About Paul T. Musser

Paul Musser primarily helps institutional lenders and commercial finance companies to maximize their recovery in out-of-court workouts and in-court proceedings. He counsels secured creditors in bankruptcies, receiverships, fraudulent transfer actions and commercial foreclosures and helps his clients navigate distressed asset and business sales and acquisitions. Paul's diverse experience in both transactions and litigation matters involving middle-market loans informs a drive for practical, cost-effective solutions.

Practical, cost-effective solutions for distressed loans

Paul regularly represents senior secured institutional lenders, alternative lending institutions, administrative agents and bank groups involving middle-market loans and often in the context of leveraged buyouts. At the same time, Paul has a varied practice and represents corporate debtors pursuing wholesale restructuring, buyers looking to acquire distressed assets and businesses, receivers, trustees and the FDIC. Paul's experience spans several industries, including health care, retail, real estate, financial services, franchising and energy.

Paul has authored several articles for various publications addressing such issues as new-value Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans, litigation involving assets acquired under FDIC purchase and assumption transactions, and defenses to preference litigation involving payments of assumed liabilities in asset purchase agreements.

During law school, Paul served as note editor for the Indiana Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Barristers. He also was an extern law clerk to the Honorable David F. Hamilton in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Practice Focus

  • Restructuring and workouts
  • Bankruptcy and receivership actions
  • Asset and business sales, inside or outside of court
  • Fraudulent transfer litigation seeking recovery or defending claims, inside or outside of bankruptcy
  • Commercial foreclosure litigation
  • Health care, real estate, financial services, franchising, retail and energy industries