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 contract matters. She advises companies as debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and in out-of-court restructurings and workouts in a wide range of industries. In addition to company-side representations, Elizabeth has experience on every side of bankruptcy 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 in the bankruptcy court, state courts and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. 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. 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 bankruptcy and restructuring
- Chapter 11 debtors and creditors
- Construction claims resolution
- M/WBE certification
- Opinion letters