Claim Objection & Allowance Litigation

Snow Spence Green LLP has represented both plan trustees and creditors in connection with claims objection and claims allowance litigation. The modern trend in Chapter 11 cases is typically for the claims objection and allowance process to proceed post-confirmation. Often times this can be a trap for the unwary creditor who may assume that since its claim was not objected to prior to confirmation of the plan, such claim will be allowed and paid as provided for in the plan. Through careful review of plan provisions and making appropriate objections, the Firm has been successful in many cases in having its clients' claims allowed prior to or at confirmation thereby assuring that the Firm's clients will be paid in accordance with the treatment provided under the plan.

In addition, the Firm often represents plan trustees in handling claims objections and related litigation and post-confirmation litigation.

Representative Experience

Below is a list of matters in which the Firm has handled claims objection and claims allowance litigation:

  • In re Cook Inlet Energy LLC, et al; Case No. 15-00236 (Jointly Administered); In United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska. Represents the Liquidating Trustee in analysis, negotiation, settlement, and prosecution of objections to claims.

  • In re Aurora Operating, LLC, Debtor, Case No. 16-30218: In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Obtained relief from the stay to allow service provider to remove property leased to Debtor.

  • In re R.L. Adkins Corp., Debtor; Case No. 11-10241-RLJ-11; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Abilene Division. Represented the Liquidating Trustee in analysis, negotiation, settlement, and prosecution of objections to claims.
  • In re Energy Partners, Ltd., Debtor; Case No. 09-32957-11; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in successful challenge to professional fees sought by investment banking firm hired by unsecured noteholders.

  • In re Deep Marine, et al.; Case No. 09-39313; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. Successfully defended submarine construction company against turnover action by diving company.  

  • In re LandAmerica Financial Group Inc., Debtor; Case No. 08-35994; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Negotiated treatment of creditor claims by bankrupt like-kind-exchange company.

  • In re EnRe, L.P., Debtor; Case No. 02-21354-C-11; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division. Represented reorganized debtor in analysis, negotiation, settlement, and prosecution of objections to claims.

  • In re Reliant Exploration, Ltd., Debtor; Case No. 01-24229; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division. Represented service company in trial of claim objection and service company prevailed.

  • In re Rand Energy Company, Debtor; Case No. 398-80004-SAF-11; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Represented post-confirmation trustee in analysis, negotiation, settlement and prosecution of objections to claims.

  • In re Reichmann Petroleum Corp., Debtor; Case No. 06-20804; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division. Represented trustee of the creditors trust in pursuing fraudulent transfers of the debtor’s property.