Attorney Robert W. Pedigo joined Cooch and Taylor in 2001, and became a Director in 2007. His practice focus is bankruptcy litigation. He has nearly two decades of specialized experience in corporate bankruptcy law in his representation of a Chapter 7 Trustee, he has developed litigation cases, analyzed, organized and led a team of attorneys and financial advisors in prosecuting thousands of adversary proceedings, involving preference, fraudulent conveyance, breach of fiduciary duty and antitrust issues under the Sherman Act, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, the District of Delaware and in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has defended individuals and diverse companies in various bankruptcy matters. He also developed a False Claims Act case.
A sampling of cases involved the following companies: Allied Digital, American Pad and Paper, American Iron, Archway Cookies, Bolder Technologies, BVL Holdings, Cerplex, Circle Y, Citadel Watford, Cybersight, Direct Response Media, Factory 2-U Stores, Eclipse Aviation, General Rental, IT Group, J. Silver Clothing, Life Partners, Managed Storage, NVS Liquidating, O-Cedar, Opus East, Opus South, PolyMedix, Signature Aluminum, Worldwide Medical, Tower Records, Von Weise, and Vaso Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Avoidance Action Trustee of Vaso Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Masiz and Frattaroli, 2012 WL 4793241 (Bankr.D.Del), constructive fraud summary judgment award against insider CFO Frattaroli for $33,827,00. Adv. Pro. 11-52005 (CSS).
Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Avoidance Action Trustee of Vaso Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Masiz, 500 B.R. 384 (Bankr.D.Del. 2013), summary judgment award against Masiz for $741,842.45.
Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Chapter 7 Trustee for Direct Response Media, Inc. a/k/a On Target Media, Inc. v. Seaport Capital, LLC, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 10-50855 (KG) (Bankr.D.Del), breach of fiduciary duty action resulted in a $3,000,000,00 settlement.
Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Chapter 7 Trustee for Factory 2-U Stores, Inc., Case No. 04-10111 (PJW), organized and led a team of attorneys in filing 890 adversary proceedings, that resulted in $14,500,000 in settlements. Also, developed an unsuccessful antitrust action against eight of the largest factoring entities in the retail garment marketplace. Burtch v. Milberg Factors, Inc., 662 F.3d 212 (3d Cir. 2011).
Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Chapter 7 Trustee for AE Liquidation, Inc., et al. (“Eclipse”), Case No. 08-13031 (MFW), organized and led a team of attorneys in filing 142 adversary proceedings, that resulted in $7,700,000 in settlements.
Jeoffrey L. Burtch, Chapter 7 Trustee of AE Liquidation, Inc. (Eclipse), et al. v. Prudential Relocation, Inc., et al., 2013 WL 3778141 (Bankr.D.Del.), Adv. No. 10–55543 (MFW), trial award of $653,323.20. 2015 WL 5301553 (D.Del.), District Court affirmed trial court’s judgment for the Trustee, plus granted Trustee’s appeal on correct interpretation of Section 547(c)(4) for an additional $71,000, and award of pre-judgment interest.