Paul S. “Chip” Bliley, Jr.’s practice is focused on bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, problem loans, foreclosures, workouts, collateral liquidation and commercial litigation. Mr. Bliley has dealt with a broad range of creditor’s rights and bankruptcy issues. He has extensive experience in asset sales and acquisitions, protection of secured positions, negotiation of reorganization plans, foreclosures and other issues that frequently arise in the debtor/creditor relationship.
He has also represented lending institutions in a broad variety of real estate title issues, including title insurance claims, mechanic’s lien coverage issues and related issues. He has represented banks, lending institutions, consumer finance companies, mortgage companies and mortgage servicers routinely in connection with business and consumer bankruptcies and financial restructures.
Mr. Bliley has also been involved in the analysis and defense of truth-in-lending claims brought against lending institutions.
Most recently Mr. Bliley has been engaged in the representation of numerous landlords in the Circuit City bankruptcy, enforcing and protecting the landlords’ rights in bankruptcy. Mr. Bliley also has extensive experience in complex motions for relief from the stay in bankruptcy representing both secured lenders and landlords in bankruptcy.
Mr. Bliley was also retained as special counsel to agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia to represent them in various matters related to the protection of recapture rights in Chapter 11 bankruptcies involving nursing homes in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Richmond Bar Association and has serviced as its chairman. He also speaks often to various groups on creditor’s rights issues, including foreclosure and eviction issues. Mr. Bliley is the author of The Enforcement of Deeds of Trust Section in the publication of the Virginia State Bar entitled “Enforcement of Liens and Judgments in Virginia.”
His professional affiliations include membership in the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Richmond Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and all Bankruptcy Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
A 1974 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Bliley received his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration (accounting) with high honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1971.
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