"The Bankruptcy Law Guru"
Mr. Cox has extensive experience in all types of federal court litigation, especially business disputes in Bankruptcy Court.
He is also highly experienced in matters arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (also known as the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act), and the Lanham Act (which governs trademark infringement).
Mr. Cox is a regular presenter on bankruptcy law and on federal court procedure at bar educational events and a regular author of articles published in bar journals and law newsletters relating to federal court procedure, Chapter 11 cases, federal court commercial business litigation, and solutions to problems encountered by landlords, creditors, and the principals/owners of distressed and restructuring businesses.
He has obtained confirmation of over 15 plans of reorganization on behalf of Debtors under Chapter 11 and 12, has represented hundreds of secured and unsecured creditors and landlords in bankruptcy cases filed under Chapter 7 (liquidations), Chapter 11 (reorganizations), Chapter 12 (for farmers and ranchers), Chapter 13 (for individuals seeking time to repay), and Chapter 15 (international cases).
Mr. Cox is also a nationally recognized expert in complex commercial lease rejection-assumption procedures affecting landlords in very large national retail bankruptcies. He has represented dozens of landlords in national retail company bankruptcy filings, including in The Mens Wearhouse, Mattress Firm, KMart, Movie Gallery, Best Products, American Apparel, and many other cases.
Mr. Cox is also retained regularly as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases, when the underlying malpractice matter involves scrutiny of the acts undertaken by former counsel in prior bankruptcy cases.
He is currently Vice President and a member of the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association-Oregon Chapter, a member of the Local Rules Committee for the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, and formerly a member of the Executive Committee for the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section.