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, 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News


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.

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.

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.

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


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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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