Christopher J. Knapp Partner
Chris is dedicated to helping creditors navigate the legal process in bankruptcy, state court and by other means. He thrives under the complexity and fast pace of insolvency-related matters, and he works to deliver the experience, commitment to understanding client goals and work ethic needed to assist clients in maximizing their investment.
Chris is experienced in advising clients on workouts, state court receiverships, foreclosures, distressed asset sales, setoff rights, preference and fraudulent transfer liability issues, bankruptcy claims, collections and complex insolvency issues. He has represented the interests of financial institutions, commercial landlords, creditors’ committees, investor groups and businesses of many types and sizes.
In addition, Chris counsels and assists corporate clients in a wide range of general business matters, including contract review, loan transactions, real estate conveyance and related property issues, corporate finance and corporate governance, as well as in litigation. From emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Chris provides practical legal guidance to a diverse clientele.
Chris is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his focus on serving as a productive team player and for doing what needs to be done to help clients realize the desired result. A pragmatist by nature, Chris is experienced in delivering effective negotiation and advocacy by seeking the right balance of defending his client’s stake and influencing debtors to perform.
Chris has worked on cases that range in size, scope and complexity from thousands to billions of dollars. Regardless of the challenge at hand, Chris’ goal is to recognize and leverage the strengths and weaknesses of all constituents of a bankruptcy when representing his client.
Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Transaction of the Year, 2018