Raymond M. Patella

Robert S. MarcusKraemer Burns, P.A.
675 Morris Avenue
Springfield, New Jersey 07081
Phone: 973-912-8700
Fax: 973-912-8602
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Ray Patella has a national and local practice in business law, commercial transactions, business finance, commercial litigation, real estate and creditor rights, with a focus on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and other insolvency related matters.  Ray has represented creditors, trustees, secured creditors, asset purchasers, landlords, indenture trustees, creditors' committees, and debtors, in all matters related to financial distress including creditors' rights, corporate governance, business finance, insolvency related asset purchases and other distressed M & A, reorganizations and workouts, corporate acquisitions, commercial litigation, debtor-in-possession financing and complex credit and other financings inside and outside of bankruptcy and insolvency settings.  The nature of Ray's practice requires him to provide legal advice under stressed situations in various legal areas including real estate, insurance coverage, tax, labor, employment, pensions, environmental, intellectual property, licensing, gaming, and health care.

Ray has drafted and negotiated many contracts including credit agreements and other commercial finance agreements, real estate contracts and leases (both residential and commercial), supply agreements, asset purchase agreements, letters of intent, term sheets, confidentiality agreements, and settlement agreements.  Ray has also assisted clients with drafting and enhancing contractual provisions for their standard form agreements and contracts (while balancing clients' business objectives) to minimize litigation, credit and downside risk including default provisions; remedies; affirmative and negative covenants; indemnifications (including environmental and tax indemnifications); and "safe harbor" provisions.

Ray's complex commercial litigation practice includes representation of clients in following substantive areas:  bankruptcy, director and officer claims; auditor malpractice; tax; breach of contract; and commercial financing; lender liability; and tort/fraud.

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