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Patrick J. Reilley
Delaware Office
500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1410, Wilmington, DE 19801
T: 302-651-2004 / C: 302-388-1368 / F: 302-574-2104
Legal Practice Assistant: Rachel Deely
T: 302-652-3131 ext. 2502 


Patrick Reilley is a member in the Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. He provides counsel in corporate restructuring matters, representing debtors, creditors' committees and parties in adversary proceedings. Known as a straight shooter, Patrick’s clients call him very responsive, easy to work with and insightful. Patrick represents businesses across a number of industries, including automotive, retail, and manufacturing.

Patrick has served as lead or co-counsel to debtors or Chapter 11 trustees in a number of complex bankruptcy cases including:

  • Alternative Distribution Systems
  • BNA Subsidiaries
  • Cadence Innovation
  • Fedders North America
  • Fresh & Easy, LLC
  • Foothills Resources
  • JGW Holdco
  • Money Centers of America, Inc.
  • Nirvanix, Inc.
  • Pitt Penn Holdings, Inc.
  • Ritz Camera
  • TW, Inc.
  • Tribune Company
  • Waste2Energy Holdings, Inc.

Patrick’s committee representations in Chapter 11 proceedings include:

  • Allied Nevada Gold Corporation
  • CFM U.S. Corporation
  • Drug Fair Group
  • Entelos
  • Global Safety Textiles Holdings
  • Linens-N-Things
  • Magnum Hunter Resources
  • Real Mex Restaurants
  • UCI International

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Patrick has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy lawyer by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers For Business.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  See Award Methodology.

Patrick is admitted to practice in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

He earned his B.A. from Bucknell University and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.


Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2002,
 Dean’s Award in Consumer Law
Bucknell University, B.A., 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

DelawareNew JerseyPennsylvaniaU.S. District Court, District of DelawareU.S. District Court, District of New jerseyU.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania



Zohar Ch. 11 Lines Up Sale Of Tilton-Tied Snelling Staffing

As published in: Law360 February 17, 2021

Judge Warns Of Doubts Over Zohar Claims In Tilton Tax Fight

As published in: Law360 January 27, 2021

$50M Bid For Destination Maternity Tweaked After Objection

As published in: Law360 December 3, 2019

Destination Maternity's Ch. 11 Financing OK'd In Del.

As published in: Law360 November 22, 2019

Bayou Steel Creditors Say Sale Timeline Pushed Back

As published in: Law360 October 31, 2019

Luxury Movie Theater Chain Approved For $51M Ch. 11 Sale

As published in: Law360 October 28, 2019

Lien Dispute Delays Theater Chain's Ch. 11 Loan Approval

As published in: Law360 September 11, 2019

Adidas Settlement Paves Way For Closing Of Rockport Sale

As published in: Law360 July 31, 2018

Ch. 11 Auction Drives Videology Inc. Sale Price To $119M

As published in: Law360 July 17. 2018

Money Centers Wins OK for Ch. 11 Plan After 'Difficult' Case

As published in: Law360 March 13, 2017


Recent Events

Sale Issues in Bankruptcy Cases
Attorney Speaking: Patrick J. ReilleyApril 30, 2015



Bankruptcy Issues Concerning LLCs

Data Trace Publishing Company California LLC Forms and Practice Manual, Chapter 18 2013

Norman L. Pernick and Patrick J. Reilley
Stub Rent: The Third Circuit's Decision in Goody's

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2010

Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
Vacating a Judgment under Rule 60(b)(4): A Review of the Espinosa Decision

American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter June 2010

Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
Identifying Insiders for Purposes of §503(c)

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2009

Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
The Nuts and Bolts of Involuntary Bankruptcy

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal June 2008

Patrick J. Reilley and J. Kate Stickles
Maintenance and Repair Damages: Are They Capped under §502(b)(6)?

America Bankruptcy Institute Journal October 2007 October 2007

J. Kate Stickles and Patrick J. Reilley

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