Joseph J. Trad and John J. Hall Named to Missouri’s POWER List in Bankruptcy Law by Missouri Lawyers Media

Lewis Rice members Joseph J. Trad and John J. Hall were named to Missouri’s POWER List in Bankruptcy Law by Missouri Lawyers Media. The POWER List is a regular feature examining the most powerful Missouri attorneys practicing Bankruptcy Law. Whether it’s an individual filing for Chapter 7 or 13 or a business reorganizing under Chapter 11, the 30 attorneys featured in the POWER LIST are recognized for their experience helping debtors prepare for the process, protect their assets and minimize the downsides of shedding their debts. The Missouri Lawyers Media editorial team interviewed attorneys and other leaders around the state, reviewed outcomes of significant cases and consulted the archives of Missouri Lawyers Weekly to arrive at their list.

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Having represented mostly creditors for more than 35 years, Joseph J. Trad is a lender's "go-to" choice for an attorney to handle its most troublesome restructurings and collections. Joe's practice includes representation of both financial institutions and private and publicly held businesses in the area of loan workouts, restructurings, and foreclosures and the prosecution of recovery from borrowers and guarantors. His engagements have included a variety of complex matters including Section 363 asset sales on behalf of both debtors and purchasers; negotiation; documentation and obtaining approval of debtor-in-possession financing; cash collateral orders; and strategic counseling and negotiation of restructurings including Chapter 11 plans. Joe pursues his clients' claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he has successfully tried cases for clients in many jurisdictions.

John J. Hall’s practice focuses primarily on corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy, loan restructuring, commercial finance transactions, municipal collections, creditors’ rights litigation, and distressed transactions. His practice includes representation of national, regional, and state banks and credit unions, secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, trustees, and creditors’ committees in chapter 11 reorganization, chapter 9 municipal debt adjustments, chapter 7 liquidations and other actions in state and federal courts. John counsels receivers and assignees for benefit of creditors including representations in commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and represents purchasers in section 363 sales and various parties in problem loan workouts, forbearance agreements, and other distressed transactions.