health Alternatives Inc. (D.Del.), Marvel Entertainment Group Inc. (D.Del.)
Employee Healthcare Insurance Service Providers – Lord & Taylor LLC (E.D. Va), Verity Health System of California, Inc. (C.D. Ca.), ITT Educational Services, Inc. (S.D. Ind.), Dowling College (E.D.N.Y.), Pioneer Health Services, Inc. (S.D.Miss.), Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Inc. (D.N.J.), Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (D.Del.), Hostess Brands Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), Downey Regional Medical Center-Hospital (C.D.C.A.), General Motors Corp. (S.D.N.Y.), United Air Lines Inc. (D.Del.)
Asset Purchasers – Orchid Paper Products Company (D.Del.), Rupari Food Services, Inc. (D.Del.), Egenix, Inc. (D.Del.)
Equipment Lessors – CarbonLite Holdings LLC (D.Del), Foresight Energy LP (E.D Mo.), Hexion, Inc. (D.Del.), Cenevo, Inc. (S.D.NY.), Abengoa (US) (E.D. Mo.), Coach Am Group Holdings Corp. (D.Del.), Atrium Company, Inc. (D.Del.)
Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors – Prince Sports Inc. (D.Del.), Alpha Tube Corporation (D.Del.), Grant Geophysical Inc. (D.Del.)
- Section 363 Sales, ABI Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference (January 2022)
- Commercial Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner, International Lawyers Network
- Trial Practice and Procedure: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Delaware State Bar Association
- Evidence in Bankruptcy Proceedings, ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop
- Bankruptcy-Recent Case Law Update, Delaware State Bar Association
- Rights of Equipment Lessors in Bankruptcy, Equipment Leasing Association
- Delaware Local Bankruptcy Rules Delaware State Bar Association
- "Bankruptcy Proceedings in the United States," Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Rehabilitation Proceedings: An International Guide, International Lawyers Network
- Managing Electronic Information When Bankruptcy Hits: The Problems and Pitfalls Companies (and their Lawyers) Face