Alan M. Root has joined Archer as an Associate in the firm’s Wilmington office. Mr. Root concentrates his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Finance. He has substantial experience representing both large and small clients in a variety of industries, including energy, telecommunications, retail, gaming, finance, and shipping.
Mr. Root represents debtors, creditors’ committees, secured creditors, and individual unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings. He also represents Chapter 7 trustees, Chapter 11 trustees, and liquidating trustees. In addition, Mr. Root prosecutes and defends against avoidance and fraudulent transfer actions brought in large Chapter 11 cases.
In addition to his experience in domestic restructuring, Mr. Root has been involved in a number of international insolvencies, representing foreign companies in connection with their filings under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Prior to joining Archer, Mr. Root worked for Blank Rome LLP in Wilmington. Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Root spent several years in the finance and mortgage lending industries.
Mr. Root earned his Juris Doctor, with honors, from George Washington University Law School. While in law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick of the Federal District Court, Eastern District Pennsylvania.
Mr. Root is admitted to practice in the State of Delaware, the United States District Court of Colorado, and the United States District Court of Delaware.
Mr. Root is a member of the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court. In addition, he represents pro bono clients through Delaware Volunteer Legal Services and is active in his local community.