Michael A. Condyles

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Mr. Condyles, the managing partner of the firm's Richmond office, represents creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy cases. His practice includes out-of-court workouts and debt recovery litigation on behalf of creditors and debtors. Mr. Condyles possesses a broad range of experience in analyzing, structuring and negotiating a variety of distressed commercial transactions in connection with in and out-of-court restructurings. Recent engagements include the representation of Penn Virginia Corporation and its eight affiliates, one of the nation's leading oil and gas companies engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves, as well as Patriot Coal Corporation and 47 of its affiliates, which was the second largest producer and miner of coal east of the Mississippi, in their Chapter 11 proceedings. Mr. Condyles also represented Movie Gallery, Inc. and its subsidiaries, formerly the second largest North American home entertainment specialty retailer, in their Chapter 11 cases.

Mr. Condyles is a past Chair and a former member of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar; is listed in The Best Lawyers in America©; has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© as "Lawyer of the Year"; and has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Condyles also has been appointed by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia as a Special Master. He received his law degree from The T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, where he was a Member of the University of Richmond Law Review, and his B.S. in Political Science from James Madison University. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Blackwell N. Shelley, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Condyles is a frequent lecturer and author on topics involving bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. He is a contributing author of the bankruptcy handbook entitled “Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia,” published by the Virginia Law Foundation (2012), and a contributing author of “Understanding the Legal Issues Behind Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy,” published by Aspatore Books, 2006. Mr. Condyles also has authored the following articles:

  • “The Internal Revenue Code Meets the Bankruptcy Code,” The Community Tax Law Report (1998).
  • “Taxes: An Often Overlooked Aspect of Bankruptcy Planning,” Virginia Lawyer (April 1995).
  • “Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law,” Richmond L. Rev. (1991-1993).
  • “Survey of Recent Developments in Virginia Bankruptcy Law,” Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law News (Fall 1993).
  • “The Avoidance of Liens Under Section 506 of the Bankruptcy Code After Dewsnup,” Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law News (Summer 1993).

Mr. Condyles has represented clients in connection with the following reported cases:

  • Caudill, et al. v. County of Dinwiddie, et al., 259 Va. 785 (2000).
  • Gasner, et al. v. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Dinwiddie, et al., 103 F.3d 351 (4th Cir. 1996).
  • Gasner, et al. v. The County of Dinwiddie, et al., 162 F.R.D. 280 (E.D. Va. 1995).
  • In re Systems Engineering & Energy Management Associates, Inc, 252 B.R. 635 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2000).
  • In re Cold Harbor Associates, L.P., 204 B.R. 904 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 1997).
  • In re Britt, 156 B.R. 511 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 1993).