Blake Roth

Blake Roth

Partner

Expertise

  • Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring
  • Commercial Finance
  • Finance & Restructuring
  • Financial Services Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Waller
Tennessee, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

WSG Group Leaders
Member
Restructuring & Insolvency Group
Member
Emerging Leaders Group
Group Leader
Profile

Blake is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association, and serves on the Board of the Tennessee chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He is also AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. 

Examples of Blake's representations include:

  • Official committee of unsecured creditors in various chapter 11 cases
  • Liquidating trustees in various chapter 11 cases
  • Prosecution of fraudulent transfer and preference actions on behalf of official committees and trustees
  • Claims litigation on behalf of creditors, debtors, and official committees
  • Secured lenders in all aspects of chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings
  • Defense of fraudulent transfer and preference actions
  • Court-appointed receivers in connection with the sale of assets and administration of insolvent estates
  • Indenture Trustees with respect to bond defaults and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors
  • Equipment lessors in enforcement and recovery actions
  • Business owners in business "divorces"
  • Lenders and borrowers in out-of-court workouts or general commercial litigation

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Tennessee

Education

J.D., cum laude, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, 2009
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Tennessee, 2005
Areas of Practice

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring | Commercial Finance | Finance & Restructuring | Financial Services Litigation | Healthcare Commercial Finance

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    ABI
    TMA

Member, Nashville and American Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Turnaround Management Association


Professional Activities and Experience

Associate, Duane Morris, LLP (Philadelphia, PA), 2009-2012
Articles

Author, Tax-Sharing Agreements and Property of the Estate: Choose Your Language Wisely - ABI Business Reorganization Committee (February 2015)

Author, Two Years Since TOUSA: Cash-Management Systems Put Lenders at Risk in Multiple-Borrower Revolving Loans - ABI Litigation Committee (Sept. 2014)

Author, Beyond the Expiration Date: Use of Avoidance Actions Under Section 502(d) - ABI Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee (Sept. 2014)

Author, If You're Not Confused, You're Not Paying Attention: Electricity and § 503(b)(9) - ABI Litigation Committee (Mar. 2014)

Co-Author, Municipal Debtors: "Cram Down" of Special Revenue Debt - ABI Spring Meeting (April 2014)

Author, Bankruptcy Fraudulent Transfer Provisions Trump ERISA Protections - ABI Young Lawyers Committee (Sept. 2013)

Co-Author, Plaintiff Not Permitted to Toll Section 548's Two-year Look-Back Period - American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 3 (Apr. 2012)

Co-Author, Section 548's Two Year Look-Back Period Not a Statute of Limitations - The Legal Intelligencer (Feb. 2012)

Co-Author, Fifth Circuit Expands Documents Applicable to Determining Claim Preservation - The Legal Intelligencer (Aug. 2011)

Co-Author, District Court Reigns in Significantly Expanded "Good Faith" Inquiry Under § 548(c) of the Bankruptcy Code, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice (Volume 20, Issue 2, April 2011)

Co-Author, Court: Bankruptcy Schedules Don't Provide Constructive Notice to Trustee - The Legal Intelligencer (Sept. 2010)

Co-Author, Failure to Amend Claim Can Violate Bankruptcy Equivalent to Rule 11 - The Legal Intelligencer (Mar. 2010)

Co-Author, Is the Bloom Off the Rose? Sales of Substantially All of a Debtor's Assets Prior to Confirmation of a Plan of Reorganization (Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, 21st Annual Forum-Jan. 2010)