Douglas N. Candeub has over twenty years of experience working to achieve effective outcomes for his clients in matters pertaining to bankruptcy, insolvency, corporate restructuring, and creditors’ rights. As a litigator, Doug represents business clients in both state and federal Court, at the trial and appellate level. As a business lawyer, he provides advice and representation to clients on business issues and disputes.
Doug represents corporate and individual debtors, creditors' committees, lenders, purchasers of debtor assets, and creditors. Creditor representations include trade creditors, landlords, homeowner associations, tort plaintiffs, construction contractors, equipment lessors, health care providers, private equity funds, predecessor business entities, insurers, directors and officers, and lawyers and accountants. Doug is regularly involved in litigating and negotiating the range of disputes arising in bankruptcy cases. In addition, Doug has successfully argued appeals in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Representing the interests of creditors through all appropriate means, such as proofs of claim, notices to preserve mechanics liens, motions for stay relief, motions to assume or reject executory contracts and unexpired leases, motions to allow administrative claims and oppositions to claim objections
- Representing secured parties in preserving their interests in debtor assets
- Representing defendants in estate actions to recover preferential transfers and fraudulent transfers
- Investigating and pursuing estate causes of action for debtors, committees and trustees
- Representing prospective purchasers of a debtor's business and other debtor assets
- Representing individuals in prepetition asset protection
- Representing corporate debtors in gaining use of their cash collateral, obtaining DIP financing, and restructuring their debt
American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee in the Business Law Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware Bankruptcy Inns of Court, Team Leader for CLE program on “The Art of Presentation,” May 2011. Led CLE program sub-groups in 2012, 2007
Delaware State Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Co-chaired preparations for topical seminar materials at annual conference, 2002 and 1996; also served on topic development committees for the conferences held in 1997, 1998 and 2000
Executive Committee of the Board of Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel (2007-2009)
Executive Committee of the American Jewish Committee, Philadelphia and South Jersey Chapter (2006-2008)
In re Exide Technologies
Doug represented appellants, the former owners of the Debtor’s business, in this successful appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in connection with complex jurisdiction and abstention issues
In re Qualteq, Inc., d/b/a VCT New Jersey, Inc.
In bankruptcy court in Delaware, Doug represented a large trade creditor’s interests in coordination with the debtors and creditors committee
Green Bridge Capital S.A. and Special Situation S.A. v. Shapiro (In re FKF Madison Park Group Owner, LLC)
In bankruptcy court in Delaware, Doug handled parts of this litigation among the debtor LLC’s three members over who has authority to control the Debtor, leading to a ruling in the client’s favor
In re Philadelphia Newspapers, LLC
In bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Doug’s representation of the former owner of Debtor’s business in a dispute with the Debtor over continuing obligations to fund self-insured retention portion of a workers’ comp insurance program led to an award of an administrative claim)
Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of The IT Group, Inc. v. Acres of Diamonds, L.P. (In re The IT Group, Inc.)
In bankruptcy court in Delaware, Doug’s representation of the defendant in a preference and fraudulent transfer action led to summary judgment granted in defendant’s favor
Wilmington Paper Corp. v. Anda Management, LLC, et al.
In Delaware Chancery Court, Doug represented the plaintiff LLC member in a dispute with the LLC’s other member, obtaining an injunction to protect the client’s interests in view of the other member’s misuse of company property
In re Martin's Aquarium, Inc.
In the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Doug successfully gained an overturning of an adverse bankruptcy court ruling pertaining to the implementation of a multi-party settlement
Goldstein v. Zisholtz, Aquatic Design & Maintenance, Inc. and RPJ Associates
In Pennsylvania’s intermediate appellate court, Doug succeeded in gaining a quashing of the adverse party’s appeal from a trial court ruling favorable to Doug’s client
In re Robert H. Kraeger Co.
In bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Doug represented the Chapter 7 Trustee in an action against the debtor’s owner, challenging a fraudulent transfer from the owner to his wife
In re Pocono Springs, Inc.
In bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Doug represented this debtor in, among other things, plan of reorganization disputes, ultimately resulting in a confirmed plan
In re Mall at One Associates, L.P.
In bankruptcy court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Doug represented the second lien holder in multiple proceedings, which ultimately resulted in its assuming the first lien mortgage, credit bidding and prevailing at an auction to gain ownership of the debtor’s shopping mall property
News & Media Mentions
Articles & Publications
- March 2015American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
- October 2012American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
- August 1, 2012American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
- Bankruptcy StrategistJanuary 2012
- August 2010
Latest Blog Posts
Delaware Business Bankruptcy Report
University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Legal Writing Instructor, University of Pennsylvania as third year law student
Clerk for The Honorable Robert M. Hill, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982
Cornell University, B.A., 1979