Loc Pfeiffer

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Mr. Pfeiffer served as law clerk for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John (1995-1996) and the Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr. (1994-1995), United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Pfeiffer concentrates his practice in commercial litigation with an emphasis on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. He represents secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtors-in-possession, equity owners, buyers and sellers in bankruptcy sales, and trustees throughout the United States and focuses his practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court, United States District Court and the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Pfeiffer has significant experience in Chapter 11 cases, where he has been involved in all aspects of the Chapter 11 process. He has handled business workouts for financially distressed companies, resolved commercial disputes, and prosecuted many contested hearings and trials during the course of his practice. Mr. Pfeiffer obtained Virginia Super Lawyer status in which he was recognized as among the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Virginia and is recognized by other lawyers and judges in The Best Lawyers in America©, which is the oldest and one of the most prestigious peer-review publication in the legal industry.

Mr. Pfeiffer also has an extensive history of public service to the Virginia Bar, several professional organizations and his community. He was selected to serve on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Bar Association, which is the oldest voluntary bar group in the United States. More recently, he was President of the Federal Bar Association (Richmond Chapter) and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia. In the bankruptcy field, Mr. Pfeiffer served as Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia Bar Association, as President of the Business Finance and Turnaround Association (finance and workout professional organization), served as the longest-serving Chief Editor of the Bankruptcy Law News (published by the Virginia State Bar and is distributed to all members of the Bankruptcy Section), and served on the Standing Committee of Local Bankruptcy Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He has spoken and participated in numerous professional conferences and continuing legal education seminars.

Mr. Pfeiffer’s non-legal public service includes serving as the President of the Gateway Association, which is an organization of businesses and citizens of Chesterfield County, Virginia devoted to economic redevelopment. Mr. Pfeiffer has appeared numerous times before government boards to advocate the position of the Gateway Association. Mr. Pfeiffer has also handled many pro bono cases in which he provided free legal services to clients who cannot afford counsel.


Mr. Pfeiffer has been involved in contested or complex matters including the following:

  • Represented national bank obtaining summary judgment against Chapter 7 trustee’s attempt to avoid constructive fraudulent transfers.  Tavenner v. Wells Fargo Bank, Case No. 13-3067-KRH (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2014).
  • Represented national bank obtaining dismissal of lawsuit for violation of the automatic stay for applying administrative freeze over debtor’s account in accordance with bank’s national policy.  Jernigan v. Wells Fargo Bank, 475 B.R. 535 (Bank. W.D. Va. 2012).
  • Represented national bank obtaining dismissal of motion for sanctions for violation of the automatic stay for applying administrative freeze over debtor’s account in accordance with bank’s national policy. In re Randolph Towers Cooperative, Inc., 458 B.R. 1 (Bankr. D.D.C. 2011).
  • Represented Chapter 11 debtor obtaining affirmed decision in appeal holding that judgment liens did not attach to debtor’s deed of trust and transfer occurred when judgments were recorded.  Becker v. Capital Funding and Consulting, LLC, Case No. 11-1063 (4th Cir. 2011) (unpublished opinion).
  • Represented Chapter 11 debtor obtaining cramdown of Chapter 11 plan involving rarely permitted third-party releases.  In re Capital Funding and Consulting, LLC, Case No. 09-36086-KRH (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2009).
  • Represented creditor interpleading funds into court and obtaining stay of pending litigation. Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. v. RAI Funding, LLC, 2006 Bankr. LEXIS 3636 (Bankr. E.D. Va., December 14, 2006).
  • Represented equity interests in successful sale of debtor as going concern. In re Tyringham Holdings, Inc., Case No. 06-32385-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2006).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee obtaining judgment disallowing exemption in self-directed SEP IRA due to prohibited transaction. In re Meredith, (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2005) (unpublished opinion).
  • Represented defendant corporation in federal interpleader litigation involving hundreds of claimants and successfully implemented claims process resulting in savings of millions against defendant.  Ali Medical Transport, Inc. v. DynTek Services, Inc., Case No. 3:03cv560 (E.D. Va. 2005).
  • Represented national bank obtaining defense judgment in $165 million preference litigation. Heilig-Meyers Co v. Wachovia Bank, 319 B.R. 447 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2004), affirmed, 328 B.R. 471 (E.D. Va. 2005).
  • Represented national bank obtaining summary judgment on rebuttal of presumption of insolvency in preference litigation). Heilig-Meyers Co v. Wachovia Bank, 2005 WL 3781727 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2005).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee obtaining disallowance of exemption in SEP IRA.  In re Meredith, Case No. 03-34018-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2004) (unpublished opinion).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee obtaining judgment to sell property over objections. In re Meredith, Case No. 03-34018-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2004) (unpublished opinion).
  • Represented judgment creditor obtaining judgment converting Chapter 13 to Chapter 7 for lack of good faith. In re Meredith, 03-34018-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2004) (unpublished opinion), affirmed, Meredith v. Blackford, (E.D. Va. 2004) (unpublished opinion).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in contested sale of property of the estate. In re Leigh Enterprises, Case No. 03-41964-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2003).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee obtaining disallowance of Chapter 7 debtor’s counsel fees. In re Commonwealth Sprinkler Co., Inc., 295 B.R. 852 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2003).
  • Represented credit union in litigation with Chapter 13 debtor. Sharp v. Virginia Federal Credit Union, Case No: 01-31149-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2002).
  • Represented mechanic’s lien creditor obtaining deadline for relief from stay if debtor failed to file plan. In re Property Technologies, Ltd., 263 B.R. 750 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2001).
  • Represented insider in litigation concerning one of largest convenience store and petroleum bankruptcies in the United States. In re Fas Mart Convenience Stores, Inc., Case No. 01-60386-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2001-2005).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee in contested involuntary petition and avoidance litigation. In re Experient, Inc., Case No. 01-32333-DOT (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2001).
  • Represented Chapter 7 trustee obtaining temporary restraining order against trade creditor violating trademark rights of debtor. In re Collecting Concepts, Inc., 2000 WL 1191026 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2000).

Mr. Pfeiffer's professional publications include:

  • "Virginia Bankruptcy: A Practical Guide for Creditors" (2001, 2002 Editions).
  • "Tax Issues In Consumer Bankruptcy Cases" (Bankruptcy Law News, Virginia State Bar).
  • "Dealing With Lost Proofs of Claim" (Bankruptcy Law News, Virginia State Bar).
  • "Dot.com Bankruptcies: A Primer Regarding Practical Issues Concerning Property of the Estate and Valuation" (Bankruptcy Law News, Virginia State Bar).
  • Mid-Atlantic Institute of Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice materials.
  • "Recent Developments" (Virginia Bar Association Annual Bankruptcy Conference 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).