Elizabeth Aboulafia is a partner in the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights department practicing in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring as well as construction claims resolution and related complex commercial contract matters. She frequently advises companies in financial distress as debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings and workouts in a wide range of industries. In addition to company-side representations, Elizabeth has experience with all constituents in bankruptcy cases and workouts, frequently representing creditors, creditors’ committees, equity holders and other key business stakeholders in debtor-creditor matters. Elizabeth approaches complex legal issues with practical-minded and business-oriented solutions.
With extensive experience in the construction industry, Elizabeth frequently assists contractors to resolve claims and other contract disputes through alternative dispute resolution proceedings and/or litigation in bankruptcy court and state court. Elizabeth has experience in a broad range of construction-related matters, including experience representing general contractors and subcontractors with regard to claims preparation, dispute resolution, contract negotiations, contract compliance, and M/WBE certification. Elizabeth often utilizes her combined knowledge of restructuring and construction to guide contractors through out-of-court workouts with sureties and banks. Her deep understanding of the financial aspects of contracting operations allows her to help contractors efficiently navigate the complex intercreditor relationships among sureties and banks.
Finally, she has particular experience providing non-consolidation, bankruptcy safe harbor and true sale legal opinions for commercial real estate and structured finance transactions.
Areas of Concentration:
- Construction workout and bankruptcy
- Chapter 11 debtors and creditors
- Construction claims resolution
- M/WBE certification
- Opinion letters