Joshua Taylor focuses his practice on bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights. He represents clients in bankruptcy matters nationwide and is experienced in representing all aspects of bankruptcy planning, debtor and creditor rights, and distressed asset acquisitions. He has represented creditors in corporate restructurings and bankruptcies in a wide variety of industries including commercial mortgage, construction, energy, natural resources, labor and employment, and retail. Joshua also regularly assists clients in out-of-court workouts and financial transactions.
Joshua is active in Steptoe’s pro bono program, often representing tenants’ claims against landlords and poor housing conditions.
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
- US District Court, District of Columbia
- US District Court, District of Maryland
- US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- US District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
- US District Court, Western District of North Carolina
- US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- Hon. William L. Stocks, US Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina, 2002-2003
- Hon. E. Stephen Derby, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Maryland, 2001-2002
- Hon. Johanna L. Fitzpatrick, Virginia Court of Appeals, 2000-2001
- J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2000, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Member, Wake Forest Law Review
- B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1997, International Studies and Psychology
- Represents the Allied Pilots Association, the American Airlines mainline pilots’ union and member of the AMR Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the reorganization of American Airlines and merger with US Airways. APA was a key player in this large airline bankruptcy and in American’s merger, in bankruptcy, with US Airways to create the world’s largest airline. Analysts have praised this as the most successful airline bankruptcy in history.
- Represented Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a leading bankruptcy law firm, as defense counsel in the malpractice lawsuit brought against it by the Administrator of the estate of the former Heller Ehrmann law firm. The case, one of the most prominent such suits in the nation, was favorably resolved for the client in the Northern District of California.
- Represented the principal creditor in Ogle v Fidelity & Deposit Co., where he obtained a precedent-setting ruling that allowed creditors’ claims for attorneys’ fees from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. This key decision for creditors reversed prior precedent in the Southern District of New York.
- Represented the Official Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in In re Pacific Energy Resources Ltd., a case that involved the distressed sale of several major oil fields in Alaska and California, on terms favorable to the unsecured creditors. The case was in the District of Delaware.
- Represented United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company in In re Eagle, an entity that had not operated for numerous years, in challenging the debtor’s bankruptcy filing and chosen professionals on numerous grounds that ultimately saw the bankruptcy case dismissed.
- Represented Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the Global Power Equipment bankruptcy, which succeeded in liberating dozens of multimillion-dollar power plant construction projects throughout the globe from the bankruptcy estate while preserving its full claims against the estate.
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March 4, 2019