Benjamin W. Loveland


Loveland, Benjamin W.

Benjamin Loveland is a counsel whose 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.


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

  • Recognized as a "40 Under 40 Emerging Leader" by M&A Advisor in 2016
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyers' Rising Star" for bankruptcy in the 2012-2016 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News


August 7, 2017

Time Is Money: Historical Strip Prices and Valuation in Oil & Gas Bankruptcies

Timing is key to valuation of all types and in all contexts. But in bankruptcy, valuation timing can take on heightened importance because a central element of bankruptcy involves distributing value as of a specific point in time.

May 5, 2017

Upside Down in Chapter 15

An article by George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, delving into the question: Can US Entities Qualify as “Foreign” Debtors in the US?

May 2, 2017

Coming to America?—Applying Bankruptcy Code Section 109(a) to Vet Foreign Companies Filing US Bankruptcy Cases Under Chapter 15

Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code provides a doorway for non-US companies to obtain creditor protection and other benefits of a US bankruptcy in support of insolvency proceedings for those companies in their “home” jurisdictions. But how wide open is that doorway? Recent decisions interpreting section 109(a) of the US Bankruptcy Code in the chapter 15 context provide answers—but not necessarily consistent ones—to this question.

June 20, 2016

Benjamin Loveland Honored Among M&A Advisor's 40 Under 40

Loveland was named to the 7th Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders, a global recognition honoring leading dealmakers, legal advisors and others in the mergers and acquisitions, financing and turnaround markets.

May 9, 2016

Cross-Border, Cross-Debtor, Multi-Debtor Issues in Proceedings

In this article published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXV, No. 5, George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland explore cross-border cases, which can present complex problems between the debtor and its creditors, and the complexities in the relationships among international debtors from the same corporate family.

February 4, 2016

Energy Sector Alert Series: Risks and Opportunities in Distressed Oil and Gas

Recent volatility in the energy markets has put increasing stress on the capital structures of companies operating in those markets. When commodity prices were higher between 2010 and 2014, many of those companies took on significant amounts of debt to pursue new opportunities.

December 7, 2015

Will Chapter 15 be the ""Exclusive Destination" for Foreign Debtors?

In this article published in the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXIV, No. 12, George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland explore the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware's recent decision in Northshore Mainland Services Inc., et al.—regarding the Baha Mar resort in The Bahamas—which appears to take an additional step toward a regime in which, for at least some foreign debtors, chapter 15 cases may be not just an option, but the exclusive type of US bankruptcy protection available.

May 28, 2015

The First Circuit may 'Actually' be the Best Choice of Bankruptcy Venue for Intellectual Property Licensees

An article co-authored by Benjamin Loveland, published in MBA's Complex Commercial Litigation Section Newsletter and the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal.

October 7, 2014

A “Second Bite” from the Second Circuit: Revisiting Section 363 Review of Transfers in Chapter 15 Bankruptcy Cases

A WilmerHale Client Alert by George Shuster and Benjamin Loveland, which also appeared in Law360’s Bankruptcy and New York Guest Expert Analysis Column.

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.


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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


Rhode Island


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

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