People

Benjamin W. Loveland

Counsel

Loveland, Benjamin W.

Benjamin Loveland is a counsel in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. He joined the firm in 2008. Mr. Loveland’s practice focuses on both debt financing and bankruptcy-related litigation.

After law school, Mr. Loveland clerked for the Honorable Joel B. Rosenthal of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, who presided over various corporate bankruptcy cases, including Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations and a Chapter 15 case involving a petition for recognition of a foreign proceeding.

Experience

During law school, Mr. Loveland completed an internship at WilmerHale, where he researched bankruptcy issues including the perfection of security interests in patents.

From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Loveland was a law clerk for a firm in Providence, Rhode Island, where he researched bankruptcy, contract, real estate and Uniform Commercial Code issues. He also assisted in all aspects of commercial finance transactions including preparation of loan documents; monitoring of pre- and post-closing requirements; funds disbursement and reconciliation; communication with clients, borrowers, sellers and lienholders and title searches.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a "New England Super Lawyers' 'Rising Star'" for bankruptcy in the 2012 and 2013 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News

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August 5, 2014

Can Chapter 15 be an Ally to Bondholders in Foreign Insolvency Cases?

An article written by George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland, published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 8, August 2014.

January 30, 2014

Cross-Border Bankruptcy in 2013: 10 Decisions Shaping Chapter 15

Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code, addressing cross-border bankruptcy cases, is fewer than 10 years old, but the cumulative volume of Chapter 15 cases has become substantial. In 2013 alone, 38 Chapter 15 cases (or groups of related cases) were filed.

December 19, 2013

In re Qimonda AG: Fourth Circuit Upholds US Patent Licensee Protections in Chapter 15 Cross-Border Bankruptcy Case

The Fourth Circuit found that the US Bankruptcy Court was correct in considering the rights of Qimonda's licensees in that balance, and in holding that protecting licensee rights under Section 365(n) was a necessary part of allowing the Qimonda foreign representative to proceed with its Chapter 15 case.

April 5, 2013

WilmerHale Helps Rhode Island Transform Bankrupt Amusement Park into State Park

February 15, 2013

Jurisdictional Mix-and-Match: Vitro, Elpida and Fairfield Demonstrate the Uncertainties of Cross-Border Bankruptcy for US Bondholders and Buyers

July 12, 2012

Who Needs Section 365(n)? New Seventh Circuit Decision Provides Licensees of Bankrupt Trademark Licensors Alternate Grounds for Protecting Their Rights

December 5, 2011

Keeping it Personal

An article by Benjamin Loveland and James Millar, featured in the December 5, 2011 edition of New York Law Journal.

November 4, 2011

In re Qimonda AG: Protections for Intellectual Property Licensees in Cross-Border Insolvencies

April 30, 2010

Shelter From the Storm: Recent Decisions From the Third Circuit and Southern District of New York Confirm the Breadth of Bankruptcy Code Section 546(e)'s Safe Harbor for Transactions Involving the Purchase or Sale of Securities

An article by Philip D. Anker and Benjamin W. Loveland, appearing in Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, Vol. 6, No. 3, pages 259-266.

February 17, 2010

Shelter From the Storm: Recent Decisions From the Third Circuit and Southern District of New York Confirm the Breadth of Bankruptcy Code Section 546(e)'s Safe Harbor for Transactions Involving the Purchase or Sale of Securities

Practices

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2007, Staff Member, Suffolk Transnational Law Review

BA, Political Science, cum laude, Providence College, 2004

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Clerkships

The Hon. Joel B. Rosenthal, US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2007 - 2008