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.
- 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 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.
- 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
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