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Michael A. Condyles

Partner

Michael serves as managing partner of the firm's Richmond office. He represents creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy cases and advises clients in out-of-court workouts and debt recovery litigation.

Michael 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 Toys “R” Us, Inc. and Gymboree Corporation in their bankruptcy cases before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. He has also represented Penn Virginia Corporation, 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, which was the second largest producer and miner of coal east of the Mississippi, in their Chapter 11 proceedings. 
Publications
  • “Bankruptcy Practice in Virginia,” Virginia Law Foundation, 2017, 2012 and 2008 Editions
  • “Understanding the Legal Issues Behind Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy,” Aspatore Books

  • Represented Toys “R” Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented Gymboree Corporation and its 7 affiliates, one of the largest children’s apparel specialty retailers in North America, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented 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, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented 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 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented Movie Gallery, Inc. and its subsidiaries, formerly the second largest North American home entertainment specialty retailer, in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. 
  • In re On-Site Sourcing, Inc., 412 B.R. 817 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2009).
  • In re Systems Engineering & Energy Management Associates, Inc., 252 B.R. 635 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2000).
  • Caudill, et al. v. County of Dinwiddie, et al., 259 Va. 785 (2000).
  • In re Cold Harbor Associates, L.P., 204 B.R. 904 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 1997).
  • 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 Britt, 156 B.R. 511 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 1993).

  • Super Lawyers®, 2006-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, multiple years
  • Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell, “AV” rating