Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights


The Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Group of Knox McLaughlin Gornall and Sennett, P.C. consists of attorneys who are full-time practitioners in the field, representing multimillion dollar debtors; creditors holding secured, unsecured and priority claims; creditors' committees; and trustees.

We also represent clients in state court collection cases, foreclosures, and out-of-court workouts. We routinely advise our business clients on how to improve their internal procedures. Our dedicated attorneys have the capability and experience to resolve your problems, large or small, in a cost-effective manner.

Our Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights practice is highly respected across Pennsylvania and beyond. We routinely represent individuals, companies, and financial institutions in federal and state courts. No matter how large or small, you will receive the representation you need at a cost that reflects our local market, not that of a big-city law firm.

Our group works closely with the firm's Litigation, Business & Tax, Labor & Employment, and Real Estate Groups to provide the comprehensive legal resources necessary to meet all of your needs as a debtor or creditor.

Although geographically located in western Pennsylvania, we have successfully represented our clients in cases nationwide. Here are some of the areas of law in which we can be of service to you:

Business Debtors

  • Secured debt refinancing
  • Relief from collective bargaining agreements
  • Reorganization plans
  • Chapter 11
  • Workout agreements
  • Business liquidation


  • Relief from stay
  • Objections to discharge
  • Negotiation of terms, or opposing confirmation of, Chapter 11, 12, or 13 plans
  • Defense against adversary proceedings brought by bankruptcy trustee or debtors
  • Reaffirmation agreements


  • Demand letters
  • Collection suits
  • Replevin actions
  • Real and personal property executions
  • Collection procedure analysis
  • Foreclosures

Commercial Litigation

  • Lender liability
  • Fraudulent conveyances
  • Contract disputes

Contact: Guy C. Fustine
814-923-4850 • Send an email