Alexander M. Laughlin

Results oriented, responsive, and always accessible, Alex Laughlin builds relationships with his clients based on mutual respect and trust. With over 27 years of experience practicing bankruptcy law, Alex has a thorough understanding of the value, scope, and boundaries of legal judgment applied to the business world. Perhaps even more important is his understanding of the crossroads between the two worlds and his ability to discern his clients concerns and constraints. Through forging relationships with his clients and understanding their business, Alex is focused on using his knowledge and experience to efficiently identify and assess critical issues, seeking the most realistic and attainable solutions, towards a mutually developed goal.

Alex is a business bankruptcy specialist, certified by the American Board of Certification. He represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation and distressed asset sales in bankruptcy, complex financial restructure planning, creditors’ rights litigation, loan restructure, and workout agreements. Alex has represented bankruptcy trustees throughout his entire career and has extensive experience in complex restructuring and insolvency matters. In recent years, his practice focuses on retail, real estate, automotive, aviation, and defaulted real estate portfolios. He has acted as general counsel to several major Chapter 11 trusteeships and a large number of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trusteeships. His experience also includes recovery of claims in Ponzi schemes, defaulted credits, and corporate investigations.

In addition to, and as a component of his business practice, Alex represents applicants for industrial security clearances before the largest component of the Defense Legal Services Agency concerning personnel security clearance cases, the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, and has represented individuals concerning Statements of Reasons issued against them seeking to suspend or revoke their security clearance.

Alex has also represented employees in hearings before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals concerning their security clearances and appeals of those rulings to the Appeal Board of the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals.

Alex has received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Alex was also selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers listing for the past eight years. Since 2010, Chambers USA lists him as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Bankruptcy and Restructuring. In 2014, Alex was named a “recommended lawyer” in Corporate Restructuring by The Legal 500 United States, and in 2015, he was named among the state’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and 2) Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Law School Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D.,1985)
Education James Madison University (B.S.,1981)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations,Virginia State Bar Associations,Maryland State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderlaughlin
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